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DAR chief fails to get Commission on Appointments nod
by Marvin Sy - March 22, 2018 - 12:00am
The Commission on Appointments bypassed Agrarian Reform Secretary John Castriciones yesterday for failing to satisfy several members of the body with his answers to various issues.
Privilege speech immunity is absolute – Senate
by Marvin Sy - March 22, 2018 - 12:00am
A total of 19 senators have signed a resolution expressing the sense of the Senate that absolute parliamentary immunity for speeches delivered in the Senate must be upheld and protected at all times.
Have no fear of national ID — Lacson
by Marvin Sy - March 21, 2018 - 12:00am
Sen. Panfilo Lacson has allayed fears about the proposed national identification system, saying this would not violate rights to privacy.
Andres Bautista seeks time to answer money launder raps
by Marvin Sy - March 20, 2018 - 12:00am
The camp of former Commission on Elections chairman Andres Bautista has asked the Senate for more time to submit his affidavit with regard to his alleged violation of the Anti-Money Laundering Act as a condition...
Senate approves national ID system law
by Marvin Sy - March 20, 2018 - 12:00am
The Senate yesterday approved on third and final reading the proposed Philippine identification system law with 17 senators in favor of the measure and two against it.
Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III closes door on proposal to defer barangay polls
by Marvin Sy - March 18, 2018 - 12:00am
Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III said yesterday the proposed postponement of the May 14 barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) elections is as good as dead as far as the Senate is concerned.
Bill creating Philippine Rise development authority pushed
by Marvin Sy - March 17, 2018 - 12:00am
Sen. Sonny Angara yesterday pushed for approval of a bill creating the Philippine Rise Development Authority, which will boost research efforts in the potentially resource-rich undersea territory off the coast of...
Duterte’s drug war a sham — Trillanes
by Marvin Sy - March 17, 2018 - 12:00am
Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV once again criticized the Duterte administration’s war on drugs, calling it a sham and meant only to strike fear in the hearts of the people to establish a dictatorship.
I’m no coward, I’ll face raps — Trillanes
by Marvin Sy - March 16, 2018 - 12:00am
Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV described yesterday the charges of inciting to sedition filed against him as a form of harassment by allies of the Duterte administration.
Facebook executives: Fake news hard to address
by Marvin Sy - March 16, 2018 - 12:00am
Fake news, as it turns out, is harder to spot and stop than posts supporting terrorism, according to an executive of social media giant Facebook.
‘It won’t stop International Criminal Court probe’
by Marvin Sy - March 15, 2018 - 12:00am
Critics said the withdrawal of the Philippines’ ratification of the Rome Statute on the International Criminal Court indicated guilt on the part of President Duterte and would not affect the ICC examination...
Rody fears international court – Leila
by Marvin Sy - March 11, 2018 - 12:00am
President Duterte may be acting like he does not care about the case filed against him before the International Criminal Court (ICC), but in the eyes of Sen. Leila de Lima his actions betray his fear of the action...
Trillanes couldn’t care less on access to Duterte accounts
by Marvin Sy - March 10, 2018 - 12:00am
Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV said yesterday that he couldn’t care less who is given access to the bank accounts of President Duterte as long as he actually makes good on his word to do this.
Government urged to assess all beach resorts
by Marvin Sy - March 9, 2018 - 12:00am
Sen. Nancy Binay called on the appropriate government agencies yesterday to conduct an assessment of all beach resorts frequented by tourists before promoting these as alternatives to Boracay Island.
Leila de Lima invokes mandate to sit in impeachment court
by Marvin Sy - March 4, 2018 - 12:00am
Detained Sen. Leila de Lima yesterday thanked Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III for acknowledging that she can participate in the impeachment trial of Chief Justice Ma. Lourdes Sereno and cast her vote at its...
‘Leila de Lima may take part in CJ Sereno impeachment trial’
by Marvin Sy - March 3, 2018 - 12:00am
If allowed by the courts, detained Sen. Leila de Lima may participate and even vote during the impeachment trial of Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno, Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III said yesterday.
‘UN should not send Agnes Callamard to probe Pilippine killings’
by Marvin Sy - March 2, 2018 - 12:00am
If the United Nations wants to get the full cooperation of the Duterte administration in its review of the human rights situation in the country particularly the allegations of rampant extrajudicial killings, then...
NFA seeks higher buying price for palay
by Marvin Sy - February 28, 2018 - 12:00am
The National Food Authority Council is studying the possibility of raising its buying price for palay from P17 to P18 per kilogram in order to address the problem of the NFA with its buffer stock for rice.
Koko on divorce: Easier annulments better
by Marvin Sy - February 25, 2018 - 12:00am
Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III has joined the growing number of senators who have expressed their opposition to the moves to introduce a divorce law in the country.
Senators off to Boracay for ocular inspection
by Marvin Sy - February 25, 2018 - 12:00am
Seven senators will fly to Boracay on Friday to conduct an ocular inspection and assess the island’s environmental degradation and sanitation.
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