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Urban legend? Police urged to speak up on alleged youth abductions

Gatchalian said police confirmation and updates are necessary to ensure that the rumored abductions are true. → Read More

Tolentino wants total ban on e-cigarettes, vaping devices

MANILA - Hours before President Rodrigo Duterte announced his decision to ban the use of vaping devices in a news conference, his ally Sen. Francis Tolentino filed a measure similar to the chief executive’s position. → Read More

OCD's Jalad, HUDCC's Del Rosario cool to new department on disasters

Two officials of the executive branch expressed strong reservations to the creation of a new Department on Disaster Resiliency. → Read More

Bong Go: ‘Cholesterol-free’, ‘pork-free’ 2020 national budget

MANILA - Senator Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go on Monday said he will scrutinize the proposed 2020 national budget to make sure that no taxpayers’ money will be wasted and that it will be a “pork-free, cholesterol-free' budget. → Read More

WHO urges mandatory swimming, rescue subjects in PH schools

WHO classifies drowning as the third major cause of unintentional death in the world, and the second among children in low-and-middle-income-countries. → Read More

Drowning prevention advocate calls for UN action

The World Health Organization now categorizes drowning as the third major cause of unintentional death in the world. → Read More

Why the topic of drowning prevention needs to be brought to the surface

In a country surrounded by expansive bodies of water, the Philippines must be aware of measures to mitigate cases of drowning. → Read More

Lawmakers eye separate remote facility for heinous crime convicts

Members of three of seven committees investigating the good conduct time allowance (GCTA) controversy have filed a bill that seeks to totally separate heinous crime convicts from other persons deprived of liberty (PDLs) with lower jail sentences. → Read More

Bilibid's hospital ward being used as drug selling area: Go

Convicted drug lords posing as sick inmates inside the New Bilibid Prisons use its hospital’s ward as a venue for their illegal drug trade, Sen. Christopher “Bong” Go said Tuesday. → Read More

'We're not seeking trouble,' Chinese envoy says amid S. China Sea tensions

MANILA – Chinese Ambassador to the Philippines Zhao Jianhua on Friday downplayed the sighting of Chinese research vessels and warships in Philippines waters. → Read More

China still rejects PH arbitral win, says envoy

MANILA – Chinese Ambassador to the Philippines Zhao Jianhua on Friday said Beijing's rejection of Manila's arbitral victory over the South China Sea will remain, as President Rodrigo Duterte said he would finally bring up the landmark ruling with Chinese President Xi Jinping. → Read More

Angara wants anti-red tape stats of gov't agencies

MANILA—Sen. Sonny Angara said Monday he wants government agencies to present their 'anti-red tape performance and targets” during the hearing of their 2020 budget proposals. → Read More

Angara seeks probe over near-expiry, overstocked meds in DOH

MANILA—Sen. Sonny Angara has filed a Senate resolution seeking an inquiry into the overstocking of close to P20-billion worth of drugs and medicines by the Department of Health (DOH). → Read More

Senators defend Duterte's appointment of ex-soldiers, cops in gov't

MANILA - Senators on Wednesday defended President Rodrigo Duterte’s appointment of retired military and police officers after Sen. Richard Gordon voiced out his disapproval against it. → Read More

Tolentino defends Duterte's 'verbal agreement' with China's Xi

MANILA - Neophyte senator Francis Tolentino, who has been vouching his expertise in international law as a lawyer, experienced his 'baptism with fire' in the Senate when he delivered his first privilege speech which centered on President Rodrigo Duterte's agreement with China. → Read More

Battle for Senate committee chairmanships far from over

MANILA - The battle for the chairmanship of highly coveted committees in the Senate is far from over, sources told ABS-CBN News. → Read More

Duterte's men to be Senate seatmates

MANILA - After snagging their preferred committees, President Rodrigo Duterte’s closest allies in the Senate will also get their wish to be seated together, sources told ABS-CBN News. → Read More

Bong Go expresses support for 'Duterte Coalition'

Senator Christopher 'Bong' Go expressed his support for the so-called Duterte Coalition' and explained that he is one with them in their effort to unite Congress behind the administration. → Read More

China rejects 3rd party in probe of Recto Bank boat sinking

China has rejected a third party investigator to probe the June 9 sinking of Filipino fishing vessel F/B GEMVER 1 at the Recto Bank, Malacanang said Monday. → Read More

How Imee Marcos reacted to possible Robredo presidential bid in 2022

Reacting to Vice-President Robredo possibly running for president in 2022, Senator-elect Imee Marcos said: “Napakahaba ng pila, higit sa lahat napakalayo pa ng 2022.” → Read More