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The actress warns of a 'domino effect' with a dozen other Republican-controlled US states seeking to restrict the rights of women to abortion
'This could be a watershed moment in Philippine politics and governance, the final step of consolidation by the Duterte family of its dominance over the political elite,' says political analyst Antonio La Viña
Celebrities led by Alyssa Milano have threatened in late March to refuse to work in Georgia if it adopted the new abortion restrictions
When legislators believe in the rule of law, everything they do in the august halls of the Senate would be about justice. They will not lie, they will not cheat, they will not steal.
PDP-Laban was founded to fight the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos' Martial Law. Decades later, Marcos' daughter Imee is an ally of the party.
The newly launched book 'To Be in History: Dark Days of Authoritarianism' aims to remind Filipinos about the struggle for freedom during the Marcos regime
Secretary of Health Francisco Duque III says that although the Implementing Rules and Regulations of RA 11148 serve as an important guide, it is in the execution that makes all the difference
President Rodrigo Duterte directs national government agencies to 'prioritize, intensify, and accelerate' programs to help former MILF combatants and their families
The removal of the National Food Authority from the importation process is expected to cut the time needed to process import permits
Keep in mind that a number of lawmakers seeking reelection today advocated for the TRAIN law or otherwise helped push it forward
Contrary to typical cultural representations of lawyers, such as those typified by Suits, lawyers are not superhuman. Our research – and that of others – has indicated that this as a dangerous assumption to make.
'Government response to access issues must be holistic and decisive; Otherwise the same issues will keep resurfacing every 3 years'
European Union countries adopt the reforms agreed upon last month by the European Parliament
Academics from around the world with expertise in Singapore and Asia sign a letter warning the proposed legislation 'may deter scholarship and set precedents harmful to global academia'
But election lawyer Emil Marañon III says crowdfunding initiatives aren't easily doable under the Philippines' election laws
Tea Time with Vince and Frank: Will the motorcycle double plate law help solve riding-in-tandem crimes?
Or is there a better solution?
If elected, Diokno says he will give an equal fighting chance to those who do not have enough means to seek office due to lack of funds
Does the IRR contain the safeguards that rice industry stakeholders are asking from government?
The new rules are aimed at removing semi-automatic firearms from circulation through a buy-back scheme, prohibition, and harsh prison sentences
Lawmakers pass the legislation on final reading, less than a month after a gunman entered two mosques in Christchurch killing 50 people
(UPDATED) American lawyer Robert Swift claims the ruling is binding on the Philippine government despite the earlier decision of the Department of Justice to cancel the settlement
CEO Maria Ressa will be arraigned separately, scheduled for May 2
Rights groups warn Singapore's proposed fake news laws could be used to stifle online discussion, are too vague and may be used to target government critics
Sapat bang solusyon ang Motorcycle Crime Prevention Act sa napakaraming patayan sa ilalim ng administrasyong Duterte?
(UPDATED) Reelectionist senator Grace Poe supports President Rodrigo Duterte's call to 'cure' certain provisions of Republic Act No. 11235 or the Motorcycle Crime Prevention Act of 2019
Why did the President sign the controversial law only to ask for its suspension? Malacañang says he may not have known about concerns of motorcycle riders' at the time.
The Bureau of Immigration says there were no warrants of arrest against controversial social media personality Xian Gaza when he left the country in 2018
Switzerland has the world's 16th highest rate of gun ownership according to a 2017 report by the Small Arms Survey
[OPINION | Dash of SAS] Porn in your pocket: What the law says about your naked selfies and sex videos
What does the law say about that naked selfie that, in the throes of virtual passion you sent to your paramour? There are existing Philippine laws that protect your right to privacy, but there is big but.
Platforms like Facebook and YouTube may face fines approaching billions of dollars for failing to remove extremist material quickly
The Office of the Solicitor General, Department of Justice and Presidential Commission on Good Government unanimously withdraw from the agreement
Lawmakers vote 119-1 in favor of the bill, which bans military-style semi-automatic rifles like those used in the Christchurch mosque shootings which claimed 50 lives
All Filipinos will be granted health coverage but not everything will be free. Here's what you can expect.
Senatorial candidate Sergio Osmeña III says he will move to scrap the fuel excise tax under the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) law
Paliwanag ng ekonomistang si JC Punongbayan, panimulang hakbang lang ang batas na ito. Marami pang dapat gawin para maging tunay na pangkalahatan ang healthcare sa bansa.
The United States says it is 'concerned' about the arrest of Rappler's Maria Ressa
'The fact that they also included upstanding, successful, tech entrepreneurs and businessmen...is a bad signal to send to the rest of the world,' Maria Ressa says of her arrest and that of 5 members of Rappler's 2016 board
(UPDATED) Media and various groups describe the string of cases and complaints against Maria Ressa and Rappler as selective justice at work
The human rights group says if you 'think the trumped up charges against Maria Ressa is a form of harassment... Write to DOJ to express your concern'
On Twitter, hashtags #HoldTheLine and #DefendPressFreedom quickly trend as netizens slam the second arrest of Rappler CEO and Executive Editor Maria Ressa
This pattern of harassment, which started in January 2018 when the SEC issued an order revoking Rappler's license, casts a wider net to target other members of the board
Immediately after deplaning, Ressa goes with arresting Pasig police officers to post bail
Rappler managing editor Glenda Gloria and 5 other members of the 2016 board post bail ahead of warrants before the Pasig Regional Trial Court
Under the reform, European law for the first time holds platforms legally responsible for enforcing copyright, requiring them to check everything that their users post to prevent infringement
(UPDATED) In an angry retort, the Syrian government says US President Donald Trump's comments disregarded international law
In his dissent, Associate Justice Francis Jardeleza calls this accommodation of President Rodrigo Duterte ‘the Court’s seeming abdication of its duty’
To practice occupational therapy in the Philippines, one must pass the examination to be administered by a new 'Professional Regulatory Board of Occupational Therapy'
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says details of the measures would be rolled out before a cabinet meeting next Monday, saying 'the time to act is now'
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