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Comelec chief fails to get CA nod
by Jess Diaz - March 23, 2018 - 12:00am
The Commission on Appointments bypassed yesterday President Duterte’s nomination of Commission on Elections Commissioner Sheriff Abas as the poll body’s chairman.
‘Ramos need not appear in House lease deal inquiry’
by Jess Diaz - March 23, 2018 - 12:00am
Former president Fidel Ramos need not appear in a House inquiry on the P1,000-a-year lease made during his watch for a P7.5-billion government lot, the principal proponent of the probe said yesterday. &nbs...
Congress bicam OKs expanded protected areas bill
by Jess Diaz - March 22, 2018 - 12:00am
A bicameral conference committee (bicam) has approved a consolidated version of the Expanded National Integrated Protected Areas Systems (ENIPAS) bill.
House eyeing P1.2-billion vaccine refund for Dengvaxia kids
by Jess Diaz - March 22, 2018 - 12:00am
The House of Representatives is eyeing the allocation of the P1.2 billion refunded by dengue vaccine maker Sanofi Pasteur to the government for children inoculated with Dengvaxia.
It’s Fidel V. Ramos' turn to be invited to House inquiry
by Jess Diaz - March 22, 2018 - 12:00am
Another senior statesman is slated to appear before a congressional inquiry.
House to subpoena Imee Marcos over tobacco tax probe
by Jess Diaz - March 21, 2018 - 12:00am
The House committee on good government has voted to subpoena Ilocos Norte Gov. Imee Marcos and six other provincial officials after they failed to attend the hearing on tobacco excise tax on Monday.
48 lawmakers call for Sandra Cam’s resignation
by Jess Diaz - March 21, 2018 - 12:00am
Forty-eight members of the House of Representatives yesterday called for the immediate resignation of Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office board member Sandra Cam for her “arrogant behavior” during a...
‘Janet Napoles most guilty, not credible as witness’
by Jess Diaz - March 18, 2018 - 12:01am
Alleged pork barrel scam mastermind Janet Lim-Napoles is free to provide new information regarding her case, but as far as Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III and other lawmakers are concerned, she is not qualified...
Rep. Lito Atienza pushes return of Botong mural to Manila
by Jess Diaz - March 18, 2018 - 12:00am
Rep. Lito Atienza of party-list group Buhay yesterday called for the return of a mural created by National Artist Carlos “Botong” Francisco “to its rightful place in Bulwagang Antonio Villegas in...
DOJ chief on Kerwin case: Buck stops with me
by Jess Diaz - March 17, 2018 - 12:00am
Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II said yesterday he is willing to resign if it is proven that he committed any wrongdoing in connection with the dismissal of drug trafficking charges against Kerwin Espinosa...
‘Divorce law will violate Constitution’
by Jess Diaz - March 16, 2018 - 12:00am
A divorce law will violate the Constitution that protects the sanctity of marriage, Rep. Lito Atienza of party-list group Buhay said yesterday.
House panel OKs bigger plates for motorcycles
by Jess Diaz - March 15, 2018 - 12:00am
Bigger license plates will soon be required for motorcycles to deter crimes perpetrated by criminals riding solo or in tandem.
TRAIN to blame for power rate increase — Rep. Ariel Casilao
by Jess Diaz - March 14, 2018 - 12:00am
The tax reform law, officially labeled the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion, is to blame for the increase in the cost of electricity, Rep. Ariel Casilao of leftist party-list group Anakpawis said yeste...
Natural resources not collateral for Philippine loans, says Beijing
by Jess Diaz - March 11, 2018 - 12:00am
The Chinese government has denied a report that it would require the Philippines to use its natural resources as collateral for the loans that it will provide to the Duterte administration.
Duterte gives subpoena powers to PNP chief, CIDG exec
by Jess Diaz - March 10, 2018 - 12:00am
President Duterte has signed a law authorizing the Philippine National Police chief to subpoena witnesses, compelling them to testify and produce documents.
Juan Ponce Enrile joins private prosecutors vs Sereno
by Jess Diaz - March 10, 2018 - 12:00am
The veteran lawyer who presided over the impeachment court that ousted Renato Corona will lead the private prosecutors in the looming impeachment trial of Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno, according to reliable...
Concom urged to lift economic restrictions in Charter change
by Jess Diaz - March 9, 2018 - 12:00am
President Duterte’s consultative commission on Charter change was urged yesterday to lift the economic restrictions provided in the Constitution so the country can attract more foreign investments.
Garin, Abad face another House probe
by Jess Diaz - March 8, 2018 - 12:00am
Former secretaries Janette Garin of health and Florencio Abad of budget are facing another investigation by the House of Representatives for what some congressmen claim was a scam bigger than the controversial P3-billion...
Lawmaker seeks P1-billion fund for Dengvaxia patients
by Jess Diaz - March 7, 2018 - 12:00am
Quezon City Rep. Alfred Vargas asked Congress yesterday to create a P1-billion fund to help children inoculated with the controversial dengue vaccine Dengvaxia.
Ease of Doing Business bill hurdles bicam in Congress
by Jess Diaz - March 4, 2018 - 12:00am
A Senate-House bicameral conference committee (bicam) has finalized a bill that aims to simplify procedures in doing business in the country.
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