Under the proposed Act Providing for Absolute Divorce and Dissolution of Marriage in the Philippines, there will be no “drive-thru,” “no-contest” or “quickie” divorces, one of its main authors, Albay Rep. Edcel Lagman said.
Calls for the release of Sen. Leila de Lima snowballed as she marks her first year in detention on February 24, which coincides with the 32nd anniversary of the 1986 people power rising that toppled the Marcos dictatorship.
A total of 7.4 million families will start receiving in March a cash subsidy of P200 per month to help them tide over rising prices with the implementation of the Tax Reforms for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) law.
North Korea on Thursday accused United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres of “picking a quarrel” with Pyongyang by praising international sanctions for putting pressure on the country over its nuclear and ballistic missile programs.
Bangladesh is racing to turn an uninhabited and muddy Bay of Bengal island into home for 100,000 Rohingya Muslims who have fled a military crackdown in Myanmar, amid conflicting signals from top Bangladeshi officials about whether the refugees would end up being stranded there.
The government targets to roll out the first subway system in the Philippines by the third quarter of 2018, months earlier than planned, in an effort to ease the traffic congestion in Metro Manila and reduce losses, Philippine officials said. This, as JICA completed the feasibility study for the Japan loan-funded subway project, while expressing hope it could ease traffic congestion in Metro Manila, estimated as costing the economy P3.5 billion a day, up from PHP2.4 billion in 2014.
The Philippines dropped 10 spots globally and languished in the lower third of the Asia-Pacific list in an annual report of businessmen’s corruption perception that tagged the country “among the worst” in terms of dealing with those who “dare to challenge the status quo.”
Rail operator Light Rail Manila Corporation (LRMC) recently signed a P450-million agreement with engineering and industrial company Voith Digital Solutions Austria GmBH and Co KG for the rehabilitation and upgrade of the generation-2 trains of Light Rail Transit Line 1 (LRT-1).
Portentously, core democratic principles such as observance of the constitution, independence of the judiciary, freedom of the press, and the prohibition against deprivation of life, liberty and property without due process of law are threatened if not already violated.
Tesla’s Model 3 production delays aren’t just testing the patience of die-hard fans who lined up to reserve one nearly two years ago, but is also helping the sales of its direct competitor, the Chevy Bolt.
Volkswagen is looking at Apple products for guidance on how to style its new generation of electric cars, its top designer said, as the automaker aims to turn profits on battery-powered vehicles when they launch in 2020.
Twitter Inc said it would no longer allow people to post identical messages from multiple accounts, cracking down on a tactic that Russian agents and others have allegedly used to make tweets or topics go viral.