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SALNs out: Villar still richest senator, De Lima poorest
by Cecille Suerte Felipe - October 30, 2020 - 12:00am
Although allowed to keep their statements of assets and liabilities and net worth from the public eye courtesy of the Office of the Ombudsman senators have released their latest SALNs, which showed Cynthia Villar...
AMLC asked to show Accomplishments
by Cecille Suerte Felipe - October 29, 2020 - 12:00am
The Anti-Money Laundering Council has been asked to show results in the implementation of the country’s anti-money laundering law as the Senate works to pass amendments to prevent the Philippines from falling...
Senate panel OKs bill splitting Maguindanao into 2 provinces
by Cecille Suerte Felipe - October 28, 2020 - 12:00am
A bill seeking to divide Maguindanao into two provinces was approved by the Senate committee on local government on Monday.
Wanted: Philippine vaccine czar
by Cecille Suerte Felipe - October 25, 2020 - 12:00am
The country needs a “vaccine czar” to handle the “importation to injection” challenges in securing COVID-19 vaccines for all 110 million Filipinos, a senator said yesterday.
PhilHealth to pay debt to Red Cross – Duterte
by Cecille Suerte Felipe - October 20, 2020 - 12:00am
President Duterte last night assured the Philippine Red Cross that the debt incurred by the Philippine Health Insurance Corp. would be settled.
Villar: P2.1 billion loans available yearly for farmers, fishers
by Cecille Suerte Felipe - October 16, 2020 - 12:00am
About P2.1 billion in loanable funds are available every year to farmers and fisherfolk through legislated cheap or subsidized credit, Sen. Cynthia Villar said yesterday.
Duterte slams DPWH corruption, but still trusts Villar
by Cecille Suerte Felipe - October 16, 2020 - 12:00am
President Duterte’s trust and confidence in Public Works and Highways Secretary Mark Villar remain despite the Chief Executive’s expressing disappointment over reports of corruption in the DPWH mostly...
Senate OKs bill on speedy licenses, permits
by Cecille Suerte Felipe - October 15, 2020 - 12:00am
The Senate yesterday approved on third and final reading the bill granting President Duterte the power to expedite the processing and issuance of permits and licenses during national emergencies, which would cut...
DA expects 16% increase in rice production
by Cecille Suerte Felipe - October 13, 2020 - 12:00am
A 16 percent increase in rice production is anticipated in the third quarter of the year, a good indication of employment attraction in agriculture despite the coronavirus pandemic, Agriculture Secretary William...
Tagle gets PCR test before returning to Vatican
by Cecille Suerte Felipe - October 9, 2020 - 12:00am
Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle, prefect of the Vatican Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples and president of Caritas International, had a swab test at the Philippine Red Cross bio-molecular laboratory in Mandaluyong...
‘Government can’t afford to have reenacted budget’
by Cecille Suerte Felipe - October 9, 2020 - 12:00am
The government cannot afford to have a reenacted budget for next year as this year’s outlay was bereft of funds for COVID-19 recovery measures, particularly for the procurement of vaccines, testing equipment...
Cayetano apologizes to Sotto
by Cecille Suerte Felipe - October 9, 2020 - 12:00am
Senate President Vicente Sotto III has accepted the apology of Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano over his blaming the Senate for any delay in the passage of the proposed P4.5-trillion national budget for next year.
Go: Don’t wait to be fed stolen money
by Cecille Suerte Felipe - October 7, 2020 - 12:00am
Sen. Bong Go has warned some Bureau of Immigration (BI) officials and employees involved in the so-called pastillas gang purportedly extorting money from Chinese nationals in exchange for easy entry into the country,...
Red Cross eyes faster, cheaper saliva test
by Cecille Suerte Felipe - October 7, 2020 - 12:00am
The Philippine Red Cross is planning to use saliva in testing an individual for COVID-19.
Año: Facebook took away freedom of speech
by Cecille Suerte Felipe - October 6, 2020 - 12:00am
Facebook’s takedown of Filipino accounts with supposed ties to the police and military was a “unilateral” act that took away the guarantee of free speech on major issues, Department of the Interior...
Go: Bulacan airport to decongest Metro Manila, boost regional development
by Cecille Suerte Felipe - October 2, 2020 - 12:00am
The new airport set to rise in Bulacan will be perfect in complementing the government’s program to decongest Metro Manila and boost regional development, Sen. Bong Go said the other day.
Senators back raising age of sexual consent from 12 to 16
by Cecille Suerte Felipe - October 2, 2020 - 12:00am
Senators yesterday agreed to a proposal to raise the age of sexual consent from 12 to 16 years.
DepEd: Modules expenses may be refunded
by Cecille Suerte Felipe - October 1, 2020 - 12:00am
Public school teachers may seek reimbursement for the expenses they have incurred in reproducing learning modules.
Villar: Las Piñas river is ‘life artery’
by Cecille Suerte Felipe - September 30, 2020 - 12:00am
The Las Piñas-Zapote River continues to play an important role as a “life artery for the people of Las Piñas and nearby cities,” Sen. Cynthia Villar said yesterday as she marked World Rivers...
Duterte again says he’s ready to resign
by Cecille Suerte Felipe - September 30, 2020 - 12:00am
President Duterte has expressed exasperation anew over the state of corruption in the government, prompting him to think about resigning from his post barely two years before his six-year term ends.
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