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Poe: Time to create disaster resilience agency
by Cecille Suerte Felipe - January 17, 2019 - 12:00am
Sen. Grace Poe reiterated her call for the immediate passage of the bill that would create the Department of Disaster Resilience and Emergency Management, saying the people’s safety needs cannot wait.
Family of 3 die in Manila fire
by Cecille Suerte Felipe - January 16, 2019 - 12:00am
Three members of a family died from suffocation after they were trapped in their burning house in Sampaloc, Manila yesterday morning.
Gringo Honasan up for another Cabinet post?
by Cecille Suerte Felipe - January 12, 2019 - 12:00am
Is Sen. Gringo Honasan up for appointment to an agency other than the Department of Information and Communication Technology?
Tito Sotto calls for special caucus on national budget
by Cecille Suerte Felipe - January 11, 2019 - 12:00am
Senate President Vicente Sotto III will call for a senators’ caucus on Monday to discuss their timetable for the 2019 national budget of 10 more government agencies and the abolition of the controversial Road...
Adopt zero-waste lifestyle — Legarda
by Cecille Suerte Felipe - January 10, 2019 - 12:00am
Sen. Loren Legarda has encouraged the public to start a zero-waste lifestyle, especially avoiding the use of plastics to welcome a new year.
JV Ejercito seeks creation of Coast Guard hospital
by Cecille Suerte Felipe - January 10, 2019 - 12:00am
Sen. Joseph Victor “JV” Ejercito has proposed the establishment of a P400-million hospital exclusively for Philippine Coast Guard personnel and their dependents.
Senate to prioritize endo, amendments to procurement law
by Cecille Suerte Felipe - January 3, 2019 - 12:00am
Senators will have their hands full once session resumes on Jan. 14 as they target to pass several priority measures to improve public services, including the controversial proposal on security of tenure and end...
Senate urged: Probe P20-B CCTV deal
by Cecille Suerte Felipe - December 30, 2018 - 12:00am
Sen. Leila de Lima is calling for a Senate inquiry into the government’s P20-billion loan agreement to fund the installation of an initial 12,000 closed-circuit television (CCTV) security cameras in public...
P5.3-billion projects proposed for Road Board in 2018
by Cecille Suerte Felipe - December 21, 2018 - 12:00am
Scores of lawmakers including two senators, as well as middle-level officials and personnel of the Department of Public Works and Highways have proposed projects worth P5.3 billion for this year to the corruption-tainted...
Medical marijuana allowed in Philippines, Tito Sotto says
by Cecille Suerte Felipe - December 19, 2018 - 12:00am
The use of marijuana for medical purposes has long been allowed in the country under Republic Act 9165 or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002, Senate President Vicente Sotto III announced yesterday.
Duterte single biggest threat to human rights — Risa Hontiveros
by Cecille Suerte Felipe - December 11, 2018 - 12:00am
President Duterte is the single biggest threat to human rights in the Philippines after singlehandedly rolling back its safeguards and making the country a haven for rights violators, said Sen. Risa Hontiveros at...
Comelec says voting hours in 2019 polls extended
by Cecille Suerte Felipe - December 9, 2018 - 12:00am
For the May 2019 midterm polls, the Commission on Elections (Comelec) has decided to extend the voting period by one hour or from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. to “accommodate voters.”
Former COA chief: Corruption a moral issue
by Cecille Suerte Felipe - December 9, 2018 - 12:00am
Corruption is more of a moral issue than a legal one and may be deeply embedded in the value system of officials involved in it, former audit chief Grace Pulido-Tan said.
Chel Diokno: Justice system is top hindrance to development
by Cecille Suerte Felipe - December 7, 2018 - 12:00am
Human rights lawyer Jose Manuel “Chel” Diokno believes the Senate remains an institution that can serve as a bastion for democracy and he will push for judicial reforms should he become part of it next...
Senators: Federal charter won’t pass muster
by Cecille Suerte Felipe - December 6, 2018 - 12:00am
Senators are doubtful about the passage of the bill revising the 1987 Constitution for a shift to a presidential-bicameral-federal system as they devote their time to plenary debates on the 2019 national budget...
Koko Pimentel: 7 Metro Manila cities affected by PDP-Laban ‘rogues’
by Cecille Suerte Felipe - December 4, 2018 - 12:00am
At least 28 areas, including seven cities in Metro Manila were affected by the so-called “rogue” candidates running under the banner of the Partido ng Demokratikong Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan, Sen. Aquilino...
House can still tackle federalism — Koko Pimentel
by Cecille Suerte Felipe - December 2, 2018 - 12:00am
The House of Representatives can now discuss the matter of federalism after it completed deliberation on the P3.737-trillion 2019 national budget, Sen. Aquilino Pimentel III said yesterday.
Pimentel warns rivals: Stop using PDP Laban
by Cecille Suerte Felipe - December 2, 2018 - 12:00am
Re-electionist Sen. Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III yesterday warned politicians who will insist on being part of the Partido Demokratikong Pilipino-Laban (PDP-Laban) political party that they will face...
Trader shot dead in Subic
by Cecille Suerte Felipe - November 30, 2018 - 12:00am
A prominent businessman was killed in front of a hotel here on Wednesday night.
Senate to ratify bill for bigger license plates
by Cecille Suerte Felipe - November 30, 2018 - 12:00am
The Senate is set to ratify a bill that would require motorcycles and scooters to have two large license plates for easy identification, Senate Majority Floor Leader Sen Juan Miguel Zubiri said yesterday.
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