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House Committee on Ways and Means approves Bangsamoro bill

MANILA, May 26 (PNA) — The House of Representatives Committee on Ways and Means approved with amendments the provisions in the proposed Basic Law for the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region specific…

Senators willing to sit down with President Aquino on BBL — Drilon

By Jelly F. Musico MANILA, May 26 (PNA) — Senate President Franklin Drilon on Tuesday said the senators would welcome sitting down with President Benigno Aquino III after the release…

NBI probes into viral photos of child treated as dog

MANILA, May 26 (PNA) — The National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) is now coordinating with the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) to investigate the controversial viral pictures of…

DOJ to decide on third batch of PDAF scam cases this week

MANILA, May 26 (PNA) — The Department of Justice (DOJ) is expected to decide this week on the third batch of the priority development assistance fund (PDAF) scam cases which…

OIC invites PHL in Kuwait gab for Mindanao peace process

MANILA, May 26 (PNA0 — A three-member delegation from the Philippine government is due to attend the annual gathering of foreign ministers of Muslim countries on Wednesday. In a letter,…

Secretary Roxas: “I am ready to continue serving the people thru Tuwid na Daan”

By Emil G. Gamos DONA REMEDIOS TRINIDAD, Bulacan, May 26 (PNA)– Interior and Local Government Secretary Mar Roxas continues to dodge questions on his plans for the 2016 presidential elections….

SC asked to void Family Code provisions prohibiting same sex marriage

MANILA, May 26 (PNA) — A taxpayer has questioned before the Supreme Court (SC) some provisions of the Family Code prohibiting same sex marriage. In a 31-page petition filed by…

President Aquino maintains the Philippines has freedom of aviation over West Philippine Sea

MANILA, May 25 (PNA) — President Benigno S. Aquino III has maintained that the country has freedom of aviation over the disputed areas in the West Philippine Sea, despite last…

President Aquino ready to discuss Bangsamoro Draft Law with senators

MANILA, May 25 (PNA) — President Benigno S. Aquino III has expressed his readiness to discuss the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) with the senators. “Kung gusto nila akong kausapin tungkol…

Japan grants Php500-M for Mindanao community development project

By Leslie D. Venzon MANILA, May 25 (PNA) — The Philippines will receive a grant of 1.117 billion Japanese yen or about Php500 million from the Japanese government to finance…

SSS Flexi-fund incentives up by 75% in 2014

DAVAO CITY, May 25 (PNA) — A total of 37,612 qualified Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) with active accounts under the Social Security System’s (SSS) Flexi-fund Program received 75 percent higher…

Mandatory regular conduct of disaster risk reduction drills in schools sought

MANILA, May 24 (PNA) — A lawmaker has formally proposed a law mandating the regular conduct of disaster risk reduction drills in educational institutions nationwide. “By mandating the regular annual…

DOH reminds the public on what to do before, during and after an earthquake

By Leilani S. Junio MANILA, May 24 (PNA) — An earthquake is the violent shaking of the ground due to seismic waves moving on and below the earth’s surface and…

Palace calls for support to K-2 amid militant group’s criticism

By Jelly F. Musico MANILA, May 24 (PNA) – Malacanang on Sunday asked various sectors to support K-to-12 program amid claim of a militant group that the Kindergarten and 12…

Philippines urges APEC to expand trade, investment to reduce poverty

BORACAY ISLAND, Aklan, May 23 (PNA) — The Philippines has called on other member economies from the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) to further expand trade and investment which is crucial…