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‘Senate, House can’t probe CA’
by Paolo Romero - May 9, 2017 - 12:00am
Neither the Senate nor the House of Representatives has jurisdiction to investigate the Commission on Appointments since it is an independent constitutional body, CA members said yesterday.
US arms limit not a loss — Lacson
by Paolo Romero - May 8, 2017 - 12:00am
The Philippines will not be put at a disadvantage if the US Senate approves a proposal seeking to limit arms sales to the Philippines owing to reports of human rights violations under the Duterte administration,...
Rody’s 'money talks' comment on Gina rejection foul — Ping
by Paolo Romero - May 6, 2017 - 12:00am
Sen. Panfilo Lacson yesterday deplored President Duterte’s comment that “lobby money talks” in the rejection of Gina Lopez as secretary of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR)...
Gina out as DENR chief
by Paolo Romero - May 4, 2017 - 12:00am
Less than an hour before the Commission on Appointments (CA) convened in plenary, individual lawmakers were still unsure about the final vote on the case of controversial Environment Secretary Gina Lopez.
MRT coaches from China ‘chop-chop’ — Poe
by Paolo Romero - May 3, 2017 - 12:00am
Senators are appalled that the coaches for the Metro Rail Transit 3 (MRT-3) ordered by the Aquino administration were “chop-chop” vehicles or just haphazardly put together from parts provided by different...
Moment of truth for Gina at CA today
by Paolo Romero - May 3, 2017 - 12:00am
The Commission on Appointments (CA) is set to decide today whether or not to confirm Environment Secretary Gina Lopez, who had several CA members worried over her alleged arbitrary and illegal directives at the Department...
Lacson on secret jail: PNP chief ‘arrogant’
by Paolo Romero - May 2, 2017 - 12:00am
Sen. Panfilo Lacson chided yesterday Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Director General Ronald dela Rosa for defending police officers caught running a secret jail in Manila.
Make or break for Gina before CA
by Paolo Romero - May 2, 2017 - 12:00am
The Commission on Appointments (CA) resumes today the confirmation hearing of Environment Secretary Gina Lopez even as the mining industry has renewed its call for the rejection of the secretary-designate.
Leila wants to join Senate debates
by Paolo Romero - May 2, 2017 - 12:00am
Detained Sen. Leila de Lima is studying legal options to allow her to actively take part in legislative deliberations and attend other official functions in the Senate even through remote or electronic means.
Senate to probe MPD’s ‘secret cell’
by Paolo Romero - May 1, 2017 - 12:00am
The Senate is set to conduct an investigation into the “hidden cell” at the Manila Police District (MPD) station in Tondo where more than a dozen detainees were found last week.
Senate to pass 3 landmark bills when session resumes
by Paolo Romero - April 29, 2017 - 12:00am
The Senate aims to pass on third and final reading landmark bills, including reforms to the country’s criminal justice system, promoting mental health and small enterprises, as Congress resumes session on...
‘Rody wrong not to raise arbitral ruling at summit’
by Paolo Romero - April 29, 2017 - 12:00am
The Philippines will miss the “golden opportunity” to assert its prerogative as chairman of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) if it will not take up the arbitral ruling and other South...
Duterte threatens 2 local media firms
by Paolo Romero - April 28, 2017 - 12:00am
President Duterte yesterday issued threats against two news organizations that he accused of “crucifying him” as he ranted about the supposed corruption in Philippine media.
Death penalty dead in Senate — Drilon
by Paolo Romero - April 27, 2017 - 12:00am
With at least 13 senators against it, the proposal to revive the death penalty for drug-fuelled heinous crimes will not pass in the Senate.
Poe wants procurement of 48 MRT coaches probed
by Paolo Romero - April 27, 2017 - 12:00am
Sen. Grace Poe has called for the accountability of the officials responsible for the acquisition of 48 unusable coaches of the Metro Rail Transit 3 (MRT-3).
AI to Asean: Take stand vs Phl drug killings
by Paolo Romero - April 27, 2017 - 12:00am
An international human rights watchdog is calling on Southeast Asian leaders to take a stand against the Philippines’ war on drugs that has left thousands dead under President Duterte, the host of this week’s...
‘Justice for EJK victims only through Rody’s ICC prosecution’
by Paolo Romero - April 26, 2017 - 12:00am
There is no other recourse but to seek President Duterte’s prosecution before the International Criminal Court (ICC) for alleged crimes against humanity as the thousands of victims of extrajudicial killings...
‘Gov’t housing program may collapse due to Kadamay precedent’
by Paolo Romero - April 26, 2017 - 12:00am
Lawmakers yesterday warned of the possible collapse of the government’s socialized and low-cost housing program after several beneficiaries refused to pay their monthly amortization to the National Housing...
Matobato lawyer files case vs Rody before ICC
by Paolo Romero - April 25, 2017 - 12:00am
The lawyer of a self-confessed hit man of the so-called Davao death squad (DDS) yesterday filed a complaint before the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague against President Duterte and 11 other officials...
Kadamay should pay for Bulacan homes — JV
by Paolo Romero - April 25, 2017 - 12:00am
Members of a militant urban poor group who illegally occupied government housing units in Pandi, Bulacan last month should pay for the houses even if President Duterte had allowed them to keep these, Sen. Joseph...
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