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Senate Minority Leader Franklon Drilon has  warned that Solicitor General Jose Calida can petition  the Supreme Court to stop media giant  ABS-CBN from further broadcasting  with the expiration of its franchise on March 31, 2020.   Drilon said Calida can block the television network if it will continue to air...
Health  Secretary  Francisco  Duque III  has  said  hundreds  of  Filipinos  who disembarked from a coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-2019)-stricken cruise M/V Diamond Princess will be quarantined for another 14 days after they are repatriated to the Philippines. “They need to be placed under a new quarantine. We do not know if the...
Health Secretary Francisco Duque III revealed that the country  has no  budget to develop its own  vaccines that would need billions and billions of pesos which the Philippine government cannot afford.   Speaking in an interview over DZMM, Duque said developing the country’s  own vaccines to address usual ilnesses in...
Senator  Cynthia A. Villar cited the importance of aquaculture or fish farming  to ensure enough supply of fishes on every Filipinos  table, amidst  the decreasing fish supply due to  overfishing and other environmental causes. Villar, chair of the Senate agriculture and food committee, said the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) Philippines...
  The  Senate  on  Wednesday   approved  on  second  reading  a  bill  sponsored  by Sen.  Panfilo M. Lacson providing for a clear, concise, balanced and rational anti-terrorism law that adheres to regional and international standards.   Senate Bill No. 1083 - the Anti-Terrorism Act of 2020 - includes a new section...
Senator Richard Gordon on Thursday reasserted the urgent need to implement Republic Act No. 11235 or the Motorcycle Crime Prevention Law following the assassination of former Bureau of Corrections (BuCor) legal service chief Atty. Fredric Anthony Santos who was shot dead Wednesday afternoon in Barangay Poblacion, Muntinlupa City by...
  The Department of Justice (DOJ) will release next week a legal  opinion on whether regulators should extend the franchise of ABS-CBN Corp. if lawmakers fail to pass a law for it before the expiration of the company's current franchise.   The DOJ is "studying" the National Telecommunications Commission's (NTC’s) request...
The Alliance of Concerned Teachers (ACT) Philippines on Thursday slammed  Philippine National Police’s (PNP’s) profiling of Muslim individuals in Metro Manila schools. Muslim students in Metro Manila high schools, colleges, and universities are the subjects of profiling "as part of the strengthening of peace-building and counter violent extremism of the...
A militant Partylist representative has warned of worse police, military and state repression courtesy of the proposed amendments to the Human Security Act, saying that these will target even ordinary and legitimate acts of the public, especially the marginalized. "The proposed amendments to the Human Security Act being tackled in...
Militant labor group Defend Jobs Philippines has told military and police forces to keep out of government agencies and stop spreading fake news against union leaders and labor unions in the public sector.   The group demanded  the  Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP)  and the Philippine National Police (PNP)...

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