Philippines Headlines

Thu, 23 May 2019 00:00:00 +0800
‘We’re no rubber stamps’
Poised to dominate the Senate following their victory in the midterm elections, allies of President Duterte made it clear they would not be rubber stamps of the administration, but vowed to push his legislative agenda during their proclamation yester...

Thu, 23 May 2019 00:00:00 +0800
Philippines a haven for money launderers, criminals — AMLC
The Anti-Money Laundering Council (AMLC) secretariat yesterday reported that the Philippines has become a major destination of illicit funding for violation of environmental laws, trafficking of persons, kidnapping for ransom and terrorism.

Thu, 23 May 2019 00:00:00 +0800
Morales to pursue complaint vs Xi despite ‘bullying’
Held for hours at the Hong Kong airport for vague reasons, former ombudsman Conchita Carpio-Morales said her experience of Chinese “bullying” has only strengthened her resolve to push for the prosecution of Chinese President Xi Jinping before the...

Thu, 23 May 2019 00:00:00 +0800
51 party-list groups proclaimed
Fifty-one party-list groups were proclaimed last night by the Commission on Elections, sitting as the National Board of Canvassers (NBOC).

Thu, 23 May 2019 00:00:00 +0800
Sotto: Minority will have committees to chair
Senators belonging to the minority bloc are assured of committee chairmanships in the incoming 18th Congress.

Thu, 23 May 2019 00:00:00 +0800
BSP execs still highest paid in government – COA
Executives of the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) have again dominated the Commission on Audit (COA)’s list of highest paid government officials.

Thu, 23 May 2019 00:00:00 +0800
Sara thumbs down Bebot, Alan for speaker
Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio did not mince words regarding those seeking the House speakers’ post in the 18th Congress.

Thu, 23 May 2019 00:00:00 +0800
Cardema gatecrashes party-list meeting
Controversial former National Youth Commission (NYC) chairman Ronald Cardema drew criticisms and jeers from party-list lawmakers yesterday for attending their organizational meeting on Tuesday night.

Thu, 23 May 2019 00:00:00 +0800
PPCRV to continue verification of poll results
Even after the 12 winning senators had been proclaimed, the Parish Pastoral Council for Responsible Voting (PPCRV) said it will continue its counting.

Thu, 23 May 2019 00:00:00 +0800
SC chief: Judiciary remains independent
The judiciary remains independent of the executive branch despite President Duterte having more appointees in the Supreme Court (SC) than either of the past two chief executives before him.

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