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Cooperation key in dealing with calamity — Go
by Paolo Romero - January 15, 2020 - 12:00am
The public must cooperate with authorities in dealing with the effects of the Taal Volcano eruption even as the government has started to mobilize to help those affected by the calamity, Sen. Christopher “Bong”...
Guevarra: Slain OFW sexually abused, beaten
by Paolo Romero - January 13, 2020 - 12:10am
Slain domestic worker Jeanelyn Villavende was sexually abused and physically beaten by her Kuwaiti employers, the autopsy of the National Bureau of Investigation showed.
Government allocates P176 million for Pasig ferry system
by Paolo Romero - January 13, 2020 - 12:00am
The government has allocated P176 million in the 2020 General Appropriations Act to expedite the development of the Pasig River ferry system, which is being pushed as an alternative mode of transportation amid worsening...
Forcing deals on water firms a crime — Pangilinan
by Paolo Romero - January 13, 2020 - 12:00am
Forcing investors to accept a contract drawn up by the government is a crime, Sen. Francis Pangilinan warned yesterday.
‘US Senate resolution has no effect on De Lima case’
by Paolo Romero - January 12, 2020 - 12:00am
Recent moves in the US Senate to ban the entry of Philippine officials reportedly responsible for the detention of Sen. Leila de Lima would not have any effect on the pending criminal cases against her, Senate President...
Go seeks creation of more CA divisions
by Paolo Romero - January 11, 2020 - 12:00am
There is an urgent need to create additional divisions of the Court of Appeals and appoint new justices to help the judiciary provide a more “reliable, unbiased and swift delivery of justice in the country,”...
‘US Senate resolution a watershed in Philippines human rights’
by Paolo Romero - January 11, 2020 - 12:00am
The approval of a US Senate resolution seeking sanctions against officials who had played a role in her detention and abetted extrajudicial killings was a “watershed” in Philippine human rights history,...
Congress ready for special session on Middle East
by Paolo Romero - January 8, 2020 - 12:00am
Congress is ready to convene a special session to address funding and other needs in connection with the possible mass evacuation of overseas Filipino workers from the Middle East, but President Duterte already has...
‘Robredo a colossal blunder’
by Paolo Romero - January 8, 2020 - 12:00am
President Duterte shrugged off the recommendations of Vice President Leni Robredo on how to deal with the war on drugs following her short stint as co-chairperson of the Inter-agency Committee on Anti-Illegal D...
2020 budget signed; Duterte warns vs ‘selfish greed’
by Paolo Romero - January 7, 2020 - 12:00am
President Duterte yesterday urged agencies, lawmakers and civil society to be vigilant against what he described as the “selfish greed” of a few who may seek to use the 2020 national budget to pursue...
De Lima should be on US ban list — Palace
by Paolo Romero - January 6, 2020 - 12:00am
Malacañang has slammed opposition Sen. Leila de Lima’s move to come up with a detailed list of individuals that she claimed are behind her detention and should be banned from the United States, saying...
Hiring of more judges-at-large to decongest courts
by Paolo Romero - January 6, 2020 - 12:00am
The move of the Supreme Court to hire more judges-at-large will help decongest courts of pending cases, with funding for new posts in the judiciary included the P4.1-trillion national budget for 2020 that President...
‘HIV, teen pregnancies robbing youth of future’
by Paolo Romero - January 6, 2020 - 12:00am
The alarming surge in human immunodeficiency virus infections and teenage pregnancies is hobbling efforts to improve the country’s performance in education while robbing young Filipinos of their future, Sen....
‘Duterte visit to Kuwait still a go’
by Paolo Romero - January 6, 2020 - 12:00am
President Duterte may still push through with his scheduled trip to Kuwait in the first quarter of the year despite fresh tensions between the Philippines and the Gulf state over the recent killing of a household...
DOTr, Pimentel clarify JoyRide endorsement
by Paolo Romero - January 4, 2020 - 12:00am
The Department of Transportation and Sen. Aquilino Pimentel III yesterday explained their involvement in a controversy surrounding the inclusion of JoyRide in the government’s extended pilot testing of motorcycle...
Senate to revive congressional committee on education
by Paolo Romero - January 4, 2020 - 12:00am
The Senate is moving to revive the joint congressional committee on education (EDCom) following the country’s embarrassing performance in reading, math and science literacy.
Go warns public vs scammers using his name
by Paolo Romero - January 3, 2020 - 12:00am
Sen. Christopher “Bong” Go yesterday denied that he ever sponsored a raffle draw with a prize as high as P580,000, as claimed by circulating text messages and reports, and said he is mulling suing the...
Government now running on reenacted budget
by Paolo Romero - January 2, 2020 - 12:00am
The national government yesterday started running on the reenacted P3.757-trillion 2019 national budget because President Duterte is still reviewing the proposed P4.1-trillion spending program for this year.
Senators downplay US ban on De Lima accusers
by Paolo Romero - December 31, 2019 - 12:00am
Ties between the Philippines and the United States will remain strong despite the reported approval of a provision in the US 2020 budget that bars the entry of officials responsible for the allegedly wrongful detention...
Rizal Day: Duterte urges Pinoys to keep nationalism alive
by Paolo Romero - December 31, 2019 - 12:00am
President Duterte yesterday expressed hope that the freedom fought for by Jose Rizal would strengthen Filipinos’ nationalism as they fight the social ills plaguing the country.
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