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AMLC asked to show Accomplishments
by Paolo Romero - October 29, 2020 - 12:00am
The Anti-Money Laundering Council has been asked to show results in the implementation of the country’s anti-money laundering law as the Senate works to pass amendments to prevent the Philippines from falling...
Duterte may sign 2021 budget before Christmas – Sotto
by Paolo Romero - October 29, 2020 - 12:00am
Barring “unforeseen circumstances,” President Duterte may be able to sign into law the proposed P4.5-trillion national budget for 2021 before Christmas, Senate President Vicente Sotto III said yeste...
Angara, Puno bat for Kouame naturalization
by Paolo Romero - October 26, 2020 - 12:00am
Geremy Pintolo, file
Extra day of voting to cost P2 billion – Recto
by Paolo Romero - October 24, 2020 - 12:00am
An extra day of voting in the May 2022 presidential elections will cost at least P2 billion, twice the initial estimate of the Commission on Elections, Senate President Pro Tempore Ralph Recto said yesterday.
Pope boosts chances of same-sex union in Philippines
by Paolo Romero - October 24, 2020 - 12:00am
Pope Francis’ expression of support for the civil union of gay couples could bolster the chances for passage of long pending bills in Congress that give same-sex partners legal rights in living together, lawmakers...
Agriculture import ban set vs coops
by Paolo Romero - October 23, 2020 - 12:00am
The Department of Agriculture is set to ban cooperatives from importing agricultural products, and limit the issuance of permits for rice importation to just five months a year to protect local producers from smuggling...
P3.9 billion housing budget, P9.6 billion intelligence fund hit
by Paolo Romero - October 22, 2020 - 12:00am
With billions of pesos for housing dispersed among several agencies and a small budget allocated for the Department of Human Settlements and Urban Development (DHSUD), it is no surprise that the government has yet...
P40 billion pocketed by corrupt BI officials – Hontiveros
by Paolo Romero - October 21, 2020 - 12:00am
A notorious “business model” of visa scams and other rackets in the Bureau of Immigration allowed corrupt officials to pocket an estimated P40 billion since 2017, Sen. Risa Hontiveros revealed yeste...
‘West Philippine Sea oil exploration OK, but not with China’
by Paolo Romero - October 19, 2020 - 12:00am
President Duterte’s move to lift the moratorium on oil exploration in the West Philippine Sea would be beneficial for the country, but the government must bar China from any joint venture to exploit mineral...
Senate to speed up passage of FIST bill
by Paolo Romero - October 19, 2020 - 12:00am
The Senate will speed up the passage of the proposed Financial Institutions Strategic Transfer Act, which aims to ensure stability in the banking system, extend a lifeline to distressed businesses and save millions...
Duterte OKs resumption of energy projects in West Philippine Sea
by Paolo Romero - October 17, 2020 - 12:00am
President Duterte has lifted the moratorium on oil and gas explorations in the West Philippine Sea to allow service contractors Forum Energy Ltd. and PXP Energy Corp. to resume their activities in the area, presidential...
Lacson questions fund cut for national projects
by Paolo Romero - October 15, 2020 - 12:00am
Sen. Panfilo Lacson questioned the move of the Department of Public Works and Highways to cut the funding for vital national projects while increasing allocations for local projects that were apparently pushed by...
No utilities disconnection during pandemic – ERC
by Paolo Romero - October 14, 2020 - 12:00am
The Energy Regulatory Commission is set to issue an advisory prohibiting distribution utilities from disconnecting power of customers unable to pay their electric bills, ERC chair Agnes Devanadera said yesterda...
Senate Oks franchise for Bulacan airport
by Paolo Romero - October 13, 2020 - 12:00am
The Senate yesterday approved on third and final reading the franchise application for the construction of a domestic and international airport in Bulacan.
Pinoy fishermen eyed as West Philippine Sea militia — defense chief
by Paolo Romero - October 13, 2020 - 12:00am
Filipino fishermen are willing to be trained and organized to become the country’s maritime militia to counter China’s massive deployment of paramilitary fishing vessels in the West Philippine Sea, Defense...
‘DTI firm fails to deliver P3.27 billion fire stations, equipment’
by Paolo Romero - October 13, 2020 - 12:00am
At least 242 towns have no fire stations or fire trucks, but a Department of Trade and Industry-attached corporation whose task is to import goods has not been able to complete even one of the 98 fire stations it...
Binay seeks furlough for detained HR activist
by Paolo Romero - October 12, 2020 - 12:00am
Sen. Nancy Binay yesterday called for the release of detainee Reina Mae Nasino to allow her to visit the wake of her three-month-old baby.
Senators, workers hit plan to defer 13th month payment
by Paolo Romero - October 10, 2020 - 12:00am
Senators and organized labor hit yesterday the proposal of the Department of Labor and Employment to allow distressed employers to defer the release of the 13th month pay to their workers.
‘Over 2,300 schools used as quarantine facilities’
by Paolo Romero - October 6, 2020 - 12:00am
At least 1,797 public schools have been utilized as quarantine facilities during the pandemic, with 573 about to be used, which would bring to 2,370 the number of schools sequestered in the fight against COVID-19,...
Senate eyes raps vs more PhilHealth officials
by Paolo Romero - October 5, 2020 - 12:00am
The Senate may file complaints before the Office of the Ombudsman against Health Secretary Francisco Duque III and other officials of the Philippine Health Insurance Corp. who were not included in the list of those...
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