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If the CPP-NPA can’t make peace with Duterte, they can’t make peace with any president

“You can’t talk peace and have a gun.” – “Kaleidoscope World” by Francis Magalona (1964-2009) President Rodrigo Duterte announced a unilateral ceasefire with the Communist Party of the Philippines, its armed wing New People’s Army, and its political wing National Democratic Front during his first-ever


August 21 2016 Philippine holiday – Ninoy Aquino day

The country will commemorate the 33rd death anniversary of the late former Senator and democracy fighter Benigno “Ninoy” Aquino Jr. this August 21, which this year falls on a Sunday. It is a non-working holiday nationwide as stipulated in Republic Act (RA) 9256, which then-President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo

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Duterte signs order on Freedom of Information for executive branch

Fulfilling one of his campaign pledges, President Rodrigo Duterte this Sunday morning signed an executive order (EO) paving the way for Freedom of Information covering the executive branch. The EO was finalized just a day before Duterte is scheduled to give his first State of

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#SONA2016 – Highlights of Duterte’s first State of the Nation Address

President Rodrigo Duterte delivered his first State of the Nation Address (SONA) today, July 25. As of posting time, the Presidential Communications Office is yet to release the official transcript of his 90-minute address. The advanced copy of the speech that was given to members

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#WalangPasok – August 19 2016 declared holiday in Quezon City

The 138th birth anniversary of President Manuel L. Quezon will be commemorated this coming August 19, Friday. It is special non-working holiday in the provinces of Aurora and Quezon as well as in Quezon City as stated in Republic Act 6741. It is a working holiday in

Supreme Court acquits Gloria Arroyo

SC: ‘Nothing more remained’ of the plunder case vs Arroyo after 2013

In a 48-page decision, the Supreme Court ruled that the Sandiganbayan committed grave abuse of discretion in repeatedly denying the petition of former President and now Pampanga Rep. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo for demurrer to evidence in relation to her plunder case regarding the supposed misuse of