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Duterte on Mindanao Martial Law: I may include the Visayas and, if ISIS is there, Luzon

President Duterte on Wednesday said he may widen the coverage of martial law to "include the Visayas", adding that he is also mulling the suspension of privilege of the writ of habeas corpus.

Duterte-Putin meeting pushes through despite PH leader’s early return home

Despite President Rodrigo Roa Duterte's decision to abruptly cut short his official visit to Russia in order to deal with the Marawi standoff, the Philippine president still had a chance to meet with Russian Federation President Vladimir Putin at the Kremlin. Putin noted the opportunities for expanding bilateral economic relations, and agreed to let the business meetings proceed even after Duterte's abrupt homecoming flight.

Trump praises Duterte for ‘unbelievable job’ on drugs – New York Times

United States President Donald Trump praised Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte for doing an "unbelievable job on the drug problem" during a phone conversation last month, the New York Times reported, quoting a transcript of the call.

Metro security ordered tightened

Security forces in Metro Manila have been ordered to “intensify security efforts to thwart any attempts to sow terror” by Quezon City Mayor Herbert Bautista, who chairs the peace and order council of the National Capital Region.
Repatriated OFWs being processed at airport

200 OFWs granted amnesty back from Saudi

Some 200 distressed overseas Filipino workers arrived in the country from Saudi Arabia on Wednesday morning after being granted amnesty by the Middle East kingdom.

Remain open, CJ tells Mindanao courts

All courts in Mindanao have been instructed to “remain open and all judges to remain in station, as far as their local circumstances may allow,” following President Rodrigo Duterte’s declaration of martial law over the southern island.
The Department of Transportation on Tuesday counted and explained the ways on how the National Capital Region’s 17-year-old rapid transit system – the lifeline of ordinary working Filipinos – became a mess.
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Chiz presses shift to coherent academic calendar in all schools

MANILA - Sen. Chiz Escudero is pushing to synchronize the academic calendar in all schools in the country starting with school year 2018-2019. “Our engagement...

Will Traffic Crisis Act end misery in 3 mega-cities?

Will the Traffic Crisis Act live up to its goal of ending traffic problems hounding the three biggest and busiest metropolitan areas in the country? The proposed measure was approved on Tuesday by the House committee on transportation and will soon be up for debates in plenary.

WATCH | STOP: DOTr suspends Anti-Distracted Driving Act

The Department of Transportation (DOTr) has suspended the implementation of the Anti-Distracted Driving Act (ADDA) that prohibits motorists from using mobile devices and electronic gadgets, Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) board member and spokesperson, Aileen Lizada, said Tuesday.

Ex-cop gunned down at Masbate wedding reception

LEGAZPI CITY, Philippines -- A former policeman was shot dead by three gunmen at a wedding reception in Cataingan, Masbate Monday, a report to...

Lawmakers give up bid to lower age of criminal responsibility to 9

Bowing to stiff opposition, the authors of a bill that would lower the age of criminal liability to nine years old have backed down, opting to strengthen the Juvenile Welfare Act of 2006 instead and retain the current age of 15.

Senate OKs work-from-home bill on final reading

The Senate has approved on third and final reading a measure to allow companies to offer a telecommuting program to its employees in efforts to ease traffic congestion in Metro Manila and other urban cities.