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‘No sticky fingers’ in vaccine purchase – senators
by Paolo Romero - June 17, 2021 - 12:00am
Senators have not seen any anomalies in the government’s disbursement of its P88.6-billion COVID-19 vaccine budget, but find the procurement of jabs as well as the pace of vaccination too slow to help the economy...
Government urged: Bare vaccine deals, prices
by Paolo Romero - June 15, 2021 - 12:00am
Senators are asking the Duterte administration to fully disclose supply contracts the Philippines has signed with COVID-19 vaccine manufacturers as well as how much the country has borrowed so far to pay for the...
‘Implement incentive scheme for barangay vaccination program’
by Paolo Romero - June 14, 2021 - 12:00am
The Department of the Interior and Local Government should immediately implement an incentive scheme for barangays that have efficiently vaccinated their residents against the coronavirus, Senate Minority Leader...
Pinay consular officer is latest victim of Asian hate
by Paolo Romero - June 14, 2021 - 12:00am
A Filipina consular officer became the latest victim of Asian hate crime after she was verbally assaulted in New York.
Retired generals seek unified position on WPS
by Paolo Romero - June 12, 2021 - 12:00am
The Duterte administration’s actions on the West Philippines Sea are confusing to both Filipinos and allies, and weaken the country’s efforts to defend its sovereignty over the resource-rich waters amid...
‘P25 billion additional vaccine budget too much’
by Paolo Romero - June 9, 2021 - 12:00am
The Senate may reconvene its committee of the whole to look into the Duterte administration’s plan to raise another P25 billion to purchase COVID-19 vaccines, as senators called for transparency on the government’s...
No need to rush economic Cha-cha – Sotto
by Paolo Romero - June 8, 2021 - 12:00am
There is no need to rush the passage of the bill seeking to amend economic provisions of the Constitution as there is still time to pass it if needed, even as there are other investor-friendly measures nearing enactment,...
Senators seen to extend Bayanihan 2
by Paolo Romero - June 8, 2021 - 12:00am
Senators are likely going to push for the second extension of Republic Act 11494 or the Bayanihan to Recover as One Act until the end of the year, instead of passing another emergency spending bill as about half...
Senate adjourns with 72 bills enacted into law
by Paolo Romero - June 5, 2021 - 12:00am
The Senate adjourned its second regular session on Thursday with 72 bills enacted into law since July last year.
‘Drug war records have no national security implications’
by Paolo Romero - June 3, 2021 - 12:00am
Records of the Duterte administration’s bloody war on drugs do not have national security implications, Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon said yesterday, citing a Supreme Court decision that should compel...
Go not interested in presidential run
by Paolo Romero - June 2, 2021 - 12:00am
He is not interested in running for president but he is leaving his future political plans to God, President Duterte and Filipinos, Sen. Bong Go said yesterday.
Passage of Bayanihan 3 not urgent – Palace
by Paolo Romero - June 1, 2021 - 12:00am
Malacañang does not see the need to immediately pass an extension of the law that funded the government’s pandemic response.
Bayanihan 2 accounting sought
by Paolo Romero - May 24, 2021 - 12:00am
Some P20 billion for various aid programs for distressed sectors and businesses granted under the Bayanihan to Recover as One Act or Bayanihan 2 remain undisbursed even as the law already extended by six months is...
‘Don’t use vaccines to boost 2022 candidacy’
by Paolo Romero - May 23, 2021 - 12:00am
As the country expects more COVID-19 vaccines in the coming months, senators warned yesterday against using the jabs to promote the candidacies of those seeking posts in the 2022 elections.
Go, Bato seek creation of OFW department
by Paolo Romero - May 18, 2021 - 12:00am
Pro-administration senators pressed anew yesterday for the immediate passage of a bill creating the Department of Overseas Filipinos.
Senate to hold sessions four days a week
by Paolo Romero - May 18, 2021 - 12:00am
The Senate will hold sessions four days a week to ensure the passage of urgent economic and fiscal measures needed to pull the country out of recession.
PNP offers protection for Maginhawa community pantry organizer
by Paolo Romero - May 13, 2021 - 12:00am
The Philippine National Police yesterday offered to provide protection to Ana Patricia Non, the organizer of the Maginhawa community pantry in Quezon City, after she revealed that she has been receiving death and...
Poe wants Non, other pantry organizers recognized
by Paolo Romero - May 11, 2021 - 12:00am
Sen. Grace Poe wants the Senate to recognize 26-year-old Ana Patricia Non and other volunteers who organized community pantries all over the country to help families affected by the pandemic.
Government urged to make 2022 polls ‘COVID-19 proof’
by Paolo Romero - May 11, 2021 - 12:00am
In a unity statement, more than 2,000 civic, academic, youth, women, religious and other sectoral groups have urged the government to make sure that the May 2022 elections will be “COVID-proof” safe,...
Include athletes in inoculation priority list – Tolentino
by Paolo Romero - May 10, 2021 - 12:00am
Sen. Francis Tolentino yesterday pitched for the athletes, appealing to the Inter-Agency Task Force to include them in the government’s COVID-19 vaccination priority list.
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