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Category: newsSource: thestandard thestandardJan 12th, 2019

House OKs bill expanding coverage of vaccination program on 2nd reading

MANILA, Philippines --- A proposed measure that aims to expand the coverage of mandatory basic immunization program in the country has been approved on second reading at the House of Representatives. Members of Congress passed, without any amendments, House Bill 9068 via viva voce vote on Friday. If enacted, the measure would amend Republic Act 10152 or the Mandatory Infants and Children Immunization Act of 2011, including the list of diseases covered by the national program. Vaccines for rotavirus, Japanese encephalitis, pneumococcal conjugate vaccine, and the human papilloma virus would be included in the covered immunization program under the bill.Other vaccines can be added ...Keep on reading: House OKs bill expanding coverage of vaccination program on 2nd reading.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 8th, 2019

63 out of 67 barangays in Cotabato to join Bangsamoro region

MANILA, Philippines – The Bangsamoro won additional territory in Cotabato, with the "yes" vote winning in 63 out of 67 barangays that petitioned to join the new region.  This was based on the final unofficial results monitored by the United Bangsamoro Party (UBP) of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsFeb 8th, 2019

DILG wants to make federalism an ‘election issue’

MANILA, Philippines --- The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) wants the proposed federal form of government to be an "election issue" or a basis for assessing candidates in the 2019 polls. "We will make it an election issue by challenging our people to vote on the basis of issues, not on the basis of personalities," DILG Assistant Secretary and Spokesperson Jonathan Malaya said in a press conference at the sidelines of the National Federalism Summit. Malaya said some voters favor famous candidates, even former celebrities, running for elective positions. But this time, the public should vote from pressing issues, including federalism, which is being pushed by t...Keep on reading: DILG wants to make federalism an ‘election issue’.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 7th, 2019

House bill requiring ROTC for Grades 11, 12 one step away from passage

MANILA, Philippines – The House of Representatives approved on second reading the bill that would make the Reserve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC) program mandatory for Grades 11 and 12. Legislators approved House Bill (HB) 8961 on Wednesday, February 6, through viva voce voting or a vote of ayes and ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsFeb 6th, 2019

Bangsamoro plebiscite peaceful, say military, police

MANILA, Philippines – Following explosions the day before , authorities declared the second leg of the historic Bangsamoro plebiscite  as “generally peaceful” from opening to closing of the voting precincts on Wednesday, February 6. "[It was] generally peaceful. Those who had to vote voted. The turnout is quite high. Intimidation [tactics] had minimal ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsFeb 6th, 2019

Youth vote for Bangsamoro assured in Lanao Norte, North Cotabato, says group

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/06 February) – Seventy to 80 percent of the young voters in the February 6 Bangsamoro plebiscite will allow six Lanao del Norte towns and 67 North Cotabato barangays to be included in the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM), International Alert Philippines (IA) said. Citing survey results released in December 2018 […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsFeb 6th, 2019

Rappler Talk: Abdullah Dimaporo on expectations for the BOL Plebiscite in Lanao del Norte

LANAO DEL NORTE, Philippines – On the eve of the second voting day in the Bangsamoro plebiscite, Rappler talks to Lanao del Norte 2nd District Representative Abdullah Dimaporo on the expectations he has for the historic vote in the province. The Dimaporo clan has openly opposed the inclusion of 6 municipalities ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsFeb 6th, 2019

House OKs death penalty for drug possession at parties, meetings

MANILA, Philippines – The House of Representatives added another drug-related crime that lawmakers want to be punished with the death penalty – possession of illegal drugs during parties and social gatherings or meetings. Legislators approved on 3rd and final reading House Bill (HB) 8909 with a vote of 172-0-0 on Monday, ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsFeb 6th, 2019

Polls close in second Bangsamoro plebiscite

LANAO DEL NORTE, Philippines – The vote to see a new Muslim region in parts of Mindanao ended peacefully as polls closed at 3 pm Wednesday, February 6, in 22 towns in Lanao del Norte and 7 in North Cotabato. Voters in these areas cast their “yes” ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsFeb 6th, 2019

Filipino Muslims vote on autonomy after long peace effort - Washington Post

Filipino Muslims vote on autonomy after long peace effort Washington Post Muslims in the southern Philippines are voting in a referendum on a new autonomous region that seeks to end nearly half a cen.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsFeb 5th, 2019

House approves bill legalizing Angkas, motorcycle taxis

MANILA, Philippines – The House of Representatives gave its nod to a measure that would legalize the operations of motorcycle taxis in the Philippines. On Monday, February 4, lawmakers approved House Bill (HB) 8959 on 3rd and final reading with a vote of 181-0-0. The measure would amend Republic Act No. 4136 ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsFeb 4th, 2019

Moro youth might rebel if Lanao del Norte votes ‘no’ – MILF lawyer

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, Philippines – A victory for the "no" vote in the Bangsamoro plebiscite in Lanao del Norte on February 6 will result in the disenfranchisement of Moro youth in the province, a lawyer of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front's (MILF) said.  With the Bangsamoro Organic Law already ratified by ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsFeb 1st, 2019

Basagan ng Trip with Leloy Claudio: Choosing among imperfect candidates

MANILA, Philippines – Voters are often blamed for election results. But the perfect candidate does not exist. How do we then choose among imperfect candidates? In this episode of Basagan ng Trip, Leloy Claudio sits down with sociologist Nicole Curato to discuss candidates' imperfections and how to vote intelligently. – ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 31st, 2019

Grenade attack on Philippines mosque kills two amid peace process

A grenade attack on a mosque in the troubled southern Philippines killed two people early Wednesday, authorities said, just days after a deadly Catholic cathedral bombing and a vote backing Muslim sel.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsJan 31st, 2019

Philippine referendum returns big yes vote on Bangsamoro self-rule | Reuters

Philippine referendum returns big 'yes' vote on Bangsamoro self-rule Reuters MANILA (Reuters) - A predominantly Muslim area of the southern Philippines has returned a resounding Yes in this w.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsJan 30th, 2019

Grenade attack kills 2 at southern Philippines mosque

MANILA: A grenade attack on a mosque in the troubled southern Philippines killed two people early Wednesday (Jan 30), authorities said, just days after a deadly Catholic cathedral bombing and a vote b.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsJan 30th, 2019

A tale of two cities: Why Catholics took opposing sides in Bangsamoro plebiscite

MANILA, Philippines – One church. Two opposing votes in the historic plebiscite for the new Bangsamoro region in Muslim Mindanao. Known to vote as one on key national issues, the Catholic Church went separate ways in two key Muslim cities courted to expand the territory of the soon-to-be ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 29th, 2019

Philippine referendum returns big yes vote on Bangsamoro self-rule

A predominantly Muslim area of the southern Philippines has returned a resounding "Yes" in this week's referendum on greater autonomy, boosting hopes for peace in one of Asia's most.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsJan 28th, 2019

Philippine referendum returns big yes vote on Bangsamoro self-rule | Macau Business

A predominantly Muslim area of the southern Philippines has returned a resounding "Yes" in this week's referendum on greater autonomy, boosting hopes for peace in one of Asia's most.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsJan 27th, 2019

Plan to create self-administered area for Muslim-dominated parts of Mindanao backed by voters

Hopes for peace rise in Philippines after referendum in conflict-torn region The Telegraph Philippine referendum returns big 'yes' vote on Bangsamoro self-rule Reuters Muslims in Philippines.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsJan 27th, 2019