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Ejercito claims mafia to blame for substandard housing
by Paolo Romero - May 21, 2018 - 12:00am
A Senate inquiry is expected to unmask a “housing mafia” responsible for the substandard and delayed government housing projects in calamity-hit areas in the last several years, Sen. Joseph Victor Ejercito...
Pimentel: No hard feelings on leadership change
by Paolo Romero - May 21, 2018 - 12:00am
Senate President Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III does not harbor any ill will toward his colleagues in the majority bloc who called for his replacement as leader of the chamber.
More senators urged to sign quo warranto appeal
by Paolo Romero - May 21, 2018 - 12:00am
Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon urged yesterday other senators to approve the resolution calling on the Supreme Court (SC) to review its decision ousting chief justice Maria Lourdes Sereno in a quo warranto...
Koko Pimentel wants to keep post until October 2018
by Paolo Romero - May 19, 2018 - 12:00am
While his colleagues in the majority bloc want him replaced next week, Senate President Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III is reportedly asking that the change in leadership be postponed to October, when he...
Senators pay tribute to late Senator Edgardo Angara
by Paolo Romero - May 17, 2018 - 12:00am
Former presidents, senators and friends yesterday took turns paying tribute to the late Senate president Edgardo Angara, who was cited for his numerous contributions in the field of education, economy and the a...
House OKs SIM card registration bill
by Paolo Romero - 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.
Senators on China's assurance to Duterte: 'God help the Philippines'
by Paolo Romero - May 17, 2018 - 12:00am
If President Duterte could boast about China’s guarantee of protection and risk exposing his disregard for the will of the people, then “God help us,” Sen. Panfilo Lacson said yesterday as he and...
Pimentel to follow change in Senate leadership
by Paolo Romero - May 16, 2018 - 12:00am
If he had his way, Senate President Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III would prefer to remain in his post, but he will submit to the will of his colleagues in the majority bloc if they want him replaced.
State honors for Angara set
by Paolo Romero - May 15, 2018 - 12:00am
The Senate will hold a necrological service for the late Senate president Edgardo Angara tomorrow even as tributes continue to pour in for the former lawmaker and envoy.
Singapore firm launches blockchain tech for transparency
by Paolo Romero - May 15, 2018 - 12:00am
Locus Chain Foundation, a Singapore-based technology firm, launched here its latest blockchain technology that it aims to use in the Philippines and other developing nations to ensure transparency and accountability...
Senate panel sets probe on government housing projects
by Paolo Romero - May 15, 2018 - 12:00am
The Senate committee on urban planning, housing and resettlement will start this week its investigation into alleged irregularities on the implementation of housing programs for communities hit by natural and man-made...
China to deploy fighter jets to South China Sea — think tank
by Paolo Romero - May 15, 2018 - 12:00am
In a matter of time, China will deploy fighter jets to its artificial islands in the South China Sea, which is expected to significantly expand Beijing’s capability to project power in its outposts, a private...
Ex-Senate chief Angara, 83
by Paolo Romero - May 14, 2018 - 12:00am
Former Senate president Edgardo Angara passed away yesterday morning from an apparent heart attack. He was 83.
Expanded law on protected areas to be signed soon
by Paolo Romero - May 13, 2018 - 12:00am
President Duterte is expected to sign into law soon the proposed Expanded National Integrated Protected Areas System (ENIPAS) Act, which seeks to increase the number of Congress-declared protected areas, Sen. Loren...
Pimentel’s top choice for replacement is Sotto
by Paolo Romero - May 13, 2018 - 12:00am
Senate President Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III is not bothered by talks of his being removed by his colleagues, which can happen when Congress resumes session next week.
‘No constitutional crisis from CJ ouster’
by Paolo Romero - May 13, 2018 - 12:00am
Senators do not see a constitutional crisis arising from a Supreme Court (SC) ruling unseating Maria Lourdes Sereno as chief justice, which lawmakers warned weakened the powers of Congress to remove impeachable...
Senate leadership change seen when session resumes
by Paolo Romero - May 11, 2018 - 12:00am
A Senate leadership change is expected when Congress resumes session next week, with Senate Majority Leader Vicente Sotto III seen to take over the reins of the chamber, sources said yesterday.
‘Government failed to cushion TRAIN’s effects on poor Filipinos’
by Paolo Romero - May 11, 2018 - 12:00am
Senators hit yesterday concerned government agencies for their failure to implement the unconditional cash transfer program to help the poor cope with price increases due to the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion...
Rep. Reynaldo Umali: ‘SC to oust Sereno, 11-3’
by Paolo Romero - 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...
Senate starts probe on TRAIN’s ill effects
by Paolo Romero - May 9, 2018 - 12:00am
The Senate committee on economic affairs will start reviewing today the reported adverse impact of the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion on the poor even as some senators called for the suspension of the...
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