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Philippines to import more oil from non-OPEC countries
by Jess Diaz - May 25, 2018 - 12:00am
As rising global crude costs continue to impact on local prices, the Philippines might consider importing cheaper petroleum products from non-OPEC oil producers like the United States and Russia, Malacañang...
P946 million from Sanofi set aside for Dengvaxia recipients
by Jess Diaz - May 24, 2018 - 12:00am
The Department of Health yesterday lauded the House appropriations committee’s approval of the special fund for the 837,000 children vaccinated with the controversial anti-dengue vaccine Dengvaxia.
Duterte tells 2 Apeco execs to quit
by Jess Diaz - May 24, 2018 - 12:00am
President Duterte has asked two ranking officials of the Aurora Pacific Economic Zone and Freeport Authority (Apeco) to resign, Rep. Aniceto Bertiz III of party-list group Act-OFW said yesterday.
Fuel excise tax may be suspended
by Jess Diaz - May 23, 2018 - 12:00am
As fuel prices soar, Malacañang expressed openness yesterday to the suspension of hefty excise taxes on diesel, liquefied petroleum gas, kerosene and bunker fuel that is used to produce electricity.
P1.2 billion to be added to dengue budget
by Jess Diaz - May 20, 2018 - 12:00am
The House of Representatives committee on appropriations is set to approve early next week the additional P1.2-billion funding for children inoculated with the dengue vaccine Dengvaxia who show symptoms of dengue...
Bill exempts poll allowance from tax
by Jess Diaz - May 20, 2018 - 12:00am
Quezon City Rep. Winston Castelo has filed a bill that would exempt from income tax the P6,000 allowance the Commission on Elections gives to public school teachers for election duty.
House asks DOH: Seek out 900,000 Dengvaxia recipients
by Jess Diaz - May 19, 2018 - 12:00am
The House of Representatives committee on appropriations asked the Department of Health yesterday to seek out the 900,000 schoolchildren who had been inoculated with the controversial dengue vaccine Dengvaxia.
House OKs 25 years in prison for car vandals
by Jess Diaz - May 18, 2018 - 12:00am
A person throwing any hard object at a vehicle could soon face imprisonment of up to 25 years.
P1.2-billion dengue fund approval seen by end of May 2018
by Jess Diaz - May 18, 2018 - 12:00am
The House of Representatives is set to approve within this month the proposal to allocate an additional P1.2 billion for schoolchildren who get sick after they were inoculated with the controversial dengue vaccine,...
House OKs SIM card registration bill
by Jess Diaz - May 17, 2018 - 12:00am
The House of Representatives has approved on third and final reading a bill requiring the registration of all postpaid and prepaid mobile phone subscriber identify module cards.
Customs, NBI told: Find smuggling brains
by Jess Diaz - May 16, 2018 - 12:00am
The House committee on ways and means asked the Bureau of Customs and the National Bureau of Investigation yesterday to locate a certain Kimberly or Julie Gamboa, who is suspected to be behind the “illegal...
House gives SolGen Calida more power
by Jess Diaz - May 16, 2018 - 12:00am
The House of Representatives voted last night to give more power to Solicitor General Jose Calida, who is still basking in his victory in having the Supreme Court oust its own chief justice, Maria Lourdes Seren...
TRAIN law may be reviewed due to rising prices
by Jess Diaz - May 16, 2018 - 12:00am
The House of Representatives is open to reviewing the controversial Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion law in view of rising prices of products and services.
Include salary hike in 2019 budget, lawmakers urge Duterte
by Jess Diaz - May 12, 2018 - 12:00am
Lawmakers representing public school teachers urged President Duterte yesterday to “walk the talk” on increasing government salaries by including funds for the promised adjustment in next year’s...
House won’t transmit Sereno impeachment to Senate
by Jess Diaz - May 12, 2018 - 12:00am
The House of Representatives will no longer transmit the impeachment complaint against ousted chief justice Maria Lourdes Sereno to the Senate for trial, unless the Supreme Court ruling is reversed.
Sereno hahatulan na
by Jess Diaz - May 11, 2018 - 12:00am
Patatalsikin ng Supreme Court sa puwesto ang sarili nitong chief justice na si Maria Lourdes Sereno sa pamamagitan ng botong (11-3) pabor sa quo warranto petition ni Solicitor General Jose Calida na humihiling na...
Rep. Reynaldo Umali: ‘SC to oust Sereno, 11-3’
by Jess Diaz - May 11, 2018 - 12:00am
As a “foregone conclusion” to ouster moves against Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno, her fellow magistrates will have her removed by voting in favor of the solicitor general’s petition declaring...
House mulls karaoke ban in residential areas
by Jess Diaz - May 6, 2018 - 12:00am
The House of Representatives has moved closer to approving a bill that seeks to ban karaoke and videoke systems in residential areas.
Workers see tougher fight over ‘endo’ in Congress
by Jess Diaz - May 3, 2018 - 12:00am
Workers see a tougher fight ahead after President Duterte tossed to Congress the ultimate resolution of their call to end contractualization.
West Philippine Sea joint exploration is treason — lawmaker
by Jess Diaz - May 2, 2018 - 12:00am
President Duterte’s offer for China to have joint exploration projects in the West Philippine Sea is a “treasonous act,” Rep. Gary Alejano of party-list group Magdalo said yesterday.
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