Rodrigo Duterte (Ervin1118 | Wikimedia Commons)

House leadership change delays 3rd SONA

The third State of the Nation Address (SONA) of President Rodrigo R. Duterte on Monday has been delayed for almost an hour after the House of Representatives (HOR) went through a change in House leadership.

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Peace group hails BBL passage

The Initiatives for International Dialogue (IID), together with its allies in the broad peace civil society movement today hailed the passage of the reconciled version of the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL), which was renamed the Organic Law for the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) or the Bangsamoro Organic Law after the 28-member bicameral conference committee approved on July 18.

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TD ‘Josie’ out of PAR

Tropical depression “Josie” is now out of the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) Monday moving northwestward to Taiwan but moderate to heavy rains will continue due to the southwest monsoon, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said.