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SEC, other agencies urged to strengthen anti-scam mechanisms
by Paolo Romero - June 24, 2019 - 12:00am
Sen. Sherwin Gatchalian has called on the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and other concerned agencies to improve their mechanisms for preventing financial scams as well as hasten the prosecution of those...
Duterte’s maritime accident statement heartbreaking —Lacson
by Paolo Romero - June 19, 2019 - 12:00am
President Duterte appeared to have shown weakness and immediately capitulated to China instead of defending the country’s honor and dignity when he tried to downplay the ramming of a Filipino fishing boat by...
Teachers’ salary increase, disaster resilience top Go’s priority measures
by Paolo Romero - June 18, 2019 - 12:00am
The proposal to increase the salary of teachers and institutionalizing disaster resilience top senator-elect Christopher “Bong” Go’s list of priority measures he will push in the Senate.
Trillanes: ‘Bikoy’ video belies ouster plot
by Paolo Romero - June 12, 2019 - 12:00am
Opposition Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV presented yesterday text messages and a video of Peter Joemel Advincula, alias Bikoy that he said would debunk allegations that he and other critics are plotting to oust President...
Duterte tells PhilHealth execs: Resign
by Paolo Romero - June 11, 2019 - 12:00am
Resignation or termination.
‘Rising incidents of e-violence vs female students alarming’
by Paolo Romero - June 10, 2019 - 12:00am
Detained Sen. Leila de Lima has expressed concern over the rising incidents of electronic violence against female students through unauthorized recording and distribution of obscene photos and videos in various online...
‘Opposition senators to chair committees’
by Paolo Romero - June 10, 2019 - 12:00am
Senators from the minority bloc are assured of getting committee chairmanships as the chamber undergoes reorganization for the 18th Congress, Senate President Vicente Sotto III said yesterday.
Hajj funds about malversation, not religion, say senators
by Paolo Romero - June 9, 2019 - 12:00am
The reported illegal diversion of some P5 million in funds meant for the rehabilitation of Marawi City by the Housing and Urban Development Coordinating Council (HUDCC) is a criminal offense, senators warned ye...
‘Don’t take away committees from minority’
by Paolo Romero - June 8, 2019 - 12:00am
Members of the opposition bloc in the Senate must not be stripped of their committee chairmanships as new senators continue to lobby for posts in the 18th Congress slated to open next month, Senate Minority Leader...
Quo warranto case filed vs Pimentel before SET
by Paolo Romero - June 8, 2019 - 12:00am
The Senate Electoral Tribunal (SET) has asked reelected Sen. Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III to answer the two quo warranto petitions separately filed before the body seeking to nullify his victory in the...
‘Higher tobacco tax to benefit farmers’
by Paolo Romero - June 8, 2019 - 12:00am
Tobacco farmers will continue to benefit from the incremental revenues from higher excise tax to be imposed on tobacco products starting next year, Sen. Sonny Angara said yesterday.
Trillanes ‘ready for anything’ after June 30
by Paolo Romero - June 7, 2019 - 12:00am
Outgoing Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV, a staunch critic of President Duterte, is ready for anything the administration may throw at him, including being thrown in jail, once his term expires on June 30.
3 of 6 outgoing senators to assume new posts
by Paolo Romero - June 7, 2019 - 12:00am
Three of the six outgoing senators are set to assume new posts in Congress and the executive branch on June 30, while the others are hoping to return to the Senate after three years.
Sotto: Committee chair contest 95% resolved
by Paolo Romero - June 7, 2019 - 12:00am
The scramble for chairmanships of Senate committees for the coming 18th Congress is now “95 percent resolved” following a dinner meeting among senators on Wednesday.
Sotto: Senate preserved separation of powers in 17th Congress
by Paolo Romero - June 6, 2019 - 12:00am
The Senate in the 17th Congress was able to pass over 400 laws while preserving its independence and ferreting out acts of corruption in the bureaucracy, Senate President Vicente Sotto III said on Tuesday.
‘No time for ROTC, other urgent measures’
by Paolo Romero - June 5, 2019 - 12:00am
enate President Vicente Sotto III clarified yesterday that the 17th Congress is not likely to hold a special session to pass bills President Duterte had certified as urgent, including the measure seeking to revive...
Probers see no proof of fraud in May polls
by Paolo Romero - June 5, 2019 - 12:00am
The Joint Congressional Oversight Committee on Automated Election System has found no evidence of fraud and manipulation in the May 13 elections, but some recommendations have been made to plug vulnerabilities in...
Senate OKs UP land sale bill
by Paolo Romero - June 4, 2019 - 12:00am
A bill authorizing the University of the Philippines (UP) to sell a portion of its land to the Quezon City government has been approved on third and final reading in the Senate.
13 senators sign resolution backing Tito Sotto as leader
by Paolo Romero - June 4, 2019 - 12:00am
Some 13 senators have signed a resolution expressing support for the retention of Senate President Vicente Sotto III as leader of the chamber in the coming 18thCongress.
Senate approves higher tax on tobacco products
by Paolo Romero - June 4, 2019 - 12:00am
The Senate last night approved the proposal to increase the excise taxes on tobacco products, a measure President Duterte certified as urgent.
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