Malacañang said that President Rodrigo Duterte would reappoint three Cabinet secretaries which were bypassed by the Commission on Appointment.
Bayan Muna Rep. Carlos Isagani Zarate described the ouster of Makabayan bloc members and other lawmakers from their key posts in the Lower House after they voted “no” to the death penalty bill as “expected.”
The founding chairman of the Communist Party of the Philippines Jose Maria Sison is hopeful to seal a peace agreement during the term of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte.
The lone survivor of the New People’s Army’s ambuscade in Bansalan town, Davao del Sur province appeared in a press conference on Wednesday to recount how he escaped the attack.
The New People’s Army on Tuesday welcomed the resumption of the peace negotiations between the government and the National Democratic Front of the Philippines as stated in their Joint Statement signed on March 11 in Utrecht, The Netherlands.
An initial investigation conducted by Suara Bangsamoro and Kawagib, a Moro human rights group, revealed that the military has dropped bombs in Barangay Andabit, Datu Saudi Ampatuan as early as 1 am on Monday, March 13.
An official of the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology here said they are looking at different ways to address the congestion of the city’s prisons.
The public should see to it that both Parties are talking, a member of the government’s peace panel said in a forum here Monday.
Presidential Peace Adviser Jesus Dureza said that the restoration of the unilateral ceasefire is not yet effective until the government and the National Democratic Front of the Philippines have informed their respective forces and the Parties agree on a specific date.
Various groups lauded the resumption of the peace talks as agreed by the government and the National Democratic Front during the two-day informal talks held in Utrecht, The Netherlands from March 10 to 11.