Daily Archive: June 1, 2018

‘Bloody’ BBL bicam debates seen: More differences than similarities

‘Bloody’ BBL bicam debates seen: More differences than similarities

Before Congress resumes sessions on July 23, contingents from the Senate and the House of Representatives will sit in a bicameral conference to iron out differences between their respective bills on the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) and craft a unified version, likely with help from the Bangsamoro Transition Commission (BTC), which drafted the original bill that was certified urgent by President Rodrigo Duterte.

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Sereno ouster worries UN expert; he’s misinformed, says Palace

Sereno ouster worries UN expert; he’s misinformed, says Palace

A UN human rights expert has expressed grave concern about the country’s judicial independence following the dismissal of Supreme Court Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno last month, saying her ouster sent a “chilling message” to other members of the judiciary and could lead to the “deterioration of the rule of law.”

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California’s biggest-ever wildfire declared extinguished

GOLETA, Calif. — Officials declared the largest wildfire in recorded California history officially extinguished Friday, nearly six months after it ignited and later burned hillsides that washed away in deadly mudslides northwest of Los Angeles. Los Padres National Forest officials made the designation after detecting no hotspots within the perimeter of the Thomas fire for more than two months.

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