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Duterte China foreign policy

Duterte’s confused policy toward China, in two quotes

Just a few hours after assuming the Presidency, Rodrigo Duterte already expressed his desire not to antagonize China. In his first meeting with members of his Cabinet, Duterte said the country should not “taunt or flaunt” the then-looming decision of the United Nations Permanent Court

UP Diliman General Education 2017

UP Diliman guts General Education program

Voting 302 to 31 with 44 abstentions, the UP Diliman University Council approved a proposal to overhaul the general education (GE) program that has been in place for the past 14 years. In another vote, a plurality of University Council members (139-37-17) decided to slash by more

march 27 2017 holiday san juan

March 27 2017 declared holiday in San Juan City

The people of San Juan City will be celebrating its 110th annual foundation day anniversary this March 27. “Araw ng San Juan” is a special non-working holiday in that part of Metro Manila as mandated in Republic Act (RA) 7669. The holiday will effectively give

march 22 2017 holiday in cavite

#WalangPasok – March 22 2017 declared holiday in Cavite

The Philippines will be marking the 148th birth anniversary of General Emilio Aguinaldo, officially recognized as the country’s first president, this March 22, Wednesday. The day has been declared a special non-working holiday in Aguinaldo’s home province of Cavite according to President Rodrigo Duterte’s Proclamation

Madam Secretary - President Duterte

Duterte admin slams CBS over ‘Madam Secretary’ episode

The government is crying foul over an upcoming episode of the hit American political drama “Madam Secretary” because of what it describes as the show’s “highly negative portrayal” of a fictional Philippine president. In the trailer for the episode titled “Break in Diplomacy,” newly-elected Philippine president

bernard palanca video scandal

Alleged private video of Bernard Palanca goes viral

A two-minute private video allegedly featuring 40-year-old actor Bernard Palanca has been making the rounds of social media Tuesday afternoon. At the time this post was published, the Kapamilya star is still one of the top trending topics on social networking site Twitter. In the

araw ng dabaw 2017 holiday

ARAW NG DABAW – March 16 2017 declared a holiday in Davao City

Davao City will be celebrating its 80th foundation anniversary this coming March 16, Thursday. The day is a special non-working holiday throughout the city according to Republic Act (RA) 7551. The law, which was enacted in 1992 during the term of then-President Corazon Aquino, can be read

secretary briones message to graduates 2017

DepEd Secretary Leonor Briones’ message to graduates of batch 2017

This has been copied verbatim from the website of Department of Education. See the original post in this link. “My warmest greetings to the school officials, administrators, faculty members and advisers, teachers, parents and guardians of the graduates of school year 2016-2017 with the theme,

DepEd NCAE March 9 and 10 2017

DepEd sets NCAE in Metro Manila for March 9 and 10

The Department of Education has rescheduled the much-delayed National Career Assessment Examination (NCAE) for Grade 9 students of Metro Manila for March 9 and 10. Education Secretary Leonor Briones made the announcement through Memorandum #36 for 2017. Because of this announcement, it is likely that