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‘Free speech sanctuary’ Senate sets more corruption probes
by Paolo Romero - July 27, 2021 - 12:00am
The Senate will still pursue in earnest investigations into alleged corruption in government agencies while strengthening its role as a “sanctuary of freedom and justice” and passing measures to alleviate...
DOH: COVID-19 cases among health workers drop
by Paolo Romero - July 24, 2021 - 12:00am
The number of health care workers infected with COVID-19 has gone down as most of them have already been vaccinated, the Department of Health (DOH) said yesterday“We’re getting this kind of report also...
DOTr, LTO to revive ‘mutated’ MVIS
by Paolo Romero - July 22, 2021 - 12:00am
The widely criticized private motor vehicle inspection system or MVIS has been “roused from the dead” by the Department of Transportation, Senate President Pro Tempore Ralph Recto said yesterday.
SONA attendees to get QR-coded face shields
by Paolo Romero - July 22, 2021 - 12:00am
Those physically attending President Duterte’s last State of the Nation Address and joint session of Congress at the Batasang Pambansa complex on Monday will each be issued QR-coded face shields after passing...
Pacman on watusi: I have proof of corruption
by Paolo Romero - July 17, 2021 - 12:00am
Sen. Manny Pacquiao vowed yesterday to present witnesses and evidence, including videos and audio recordings, of cases of corruption when the Senate starts its investigation into alleged anomalies in various government...
Cusi-led camp proceeds with PDP-Laban meet
by Paolo Romero - July 17, 2021 - 12:00am
The PDP-Laban faction led by Energy Secretary Alfonso Cusi – backed by President Duterte – pushed through with its disputed assembly yesterday, calling for unity even as it moved to sanction top officers...
‘Improve Philippine passport ranking’
by Paolo Romero - July 12, 2021 - 12:00am
The Department of Foreign Affairs and other concerned agencies must immediately take steps in improving the country’s global passport ranking, Sen. Francis Tolentino said yesterday.
‘Proper sex education to curb teen pregnancy’
by Paolo Romero - July 5, 2021 - 12:00am
Sen. Sherwin Gatchalian called on the Department of Education and other concerned agencies to fill the gaps in the sexuality education of the youth to help stem the rise in teenage pregnancies in the country.
Binay: Give vaccinators time to rest
by Paolo Romero - July 1, 2021 - 12:00am
Sen. Nancy Binay said yesterday COVID-19 vaccinators must be given rest intervals to ensure that they perform their duties safely and efficiently.
Pacquiao wards off lawsuit
by Paolo Romero - June 30, 2021 - 12:00am
Sen. Manny Pacquiao said his much-awaited fight against WBC/IBF welterweight champion Errol Spence in Las Vegas, Nevada on Aug. 21 will push through despite a lawsuit filed by a sports management company against...
No special session to extend Bayanihan 2 – Palace
by Paolo Romero - June 30, 2021 - 12:00am
Malacañang sees no need for a special Congress session to extend the validity of Bayanihan to Recover as One Act (Bayanihan 2), which expires today, because the remaining P9-billion fund will likely be obligated...
Probe of Black Hawk helicopter crash sought
by Paolo Romero - June 28, 2021 - 12:00am
Sen. Richard Gordon is seeking a thorough investigation into an air accident involving one of the Philippine Air Force’s newly acquired S-70i Black Hawk helicopters as he called for better training and safety...
Villars laud seafarers as ‘sustainers of global economy’
by Paolo Romero - June 28, 2021 - 12:00am
Sen. Cynthia Villar and daughter Las Piñas Rep. Camille Villar have lauded seafarers as “sustainers of global economy” during the nationwide COVID-19 vaccination of Filipino seafarers in Las Piñas...
Bill filed to boost internet access in public schools
by Paolo Romero - June 28, 2021 - 12:00am
Maximizing the use of satellite technology to widen internet access nationwide will be a boost to the rollout of digital techno-logy in public schools, Sen. Sherwin Gatchalian said yesterday.
PhilHealth told: Pay hospital claims
by Paolo Romero - June 27, 2021 - 12:00am
Sen. Grace Poe called on the Philippine Health Insurance Corp. to immediately settle unpaid claims of hundreds of hospitals, saying failure to do so would put the government’s pandemic response in jeopar...
Senators: Are officials profiting from sale of shields?
by Paolo Romero - June 24, 2021 - 12:00am
Senators have raised the possibility that some government officials may be profiting from the sale of face shields, noting that health authorities have yet to present solid scientific basis for their mandatory ...
DOE warned: Fix power outage issues
by Paolo Romero - June 21, 2021 - 12:00am
The Department of Energy should immediately address the threats of power outages in the coming months or the problem will result in more suffering for the Filipino people now reeling from the high prices of basic...
Villar wants 5 more included in protected areas
by Paolo Romero - June 21, 2021 - 12:00am
Sen. Cynthia Villar has sought the inclusion of five biodiverse but threatened areas to be placed under protection of the National Integrated Protected Areas System or NIPAS law.
Enough funds for minors’ vaccination – Lacson
by Paolo Romero - June 19, 2021 - 12:00am
The P57.3 billion secured as loan by the government for the procurement of vaccines is enough to cover the P25-billion requirement for the vaccination of minors next year, Sen. Panfilo Lacson said yesterday.
‘No sticky fingers’ in vaccine purchase – senators
by Paolo Romero - June 17, 2021 - 12:00am
Senators have not seen any anomalies in the government’s disbursement of its P88.6-billion COVID-19 vaccine budget, but find the procurement of jabs as well as the pace of vaccination too slow to help the economy...
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