Two magistrates granted Senator Leila de Lima’s application to visit her ailing mother. The opposition politician was permitted to leave her prison cell from Aug. 14 to 15, but according to distinct instructions from the Muntinlupa Regional TrialCourt Branches 205 and 256, she should be back in Camp Crame on or before Aug 16. Branch 205 Judge Liezel Aquiatan and Branch 256 Judge General Gito granted De Lima’s application on

Duterte vetoes bill banning Corporal Punishment against children

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Rodrigo Duterte meets with chief US diplomat Pompeo

Philippines’ President, Rodrigo Duterte met with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo at the Villamor Air Base in Pasay City on Thursday night.The US Embassy Manila said in a statement that the closed-door meeting focused on the two nations’ collaboration on bilateral and regional security issues.The meeting between Pompeo and Duterte began at 9:05 p.m. and lasted for about an hour.Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo spoke in an earlier briefing that

Universal healthcare act in the Philippines signed up into law by President Rodrigo Duterte

The act will automatically join Filipino citizens into the National Health Insurance Program and then extend PhilHealth coverage to include free medical consultations and laboratory tests.President Rodrigo R.Duterte of the Philippines officially signed the Universal Health Care (UHC) Act into law, which guarantees equitable access to quality and then affordable healthcare services for all Filipinos. It may also automatically enroll Filipino citizens into the National Health Insurance Program and then

Japan investors flock to Philippines economical briefing

Japanese investors continuous to show strong interest in the Philippines as close to one hundred eighty companies attended the Philippine economic briefing held in Osaka wherein economical managers pitched investment chances, citing vital economic and then infrastructure reforms that have been put in place. Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III said the Duterte current administration continues to relentlessly push reforms to build up the ease of doing business in the country.

Duterte urges Filipinos to 'never forget' freedoms succeeded during 1986 EDSA Revolution

President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday urged Filipinos to valuation the liberties won during the 1986 People Power Revolution, which includes their freedom to chart their future through elections. Duterte said the uprising that congregated Filipinos from all walks of life during those tense four days of February 1986 has provided rise to “a Philippines that was reborn from the ashes of it is tumultuous past.” “Let us never forget the