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President Duterte is authorized to declare martial law – SolGen

Posted on: January 20th, 2017 | No Comments
MANILA, Philippines — The Office of the Solicitor General defended the pronouncement of President Rodrigo Duterte that he would not think twice in declaring martial law should the Philippines be...

Penalty against Facebook, urged in Senate over fake news

Posted on: January 20th, 2017 | No Comments
PASAY CITY, Philippines — Senator Francis Pangilinan has filed a resolution that seeks to penalize social media platforms like Facebook. Senate Resolution 271 aims to address the social media companies’...

QC councilors to file ordinance seen to solve colorum issues, public transport shortage

Posted on: January 17th, 2017 | No Comments
Problems in colorum or illegal public transport and the rising demand for an efficient public transport are the issues that an ordinance in Quezon City seeks to solve. Councilor Ramon...

PNP promises 100% support should Duterte declare martial law

Posted on: January 17th, 2017 | No Comments
QUEZON CITY, Philippines — The Philippine National Police (PNP) is ready to give its support to President Rodrigo Duterte once the chief executive decides to push through with the declaration...

SWS: More Filipinos consider themselves as poor

Posted on: January 17th, 2017 | No Comments
Forty-four percent (44%) or about 10 million Filipino families consider themselves poor, based on the fourth quarter self-rated poverty survey of the Social Weather Stations (SWS). The figure shows a...

Solons won’t push for legislation of proposed “vanity tax” any longer

Posted on: January 17th, 2017 | No Comments
“Hindi na po namin isusulong ang Vanity Tax Bill dahil sinasabi naman po ni Secretary Ben Diokno na may sapat na pondo ang pamahalaan at hindi na muna kailangan ang...

Gov’t supports blockage of access to porn sites

Posted on: January 16th, 2017 | No Comments
The government is in favor of completely banning access to porn sites in the Philippines after data shows that Filipinos are the top visitors to two porn sites. Based on...

Duterte to declare martial law if situation goes ‘virulent’ due to drugs

Posted on: January 16th, 2017 | No Comments
Based on the 1987 Philippine Constitution, the president has the power to suspend for 60 days the privilige of Writ of Habeas Corpus or declare the Philippines under martial law...

Solons push for reforms in cooperatives as alternative to 5-6 lending scheme

Posted on: January 16th, 2017 | No Comments
Several lawmakers are pushing for reforms in cooperatives across the country to make it more accessible especially to small entrepreneurs. This is to provide small and medium enterprises an alternative...

Gov’t looks to simplifying application process for small business loans

Posted on: January 16th, 2017 | No Comments
MAKATI CITY, Philippines — Instead of loaning money from 5-6 lending scheme which imposes 20% interest monthly, President Rodrigo Duterte urged Filipinos to just loan money from small business corporations...