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Sherwin Gatchalian: ‘Look for white knight for Hanjin’
by Paolo Romero - January 19, 2019 - 12:00am
Instead of taking over the facilities of the bankrupt Hanjin Heavy Industries and Construction Philippines, the government should look for a white knight to revive the shipbuilding company and save thousands of jobs,...
Bloody bicam on budget expected
by Paolo Romero - January 19, 2019 - 12:00am
The Senate aims to pass the proposed P3.7-trillion national budget for 2019 on Monday, but lawmakers predict a “bloody” bicameral conference committee proceeding when the chamber reconciles its version...
Computer education a must in schools – Pimentel
by Paolo Romero - January 17, 2019 - 12:00am
The Department of Education (DepEd) should seriously consider revising the curriculum to ensure that public school students are taught basic computer programming or coding skills that would make the Filipino youth...
Senate, House reach consensus on Road Board abolition
by Paolo Romero - January 17, 2019 - 12:00am
The Senate and the House of Representatives have agreed to come up with a revised version of a bill abolishing the Road Board, which Congress aims to submit to President Duterte for signing into law in the coming...
Duterte open to government takeover of Hanjin
by Paolo Romero - January 17, 2019 - 12:00am
Concerned about saving thousands of Filipino jobs, President Duterte is open to a government takeover of the Subic Bay shipbuilding facilities of the bankrupt Hanjin Heavy Industries and Construction Philippines,...
Swift ‘paper bicam’ eyed on Road Board abolition
by Paolo Romero - January 15, 2019 - 12:00am
The Senate set yesterday conditions before it would accede to the request of the House of Representatives to reconvene the bicameral conference committee to put in amendments to the bill abolishing the corruption-tainted...
Drilon insists Road Board abolition bill validly passed
by Paolo Romero - January 14, 2019 - 12:00am
The Senate should stand pat on its position that the bill abolishing the corruption-tainted Road Board has been validly passed by both houses of Congress and not entertain calls to convene a bicameral conference...
SSS reform bill awaits Duterte’s signature
by Paolo Romero - January 14, 2019 - 12:00am
The bill seeking to reform the Social Security System (SSS)’s charter has been transmitted to Malacañang for President Duterte’s signature.
Proof of parking space law needed — senator
by Paolo Romero - January 14, 2019 - 12:00am
Congress should immediately pass the bill that would require prospective vehicle owners to present proof of parking space for a new car to complement the move of the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA)...
Satellite images show surge of China ships in West Philippine Sea
by Paolo Romero - January 12, 2019 - 12:00am
Satellite, radar and infrared images taken over a span of six months last year showed an alarming increase of fishing vessels – mostly Chinese – in the West Philippine Sea that not only have further degraded...
Be liberal in discussions on BOL, Supreme Court asked
by Paolo Romero - January 10, 2019 - 12:00am
Senators appealed yesterday to Supreme Court justices to be liberal in their deliberations on the constitutionality of the Bangsamoro Organic Law.
Senate, House working on Road Board abolition
by Paolo Romero - January 8, 2019 - 12:00am
The Senate is willing to convene the bicameral conference committee with the House of Representatives to once and for all hammer out a final version of a bill abolishing the graft-ridden Road Board.
‘Government agencies can use remainder of 2018 budget’
by Paolo Romero - January 7, 2019 - 12:00am
Government agencies can still use what’s left of their 2018 budgets for maintenance and other operating expenses (MOOE) and capital outlay (CO) for priority projects especially in areas hit by calamities recently,...
‘DOT must implement measures to counter travel advisories’
by Paolo Romero - January 5, 2019 - 12:00am
The Department of Tourism (DOT) should immediately implement measures that will counter the possible negative effects of the advisories issued by the United Kingdom and Australia warning their nationals against...
Fund for SUCs’ faculty promotion pushed
by Paolo Romero - January 3, 2019 - 12:00am
Sen. Sonny Angara has pushed for the allocation of P2.9 billion in the proposed P3.757 national budget for this year to fund the promotion of faculty members of state universities and colleges (SUCs) across the...
Cynthia Villar, Grace Poe still lead senatorial survey — SWS
by Paolo Romero - January 2, 2019 - 12:00am
Sen. Cynthia Villar continues to lead senatorial candidates in the latest Social Weather Stations survey conducted five months before the national and local elections.
Zero budget for health facilities anti-poor – JV Ejercito
by Paolo Romero - January 1, 2019 - 12:00am
The zero allocation given to the Department of Health (DOH) for the improvement of health facilities in the country this year would endanger the lives of poor Filipinos seeking treatment for serious ailments, Sen....
DOE, DTI urged to monitor premature fuel price hikes
by Paolo Romero - December 31, 2018 - 12:00am
The Departments of Energy (DOE) and Trade and Industry (DTI) should work hand in hand and activate a task force that will guard against premature price increases and possible profiteering with the implementation...
Supreme Court ruling on Anti-Hospital Deposit Law lauded
by Paolo Romero - December 29, 2018 - 12:00am
The Supreme Court ruling dismissing a petition questioning the legality of the Anti-Hospital Deposit Law should pave the way for better delivery of health services to poor patients, Sen. Risa Hontiveros said ye...
YEARENDER: A ‘very prolific year’ for the Senate
by Paolo Romero - December 29, 2018 - 12:00am
In the year about to pass, the Senate exerted effort to assert its independence in conducting inquiries on issues that hounded the Duterte administration while supporting legislative initiatives.
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