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Proclamation 216 – Duterte makes his martial law declaration official

Malacañang has released Proclamation 216, which officially placed Mindanao under martial law, late Wednesday night (May 24). Speaking upon his arrival from Russia yesterday, President Rodrigo Duterte said that he might not stop there because he is also considering putting the entire Visayas under martial law,

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President Duterte declares martial law in Mindanao – a commentary

President Rodrigo Duterte has placed the entire Mindanao under martial law, following the attacks organized by Maute group in Marawi City, Lanao del Sur throughout Tuesday (May 23). The Maute group has long pledged alliance to the international terrorist group Islamic State or ISIS. (ABS-CBN

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PUP postpones calendar shift; classes set to begin June 19

The Polytechnic University of the Philippines (PUP) will not be pushing through its planned shift in academic calendar this year. The university announced today through its social media platforms that academic year 2017-2018 will still start this June instead of August, as originally scheduled.  Classes

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Ariana Grande’s Manila concert likely to be canceled

American entertainer Ariana Grande is reportedly suspending her world tour, which potentially includes her scheduled Philippine concert. This comes after an apparent suicide bomber attacked Manchester Arena in United Kingdom just after she performed there late Monday night (May 22 in London). The attack killed at

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May 26 2017 is not a holiday – NCMF

The National Commission on Muslim Filipinos (NCMF) clarified today that May 26 (Friday) is not a special non-working holiday, contrary to what is being speculated by some users on social media because it is the first day of the holy month of Ramadan for Muslims.

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Gov’t employees to receive midyear bonus beginning May 15

The Department of Budget and Management (DBM) has announced that government employees will receive their midyear bonus for 2017 beginning May 15. The midyear bonus is equivalent to an employee’s one month basic pay as of May 2017. Through Memorandum Circular 2017-2 released last May

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One year ban on appointing losing candidates ends today

The one-year ban prohibition on appointing losing candidates during the 2016 national and local elections ends today, May 9. Article IX, Section 6B of the 1987 Constitution stipulates that “No candidate who has lost in any election shall, within one year after such election, be appointed to

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Lopez slams Lacson for bringing up her alleged past drug use

Former Environment Secretary Gina Lopez slammed Senator Panfilo Lacson for saying in media interviews that one reason he voted against her confirmation is because of her alleged history of drug use and personality disorder during the mid-1970s. Citing a 1975 Supreme Court case labeled GR-L-38850,

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#WalangPasok – Class suspensions for April 27 2017

Classes in several colleges and universities in the cities of Manila, Makati, and Pasay will be suspended this April 27, Thursday, to give way for the preparations that the national government and concerned local government units will put in place in connection to the country’s hosting