House passes bill on fixed terms for AFP execs

The House of Representatives on Monday passed a bill bolstering professionalism and encouraging policy and modernization activities within the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) on final reading. House Bill 10521, which will provide fixed terms for officials holding senior positions and ranks in the AFP, was passed on third reading with 184 affirmative votes, six negative… Continue reading House passes bill on fixed terms for AFP execs

Political will needed to fight communist terrorists — Esperon

National Security Adviser Hermogenes Esperon Jr. emphasized on Tuesday, November 9, 2021, that political will is required to combat communist terrorists, the Philippines’ biggest political threat. Esperon, who is also the vice chair of the National Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict (NTF-ELCAC), made the statement after the Senate cut the task force’s… Continue reading Political will needed to fight communist terrorists — Esperon

Marawi Reconstruction Conflict Watch lauds Congress for passage of ‘Compensation Bill’

The civic group Marawi Reconstruction Conflict Watch (MRCW) on Tuesday (September 7, 2021) praised House of Representatives lawmakers for passing House Bill (HB) 9925, the Marawi Compensation Act, on its third and final reading. The MRCW, as per Maureen Anthea T. Lacuesta of International Alert Philippines, has been in the “forefront in pushing for a… Continue reading Marawi Reconstruction Conflict Watch lauds Congress for passage of ‘Compensation Bill’