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Trump praises PH’s gender equality efforts

As the Philippines continues to be a global leader in fostering gender equality, United States President Donald Trump on Friday praised the country for its progressive efforts to promote women empowerment and address gender inequality.

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Work, classes suspended for ASEAN Summit

Presidential Communications Operations Office Secretary Martin Andanar on Saturday clarified that classes in all levels in public and private schools and work in both government and private offices in the National Capital Region (NCR), Bulacan and Pampanga are suspended from Nov. 13 to 15 to give way to the 31st ASEAN Summit and Related Summits.

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Health group assures full support for Sec Duque

HealthJustice Philippines, a think tank and advocacy group with legal expertise in tobacco control and health promotion, congratulated and expressed its support for Francisco Duque III, who has just been appointed Health Secretary by President Rodrigo Duterte.


Peace group lauds new BBL but rejects plan to extend Martial Law

The All-Out Peace (AOP) movement, a broad network of peace advocates and civil society groups, welcomes the submission by the 21-member Bangsamoro Transition Commission (BTC) of the new draft of the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) to President Rodrigo Duterte on July 17 and lauds the commitment by the President to certify the proposed measure as urgent and “husband” the same before both houses of Congress.

Our CAB. Our Peace. Our Future.

As we commemorate today’s 3rd Anniversary of the Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro (CAB), the All-Out Peace (AOP) and Mindanao Peaceweavers (MPW) renew and further strengthen our support for this historic peace agreement, and reiterate our collective resolve for a genuinely inclusive peace roadmap that secures the present and the future not just of Bangsamoro but of the whole nation.

All-Out Peace Rather Than All-Out War

Alarmed by the recent announcement of an all-out war by the Philippine government through Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana against the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP), New People’s Army (NPA) and National Democratic Front (NDF), following President Rodrigo Duterte’s decision to terminate the formal talks, we, members and allied partners and networks of the All-Out Peace (AOP), urge both the Government of the Republic of the Philippines (GRP) and the CPP/NPA/NDF to instead work towards all –out peace. We urge them to pause and contemplate on the possible repercussion of an all-out war scenario especially on people on the ground, who, for the last five decades, have been at the receiving end of this prolonged armed-conflict.