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De Lima seeks to institutionalize 4Ps, cash-for-work
by Paolo Romero - September 24, 2018 - 12:00am
Sen. Leila de Lima is seeking the immediate passage of measures that will make the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) and the rural cash-for-work projects as among the government’s regular poverty reduction...
Trillanes on Paolo Duterte’s complaint: Bring it on
by Paolo Romero - September 24, 2018 - 12:00am
Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV yesterday welcomed the filing of a libel complaint against him by former Davao City vice mayor Paolo Duterte, saying it would be an opportunity for him to prove his allegations against the...
NFA should be abolished, 2 senators insist
by Paolo Romero - September 24, 2018 - 12:00am
Placing the National Food Authority (NFA) under the Department of Agriculture (DA) should only be a temporary measure to stabilize prices and supply of rice, senators said yesterday.
Angara takes over LDP
by Paolo Romero - September 24, 2018 - 12:00am
Sen. Sonny Angara has been elected president of the Laban ng Demokratikong Pilipino (LDP), the political party founded by his father, the late Senate president Edgardo Angara, in 1988.
Senators to restore cuts in CHED scholarship?
by Paolo Romero - September 24, 2018 - 12:00am
Senators vowed yesterday to restore cuts for scholarships and other financial assistance programs made on the proposed budget of the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) and state universities and colleges (SUCs)...
Higher prices to increase malnutrition cases — Sen. Grace Poe
by Paolo Romero - September 22, 2018 - 12:00am
Sen. Grace Poe has warned that the spike in rice and food prices will worsen child undernutrition, which currently afflicts 18 million children under 11.
Benigno Aquino III slams Juan Ponce Enrile’s revision of Martial Law
by Paolo Romero - September 22, 2018 - 12:00am
Former president Benigno Aquino III yesterday lashed out at former Senate president Juan Ponce Enrile for distorting history by denying massive rights abuses and corruption during martial law.
Nancy Binay hits Mocha Uson, Drew Olivar over sign language video
by Paolo Romero - September 18, 2018 - 12:00am
Sen. Nancy Binay reminded yesterday Communications Assistant Secretary Mocha Uson and blogger Drew Olivar not to mock members of the deaf/mute community.
Pacquiao: Rematch with Mayweather a ‘big possibility’
by Paolo Romero - September 18, 2018 - 12:00am
Filipino boxing icon Manny Pacquiao said there’s a “big possibility” that his rematch with Floyd Mayweather Jr. will push through.
Send mission to investigate EJKs, De Lima asks UNHRC
by Paolo Romero - September 15, 2018 - 12:00am
Sen. Leila de Lima has called on the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) to send an independent fact-finding mission to the Philippines to investigate the extrajudicial killings (EJKs) related to the government’s...
Comelec installs features to protect 2019 polls’ integrity
by Paolo Romero - September 14, 2018 - 12:00am
The Commission on Elections (Comelec) has put 82 enhancements in the automated polls to be used in next year’s senatorial and local elections to further ensure integrity and accuracy, officials said yest...
Senate detains Bureau of Customs intelligence officer
by Paolo Romero - September 13, 2018 - 12:00am
The Senate detained on Tuesday night an official of the Bureau of Customs after he was cited in contempt during a hearing on the P3.8 billion worth of shabu intercepted by the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency at...
Sen. Loren Legarda calls for disaster risk reduction
by Paolo Romero - September 13, 2018 - 12:00am
Sen. Loren Legarda yesterday urged concerned agencies to make adequate preparations for Super Typhoon Ompong (international name Mangkhut) to prevent casualty.
Trillanes calls Duterte ‘obsessed and insecure’
by Paolo Romero - September 13, 2018 - 12:00am
Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV described President Duterte yesterday as “obsessed” with him and “insecure” for devoting much of his time hitting him rather than focusing on problems of the country...
Sen. Ralph Recto: 'Change priorities, not regimes'
by Paolo Romero - September 12, 2018 - 12:00am
No need for regime change, only a refocusing of government priorities.
Trillanes happy with Supreme Court ruling, may leave Senate
by Paolo Romero - September 12, 2018 - 12:00am
Despite the Supreme Court’s denial of his petition for temporary restraining order, Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV was happy with the decision that he said bars President Duterte and the military from arresting...
Senate in no hurry to approve TRAIN 2
by Paolo Romero - September 12, 2018 - 12:00am
The Senate will not rush the passage of the proposed second package of the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN 2) bill but will pick what the chamber believes are beneficial provisions in the House of...
Agriculture Sec. Piñol: 'Rice prices to stabilize by November 2018'
by Paolo Romero - September 11, 2018 - 12:00am
Rice prices are expected to stabilize in November when the harvest season starts, although prices will not likely go below P40 per kilo, Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol said yesterday.
Senate approves combat sports bill on third and final reading
by Paolo Romero - September 11, 2018 - 12:00am
The Senate approved on third and final reading yesterday a bill seeking to establish the Philippine Boxing and Combat Sports Commission to “promote the safety and welfare” of Filipino boxers and combat...
Inclusive growth still attainable within Duterte term — Arroyo
by Paolo Romero - September 10, 2018 - 12:00am
The Philippines can still achieve inclusive growth before the end of the term of the Duterte administration, House Speaker Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo said.
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