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Aguirre using Napoles as diversion – lawmaker
by Paolo Romero - March 17, 2018 - 12:00am
By placing alleged pork barrel scam mastermind Janet Lim-Napoles under witness protection, Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II might be trying to divert public attention from his prosecutors’ controversial...
Senate to review education system
by Paolo Romero - March 15, 2018 - 12:00am
The Senate is set to conduct a performance review of the country’s education system following the poor marks the Philippines obtained for educational access and quality in various international...
De Lima: Dismissal of Kerwin’s drug charges proves I’m innocent
by Paolo Romero - March 15, 2018 - 12:00am
Detained Sen. Leila de Lima said yesterday the dismissal of drug trafficking charges against Kerwin Espinosa and Peter Co by the Department of Justice proved her innocence.
Senate may summon Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II
by Paolo Romero - March 14, 2018 - 12:01am
Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II will have a lot of explaining to do in the dismissal of drug charges against self-confessed drug dealer Kerwin Espinosa and 20 others, senators said yesterday.
Sanofi, DOH ignored warnings on Dengvaxia — expert
by Paolo Romero - March 14, 2018 - 12:00am
French pharmaceutical giant Sanofi Pasteur and health officials in 2016 ignored the warnings of experts as well as their own data on possible life-threatening risks faced by those inoculated with a controversial...
Senate frees Faeldon
by Paolo Romero - March 13, 2018 - 12:00am
Former Customs chief Nicanor Faeldon was freed yesterday from the Senate custody after being detained for more than five months.
Senators seek restructuring of military to boost security
by Paolo Romero - March 12, 2018 - 12:00am
Senators have pushed for the immediate passage of measures seeking to restructure the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and the Department of National Defense (DND) to help improve the country’s capability...
Enough safeguards in police subpoena law — Sen. Panfilo Lacson
by Paolo Romero - March 12, 2018 - 12:00am
There are enough safeguards in the new law authorizing top officials of the Philippine National Police (PNP) to issue subpoenas, Sen. Panfilo Lacson said yesterday.
Lacson seeks restructuring of AFP, DND in a bill
by Paolo Romero - March 10, 2018 - 12:00am
Sen. Panfilo Lacson has pushed for the restructuring of the Armed Forces of the Philippines, streamlining of procurement of defense equipment and the imposition of two-year mandatory military service in a bill that...
Senators question Comelec preference for Smartmatic
by Paolo Romero - March 10, 2018 - 12:00am
Senators questioned yesterday the apparent undue preference given by the Commission on Elections (Comelec) to automated election system provider Smartmatic, given the string of allegations of irregularities and fraud...
‘Solicitor general case vs Sereno an assault on Senate’
by Paolo Romero - March 7, 2018 - 12:01am
The petition for quo warranto filed against Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno is “an assault against the Senate’s integrity and democratic processes,” Sen. Risa Hontiveros warned yesterday.
2 women harassed daily in Metro Manila — Sen. Risa Hontiveros
by Paolo Romero - March 7, 2018 - 12:00am
Two women get harassed every day in Metro Manila, Sen. Risa Hontiveros said yesterday as she admonished President Duterte for contributing to the culture of sexism, gender discrimination and even violence against...
Sen. Vicente Sotto III claims Smartmatic irregularities in 2016 polls
by Paolo Romero - March 7, 2018 - 12:00am
In what could be considered a case of electoral sabotage, at least six candidates for national posts in the May 2016 elections benefited from manipulation of votes apparently done by Smartmatic, the service provider...
No it can’t – senators
by Paolo Romero - March 5, 2018 - 12:01am
Senators from the minority bloc warned yesterday that efforts to oust Chief Justice Ma. Lourdes Sereno through modes other than conviction by an impeachment court are unconstitutional and a “brazen usurpation”...
Senators want government executives, firms charged over Boracay mess
by Paolo Romero - March 5, 2018 - 12:01am
Senators yesterday strongly recommended the filing of criminal and other charges against local executives, officials of concerned national agencies, as well as owners of business establishments responsible for the...
Senate urged to probe foreign loan terms
by Paolo Romero - March 5, 2018 - 12:00am
Sen. Leila de Lima has sought an inquiry into the terms and conditions of foreign loans obtained by the Duterte administration to fund its ambitious Build Build Build program to assess their impact on the economy...
Senate to probe ‘bukas bagahe’ in airports
by Paolo Romero - March 5, 2018 - 12:00am
The Senate committee on public services is set to conduct a probe into the incidents of bukas bagahe, or luggage pilferage, in the country’s airports that have raised concern on the security of travelers....
Anti-red tape bill ready for President Duterte’s signature
by Paolo Romero - March 5, 2018 - 12:00am
President Duterte is set to sign a law that will further cut red tape in the government.
Always On Saturdays
by Paolo Romero - March 4, 2018 - 12:00am
Great works of art immortalize beauty and love, capture images that transcend time and inspire brotherhood among the artists.
5 of 9 wetlands in Boracay wiped out
by Paolo Romero - March 3, 2018 - 12:01am
Overdevelopment, corruption and failure to enforce environment laws by local officials have wiped out five of the nine wetlands in the world-famous Boracay, a Senate inquiry learned yesterday.
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