The Giant, The Pearl, and The Ruling

Claims over the West Philippine Sea have long incited tensions among countries in the South East Asian corridor. The disputed waters’ rich marine resources and potential oil reserves, along with its significant role in trade routing and general navigation, puts it at the fore of maritime concerns.

HUDCC vows to address public housing backlog, shorten process of getting decent shelter

Providing housing for the poor and homeless can be a challenging task, but the Housing and Urban Development Coordinating Council (HUDCC) said that it will continue to be committed in addressing housing backlogs and providing resettlement to informal settler families (ISFs).

INFOGRAPHIC: Paving the way for Federalism: Duterte on Federal - Parliamentary System

One of the most pressing issues of this new administration is the President's proposal to change the government system into federal-parliamentary. During his campaign the president called federalism "the centerpiece of my campaign", believing that it is high time for the Philippines to adopt a new form of government.

PDAF & DAP Appropriation Through the Years

See how much money was allocated for Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) since its inception and how it compares to the allocation for the short-lived Disbursement Acceleration Fund.

One of the most anticipated events upon the entry of a new administration is the President’s first State of the Nation Address. On Monday, July 25, 2016, newly-elected President Rodrigo Duterte delivered his first SONA and highlighted his platform of change for the next six years. Aside from its stark difference from former President Benigno Aquino III’s battlecry of “Tuwid na Daan”, see how the Duterte’s SONA compare to that of Aquino’s.

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