Justice Carpio refutes Duterte gov’t: China can’t fish in PH

By Paterno Esmaquel II MANILA– Supreme Court Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio refuted the Duterte government on Tuesday evening, June 25, and said it cannot allow Chinese fishermen to fish in the West Philippine Sea. Carpio issued this statement after Malacañang, interpreting President Rodrigo Duterte, said the Philippines “will allow” China to fish in 

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Sinking of PH vessel by Chinese vessel ‘a first’

‘It is enough reason for this administration to seriously reconsider its friendship policy toward China,’ maritime law expert Jay Batongbacal tells Rappler MANILA, Philippines – The sinking of a Filipino vessel in the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea) as exposed on Wednesday, June 12, is a first in the dispute between the Philippines and 

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3 speeches in a row, Duterte silent on Chinese ship sinking PH vessel

The Philippine president has yet to publicly remark on the incident in the West Philippine Sea MANILA, Philippines – Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has not made any public statement about the ramming of a Philippine fishing boat by a Chinese vessel a day after the defense department bared it and 4 days after the incident 

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Robredo to Filipinos: It’s our duty to ensure a ‘free, just, humane’ society

‘Nawa’y pukawin ng pagdiriwang na ito ang isang malalim na pagmamahal para sa bayan,’ says Vice President Leni Robredo on Independence Day MANILA–Vice President Leni Robredo reminded Filipinos that they are tasked to continue protecting the freedoms their forefathers fought for when the Philippines was liberated from Spain 121 years ago. Robredo led the flag-raising 

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Analysts: Comelec violated the automation law

By Ronalyn V. Olea MANILA – In the fourth automated elections, the Commission on Elections (Comelec) was once again found violating the provisions of the Automated Elections System (AES) Law. In an interview with Bulatlat, Dr. Temario Rivera of AES Watch pointed out that Comelec did not fulfill the requirements set by the law 

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Makati residents on elections, Binay dynasty

By Irish Mae Silvestre The Philippine Reporter As the last of the ballots were counted for the highly divisive midterm elections, the future of politics is a hot topic. From electoral fraud to campaign strategies, Makati residents share their thoughts on the results and what it means for the future. Karen Nina Marie Camcam, 40, 

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Groups protest against ‘rigged election’

By Anne Marxze D. Umil MANILA — “We will not concede!” These were the words that resounded in front of the national canvassing center at the Philippine International Convention Center in Pasay City (PICC) as Makabayan senatorial candidate Neri Colmenares addressed the crowd on the afternoon of May 17 during the Black Friday protest 

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Group challenges Senate: Stop Charter change

Research group IBON is challenging the succeeding Senate to prove its independence by rejecting the proposal to amend the 1987 Philippine Constitution or Charter change (Cha-cha). Lawmakers should keep in mind the dangers that Cha-cha poses on Philippine economic sovereignty, said the group, and not be swayed into passing other laws that fulfill the consistent 

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Own up to ‘worst automated elections’ ever, poll body urged

By Janess Ann J. Ellao MANILA – A nationwide group of teachers called on the Commission on Elections (Comelec) to own up to the sufferings that public school teachers had to endure as a result of what they referred to as the “worst automated elections” in the country. “As many sectors question the conduct 

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And the winner is

Comelec proclaims ‘winning’ senators

By Marya Salamat MANILA – Amid protests questioning the integrity and results of the elections, the Commissions on Elections (Comelec) hastened to finish the canvassing of senatorial votes until late evening of May 21 to proclaim the new senators early today, May 22. They rolled out the red carpet for the arriving senators, mostly 

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