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Diesel tax, fuel levy hike to take effect in 2018
by Marvin Sy - 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...
Rody on CA’s rejection of Gina: Lobby money talks
by Marvin Sy - May 5, 2017 - 12:00am
President Duterte is not discounting the possibility that interest groups might have used lobby money in the confirmation hearings of the Commission on Appointments (CA) that led to the rejection of Gina Lopez as...
Duterte: Salazar, ERC execs on way out
by Marvin Sy - May 5, 2017 - 12:00am
Suspended Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) chairman Jose Vicente Salazar and all the other commissioners of the ERC are on their way out, President Duterte declared yesterday during a doctors’ conference...
Sotto on single mothers ‘joke’: No offense meant
by Marvin Sy - May 5, 2017 - 12:00am
Senate Majority Leader Vicente Sotto III said that he meant no offense to single mothers and women in general when he made a joke about them during the confirmation hearing of Social Welfare Secretary Judy Taguiwalo...
Sotto hit over ‘single mom’ remark
by Marvin Sy - May 4, 2017 - 12:00am
Netizens and women’s groups bashed Senate Majority Leader Vicente Sotto III for his remarks about Social Welfare Secretary Judy Taguiwalo being a single mother during the Commission on Appointments (CA) hearing...
Senate OKs mental health bill
by Marvin Sy - May 3, 2017 - 12:00am
With a vote of 19-0, the Senate yesterday approved on third and final reading Senate Bill 1354 or the proposed Philippine Mental Health Law, which seeks to integrate mental health services and programs in the country’s...
Palace on Duterte’s remark vs oligarchs: It’s a warning
by Marvin Sy - May 3, 2017 - 12:00am
President Duterte’s pronouncement that he would allow people to occupy the properties of oligarchs was a “warning,” Malacañang said yesterday, as it clarified that the Philippine leader would...
‘Leila joining Senate debates up to court’
by Marvin Sy - May 3, 2017 - 12:00am
Senators were one in saying yesterday that it would be best to leave it up to the courts to decide on the appeal of Sen. Leila de Lima to participate in the sessions of the Senate, at least during deliberations on...
Gov’t to defend human rights record before UN
by Marvin Sy - May 3, 2017 - 12:00am
The Philippines will relay to the United Nations next week a report disputing allegations of state-sponsored killings under the Duterte administration.
13 MPD cops axed over ‘hidden cell’
by Marvin Sy - 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”...
Create writ for drug suspects, SC asked
by Marvin Sy - April 28, 2017 - 12:00am
The Supreme Court (SC) has been asked to act on President Duterte’s war on illegal drugs and create a new procedure to protect drug suspects and serve justice to victims of extrajudicial killings.
Ex-DOTC chief Abaya may face raps over unusable trains
by Marvin Sy - April 28, 2017 - 12:00am
If there is sufficient evidence, charges will be filed against former transportation secretary Joseph Emilio Abaya and other officials in connection with the 48 unusable commuter train coaches of the Metro Rail Transit...
Probe into barrio doctors’ killings sought
by Marvin Sy - April 21, 2017 - 12:00am
A senator has called for an investigation into the killings of volunteer doctors to the barrios, saying it is a “crime against the people.”
‘Pinoys appreciative of drug war’
by Marvin Sy - April 20, 2017 - 12:00am
Despite the lower public satisfaction with President Duterte’s war on illegal drugs, Malacañang yesterday claimed that the campaign continues to enjoy the “deep appreciation” of Filipin...
Sympathizers financing my Singapore trip — Lascañas
by Marvin Sy - April 12, 2017 - 12:00am
Retired Senior Police Officer 3 Arthur Lascañas, a self-confessed Davao death squad (DDS) member, yesterday admitted getting financial assistance from people sympathizing to his plight for his stay outside...
Leila forgives ‘Judases’ in her life
by Marvin Sy - April 12, 2017 - 12:00am
In the spirit of Lent, Sen. Leila de Lima has chosen to forgive the “Judases” in her life who she said lied and helped put her where she is now.
Senate probe into Bulacan housing occupation on
by Marvin Sy - April 9, 2017 - 12:00am
The Senate inquiry into the government’s housing programs will push through despite the decision of President Duterte to allow members of the urban poor group Kalipunan ng Damayang Mahihirap (Kadamay) to own...
IPU to send team to probe Leila case
by Marvin Sy - April 7, 2017 - 12:00am
The Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) is sending a fact-finding mission to the Philippines to check on the case of Sen. Leila de Lima, who is in detention over her alleged involvement in the illegal drug trade.
Poe bill seeks to draw Pinoy scientists back home
by Marvin Sy - April 6, 2017 - 12:00am
Sen. Grace Poe has called for the grant of incentives and privileges to help entice Filipino scientists working overseas to return to the country and share what they have learned.
Senators oppose moves to lower age of discernment
by Marvin Sy - April 6, 2017 - 12:00am
Senators have opposed proposals to lower the age of criminal liability, as pushed by President Duterte, saying it will not rehabilitate youth offenders.
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