House leaders reiterate call for Palace to certify BBL as urgent

House leaders reiterate call for Palace to certify BBL as urgent

Leaders of the House of Representatives have asked anew President Rodrigo Duterte to certify as urgent the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL), which is expected to solve, among others, the longstanding issue of violent extremism in Mindanao.

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Duterte ‘pours cold water’ on Arroyo-Alvarez ‘feud’

Duterte ‘pours cold water’ on Arroyo-Alvarez ‘feud’

President Rodrigo Duterte tried to mend the seemingly damaged ties between former president and now Pampanga Rep. Gloria Macapagal Arroyo and House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez during a dinner gathering at the Hotel Sofitel in Pasay City Thursday night.

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Rep. Villarin: Power struggle seen over Sara-Alvarez squabble

Rep. Villarin: Power struggle seen over Sara-Alvarez squabble

The feud between Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez and Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte is nothing more than a power struggle over “turf and egos” among President Rodrigo Duterte’s lieutenants, an opposition lawmaker said on Saturday.

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Senate to insist role in Cha-cha for benefit of people—Bam Aquino

Senate to insist role in Cha-cha for benefit of people—Bam Aquino

The Senate will insist on being part of any move to amend the Charter despite the insistence of Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez that they could do it alone without the upper chamber, according to an opposition senator.

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Alvarez tells Pimentel: Admit Senate’s failing

Alvarez tells Pimentel: Admit Senate’s failing

Face reality and admit the Senate’s shortcomings, House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez told Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III on Thursday, a day after the two officials traded barbs over the performance of the two chambers.

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SC orders gov’t execs to justify martial law extension

SC orders gov't execs to justify martial law extension

The Supreme Court (SC) has ordered officials from the Executive and Legislative branches of government to answer the petition filed by opposition lawmakers who are seeking to stop the year-long extension of martial law in Mindanao.

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