A group of fisher folks on Monday hit the 2018 proposed budget for the Department of National Defense ”because it lacks budget for external defense capabilities.”
Some Mindanao lawmakers have expressed their support for the rehabilitation of the besieged Marawi City through allocation of funds as the Lower House has started deliberating the budget for next year.
The National Democratic Front in Zamboanga said the killing of Ozamiz City Mayor Reynaldo Parojinog Jr., his wife Susan and 14 others is an “extra-judicial death sentence.”
While the Philippines in general remains to be a relatively safe place for the LGBTIQ or lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer community compared to other Southeast Asian countries, the country still lacks national policies that shall protect their rights, advocates here said.
President Rodrigo Duterte said it was his sentiment for the poor families to get out of poverty through their children that persuaded him to sign the free education law.
President Rodrigo Duterte admitted he was hurt by the remarks of former President Benigno Aquino III, who said that nothing happened a year after his administration implemented the war on drug.
As the fighting in Marawi City enters its 74th day today, it is not far-fetched that women and children displaced by the ongoing fighting are now being targeted by traffickers in the country, women’s groups here said Friday.
The Armed Forces of the Philippines said a member of the New People’s Army was killed and one soldier was wounded in series of armed confrontations that took place on Thursday morning, August 3, in the provinces of Davao Occidental and Compostela Valley.
The Makabayan bloc in the House of Representatives welcomed the signing into law of the Universal Access to Quality Tertiary Education Act.
The Alliance of Concerned Teachers lauded Friday President Rodrigo Duterte’s signing of the Free on Higher Education Act which will implement non-collection of tuition and miscellaneous fees for all government-run colleges and universities.