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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.