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Xi Jinping pushes maritime mechanism for Philippines fishers
by Paolo Romero - November 22, 2018 - 12:00am
Chinese President Xi Jinping has proposed the establishment of a mechanism for coordination between Philippines and China that will promote cooperation in disputed waters so that Filipino fishermen will not be ...
Government to operate on reenacted budget for 1 month
by Paolo Romero - November 22, 2018 - 12:00am
The government is likely going to operate on a reenacted budget in the first few weeks of 2019 due to the lack of time in the Senate to deliberate on the proposed P3.757-trillion national budget for next year, Majority...
Senate to review deals with China
by Paolo Romero - November 22, 2018 - 12:00am
The Senate will review the joint oil and gas exploration deal with China as well as 28 other agreements signed during the visit of Chinese President Xi Jinping amid calls for transparency sparked by concerns that...
Senate OKs higher BSP capitalization
by Paolo Romero - November 21, 2018 - 12:00am
The Senate on Monday passed on third and final reading a bill increasing the capitalization of the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) from P50 billion to P200 billion.
Senate OKs general tax amnesty bill
by Paolo Romero - November 21, 2018 - 12:00am
The Senate has approved on third and final reading the Tax Amnesty Bill, which seeks to raise at least P36 billion in revenue that could help fund the government’s numerous subsidies.
Xi Jinping to meet Senate, House leaders Wednesday
by Paolo Romero - November 21, 2018 - 12:00am
Visiting Chinese President Xi Jinping will meet today with leaders of the Senate and House of Representatives to help forge better ties between the legislatures of the Philippines and China.
Congressional franchise still needed for 3rd telco — Grace Poe
by Paolo Romero - November 21, 2018 - 12:00am
Congress will still have to scrutinize the capability and legality of the third player in the telecommunications industry before deciding whether to grant it a franchise to operate in the country, Sen. Grace Poe...
Philippines, China sign MOU on joint gas, oil developement
by Paolo Romero - November 21, 2018 - 12:00am
Philippine and Chinese officials signed last night a memorandum of understanding (MOU) on joint oil and gas development in the West Philippine Sea.
Senate OKs bill dividing Palawan into 3 provinces
by Paolo Romero - November 20, 2018 - 12:00am
Voting 14-1, the Senate approved on third and final reading yesterday a bill dividing Palawan into three new provinces.
Senate to resume inquiry into selection of 3rd telco
by Paolo Romero - November 19, 2018 - 12:00am
The Senate committee on public services is scheduled to resume this week its inquiry into the government’s recent selection of the third player in the country’s telecommunications industry that was marked...
Rice tariffication bill seen to save tons of palay
by Paolo Romero - November 19, 2018 - 12:00am
The Rice Tariffication Bill will not only stabilize prices and supply of the staple, but also save tons of palay from wastage while helping boost farmers’ productivity, its authors in the Senate said.
32 more countries ban e-cigarettes
by Paolo Romero - November 15, 2018 - 12:00am
At least 32 countries have joined the global bandwagon to ban electronic cigarettes, reiterating that such products are not an effective tool to curb regular smoking, experts told two Senate panels.
Workers to get bigger 13th month, Christmas bonus
by Paolo Romero - November 15, 2018 - 12:00am
Workers from both public and private sectors will be getting bigger 13th month pay and Christmas bonuses under the law that raised the tax exemption cap of bonuses and other benefits.
DILG Sec. Eduardo Año: ‘Palawan tourist sites may be closed’
by Paolo Romero - November 13, 2018 - 12:00am
Other travel destinations – including those in Palawan – might go the way of Boracay and be shut down if major violations of environmental laws and local ordinances are found in these tourist areas, Interior...
6 senators pass drug test
by Paolo Romero - November 10, 2018 - 12:00am
Senate President Vicente Sotto III and five other senators tested negative for drugs based on results released by the upper chamber yesterday.
Sen. Gregorio Honasan formally accepts DICT post
by Paolo Romero - November 10, 2018 - 12:00am
Sen. Gregorio Honasan has accepted President Duterte’s offer for him to head the Department of Information and Communications Technology but he is expected to assume the post only after the Commission on Appointments...
Early warning system to mitigate disaster damage — Legarda
by Paolo Romero - November 8, 2018 - 12:00am
Sen. Loren Legarda has called on national and local officials to implement community-based early warning systems and other risk reduction measures to save lives and mitigate damage from tsunamis and other disasters....
Senate resolution extends human rights victims fund to 2019
by Paolo Romero - November 7, 2018 - 12:00am
The Senate committee on justice and human rights has recommended the extension of the availability of funds for victims of human rights violations during the Marcos regime.
Tito Sotto files bill raising Comelec salaries
by Paolo Romero - November 7, 2018 - 12:00am
Senate President Vicente Sotto III is seeking to upgrade the salaries of Commission on Elections employees and reorganize the poll body’s offices.
Match good intentions with competence, Customs chief told
by Paolo Romero - November 7, 2018 - 12:00am
Good luck but watch your back.
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