House panel okays church annulment bill

Written by Philippine News Agency

The proposed measure seeking to recognize the civil effects of church annulment or dissolution of certain marriages by different religious sects in the country has hurdled the committee level in the House of Representatives.

According to a statement on Friday, the House committee on population and family relations approved an unnumbered substitute bill, otherwise known as the “Church Decreed Annulment."

The bill provides that whenever a marriage, duly and legally solemnized by a priest, minister, imam, rabbi or presiding elder of any church or religious sect in the Philippines is subsequently annulled or dissolved in a final judgment or decree...

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Duterte thanks Congress for extending ML in Mindanao

Written by Philippine News Agency

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte on Wednesday, Dec. 13, thanked the House of Representatives for heeding his request to extend martial law for another year in Mindanao.

In his speech at the ceremonial demilitarization of seized weapons during the Marawi conflict at the Philippine Army headquarters here, the President sent his gratitude to Congress “for understanding the plight of the Filipino.”

The President admitted that without martial law, it would be impossible for the government to curb rebellion and terrorism in Mindanao. "Alam mo mahirapan talaga ako ‘pag walang martial law sa Mindanao. I will make it public and maybe telegraph...

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Palace suspends gov’t work on Dec. 26, Jan. 2

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To give government employees more time to celebrate the holidays with their families, Malacañang has suspended government work on Dec. 26, 2017 and Jan. 2, 2018.

The declaration was made through Memorandum Circular No. 37, which was signed on Dec. 13 by Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea, by authority of President Rodrigo Duterte.

The memo circular covers all government offices, including government-owned and -controlled corporations, government financial institutions, state universities and colleges, local government units, and other agencies and instrumentalities.

Since both Christmas Day and New Year’s Day fall on a Monday, the order gives government workers two consecutive four-day...

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Comelec resumes voter registration

Written by Paul Jaysent Fos | Romblon News


Simula nitong nakaraang Lunes ay muli nang tumatanggap ng voters registration ang opisina ng Commission on Elections (Comelec) sa buong bansa kasama ang Provincial Commission on Elections (Comelec) sa Romblon.

Ayon kay Comelec spokesperson James Jimenez, hindi apektado ng long weekend 'holiday' ang pagbabalik ng voters registration at operasyon ng kanilang mga opisina.

"[This] weeklong ‘holiday,’ #TuloyAngTrabaho sa @COMELEC. #VoterReg2017,” sa post ni Comelec spokesperson James Jimenez.

Bukas ang lahat ng Comelec offices tuwing Lunes hanggang Sabado kasama ang holidays tuwing 8am hanggang 5pm.