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Senate, House OK Bangsamoro Law
by Paolo Romero - July 19, 2018 - 12:00am
After more than a week of debates, the Senate and the House of Representatives finally came up last night with a consolidated version of the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law that lawmakers say will stand the test of...
Bicam fails to finalize proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law
by Paolo Romero - July 18, 2018 - 12:00am
The Senate and the House of Representatives failed to meet its self-imposed deadline yesterday to come up with a final version of the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law after lawmakers continued to argue on various contentious...
More guidance counselors, not drug tests needed
by Paolo Romero - July 12, 2018 - 12:00am
The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) should scrap its multibillion-peso plan to conduct mandatory drug testing of students and the funding be used to hire more guidance counselors for the Department of Education...
BBL bicam hits snag on Bangsamoro territorial limits
by Paolo Romero - July 11, 2018 - 12:00am
Two days before their self-imposed deadline expires, senators and congressmen working to reconcile their conflicting versions of the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law hit a deadlock over the issue of territory of the...
Senators won’t be rushed on federal charter
by Paolo Romero - July 10, 2018 - 12:00am
Even after Malacañang’s formal acceptance yesterday of its copy of a draft federal constitution prepared by a special panel, senators said they would not be rushed into studying more proposals regarding...
Senators seek probe of Chinese plane stops, TV shows
by Paolo Romero - July 10, 2018 - 12:00am
The Senate minority bloc wants an inquiry launched immediately to determine if the successive “technical stops” of Chinese military aircraft in Davao City’s airport violated the constitutional prohibition...
Bicameral conference on Bangsamoro Basic Law starts
by Paolo Romero - July 10, 2018 - 12:00am
Leaders of the Senate and the House of Representatives vowed yesterday to come up with a constitutionally compliant Bangsamoro Basic Law, which they expect would be challenged before the Supreme Court once President...
E-NIPAS law to protect 94 more critical habitats
by Paolo Romero - July 9, 2018 - 12:00am
The enactment of the expanded National Integrated Protected Areas System (E-NIPAS) into law will protect 94 more critical habitats nationwide, including the lone protected area inside Metro Manila, Sen. Cynthia Villar...
DPWH hit over project delays
by Paolo Romero - July 9, 2018 - 12:00am
Public Works Secretary Mark Villar should crack the whip in his department, which apparently has been sluggish in implementing the Duterte administration’s P8-trillion “Build, Build, Build” flagship...
‘God’ responds to Duterte, tells him to go
by Paolo Romero - July 9, 2018 - 12:00am
“God” has responded to President Duterte’s challenge to prove the existence of the Almighty via Twitter.
Sotto asks PNP: Let De Lima attend Senate hearings
by Paolo Romero - July 7, 2018 - 12:00am
Senate President Vicente Sotto III has formally asked the Philippine National Police to allow opposition Sen. Leila de Lima to hold committee hearings even while in detention at Camp Crame.
‘China testing electronic warfare’
by Paolo Romero - July 7, 2018 - 12:00am
China has been conducting electronic warfare tests using hardware installed in its military outposts in the disputed South China Sea.
Senate to summon Purisima on purchased police vehicles
by Paolo Romero - July 4, 2018 - 12:00am
The Senate will summon former Philippine National Police chief Alan Purisima and other officials of the previous administration to its probe into the P1.89-billion purchase of Mahindra patrol vehicles and other procurement...
Senate sets probe on police procurement
by Paolo Romero - July 3, 2018 - 12:00am
The Senate is set to conduct an inquiry into the Philippine National Police procurement process following reports of irregularities, Sen. Grace Poe said yesterday.
De Lima wants free, easy access to government websites
by Paolo Romero - July 2, 2018 - 12:00am
Sen. Leila de Lima yesterday sought the immediate passage of a measure requiring all telecommunications companies to provide the public, especially those in far-flung places, free and easy access to all government...
Ping: Police visibility better than tambay arrests
by Paolo Romero - July 2, 2018 - 12:00am
Increased police visibility, including foot patrols, is better at preventing criminality than just rounding up tambay or loiterers, Sen. Panfilo Lacson said yesterday.
Comprehensive anti-discrimination law pushed
by Paolo Romero - July 2, 2018 - 12:00am
Sen. Sonny Angara pressed yesterday for the passage of the Comprehensive Anti-Discrimination bill, which seeks to minimize all forms of discrimination.
Senators to Duterte: Think twice before arming barangay execs
by Paolo Romero - June 28, 2018 - 12:00am
Senators yesterday cautioned President Duterte about rushing to arm barangay officials, but expressed support for his plan to evaluate the performance of local government executives in fighting crime and illegal...
Palace defends Duterte over ‘stupid God’ remark
by Paolo Romero - June 26, 2018 - 12:00am
President Duterte’s “stupid God” remarks may have stemmed from his “bad experience” as a child with a priest, his spokesman Harry Roque said yesterday, as he challenged the Catholic...
‘ODA from China may not be beneficial’
by Paolo Romero - June 25, 2018 - 12:00am
Grabbing official development assistance (ODA) being dangled by China to finance the Duterte administration’s infrastructure programs may not be good for the country, Senate President Pro Tempore Ralph Recto...
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