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Palace Marcos has no scheduled visit for Mary Jane Veloso

During President Ferdinand Bongbong Marcos first state visit to Indonesia, Palace officials said that theres no scheduled visit for Mary Jane Veloso, a Filipina who was imprisoned on death row for drug trafficking. #In60words

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Valenzuela gets another KWF seal for using Filipino in public

The Valenzuela city government has received another seal of governance from the Komisyon sa Wikang Filipino (KWF) for using the Filipino language in communicating public service. #In60words

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'Bring Mary Jane home Marcos urged to seek Widodo's leniency

Gabriela Partylist Rep. Arlene Brosas reiterated her plea for President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. to seek executive clemency for Mary Jane Veloso, a Filipina sentenced to death due to alleged drug trafficking, following the chief executive's first state visit to Indonesia. #In60words

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Marcos leaves for Indonesia, Singapore state visits

President Ferdinand Bongbong Marcos Jr. has left the country Sunday morning to hold his first ever state visits in Indonesia and Singapore as he eyes to bolster the relationship of the country with its regional neighbors.

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Jinggoy files bill increasing veterans' disability pension

Senator Jinggoy Estrada has filed a bill seeking to increase the disability pension of military veterans.

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PNP denies VIP visitors as De Lima turns 63 in

As former Leila de Lima celebrated her 63rd birthday, her 6th time celebrating in detention, on Saturday at Camp Crame in Quezon City, the Philippine National Police (PNP) denied leaders, former and current lawmakers, justices, lawyers, academics, and bureaucrats from visiting and personally greeting her. #In60words

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Recto bares P588-billion unprogrammed funds in 2023 budget

House Deputy Speaker Ralph Recto claimed that the proposed 2023 national budget is bloated by unprogrammed funds, as he called on to itemize the said allocation. He said the proposed expenditure plan is P5.856 trillion, or P588 billion, bigger than the oft-quoted P5.268 trillion. #In60words

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Imee Marcos cool to barangay polls' postponement, but leaves decision

Senator Imee Marcos said she is against the proposal to postpone the 2022 barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan elections until next year. But she added that she is leaving the final decision up to the Senate panel. Last week, the House Suffrage and Electoral Reforms committee voted to postpone the December 5, 2022 barangay and SK polls to December 4, 2023. #in60words ...

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Lawmaker seeks 'digitalization' of social benefits

A lawmaker is proposing the digitalization of social benefits amid the social welfare department's long queues for student aid. In a statement, Albay Rep. Joey Salceda renewed his call for a single national window for tax and social benefits, as long lines for student aid from the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) plagued the agency's offices this weekend. #In60words...

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House seeks tighter coordination with Palace, Senate to prevent veto

The leadership of the House of Representatives is fostering tighter coordination with MalacaƱang and the Senate to prevent even a single presidential veto of bills to be approved by the 19th Congress. #In60words

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US delegation visits De Lima after court approvals

A US Congressional delegation led by Sen. Edward Markey was finally able to visit detained former Philippine senator Leila de Lima on Friday. The visit is meant to discuss the progress of the remaining cases filed against the former Senator, her current situation, and experiences in the more than five and a half years. #in60words.

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Marcos meets Chinese ambassador amid NSA's Pagasa visit

The Philippines' Chinese Ambassador, Huang Xilian, paid President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. a courtesy call during National Security Adviser (NSA) Clarita Carlos' visit to the Kalayaan Group of Islands' West Philippine Sea. #In60words

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Pimentel Philippines not yet ready for same-sex unions

Senate Minority Leader Aquilino Koko Pimentel III believed Filipinos were not yet ready to institutionalize same-sex couples' civil unions. This is after Senator Robin Padilla filed Senate Bill 449, which seeks to recognize the civil union between two persons of the same or opposite sex to be able to enjoy the rights, protection, and privileges afforded in this bill. #in60words....

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Language agency joins book purge, tags 5 subversive works

The Komisyon sa Wikang Filipino (KWF) ordered the pullout and stopped the publication of five books it deemed subversive for promoting antigovernment ideologies. The move was denounced by artists and academics as signaling the death of scholarship. The memo was addressed to Rochelle Rosita, supply officer, and Minda Blanca Limbo, SWK coordinator. #in60words...

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CHR urges fair, swift trial of De Lima cases

The Commission on Human Rights (CHR) has called for the swift disposition of the drug charges filed against former Senator Leila de Lima. De Lima has been imprisoned for over five years and faces up to 14 years in jail. De Lima has been charged with crimes against humanity for allegedly abetting the illegal drug trade in the New Bilibid Prison. #in60words...

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