Work in government offices and classes in public schools at all levels in Regions I, II, III, Calabarzon, Mimaropa, V, Cordillera Administrative Region, and the National Capital Region are suspended Friday, Malacañang announced Thursday.
A police officer shot a masked protester in an incident shown live on Facebook and a man was set on fire Monday during one of the most violent days of clashes in Hong Kong since pro-democracy unrest erupted more than five months ago.
Deputy Speaker and Camarines Sur Rep. LRay Villafuerte on Thursday said the latest upside risk to oil prices underscores the need for the Philippines to put up its own stockpile reserve at the soonest as a way for government to stabilize domestic supply and prices.
London Mayor Sadiq Khan, along with environmentalists Greenpeace and local councils, heads to court Monday to try and prevent a UK government expansion of the capital’s Heathrow airport, Europe’s busiest.
A Manila court hearing the government’s petition to declare the Communist Party of the Philippines and the New People’s Army (CPP-NPA) as terrorist organizations has dropped more than 600 names in the original petition filed by the government against the rebel group.
The Ako Bicol party-list and the provincial government of Albay have been offered a total of P17-million bounty for anyone who will provide information leading to the arrest of killers of Rep. Rodel Batocabe.
Senate President Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III does not see anything wrong with presidential daughter Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio putting up her own political party outside of the ruling PDP-Laban.
Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon doused cold water on House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez’ projections on holding a plebiscite for Charter change (Cha-cha) in time for the barangay and Sangguiniang Kabataan elections in May 2018.
Presidential Communications Secretary Martin Andanar said the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) is the reason behind President Rodrigo Duterte’s massive 10-point increase in his satisfaction ratings for the last quarter of 2017.
Senate President Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III and House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez said that while mayors were welcome to join Partido Demokratikong Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan (PDP-Laban), they should not use their membership as a shield to protect their illegal drug operations or protection racket.
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