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3 remaining Cabinet appointees to be bypassed
by Jess Diaz - May 7, 2017 - 12:00am
The Commission on Appointments (CA) will most likely bypass the three remaining unconfirmed members of President Duterte’s Cabinet when Congress adjourns its first regular session on June 3.
Ombudsman also faces impeachment complaint
by Jess Diaz - May 7, 2017 - 12:00am
It’s impeachment season in the House of Representatives.
Leftist lawmakers to block P6 diesel tax
by Jess Diaz - May 6, 2017 - 12:00am
Leftist lawmakers and their militant party-list organizations vowed to block the proposed P6 tax on diesel and even higher tax rates on gasoline and other oil products.
House passes bill vs hospital deposits
by Jess Diaz - May 6, 2017 - 12:00am
The House of Representatives has passed on third and final reading a bill that increases penalties on hospitals and clinics requiring cash deposit or advance payment before a patient in an emergency case is adm...
Diesel tax, fuel levy hike to take effect in 2018
by Jess Diaz - May 5, 2017 - 12:00am
If passed by Congress, the tax on diesel and higher taxes on other oil products that members of the House committee on ways and means approved on Wednesday will take effect next year, Albay Rep. Joey Salceda said...
‘Duterte impeachment headed for graveyard’
by Jess Diaz - May 5, 2017 - 12:00am
A member of the House committee on justice predicted yesterday that the impeachment complaint against President Duterte would be killed in one or two hearings.
DepEd urged to promote sports, culture
by Jess Diaz - May 4, 2017 - 12:00am
Rep. Lito Atienza of party-list group Buhay urged the Department of Education (DepEd) recently to promote sports development, aside from basic education.
House panel OKs 5-year driver’s license
by Jess Diaz - May 4, 2017 - 12:00am
The House of Representatives committee on transportation approved in principle yesterday the extension of the validity of the driver’s license to five years.
House panel OKs 5-year driver’s license
by Jess Diaz - May 4, 2017 - 12:00am
The House of Representatives committee on transportation approved in principle yesterday the extension of the validity of the driver’s license to five years.
MM quake drill set in July
by Jess Diaz - May 4, 2017 - 12:00am
The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) and Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) will conduct a shake drill in the metropolis in July to prepare the residents for the “Big...
Disbarment case mulled vs Leni impeachers
by Jess Diaz - May 4, 2017 - 12:00am
Two lawyers eyeing to impeach Vice President Leni Robredo are in hot water.
House panel approves tax on diesel, lower income tax
by Jess Diaz - May 4, 2017 - 12:00am
The House of Representatives committee on ways and means approved yesterday a consolidated bill imposing a P6 diesel tax and increasing levies on other oil products and on cars.
Imee misused P66.5-M tobacco funds — lawmaker
by Jess Diaz - May 3, 2017 - 12:00am
Ilocos Norte Rep. Rodolfo Fariñas has accused the governor of his province, Imee Marcos, of misusing P66.5 million in tobacco funds.
Palace urged: Account for P15.5-B Asean fund
by Jess Diaz - May 3, 2017 - 12:00am
Opposition congressmen yesterday urged Malacañang to account for the P15.5-billion budget for last week’s Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) events and activities, including last Saturday’s...
House to prioritize Duterte impeach case
by Jess Diaz - May 3, 2017 - 12:00am
The House of Representatives is bent on disposing of the impeachment complaint against President Duterte as soon as possible.
13 MPD cops axed over ‘hidden cell’
by Jess Diaz - April 29, 2017 - 12:00am
Manila Police District (MPD) Station 1 commander Superintendent Robert Domingo and 12 members of the station’s drug enforcement unit (DEU) were relieved from their posts yesterday after a “hidden cell”...
OSG ruling on BuCor contract premature – Tadeco
by Jess Diaz - April 29, 2017 - 12:00am
Davao-based Tagum Development Co. Inc. (Tadeco) yesterday described as premature and uninformed the statement of Solicitor General Jose Calida that its contract with the Bureau of Corrections (BuCor) is void “as...
‘MRT maintenance provider takes 2 months to replace bulb’
by Jess Diaz - April 29, 2017 - 12:00am
The maintenance service provider of Metro Rail Transit 3, the rail line along Edsa, takes two months to replace a broken light bulb, Rep. Jericho Nograles of party-list group Puwersa ng Bayaning Atleta (PBA) said...
Gov’t spending P15.5 B for ASEAN summit
by Jess Diaz - April 29, 2017 - 12:00am
The government is spending P15.5 billion (about $310 million) for activities related to the 50th anniversary of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), highlighted by the leaders’ summit today...
Lawmaker warns of looming passport shortage
by Jess Diaz - April 28, 2017 - 12:00am
Rep. Aniceto Bertiz III of party-list group Acts-OFW warned the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) yesterday of a looming passport shortage while an investigation into the production of passports is ongoing.
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