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Freedom of Information invoked on Kaliwa Dam deal
by Cecille Suerte Felipe - March 22, 2019 - 12:00am
Several groups are pressing the government to make public the contract it has entered into with China on the Kaliwa Dam project.
Land Transportation Office open to suggestions on motorcycle plates
by Cecille Suerte Felipe - March 20, 2019 - 12:00am
The Land Transportation Office is considering the use of stickers/decals or radio frequency identification in the front of motorcycles to address some safety concerns of riders, Sen. Joseph Victor “JV”...
Candidate from Marawi wants to beat the odds
by Cecille Suerte Felipe - March 15, 2019 - 12:00am
Members of the Muslim community in Port Area, Manila called out her name as Otso Diretso senatorial candidate Samira Gutoc walked toward them on Monday night.
Special session eyed to address budget impasse
by Cecille Suerte Felipe - March 15, 2019 - 12:00am
The Senate is eyeing a special session to break the impasse over the P3.757-trillion 2019 national budget, Senate President Vicente Sotto III said yesterday.
Otso Diretso to raise campaign funds online
by Cecille Suerte Felipe - March 13, 2019 - 12:00am
Opposition coalition Otso Diretso is launching an online fund-raising project to help finance the campaign of its eight senatorial candidates for the May 13 midterm elections.
P79 billion in 2019 budget manipulated — Sotto
by Cecille Suerte Felipe - March 10, 2019 - 12:00am
At least P79 billion worth of projects in the Congress-ratified 2019 national budget have been manipulated by some members of the House of Representatives, Senate President Vicente Sotto III said yesterday.
Nancy Binay: 'Court decisions best evidence of Marcos ill-gotten wealth'
by Cecille Suerte Felipe - March 1, 2019 - 12:00am
Court decisions on the ill-gotten wealth of the Marcoses are the best evidence to prove its existence, re-electionist Sen. Nancy Binay said.
Stiffer penalties sought vs hospitals for detaining patients
by Cecille Suerte Felipe - February 28, 2019 - 12:00am
Sen. Risa Hontiveros has filed a bill seeking to increase the penalty against hospitals, medical clinics and similar facilities that detain and hold patients, even those in private rooms, and cadavers for nonpayment...
Mobile number portability seen to attract more telcos
by Cecille Suerte Felipe - February 24, 2019 - 12:00am
The Lifetime Cellphone Number Act, earlier signed by President Duterte, could encourage third and even fourth telecommunication companies to operate in the country, Sen. Sherwin Gatchalian said.
‘Today’s people power is vote power’
by Cecille Suerte Felipe - February 24, 2019 - 12:00am
Sen. Paolo Benigno Aquino IV is hoping voters will select senatorial candidates who will work for the people’s welfare and uplift the lives of Filipino families as he called on them to air their grievances...
Bam Aquino: ‘Trolls at work to undermine Aquino legacy’
by Cecille Suerte Felipe - February 22, 2019 - 12:00am
Sen. Paolo Benigno “Bam” Aquino IV lamented yesterday the existence of efforts to undermine the Aquino legacy, including that of his late uncle and aunt – former senator Benigno “Ninoy”...
Duterte signs law modifying PNP ranks
by Cecille Suerte Felipe - February 22, 2019 - 12:00am
Filipinos stand to benefit two-fold from a new law that provides for rank classification in the Philippine National Police (PNP), which eliminates confusion on how law enforcers must be addressed and brings the...
Senate OKs bill to strengthen space program
by Cecille Suerte Felipe - February 21, 2019 - 12:00am
The Senate wants to strengthen the country’s space program by approving a bill on second reading which seeks to establish the Philippine Space Agency (PhilSA) since space technology could also enhance production...
Senate probes execs’ accountability in influx of illegal Chinese workers
by Cecille Suerte Felipe - February 20, 2019 - 12:00am
A joint Senate committee public hearing tomorrow will look into the possible accountability of several government officials for the influx of illegal Chinese workers in the country.
Don’t speak at graduation rites — Koko Pimentel tells candidates
by Cecille Suerte Felipe - February 17, 2019 - 12:00am
Aspiring politicians and candidates in the May elections should avoid accepting speaking engagements at graduation rites in state-run universities and colleges (SUCs) so they won’t be misconstrued as using...
Rice tariff law to boost farmers’ profitability
by Cecille Suerte Felipe - February 17, 2019 - 12:00am
The P10-billion Rice Competitiveness Enhancement Fund in the newly signed Rice Tarrification Law will help farmers improve their profitability and competitiveness, Sen. Cynthia Villar said yesterday
Warehouse Receipt Law seen to boost agriculture
by Cecille Suerte Felipe - February 10, 2019 - 12:00am
Sen. Sherwin Gatchalian is pushing for the passage of a measure that will revitalize and overhaul the more than a century old warehouse receipt system of the Philippines to help boost farmers’ productivity...
Grace Poe hits ‘arbitrary’ vehicle inspection fees
by Cecille Suerte Felipe - February 10, 2019 - 12:00am
The Land Transportation Office (LTO) should not implement a circular that sets P1,800 as its motor vehicle inspection fee since the order did not undergo a thorough public consultation, Sen. Grace Poe said yest...
Senate fails to pass bill on age of criminal responsibility
by Cecille Suerte Felipe - February 10, 2019 - 12:00am
The Senate has failed to pass a measure seeking to lower the minimum age of criminal responsibility from 15 to 12 years old before going on a break for the campaign period for the May elections.
‘Budget OK an abuse of discretion’
by Cecille Suerte Felipe - February 10, 2019 - 12:00am
Lawmakers committed abuse of discretion when they surreptitiously inserted projects – for pork funding – in the P3.7-trillion budget program for this year, Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon said...
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