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Drilon considers 16th Congress a success

Drilon considers 16th Congress a success By Patricia Lourdes Viray Updated Wednesday February 03, 2016 – 4:10pm Retrieved April 12, 2016 from http://www.philstar.com/congress/articles/2016/02/03/1549295/drilon-considers-16th-congress-success MANILA, Philippines – Senate President Franklin Drilon on Wednesday said that he considers the 16th Congress a success as it comes to a close despite its failure to pass the proposed Bangsamoro … Continue reading

17 party-list wins likely

17 party-list wins likely April 12, 2016 at 12:01 am by Sandy Araneta Retrieved April 12, 2016 from http://thestandard.com.ph/news/-main-stories/top-stories/203442/17-party-list-wins-likely-.html The women’s group Gabriela leads 17 other party-list groups that will likely get at least one congressional seat, according to results of the latest Social Weather Stations survey released on Monday. According to the survey of … Continue reading

SWS: 17 party-list groups assured of House seats

SWS: 17 party-list groups assured of House seats By Janvic Mateo (The Philippine Star) | Updated April 12, 2016 – 12:00am Retrieved April 12, 2016 from http://www.philstar.com/headlines/2016/04/12/1571936/sws-17-party-list-groups-assured-house-seats MANILA, Philippines – Seventeen party-list groups led by Gabriela are poised to gain at least one seat in the House of Representatives after the upcoming polls, according to … Continue reading

Government assistance for fallen soldiers sought

Government assistance for fallen soldiers sought By Christina Mendez (The Philippine Star) | Updated April 11, 2016 – 12:00am Retrieved April 12, 2016 from http://www.philstar.com/headlines/2016/04/11/1571738/government-assistance-fallen-soldiers-sought MANILA, Philippines – Independent presidential candidate Sen. Grace Poe yesterday called for justice for the 18 soldiers who were killed in clashes with Abu Sayyaf bandits in Basilan. Poe also … Continue reading

G7 ministers oppose ‘provocative actions’ in South China Sea

G7 ministers oppose ‘provocative actions’ in South China Sea By Patricia Lourdes Viray (philstar.com) | Updated April 12, 2016 – 9:35am Retrieved April 12, 2016 from http://www.philstar.com/headlines/2016/04/12/1572094/g7-ministers-oppose-provocative-actions-in-south-china-sea MANILA, Philippines – Foreign ministers from the Group of Seven (G7) industrialized countries on Monday expressed concern over the rising tensions in the South China Sea and called … Continue reading

Bongbong challenges PNoy: Dispense compensation to human rights victims

Bongbong challenges PNoy: Dispense compensation to human rights victims By Rosette Adel (philstar.com) | Updated April 11, 2016 – 4:45pm Retrieved April 12, 2016 from http://www.philstar.com/headlines/2016/04/11/1571786/bongbong-challenges-pnoy-dispense-compensation-human-rights-victims MANILA, Philippines – Vice presidential candidate Sen. Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. on Sunday challenged President Benigno Aquino III and his administration to give the compensation intended for human rights … Continue reading

Overseas voting ‘generally good’

Overseas voting ‘generally good’ By Mayen Jaymalin (The Philippine Star) | Updated April 11, 2016 – 12:00am http://www.philstar.com/headlines/2016/04/11/1571730/overseas-voting-generally-good MANILA, Philippines – Despite minor glitches, the Commission on Elections (Comelec) yesterday declared as “generally good” the ongoing overseas absentee voting (OAV). “So far so good,” Comelec Commissioner Arthur Lim said, referring to the OAV, which started … Continue reading

‘Continuation of Bangsamoro peace process up to next Congress’

‘Continuation of Bangsamoro peace process up to next Congress’ By Jose Rodel Clapano (The Philippine Star) | Updated April 10, 2016 – 12:00am Retrieved April 11, 2016 from http://www.philstar.com/headlines/2016/04/10/1571380/continuation-bangsamoro-peace-process-next-congress MANILA, Philippines – It is the responsibility of the next Congress to ensure the continuity of the Bangsamoro peace process by refiling and passing the stalled … Continue reading

Modernize AFP while waiting for South China Sea row ruling – Robredo, Trillanes

Modernize AFP while waiting for South China Sea row ruling – Robredo, Trillanes By Patricia Lourdes Viray (philstar.com) | Updated April 10, 2016 – 9:41pm Retrieved April 11, 2016 from http://www.philstar.com/headlines/2016/04/10/1571562/modernize-afp-while-waiting-south-china-sea-row-ruling-robredo MANILA, Philippines – Camarines Sur Rep. Leni Robredo and Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV both suggested that the government should modernize the Armed Forces while … Continue reading

We need to restore the dignity of Congress

We need to restore the dignity of Congress AS A MATTER OF FACT By Sara Soliven De Guzman (The Philippine Star) | Updated April 11, 2016 – 12:00am Retrieved April 11, 2016 from http://www.philstar.com/opinion/2016/04/11/1571680/we-need-restore-dignity-congress After choosing the next president and vice president of the Philippines, we should begin to come up with our own list … Continue reading

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