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VACC, Vanguard file impeachment rap vs. CJ Sereno, no solon endorser

MANILA, Aug. 2 — The Volunteers Against Crime and Corruption (VACC) and the Vanguard of the Philippine Constitution on Tuesday filed an impeachment complaint against Supreme Court (SC) Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno before the Office of the Secretary General at the House of Representatives. VACC President Dante Jimenez led the filing of the impeachment …

House adopts amendments to death penalty bill after ending plenary debates

MANILA –The House of Representatives has introduced amendments to the contentious measure restoring the death penalty after terminating the period of sponsorship and debate. At Wednesday evening’s plenary session, Deputy Majority Leader Juan Pablo Bondoc moved to close the debates, citing House Rule Section 54 which provides that: “a motion to close the debate on …

PHL, Vietnam aim to boost cultural ties

MANILA—As the Philippines and Vietnam celebrate 40 years of bilateral relations, both countries vowed to join hands in further improving people-to-people contacts and cultural ties as a way forward. The National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) of the Philippines and the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism (MOCST) of Vietnam expressed their commitment …

Wheels in motion for historic school opening, senior high

MANILA—Some 25 million students in both public and private schools troop back to school on Monday for the historic opening of school year 2016-2017. This school year sets the wheel in motion for the nationwide rollout of the Senior High School (SHS) program as more than 11,000 schools offering SHS open its doors to an …

GPH, MILF renew ceasefire mechanism until 2017

MANILA—The Government of the Philippines (GPH) and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) peace panels agreed on Thursday to renew the mandate of the Ad Hoc Joint Action Group (AHJAG) to implement security mechanisms in conflict-affected areas of Mindanao. During a two-day special meeting in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, both parties agreed to extend the mandate …

Moro multi-sector leaders decry BBL non-passage

MANILA – Bangsamoro multi-sector leaders on Monday expressed their disappointment over the non-passage of the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL). In a press conference, One Bangsamoro Movement (1BANGSA) President and Lead Convenor Maulana “Alan” Balangi claimed that the landmark measure of the Aquino administration “is already an impossible dream.” “While the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) …

EU ambassador wants next admin to continue the momentum of the Mindanao peace process

MANILA—Ambassador Franz Jessen of the European Union Delegation to the Philippines (EU) said on Monday that the peace process between the Philippine government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (GPH-MILF) should sustain its momentum even under the next administration. The EU Ambassador stressed that the Mindanao peace process must continue and remain a priority even …

‘Yolanda’-rehab efforts to meet 50% target-completion by year end -– ADB

View image | gettyimages.com MANILA — The KALAHI-CIDSS and Japan Fund for Poverty Reduction (JFPR) 9175 projects aimed at restoring and rehabilitating areas devastated by Typhoon “Yolanda” (international name: Haiyan) are nearing 50 percent completion, an official from the Asian Development Bank (ADB) said on Monday during the JFPR Forum. ”By the end of the …

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