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Next school year will start in June 2

The next school year will begin classes on June 2, with a total of 201 school days. The Department of Education clarified that the June-March academic calendar will remain for the pre-school, elementary and high school, despite several universities changing their academic calendar to August -June.

Palace defends constitutionality of Bangsamoro Comprehensive Agreement

The Malacañang respects the view of Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago, wherein the Senator said that the Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro between the Government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front is unconstitutional but according to Presidential Communications Secretary Sonny Coloma, every provisions of the said agreement is constitutional, further adding that every member of the Congress has the opportunity to review the Bangsamoro Basic Law once it is proposed.

Anti-graft court grants ex-President Arroyo’s birthday wish

MANILA, Philippines — The Sandiganbayan on Wednesday, April 2, granted Pampanga  Rep. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo’s wish to have her family visit her on her birthday on April 5 at the Veterans Memorial Medical Center where she is currently detained. The former President will be turning 67 on April 5.  She earlier asked the anti-graft court to allow her family to join her on her birthday at the VMMC for three days and two nights. Arroyo is […]

Palace presents roadmap for filing of charges vs those linked to P10-B PDAF scam

MANILA, April 2 (PNA) — Malacanang on Wednesday presented to media members a roadmap of the next steps following the filing of charges against those linked to the alleged P10-billion priority development assistance fund (PDAF) scam. Alleged PDAF mastermind Janet Napoles is among those who will be charged with plunder and graft along with three senators — Juan Ponce Enrile, Ramon Revilla Jr. and Jinggoy Estrada. “It is important that our people know and understand […]

Palace: Aquino admin not targeting opposition in filing charges related to pork barrel scam

By Azer N. Parrocha MANILA, April 2 (PNA) —The Aquino administration is not targeting senators who are members of the opposition with the impending filing of plunder and graft charges against them in connection with the alleged P10-billion pork barrel scam, a Malacanang official said on Wednesday. Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) Secretary Herminio B. Coloma Jr. made the statement following Vice President Jejomar Binay’s written request not to limit the filing of charges to […]

Filipino activists protest China’s blockade attempt in the South China Sea

(Reuters) — Dozens of Filipino activists rallied at a demonstration outside the Chinese embassy in Manila’s business district on Wednesday (April 2) to protest China’s recent blockade attempt of a vessel in the South China Sea. Two Chinese coastguards tried to block a Philippine civilian vessel delivering food, water and fresh troops to Second Thomas Shoal on Saturday (March 29), The shoal is known in China as Ren’ai reef and in the Philippines as Ayungin. Protesters in Manila condemned the blockade attempt, citing the Philippines’ claim […]