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Bello calls on CPP to call off NPA offensives in Mindanao

Posted on: May 26th, 2017 | No Comments
MANILA — The government peace panel has asked the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) to withdraw directives to its armed wing, New People’s Army (NPA) to intensify offensives in...

IPU members meet with Senate president over De Lima case

Posted on: May 23rd, 2017 | No Comments
PASAY CITY, Philippines — Members of the Inter-Parliamentary Union-Human Rights Committee met with Senate President Koko Pimentel on Monday. The group’s visit to the Philippines is part of their fact-finding...

PDAF case probe to begin in September

Posted on: May 23rd, 2017 | No Comments
MANILA — The graft case against Senator Jinggoy Estrada and Janet Napoles in line with the pork barrel scam is set to begin in September. Early on Monday, the Sandiganbayan...

Impeachment complaint vs. Duterte ready for House deliberation

Posted on: May 10th, 2017 | No Comments
MANILA — The first impeachment complaint against President Rodrigo Duterte is ready to be deliberated by the House justice committee. However, the hearing  may be delayed because of the upcoming...

PH Gov’t urged to approve EJK probe request of United Nations

Posted on: May 10th, 2017 | No Comments
MANILA — Senator Bam Aquino urges the Philippine government to grant the request of the United Nations to investigate alleged cases of extrajudicial killings (EJK) in the country amid its...

Malacañang emphasizes Pres. Duterte’s trust in new DENR Sec. Cimatu

Posted on: May 10th, 2017 | No Comments
MANILA – Malacañang guarantees the trust of President Duterte in his newly appointed DENR secretary, former AFP chief of staff, Roy Cimatu. Presidential Spokesperson Ernesto Abella said the administration believes...

Women leaders to file ethics complaint vs. Sen. Sotto

Posted on: May 9th, 2017 | No Comments
MANILA — Several women’s groups on Monday held a protest  at the Senate against Senator Tito Sotto. The women leaders condemned the remarks made by the senator about single mothers...

Malacañang disappointed with UN Special Rapporteur’s visit

Posted on: May 6th, 2017 | No Comments
MANILA – United Nations special rapporteur on summary executions and extrajudicial killings Agnes Callamard is in the country for academic purposes. But Presidential Spokesperson Ernesto Abella, her “unannounced” arrival is...

U.S. House approves tighter North Korea sanctions

Posted on: May 5th, 2017 | No Comments
The U.S. House of Representatives overwhelmingly approved legislation on Thursday to tighten sanctions on North Korea by targeting its shipping industry and companies that do business with the reclusive state....

Impeachment complaint vs Duterte may fail due to House Majority Coalition

Posted on: May 4th, 2017 | No Comments
MANILA – The Super Majority Coalition remains strong in the lower house of Congress. This is why the impeachment complaint against President Rodrigo Duterte may not progress. House Committee on...