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Militant solons on Wednesday slammed Solicitor General Jose Calida on his move to ask the Supreme Court for a gag order against those criticizing the Duterte government on their plan to shut down the operations of media giant ABS-CBN. House Deputy Minority leader and Bayan Muna Rep. Carlos Isagani Zarate...
The Alliance of Concerned Teachers (ACT) Philippines on Wednesday denounced the worsening repressive measures and vicious smear campaign launched by the Duterte government against their unions and members as part of the implementation of the assailed Executive Order  70, s. 2018 or the “Whole-of-Nation”  Approach to ending counterinsurgency. In a...
A militant labor organization on Wednesday said closing  down the operations of media network ABS-CBN because of the franchise problems will not solve the issues of the  network, but will only cause the loss of 11,000 workers’ jobs. “While we recognize that there are numbers of labor-related issues in ABS-CBN,...
Gabriela Women's Party has  warned that the proposed amendments to Public Services Act will set the stage for the total control  by foreign countries  of several vital sectors and services, including the media industry, in the Philippines. According to Gabriela Rep. Arlene Brosas, of Gabriela Women’s Party,   House Bill...
The  Department of Health  (DOH) has lifted  the  travel ban to Hong Kong and Macau in connection with the coronavirus (COVID-19) scare following a decision by the 6th Inter-agency Task Force  on Emerging Infectious Diseases (IAFT-EID), said Health Secretary Francisco Duque III  on Tuesday. Duque said the Task Force agreed...
Former Senator  Antonio Trillanes IV, currently facing arrest for a conspiracy to commit sedition charge, has returned to the Philippines on Tuesday. The former senator  was turned over to the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) after his arrival at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) Terminal 3 at 8 a.m....
The move by the Solicitor General to gag media giant  ABS-CBN Corporation, a day after the Senate decided to hear the renewal of the franchise of the broadcasting network, will not prohibit the Senate from requiring persons to appear and testify before it,  Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon said...
Senate President Vicente Sotto III will not be raising any objection to the announcement of the Dangerous Drugs Board (DDB) that it has recently approved "in principle" a resolution authorizing the use of cannabidiol (CBD) for alleviating severe forms of epilepsy.    However, Sotto said his support will border on...
The allegations of a new racket involving payouts to immigration officers at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) by travel agencies representing foreign workers only show that "happy days are back for the corrupt," according to Senator Joel Villanueva. Villanueva reiterated the pressing need for suspending Philippine offshore gaming operations...
  Senator Cynthia Villar has called for the committee hearing on the bill that will mandate manufacturers to be responsible for the management of their plastic products.   Senate Bill No. 1331 or the Extended Producers Responsibility (EPR) Act of 2020 authored by Villar, seeks to institutionalize the practice of EPR...

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