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'Being a Bangsamoro, a Tausug from Sulu, I would say, I am also free to counter any act of Governor Tan,' says Hadjinur Tingkasan, a Sulu Peace Advocate
Maranao leader and senatorial hopeful Samira Gutoc says peace movements at the grassroots, coupled with help from government, will help bring peace in Mindanao
How will Samira Gutoc show the rest of the country that a Maranao like her can help address their most pressing problems – from high prices of goods to extrajudicial killings?
The national security adviser wants a comprehensive study on the sentiment of Mindanaoans on martial law extension and state of security to be completed first
'Kasi meron din tayong problema sa Luzon eh, meron ding mga affected areas, communist-affected areas sa Luzon,' says DILG Secretary Eduardo Año
Interior and Local Government Secretary Eduardo Año says he has received feedback from Mindanaoans wanting to prolong military rule in the island region
The Philippine National Police recommends another extension of martial law in Mindanao
The Moro National Liberation Front faction of former Sulu governor Yusop Jikiri assures the government of its support for the landmark law amid efforts to block its implementation
Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana says a martial law extension in Mindanao will help secure the May 2019 elections and the plebiscite on the Bangsamoro Organic Law in January
Are exporters required to pay value-added tax? The Philippine Tax Whiz explains.
The Moro Islamic Liberation Front challenges the motivation of Sulu Governor Abdusakur Tan II in questioning the Bangsamoro Organic Law before the Supreme Court
This is the first petition filed to challenge the constitutionality of the landmark Bangsamoro Organic Law. Legislators behind the law have been expecting it.
When the senatorial campaigns kick off, check the candidates' claims against this list of issues that have so far made headlines in 2018
Tax expert Mon Abrea gives his unsolicited advice to the government on how to implement genuine tax reform
Marilen Dañguilan, a medical doctor trained in policymaking, launches her book 'The RH Bill Story: Contentions and Compromises'
In her book, Marilen Dañguilan writes a fascinating account of the long and stormy process behind the enactment of the reproductive health law
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President Rodrigo Duterte's martial law is supposed to end on December 31, 2018
In her book, Marilen Dañguilan doubts if the story of the RH Law will ever end, what with the strong lobby of religious groups as well as the legal bedrock on which they can always anchor their counterarguments
Senator Juan Edgardo 'Sonny' Angara pushes for remedial measures to cushion the impact of the Duterte administration's tax reform law
Finance Assistant Secretary Tony Lambino says the Trabaho bill would convince more firms to expand due to additional incentives, contrary to views of business groups
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Senator Grace Poe says the Duterte administration failed to deliver promises that were supposed to cushion the impact of the TRAIN law
The senator says signing the TRAIN law was a 'lesson learned'
(3rd UPDATE) President Rodrigo Duterte is implementing this in a bid to ease inflation and 'allow the public to manage their finances better'
The National Ulama Conference of the Philippines regards the Bangsamoro Organic Law as a means of achieving peace and development for the people of Mindanao
'A prominent personality said, ‘Name one martial law victim,’ I can name you several in the film'
'Liway,' an entry to the 2018 Cinemalaya film festival, will be released commercially beginning October 10
Under Senate Bill 1971, children aged 12 and below cannot be left unattended inside a vehicle
Senate Bill 1326 seeks to penalize catcalling, wolf-whistling, cursing, leering, groping, and stalking, among others
But the Conflict Alert 2018 report also points out that the Duterte administration's heavy security approach will not be enough to address violent conflicts in the southern region
Less than 10% of the total number of those affected – or some 5 million EU Facebook users – are hit by the attack on Facebook, according to a tweet from the Irish Data Protection Commission (IDPC)
Rappler talks to Chito Zaldarriaga, president of the Philippine Ecozones Association, about their take on the Duterte administration's second tax reform package
The agreement seeks to restore, conserve, and protect the Visayan Sea's marine biodiversity
For the AFP to sweep under the rug all of that discomfort over Martial Law would definitely cause a repetition of abuses, suffering, and deaths to civilians and soldiers alike
The Department of Labor and Employment warns that the industry and services sector would take a hit should the Trabaho bill push through
'Contrary to the wrong information spreading online, the Trabaho bill will not remove the VAT and customs duties exemption on the publication, sale, and importation of books,' says the Department of Finance
Purchases are made without public bidding, bought from a supplier with a higher price, and done with incomplete documents
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'We are implementing the law, and the law says there should be reparations paid to victims of Martial Law,' says Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque
'It's a fact nakulong 'yung ama ko. Lumaki ako na nagrarally kami,' says the daughter of former vice president Jejomar Binay, reacting to a false claim by ex-senator Juan Ponce Enrile
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Martial Law was here in one blow decades ago, and is here now – in increments we continue refusing to see
(UPDATED) 'We cannot build peace on lies,' says ARMM Governor Mujiv Hataman, in response to claims of former senator Juan Ponce Enrile
Juan Ponce Enrile himself had admitted that his 'ambush' in 1972 was 'staged' to justify the declaration of Martial Law. Yet he later retracted that claim.
Copy-pasted comments on Facebook amplify the false claim made by Martial Law administrator Juan Ponce Enrile in his interview with Ferdinand Marcos Jr
This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world
Slogans like 'Never Again' and 'Never Forget' displayed or shouted at rallies in Manila and elsewhere in the Philippines also have a lot of meaning to Czechs who care to remember what went on before the Velvet Revolution – our own version of EDSA
Who was the most surprised at President Duterte's order revoking Senator Trillanes' amnesty? His own Cabinet.