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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.
12-hour workday for senators
by Cecille Suerte Felipe - November 30, 2018 - 12:00am
The Senate is committed to work 12 hours a day starting next week to be able to pass the P3.737-trillion 2019 national budget in December to prevent a reenacted budget next year that could delay government projects,...
Bill seeks autonomy for PUP
by Cecille Suerte Felipe - November 29, 2018 - 12:00am
Sen. Juan Edgardo “Sonny” Angara is pushing for legislation that would officially give the Polytechnic University of the Philippines (PUP) fiscal and institutional autonomy.
Senate tackling proposed shutdown of terrorists’ social media accounts
by Cecille Suerte Felipe - November 28, 2018 - 12:00am
Shutting down Facebook, Twitter and other social media accounts of suspected terrorists and their supporters is among the provisions of the anti-terrorism bills being discussed at the Senate.
Justice still elusive for Maguindanao massacre victims
by Cecille Suerte Felipe - November 25, 2018 - 12:00am
Nine years after the Maguindanao massacre, cases of killings, death threats, surveillance of media agencies and journalists, libel and online and other harassments have made the practice of journalism in the country...
Teodoro Locsin confirmation as DFA chief like ‘singing in shower’
by Cecille Suerte Felipe - November 24, 2018 - 12:00am
It will be “easier than singing in the shower” for Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. when he faces a panel of lawmakers next week for confirmation of his appointment.
Senators slam China Coast Guard’s ‘bullying’ of TV reporter
by Cecille Suerte Felipe - November 24, 2018 - 12:00am
Senators urged the Duterte administration yesterday to file a diplomatic protest against the apparent bullying of a media investigative team by members of the Chinese Coast Guard at Panatag or Scarborough Shoal...
Absence of raps vs individuals in shabu smuggling questioned
by Cecille Suerte Felipe - November 24, 2018 - 12:00am
The chairman of the Senate Blue Ribbon committee yesterday questioned the absence of criminal charges against individuals linked to the smuggling of two tons of illegal drugs at the Bureau of Customs (BOC) in ...
Franklin Drilon seeks review of 29 Philippines-China deals
by Cecille Suerte Felipe - November 23, 2018 - 12:00am
Saying the questionable Northrail and NBN-ZTE broadband projects are still fresh in the nation’s mind, Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon has joined his colleagues’ call for a review of the 29 deals...
Lawmaker calls on DepEd to expedite K-12 review
by Cecille Suerte Felipe - November 22, 2018 - 12:00am
Sen. Sherwin Gatchalian is urging the Department of Education (DepEd) to expedite its internal review of the K-12 program amid continuing reports of low employment rates for graduates of the program.
Killings of local officials alarm Sen. Koko Pimentel
by Cecille Suerte Felipe - November 22, 2018 - 12:00am
Sen. Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III has expressed alarm over a spate of killings of local government officials, including 12 mayors and seven vice mayors since 2016.
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