The hand of the Liberal Party is evident in the drive to amend the 1987 Constitution, with similar bills filed in the House of Representatives and the Senate, a party-list lawmaker said Monday.
The Senate, voting 21-0 with no abstention, passed the Freedom of Information bill on third and final reading on Monday, 21 years and eight months since the measure was first filed in the Philippine Congress.
(UPDATE, 3 p.m.) The Department of National Defense on Sunday announced that the Philippines and United States negotiating panels concluded their sixth round of negotiations in Washington regarding the Framework Agreement for Enhanced Defense Cooperation (formerly, Increased Rotational Presence).
The economic loss stemming from Manila City's truck ban far outweigh the benefits derived from it, according to a report from Citi.
Only one out of seven bus companies subject to a random audit by the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) and the Land Transportation Office (LTO) complied with roadworthiness and safety regulations.
UPDATE 7:20PM- The Court of Appeals ruling in which detained businessman Delfin Lee is taking sanctuary from the syndicated estafa case filed by government in connection with the P6.6-billion housing scam is now the subject of an indefinite restraining order from the Supreme Court.
(UPDATE 4 - 10:33 p.m.) The death toll from New Peopleâs Army attacks in Davao del Sur province on Friday that began with the foiled attempt to overrun a town police station rose to 12 after the rebels ambushed pursuing soldiers.
China said on Monday that coast guard ships had driven away two Filipino vessels that had tried to approach a shoal in the South China Sea, which Manila calls the West Philippine Sea, in the latest flare-up of a long-running territorial dispute.