Shift to federalism won’t adversely affect the economy- Palace Malacañang on Wednesday stressed that the proposed shift to federalism would not adversely affect the economy after the country’s socioeconomic planning secretary warned about its impact on the country’s finances.   Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said the Palace has already discussedRead More →

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Alvarez bats for individuals’ drive to delay 2019 surveys House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez on Wednesday reiterated his pitch for a people’s initiative to postpone next year’s midterm elections. Alvarez, who made the same proposal on Monday over a radio interview, said this could be an option in case the SenateRead More →

SC Justice Martires denies composing deal grant for ex-AFP comptroller Garcia Supreme Court Associate Justice Samuel Martires has clarified that he did not pen the Sandiganbayan decision that granted the plea bargain deal between the Office of the Ombudsman and former AFP comptroller Major General Carlos Garcia, and he wasRead More →

Bongbong can run for transition VP, says Davide Late dictator’s son, former senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. could run and win the vice presidency during the country’s proposed shift to a federal system of government, a former top magistrate said Wednesday. Former Chief Justice Hilario Davide, Jr. said Marcos canRead More →

1987 Constitution ‘superior’ to draft government contract, says ex-SolGen The 1987 Constitution is “superior” compared to the draft federal charter prepared by President Rodrigo Duterte’s consultative committee on charter change, a former solicitor general said Wednesday. Many provisions in the draft federal charter, which submit to Duterte, are redundant, saidRead More →

Sereno: Shift to federalism may achieve dictatorship Expelled Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno is scrutinizing the rationale behind the Duterte organization’s proposed move to federalism. Sereno clarified that sanction change might be the start of the dismantling of the republic, and majority rule government out and out, expecting that aRead More →

Hit by the Duterte TRAIN Law Protesters hold a die-in along the Philippine National Railway in Manila on Thursday to symbolize the effects of the TRAIN Law on citizens. However the dissenters communicated worry on the effects of the expense change program after swelling quickened for the 6th straight monthRead More →

FACT-CHECK: Daniel Kickert still alive An online report claimed an Australian basketball player, involved in a brawl at a World Cup qualifying game against the Philippines was later found shot dead in a hotel in Manila. The player, Daniel Kickert, is alive and AFP has taken photos of him after heRead More →

Ombudsman Morales on ‘specific justice’ rap: You be the judge Outgoing Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales on Thursday dismissed criticism she applied “selective justice” during her 7-year stint as chief graft investigator. Morales said her office filed charges against state officials, regardless of position or political affiliation, including 40 lawmakers taggedRead More →