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Mon, 21 May 2018 20:11:00 +0800
Senate OKs bill strengthening country's fight against HIV/AIDS
Sen. Risa Hontiveros, author of the bill, heralded the passage of the bill as “as an important victory in our fight to reverse the tide of the HIV-AIDS epidemic in the country.”

Mon, 21 May 2018 19:38:00 +0800
Cesar Montano resigns as Tourism Promotions Board chief
Cesar Montano has tendered his resignation as the Chief Operating Officer of Tourism Promotions Board.

Mon, 21 May 2018 19:25:00 +0800
Zubiri to focus on BBL, ‘endo’ bill as new majority leader
Sen. Juan Miguel Zubiri vowed that he would “spend long days and nights” to speed up the passage of proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law and a bill against labor contractualization, among others after his colleagues elected him as the new Senate majorit...

Mon, 21 May 2018 18:53:00 +0800
Palace ‘very supportive’ of Puyat's call to replace DOT subordinates
Presidential spokesperson Harry Roque on Monday said Malacañang is very supportive of Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat’s call to replace department officials.

Mon, 21 May 2018 18:29:00 +0800
'Jurassic' Sotto vows to be 'more vocal' Senate chief
As Vicente Sotto III assumed his new responsibility as Senate president, he vowed on Monday to be more “vocal” in defending the Senate and asserting its independent voice amid criticism that there were better options to lead the chamber.

Mon, 21 May 2018 18:15:00 +0800
Filipinos should take a stand on South China Sea, ex-DFA chief says
It is high time for concerned Filipinos in taking a united and vocal stand to urge the government to assert the country's claim in the South China Sea, former Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert del Rosario said.

Mon, 21 May 2018 16:20:00 +0800
Philippine Air Force jets can take on China's bombers — analyst
The Philippine Air Force has the capability to go against China's bomber aircraft in the South China Sea should a conflict ensue, a defense analyst said Monday.

Mon, 21 May 2018 15:50:00 +0800
Alejano: Timid response to China puts Philippines, neighbors at risk
The Philippines is endangering not only itself but neighboring nations too with its timid response to China’s militarization of the South China Sea, which the United States said last week destabilizes the region.

Mon, 21 May 2018 15:24:00 +0800
Bengzon is officially new DOT spokesperson
Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat officially designated Benito Bengzon Jr., undersecretary for tourism development, as the new spokesperson of the Tourism department.

Mon, 21 May 2018 14:25:00 +0800
Palace: China not a threat but bomber in South China Sea a cause for concern
Despite Beijing's deployment of a bomber on one of its outposts in the South China Sea, Malacañang maintained that China is not a threat to the country's security.

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