Duterte lauded for ending conflict in Mindanao

By Noel Punzalan and Edwin Fernandez

Marawi Compensation Bills pass House committee

COTABATO CITY: Light has finally sparkled along the tunnel-like dream for compensation on private properties destroyed in the infamous 2017 Marawi siege, with the three enabling bills gaining committee-level approval in the House of Representatives (HoR), according to a broadcast report. The Philippine Muslim Today (PMT) news, in its search for update on government rehabilitation efforts for … Continue reading Marawi Compensation Bills pass House committee

BARMM, Cotabato residents support PRRD’s message of ‘hope’

President Rodrigo Duterte’s 5th State of the Nation Address at the Batasang Pambansa (Screengrab from PTV-4’s live coverage) COTABATO CITY: Residents of the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) and Cotabateños have expressed support for President Rodrigo R. Duterte’s message of hope and resilience amid the continuing coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic. In several interviews … Continue reading BARMM, Cotabato residents support PRRD’s message of ‘hope’

Cops, soldiers hold ‘peace concert’ in CDO

ILIGAN CITY: A singing band of soldiers and police officers held a concert at Cagayan de Oro City's Freedom Kiosk hours before President Rodrigo Duterte was expected to deliver his State of the Nation Address (SONA) Monday afternoon. Lt. Col. Mardy Hortillosa, information officer of Police Regional Office-10, said the "peace concert" featuring the live … Continue reading Cops, soldiers hold ‘peace concert’ in CDO

2 offices under OP still reviewing anti-terror bill: Palace

MANILA: Two offices under President Rodrigo Duterte’s supervision are still reviewing the proposed Anti-Terrorism Bill, Malacañang said on Saturday. In a radio interview, Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque clarified that only one of three offices under the executive branch has completed the assessment of the proposed anti-terror law. He made the clarification, a day after Chief … Continue reading 2 offices under OP still reviewing anti-terror bill: Palace

Anti-terrorism bill protects life: Cebu City mayor

Cebu City Mayor Edgardo Labella. (File photo by Cebu City Hall PIO) CEBU CITY: The Anti-Terrorism Bill, once signed by President Rodrigo Duterte into law, will serve as a proactive stance against terrorism in the Philippines that “bolsters its core intent to protect life, liberty, and property from terrorism and to condemn terrorism as inimical to … Continue reading Anti-terrorism bill protects life: Cebu City mayor

Palace deplores rise in cases of violence vs. women, children

MANILA: Malacañang on Tuesday expressed dismay over the reported increase in cases of violence against women and children since the start of the implementation of quarantine restrictions in the country in March to curb the spread of coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19). “Nakakalungkot po iyan na habang tayo’y nasa quarantine, sama-sama ang mga pamilya ay ngayon tumaas pa … Continue reading Palace deplores rise in cases of violence vs. women, children

Sinovac now PH’s potential collaborator on Covid-19 vaccine dev’t

MANILA: The China-based Sinovac Biotech Ltd. will now be among the potential collaborators of the Philippines on coronavirus disease (Covid-19) vaccine development and clinical trials, Malacañang said on Tuesday. In a virtual presser, Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID) has approved the recommendation of … Continue reading Sinovac now PH’s potential collaborator on Covid-19 vaccine dev’t