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Castelo lauds gov’t move to resume peace talks with the left

MANILA, March 31 (PNA) — Quezon City Rep. Winston Castelo on Monday praised the determination and willingness of the Aquino administration to resume negotiations for a political settlement with the…

SC clarifies 2012 ruling on Marcos ill-gotten wealth case still on its website

MANILA, March 31 (PNA) — The Supreme Court (SC) on Monday clarified that the decision on the Marcos ill-gotten wealth case is still posted on its website. The decision was…

US Reaffirms Support for PHL arbitration

MANILA, March 31 (PNA) — The United States has renewed its support to the Philippines’ move to bring its territorial disputes with China before an international tribunal, calling it a…

PHL gov’t seeks to defend interests, not provoke –President Aquino

MANILA, March 31 (PNA) — President Benigno S. Aquino III said on Monday the Philippines’ filing of a memorial or written argument with the United Nations arbitration court is meant…

PHL supports UN resolution calling Crimea referendum illegal

MANILA, March 28 (PNA) — The Philippines has voted in favor of a United Nations resolution that declared as illegal the secession referendum on Crimea, a peninsula disputed by Ukraine…

Drilon assures Bangsamoro Basic Law will ‘supremely respect’ the Constitution

By Jelly F. Musico MANILA, March 28 (PNA) — Senate President Franklin M. Drilon assured on Friday that the Bangsamoro Basic Law that the Senate and the House of Representatives…

Legarda urges Filipinos to join Earth Hour 2014

MANILA, March 28 (PNA) – Sen. Loren Legarda on Friday appealed to every Filipino to participate in the observance of Earth Hour 2014 by turning off their lights from 8:30…

Palace expects success of pro-RH law advocates in Supreme Court deliberations

MANILA, March 28 (PNA) — The Palace said it hopes pro-RH advocates could successfully defend their case during the oral arguments in the Supreme Court for the eventual implementation of…

DSWD, DepEd meet to respond to Pantawid issues

DAVAO CITY, March 26 (PNA) -– Around 500 Department of Education (DepEd) partners of the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) are convening…

Palace defends MARINA from protesters

MANILA, March 26 (PNA) — There is no truth to claims of the United Filipino Seafarers (UFS) that the Maritime Industry Authority (Marina) has mismanaged the maritime industry, Malacanang said…

Territorial integrity, a consideration in PHL’s UN vote on Crimea

By Michaela Del Callar MANILA, March 26 (PNA) — The Philippines on Wednesday said territorial integrity would be a consideration when it casts its vote Thursday at the United Nations…

Pimentel proposes judicial summit to improve justice system

By Jelly F. Musico MANILA, March 25 (PNA) — Sen. Aquilino Pimentel III on Tuesday proposed the holding of a judicial summit to harmonize and speed up the passage of…

Troops in Mindanao area on alert for PHL-MILF peace accord signing

MANILA, March 25 (PNA) — With the government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) poised to sign a peace accord on March 27, the Armed Forces of the Philippines…

Japan provides P3-billion aid for security and post-’Yolanda’ recovery in PHL

MANILA, Mar 25 (PNA) -–Japan on Tuesday provided the Philippines P3 billion worth of fresh aid to enhance the country’s coastal communications system and assist in the ongoing rehabilitation of…

Osmena supports BIR’s bid to lift bank secrecy law

By Jelly F. Musico MANILA, March 25 (PNA) – The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) has found an ally from Sen. Sergio Osmena III on its call to lift the…