PHILIPPINE NEWS

Pope Francis condemns killings in Mindanao


January 1, 2016
MANILA — Pope Francis has condemned the “senseless attacks” that killed at least nine civilians in Southern Philippines recently.
In a telegram sent to Cardinal Orlando Quevedo of the Cotabato Archdiocese by the Pontiff’s Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin, the Holy Father said he was saddened by the killings. Continue reading

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High Court stops disqualification of presidential aspirant Grace Poe


January 1, 2016
MANILA (PhilAmPress) — The Supreme Court (SC) stopped the Commission on Elections (Comelec) on Monday, Dec. 28, from enforcing its decision that disqualified Senator Grace Poe-Llamanzares from running in the 2016 presidential polls. Continue reading

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Pnoy poised to sign P3-trillion nat’l budget


December 1, 2015
MANILA – President Aquino is expected to sign into law before the year ends the newly Congress-approved general appropriations bill embodying the P3-trillion national government budget for 2016. Continue reading

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It’s official: Davao’s Duterte joins 2016 presidential race


December 1, 2015
DAVAO CITY – Finally, Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte filed his Certificate of Candidacy (COC) for President with the Commission on Elections (Comelec) in Manila on Friday, November 27, through his lawyer Salvador Medealdia. Continue reading

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Poe still leads presidential race – survey


October 1, 2015
MANILA - If the latest Pulse Asia survey is to be believed, Sen. Mary Grace Poe Llamanzares remains the leading candidate for president and vice president in the May 2016 elections, according to the latest Pulse Asia survey. Continue reading

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BANGSAMORO BILL IS DEAD IN CONGRESS


October 1, 2015
QUEZON CITY – The controversial Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) bill , which seeks to form a new and expanded Bangsamoro region or autonomous state with strong political and economic powers and ensure peace and progress in Mindanao, is virtually dead. Continue reading

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Reds leader backs Duterte; mayor gives 50-50 to run for president


September 1, 2015
DAVAO CITY – The founder of the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) Jose Maria Sison officially endorsed Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte for the 2016 presidential elections. Continue reading

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OFWs call for zero remittance, zero vote for admin candidates

MANILA (PhlDigest) – Many Filipinos working and living abroad stopped sending their remittances to their loved ones in the Philippines for one day on August 28 in protest over strict checks on their “balikbayan” boxes and the goverment’s plan to imposes higher taxes or fees on the boxes and contents.
The non-remittance may have involved some $3.1 bilion, according to Sen. Francis Escudero even as Sen. Ferdinand Marcos Jr. and Rep. Lito Atienza called on the Aquino administration, especially Finance Secretary Cesar Purisima and Customs Commissioner Alberto Lina, to apologize to the OFWs.

September 1, 2015
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SC Justice Carpio warns of arms race in disputed China, PHL seas

MANILA (PhlDigest)- Supreme Court (SC) Associate Justice Antonio Carpio has warned of an arms race in the West Philippine Sea and South China Sea in case a United Nations (UN) arbitral tribunal tackling the Philippines’ territorial dispute with China makes an unfavorable decision for Manila.

September 1, 2015
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Pres. Aquino blames GMA again, cites gains in last SONA


August 1, 2015
QUEZON CITY– President Benigno S. Aquino III said his administration will continue pursuing good governance reforms imperative to transform the Philippines from developing into First World country. Continue reading

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