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Duterte asks for more time on passing BBL without cuts

MANILA -- A day after Eid’l Fitr, or the end of Ramadan, President Rodrigo R. Duterte on Saturday night reiterated his promise to try to pass the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) “without any cuts” but at the same time, sought for more time in…

Pimentel, Alvarez eyeing hybrid voting system in 2019

A shift from automated elections to hybrid voting system is being eyed to be in place for the 2019 mid-term elections by two of President Duterte’s staunchest allies in Congress. “Inilapit ni Speaker (Pantaleon Alvarez) sa akin, the…

Duterte certifies as urgent passage of proposed BBL

Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea transmitted Tuesday President Rodrigo Duterte's letters to the Senate and House leadership, certifying as urgent the passage of the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL).

Philippine poor pay the price for divorce ban

For well-off people like politician Pantaleon Alvarez, getting out of a bad marriage in the Philippines is pricey but feasible -- but for the nation's poorest and most vulnerable citizens it is nearly impossible.

Bebot gets birthday love from staff: ‘You’re awesome!’

Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez celebrated his 60th birthday on January 10 and got a Twitter shout-out from his staff. "To our beloved House Speaker, you have always been dedicated to lead your fellow lawmakers and bring change in the lives of…