At the opening of the 17th Congress last year, we joined the Majority consistent with our stand to support the promise of change of Pres. Duterte. Back then, we were encouraged by his reformist and populist actions and pronouncements on a range of issues, including: resuming the peace talks with the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP), releasing political prisoners, ending neocolonial ties with the US and pursuing an independent foreign policy, addressing the roots of the Moro rebellion, ending labor contractualization, increasing government support to farmers, putting a stop to destructive mining practices, reducing income taxes of rank and file employees, and increasing social pensions, and prioritizing basic social services over infrastructure.
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Come September 11, 2017, it will be a holiday in Ilocos Norte Province. This is not new in the sense that Ilocanos have been annually celebrating the birth anniversary of former president Ferdinand E. Marcos, Sr. This Monday is distinguished because it would be the 100th birth year of Marcos, and no less than a proclamation issued upon authority of President Rodrigo Roa Duterte has designated that it be a special non-working day in the province.
A Vietnamese hostage held captive by the Abu Sayyaf group (ASG) for nine months was rescued by government troops in Basilan on Sunday, August 20.
DAVAO CITY, Philippines — Raid-hailing service provider Grab Philippines is eyeing to unroll another feature in Davao three years after…
A network of development organizations urge President Rodrigo Duterte to “put words into action” by upholding a current policy on the ban of open-pit mining, which they say government mining regulators have recently stated to reverse.
The Environment is doomed Our environment is at risk, not from climate change, not from natural hazards, but from mining!
President Rodrigo Duterte visits members of the Ozamiz City police on Thursday (Aug. 17), a day after Ozamiz City Mayor Reynaldo Parojinog, Sr and his relatives family killed in a police operation were buried. The Parojinogs were accused of being involved in illegal drug trade. The President awarded Ozamiz City Police Chief Inspector Jovie Espenido and six other policemen who headed the operation and vowed to the police force that he will support them whenever they face prosecution for doing their duties.
The New People’s Army on Thursday said it killed at least three company guards of the Silvicultural Industries Incorporated when it attacked the company in Sultan Kudarat on Sunday, Aug.13.
Around 48 housing units were turned over in several towns in Compostela Valley recently to residents living within danger zone areas identified by the government.
The National Council of Churches in the Philippines (NCCP) and National Council of the Churches of Christ in the USA (NCCC-USA), bound by our faith in Jesus Christ and our common witness for the fullness of life, reaffirm a shared commitment to support the formal peace talks between the Government of the Republic of the Philippines (GRP) and the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP).