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july 15 2017 holiday cordillera

July 15 2017 declared holiday in Cordillera Region

The Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR) will be celebrating its 30th foundation anniversary this July 15, Saturday.  The theme for this year is “CAR @ 30: A Celebration of Unity.” The day is a special non-working holiday in all provinces under the region as mandated by President Rodrigo

DepEd policy on LGBT students

DepEd moves to strengthen protections for LGBT students

The Department of Education has released guidelines for the implementation of its newly-developed gender-responsive  basic education or GRBE policy, which includes strengthened protections for students who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT). This came a week after the United States-based advocacy group Human Rights

Duterte Supreme Court martial law

SC affirms Duterte’s martial law declaration in Mindanao

Voting 11-3-1, the Supreme Court has voted to uphold President Rodrigo Duterte’s declaration of Martial Law in Mindanao. Eleven justices said yes to martial law for the entire Mindanao. Meanwhile, Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno, Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio, and Justice Alfredo Caguioa said

Pacquiao-Horn rematch

Manny Pacquiao: From national hero to polarizing politician

Earlier today, Jeffrey Horn of Australia shocked the boxing world by defeating eight-division world champion and Philippine Senator Manny Pacquiao via unanimous decision,  117-111, 115-113, and 115-113. Some analysts are claiming that Pacquiao was robbed of the victory, and that perhaps a rematch is necessary

july 24 2017 no classes quezon city

#WalangPasok – July 24 2017 holiday in Quezon City

(UPDATED, July 17) President Rodrigo Duterte is scheduled to deliver his second State of the Nation Address or SONA this July 24 (Monday) at the House of Representatives in Batasan Hills, Quezon City. In line with this, Mayor Herbert Bautista has announced the suspension  of classes for all levels