PH signs treaty banning nuclear weapons

MANILA — The Philippines has signed a United Nations (UN) treaty banning nuclear weapons, as it called on other member states to join the international community in making the world a safer place. Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) Secretary Alan Peter  Cayetano signed Wednesday the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons on the sides … Read More

Comelec to reuse printed ballots

MANILA — The Commission on Elections (Comelec) reiterated on Thursday that they will reuse official ballots that have already been printed in case the Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan Elections (BSKE) will be postponed. ”’Yung balota na may petsa na nakalagay. Ano ang gagawin kung hindi gagamitin ngayong 2017? Then we have two options: One is to use … Read More

House restores budget of CHR, ERC, NCIP

MANILA — The House of Representatives has decided to restore the proposed 2018 budgets of the Commission on Human Rights (CHR), Energy Regulatory Commission, and National Commission on Indigenous Peoples (NCIP). Rep. Karlo Nograles, House Appropriations Committee chair, in a statement Wednesday, said this development unfolded after CHR Chair Jose Luis “Chito” Gascon, ERC Commissioner Geronimo … Read More

Abella defends Duterte admission he invented Trillanes’ bank account

MANILA — Presidential spokesperson Ernesto Abella on Wednesday defended the admission of President Rodrigo Duterte that he “invented” the bank account of opposition Senator Antonio Trillanes IV in Singapore. Abella, in an interview with Senate reporters, said that although it was too early to determine the intention of Duterte for doing so, it was clear that … Read More