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Drilon vows passage of key, priority measures before yearend

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Congress leaders have agreed to approve before the end of the year several key measures including those that would ensure a more level business playing field, provide more education opportunities for out-of-school youth, and provide more allowances to soldiers, Senate President Franklin Drilon said on Tuesday.

Posted: December 2nd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

CHR bucks bid to cut minimum age of juvenile offenders to 13

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The Commission on Human Rights (CHR) has opposed a proposal to lower the minimum age of criminal responsibility to 13 years old from 15 years in the proposed amendments to the Revised Penal Code.

Posted: September 19th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

New Criminal Code Book 2 now complete

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The Book 2 of the New Criminal Code is already complete after three years of work, the Department of Justice announced Thursday.

Posted: August 21st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Davao City police chief slammed for hitting, shouting at wife on YouTube video


The YouTube video showing the city police director hitting and shouting at his wife stirred reactions on the Internet, from viewers questioning the act of the police director to viewers seeing as urgent the need to pass a divorce law in the country.

Posted: August 17th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Senate OKs repeal of antiwomen law

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The Senate has approved on third and final reading a bill that will repeal the Revised Penal Code provision that makes it a crime for widows to remarry within 301 days from their husbands’ death, or for women whose marriages have been dissolved to take a new husband within the same time period.

Posted: August 1st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »