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Singapore must explain Taylor Swift exclusivity deal – lawmaker
by Shiela Crisostomo - February 29, 2024 - 12:00am
The Singaporean embassy must explain allegations that Singapore made a deal to exclusively host Taylor Swift’s concert in Southeast Asia, according to Filipino lawmaker Joey Salceda.
1,182 Aklan households ‘graduate’ from 4Ps
by Shiela Crisostomo - February 29, 2024 - 12:00am
At least 1,182 household-beneficiaries of the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program in Aklan “successfully graduated” from the 4Ps this month, the Department of Social Welfare and Development reported...
‘4Ps registered P9 billion deficit due to budget cuts’
by Shiela Crisostomo - February 22, 2024 - 12:00am
The Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program of the government had already registered a “budget deficit” of P9 billion after Sen. Imee Marcos slashed its budget by P13 billion.
PhilHealth backs Speaker’s call for better benefit packages
by Shiela Crisostomo - February 18, 2024 - 10:00am
Executives of the Philippine Health Insurance Corp. have thrown their support behind the call of House Speaker Martin Romualdez for the state insurer to enhance their service and benefit packages for members and...
Free PhilHealth coverage OK’d for solo parents
by Shiela Crisostomo - February 15, 2024 - 12:00am
Single parents will now be entitled to free coverage of the state-run Philippine Health Insurance Corp. as provided under the law expanding the economic benefits for single fathers and mothers, a senior administration...
Closure of 2,000 lotto outlets probed
by Shiela Crisostomo - February 1, 2024 - 12:00am
The House of Representatives on Tuesday investigated the closure of some 2,000 lotto outlets by the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office.The House of Representatives on Tuesday investigated the closure of some 2,000...
Enough pork supply through holidays – hog farmers
by Shiela Crisostomo - December 22, 2023 - 12:00am
There is enough pork supply in the country until the end of the holiday season, the National Federation of Hog Farmers Inc. assured the public on Thursday.
DSWD eyes ‘Tara, Basa!’ program expansion nationwide
by Shiela Crisostomo - December 10, 2023 - 12:00am
The Department of Social Welfare and Development is now working on the possible institutionalization of its “Tara, Basa! Tutoring Program,” which was designed to assist “struggling or non-reader”...
P20 a kilo rice possible through subsidy – Salceda
by Shiela Crisostomo - November 23, 2023 - 12:00am
Bringing the price of rice down to P20 per kilo, as promised by President Marcos during the campaign, is “not impossible,” according to Albay Rep. Joey Salceda.
House, MMDA crack down on vehicles with ‘8’ plates
by Shiela Crisostomo - November 23, 2023 - 12:00am
The House of Representatives and the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority have formally agreed to apprehend the drivers of vehicles bearing the protocol plate number “8.”
GMA maintains support for Romualdez
by Shiela Crisostomo - November 9, 2023 - 12:00am
Despite her ouster as House deputy speaker, former president and Pampanga Rep. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo has expressed what she describes as continuous support for the leadership of Speaker Martin Romualdez.
House panel set to complete CIF review
by Shiela Crisostomo - October 8, 2023 - 12:00am
The “small committee” created by the House of Representatives to review the realignment of confidential and intelligence funds in the proposed national budget for 2024 is expected to complete its task...
Joy and pride as Philippines wins basketball gold again, at last
by Shiela Crisostomo - October 8, 2023 - 12:00am
Filipinos roared in joy and relief as their men’s basketball team ended decades of heartbreak in winning their first Asian Games gold medal in 61 years.
Sara insists P125 million confidential funds spent in 19 days
by Shiela Crisostomo - September 28, 2023 - 12:00am
Vice President Sara Duterte yesterday defended her office’s spending of P125 million in confidential funds late last year, insisting that it was spent in 19 days.
Azurin intercepted in Canada, DFA confirms
by Shiela Crisostomo - September 28, 2023 - 12:00am
The Department of Foreign Affairs confirmed that former Philippine National Police chief Gen. Rodolfo Azurin Jr. was intercepted upon his arrival in Canada a few days ago.
Simple law enforcement to solve POGO woes – lawmaker
by Shiela Crisostomo - September 23, 2023 - 9:15am
Banning Philippine offshore gaming operators is unlikely to happen any time soon because doing so requires legislation, House committee on ways and means chair Joey Salceda said yesterday.
Electricity bill subsidy registration extended  
by Shiela Crisostomo - September 7, 2023 - 12:00am
More poor families can avail themselves of discounts in their electricity bills.
PhilHealth officials’ salaries tripled  
by Shiela Crisostomo - September 7, 2023 - 12:00am
State health insurer Philippine Health Insurance Corp.’s top executives have had their salaries tripled during the COVID-19 pandemic, thanks to an executive order issued by then president Rodrigo Duterte in...
OVP’s P2.4 billion budget breezes through House
by Shiela Crisostomo - August 31, 2023 - 12:00am
It was a walk in the park for Vice President and Education Secretary Sara Duterte as the House of Representatives committee on appropriations terminated its budget deliberation on her office’s proposed P2.4-billion...
Economic managers defend P5.77 trillion budget before House panel
by Shiela Crisostomo - August 11, 2023 - 12:00am
With “limited fiscal space,” allocation of resources would be optimized, according to the country’s economic managers referring to the proposed P5.768-trillion national budget for 2024, which they...
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