House, Senate budget impasse far from over

MANILA — Following a meeting by President Rodrigo Duterte with congressional leaders, lawmakers at the House of Representatives on Wednesday insisted that the itemization they made on the lump sum appropriations in the ratified bicameral conference committee report on the 2019 budget is legal and constitutional. President Duterte met with House Speaker Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, Appropriations … Read More

Schools discouraged from inviting poll bets to grad rites

MANILA — The Department of Education (DepEd) on Tuesday discouraged schools from inviting poll candidates to their graduation ceremonies. In a statement, DepEd clarified that inviting candidates to graduation rites is not prohibited but it is “highly discouraged”. “It may be misinterpreted as endorsement of candidate by our principals and teachers this election campaign period,” … Read More