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Go expects PRRD to sign remaining important bills

Senator Bong Go (File photo) MANILA – Senator Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go on Tuesday said he expects President Rodrigo Roa Duterte to sign into law the remaining bills seen to improve the lives of Filipinos before the latter ends his term on June 30. This, after the Senate unanimously approved …

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Djokovic says Wimbledon’s ban on Russian players ‘wrong’

Serbian tennis superstar Novak Djokovic (Anadolu) ANKARA – Serbian tennis superstar Novak Djokovic criticized Wimbledon’s decision about Russian players as it previously banned them because of the Russia-Ukraine war. “I think it (Wimbledon’s ban on Russian and Belarusian players) was a wrong decision. I don’t support that at all. But …

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Defeated Bacolod City mayor files election protest

ELECTION PROTEST. The crowd supporting Bacolod City Mayor Evelio Leonardia during the Grupo Progreso’s miting de avance at the Reclamation Area on May 7, 2022. Leonardia’s spokesperson Chris Sorongon on Tuesday (May 24, 2022) said the incumbent mayor has filed election protest to contest his defeat to former congressman Alfredo …

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Lakas-CMD formally endorses Romualdez for House Speaker

The Lakas Christian Muslim Democrats (Lakas-CMD) party has formally endorsed its president, House Majority Leader and Leyte 1st District Rep. Martin G. Romualdez, for the position of Speaker in the next Congress. (Left to right) House Majority Leader Martin Romualdez, Speaker Lord Allan Velasco, Senate President Vicente Sotto III, and …

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Marcos picks Remulla for DOJ, Balisacan returns to NEDA

Presumptive president Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. has tapped a former Aquino administration Cabinet member, Arsenio Balisacan, to return as head of the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA). (Left) Remulla and (right) Balisacan Referring to Balisacan as “an old friend,” Marcos said he had worked extensively with the NEDA chief …

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Envoys, BBM talk on wide-ranging matters

Presumptive president Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. held wide-ranging talks with the Chargé d’Affaires of the United States embassy in Manila as well as the ambassadors of Japan, South Korea, and India during separate meetings on Monday at his headquarters in Mandaluyong City. HOST OF ENVOYS. Presumptive president Ferdinand Marcos Jr. …

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Congress begins the final count

Sets 24-hour canvassing to proclaim new President, VP this week Congress is ready for a 24-hour canvass of the votes in the May 9 presidential and vice-presidential races, with canvassing set to begin Tuesday. House of Representatives Secretary General Mark Llandro Mendoza said once the Senate and the House convene …

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PRRD to public, private sectors: Invest in safer infra

NEW HEAD OFFICE. President Rodrigo Roa Duterte leads the inauguration of the new Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) Head Office Building in Barangay Ugong, Pasig City on Monday (May 23, 2022). Duterte enjoined the private and public sectors to invest in safer and responsive infrastructure as these provide a foundation …

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