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The City Government of Manila is set to hold the biggest LGBTQIA+  parade called the  “Manila Summer Pride” this coming April. In an open letter released,  the Department of Tourism, Culture and Arts of Manila (DTCAM) said, “The City of Manila  is taking steps towards promoting gender diversity and legally...
The environmental group Greenpeace Philippines on Thursday expressed support to Senator Cynthia Villar’s proposal  to have a national ban on disposable plastic products.  “A national ban on disposable plastic products is not only very necessary but also doable and practical,”  Greenpeace Philippines stated in reaction to statements made by Villar...
A former Bureau of Corrections (BuCor) official who testified before  the Senate's inquiry into the good conduct time allowance (GCTA) law was shot dead Wednesday afternoon, just a few meters away from New Bilibid Prison in Muntinlupa City, police said. Lawyer Frederick Anthony Santos, a former legal officer of BuCor,...
Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. on Wednesday ordered the Philippine Embassy in Tokyo for the immediate repatriation of  Filipinos aboard Diamond Princess off Japan's coast after the coronavirus-stricken cruise ship completed a two-week quarantine.  "@DFAPHL I have ordered our Tokyo Embassy to immediately repatriate our people in the Diamond...
Senator Richard Gordon underscored the need for the country to have its own cyber experts and stressed that the government should create plans on countering possible malicious cyber-attacks in the future.  During a recent session at the Senate, Gordon stated that the Philippines lacks preparations and plans in terms of...
Senator Richard Gordon on Wednesday expressed support for the proposed measure allowing the use and regulation of motorcycles as an alternate mode of public transportation but stressed the need to safeguard the safety and protection of the public.  In co-sponsoring Senate Bill No. 1341 or "The Motorcyles-for-Hire Act," he pointed...
The government can still do more to make medicine prices the cheapest possible, Senator Imee Marcos said. The statement of Marcos  was made a day after President Rodrigo Duterte ordered a price ceiling on 133 medicines. Marcos said that exempting the sale and importation of medicines from the value-added tax (VAT)...
  Senator  Nancy Binay called on the Philippine National Police (PNP) to end all kinds of profiling targeting specific individuals or groups based on appearance, political beliefs, religion, ethnicity, gender identity or sexual orientation.   According to Binay, police profiling has been very prevalent that even innocent law-abiding citizens have been...
Around  P80 billion in congressional realignments have been withheld by Malacañang and the Department of Budget and Management (DBM), Senator Panfilo Lacson revealed on Wednesday. Lacson said some lawmakers tried to realign at least P80 billion from the administration’s "Build, Build, Build" flagship program to their districts' "pet projects" under...
  A commuter group has asked the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) for the suspension of the franchise of the Florida Bus services Incorporated particularly those plying the Manila-Cagayan route.  Lawyer Argee Guevarra, convenor of the PASADA CC, a non-governmental organization which aims to pursue the welfare of Filipino...

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