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Determine carrying capacity of Boracay before reopening — Binay
by Marvin Sy - July 18, 2018 - 12:00am
The government should first determine the carrying capacity of Boracay before engaging in talks about its reopening to tourists, Sen. Nancy Binay said.
‘Former Moro rebels can be integrated into Bangsamoro police’
by Marvin Sy - July 17, 2018 - 12:00am
Once the Bangsamoro region replaces the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao, former rebels from the Moro Islamic Liberation Front and Moro National Liberation Front would be qualified to join the local police force...
PDP-Laban forging ties with North Korea
by Marvin Sy - July 16, 2018 - 12:00am
A four-man delegation from the ruling PDP-Laban party will visit their counterparts in Pyongyang, North Korea on Wednesday for the first ever direct party-to-party contact between the two countries.
Senate panel to hold hearing on TRAIN in CDO
by Marvin Sy - July 16, 2018 - 12:00am
The Senate committee on public services headed by Sen. Grace Poe is set to conduct its third hearing on the impact of the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) law on the transport sector and utilities...
Don’t rush Congress on Cha-cha – senators
by Marvin Sy - July 16, 2018 - 12:00am
Congress should not be rushed into amending the Constitution just so the administration can change the form of government to a federal system, three senators said yesterday.
Drilon doubts BBL would improve governance in Mindanao
by Marvin Sy - July 15, 2018 - 12:00am
While confident of the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law’s (BBL) strength to stand the test of constitutionality, Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon said he is doubtful of its effectiveness in actually improving...
Trillanes: Duterte removed my police detail
by Marvin Sy - July 14, 2018 - 12:00am
Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV confirmed last night that the Philippine National Police (PNP) has recalled his police security detail.
Senate President Tito Sotto says ‘no-elections’ in 2019 possible
by Marvin Sy - July 13, 2018 - 12:00am
A no-election (“no-el”) scenario in May 2019 is possible under the present Constitution as suggested by Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez in order to facilitate the administration’s effort to change the...
Balik Scientist Law seen to bring home Pinoy scientists
by Marvin Sy - July 12, 2018 - 12:00am
Sen. Grace Poe aired her optimism that the recently enacted Balik Scientist Law would encourage more scientists to return to the country where their skills could help in the development of the nation.
Leni Robredo to Duterte: It’s the economy...
by Marvin Sy - July 12, 2018 - 12:00am
Instead of hitting back at President Duterte for calling her incompetent, Vice President Leni Robredo advised the Chief Executive yesterday to address the country’s economic woes.
Lacson wants review of anti-drug drive
by Marvin Sy - July 8, 2018 - 12:00am
Sen. Panfilo Lacson urged the Duterte administration yesterday to review its strategy to combat the illegal drug trade in the country because it appears to have failed to make a dent even after two years of making...
‘Cha-cha still not Congress priority’
by Marvin Sy - July 8, 2018 - 12:00am
Charter change is still not a priority in Congress at this time even if the special panel formed by President Duterte to review and draft a replacement for the 1987 Constitution has completed its work, Senate President...
Prosecutor charges blogger for libel
by Marvin Sy - July 1, 2018 - 12:00am
The Pasay City Prosecutor’s Office has indicted blogger Rey Joseph Nieto in the libel case filed against him by Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV.
‘Leni to play more active role in the 2019 polls’
by Marvin Sy - July 1, 2018 - 12:00am
Vice President Leni Robredo will start playing a more active role as leader of the political opposition in the coming months, according to Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV.
Senate: DOT probe to cover Duty Free goods
by Marvin Sy - June 30, 2018 - 12:00am
Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV said yesterday the Senate’s forthcoming inquiry into the various controversies surrounding the Department of Tourism will cover the more than P2 million in luxury goods taken from...
Trillanes: ‘Voters wronged by Duterte should reject 2019 admin bets’
by Marvin Sy - June 29, 2018 - 12:00am
Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV yesterday called on all Filipinos who have been wronged in one way or another by the Duterte administration to use the 2019 midterm elections to retaliate by rejecting its candidates for...
Sen. Sotto visits De Lima at Crame, vows help
by Marvin Sy - June 29, 2018 - 12:00am
Senate President Vicente Sotto III yesterday visited Sen. Leila de Lima in her detention cell at Camp Crame and vowed to help her perform some of her functions even while incarcerated.
De Lima wants Senate inquiry on harassment of fishermen
by Marvin Sy - June 24, 2018 - 12:00am
Sen. Leila de Lima wants a Senate inquiry into the harassment of Filipino fishermen by members of the Chinese coast guard at the Panatag Shoal.
‘Schools drug tests to cost P4 billion’
by Marvin Sy - June 24, 2018 - 12:00am
Implementing a mandatory drug testing program for teachers and school children in Grade 4 and above will cost the government as much as P4 billion.
Sereno welcome to join Liberal Party Senate slate – Pangilinan
by Marvin Sy - June 21, 2018 - 12:00am
Former chief justice Maria Lourdes Sereno is welcome to join the senatorial slate of the Liberal Party-led political opposition if she decides to run for senator in next year’s midterm elections.
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