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No meddling in Navy frigate deal – Bong Go
by Paolo Romero - February 20, 2018 - 12:01am
There was no meddling from Malacañang in the awarding of the controversial P15.7-billion contract for the purchase of two frigates from South Korean shipbuilding giant Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI), the President’s...
P15.7 billion Navy deal aboveboard — Defense Sec. Lorenzana
by Paolo Romero - February 20, 2018 - 12:00am
Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana yesterday admitted that there should have been another review of the P15.7-billion Frigate Acqusition Project from Hyundai Heavy Industries of South Korea before he signed the contract...
Sen. Nancy Binay seeks probe into Boracay degradation
by Paolo Romero - February 20, 2018 - 12:00am
Sen. Nancy Binay yesterday pushed for a “zero-waste” tourism policy in Boracay and called for a Senate inquiry into the degradation of the world-famous resort island.
‘Rice sufficiency effort should not bloat NFA’s debt’
by Paolo Romero - February 19, 2018 - 12:00am
The government has been urged to ensure that its effort to meet the country’s demand for rice will not bloat the P172-billion liabilities of the National Food Authority (NFA).
Trillanes mulls raps vs AMLC over Rody’s accounts
by Paolo Romero - February 19, 2018 - 12:00am
Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV plans to files criminal complaints against officials of the Anti-Money Laundering Council (AMLC) for allegedly protecting President Duterte and members of his family from investigations...
‘AMLC part of Duterte wealth cover-up’
by Paolo Romero - February 17, 2018 - 12:01am
The Anti-Money Laundering Council is part of the cover-up of the Duterte accounts, Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV said yesterday as he again pressed for a Senate probe into the alleged ill-gotten wealth.
DENR set to dismantle illegal Boracay structures
by Paolo Romero - February 15, 2018 - 12:01am
The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) will soon start dismantling illegal structures that contributed to environmental problems on Boracay Island, especially those built within areas classified...
Senate prods CHED to implement free tuition law
by Paolo Romero - February 15, 2018 - 12:00am
The Senate passed on Monday a resolution prodding the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) to immediately implement Republic Act 10931, or the “Universal Access to Quality Tertiary Education Act,” which...
Senate panel wants ex-Comelec chief Andres Bautista arrested
by Paolo Romero - February 13, 2018 - 12:01am
Sen. Francis Escudero yesterday asked to have former Commission on Elections chairman Andres Bautista arrested for repeatedly skipping the Senate inquiry into his alleged ill-gotten wealth.
Senate OKs anti-hazing bill
by Paolo Romero - February 13, 2018 - 12:00am
The Senate yesterday approved on third and final reading a bill that bans all forms of hazing and imposing harsher penalties on hazing deaths.
Smugglers, cartels fixing rice prices — Villar
by Paolo Romero - February 12, 2018 - 12:01am
It’s possible that smugglers and cartels are behind the spike in the prices of commercial rice when there is enough supply in the country, Sen. Cynthia Villar said yesterday.
Leila’s Year One in jail: Mom still doesn’t know
by Paolo Romero - February 12, 2018 - 12:00am
Sen. Leila de Lima marks her first year in detention next week, but her situation is still being kept from her 85-year-old mother, who remains lucid despite her frail condition.
Pimentel seeks review of Philippine anti-sexual harassment laws
by Paolo Romero - February 12, 2018 - 12:00am
Senate President Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III yesterday called for a review of the country’s sexual harassment laws as the “time is ripe” to strengthen the statutes.
Make adoption procedures easy — Poe
by Paolo Romero - February 12, 2018 - 12:00am
Sen. Grace Poe wants to streamline the process for adoption of children, saying it tends to be tedious and expensive.??
Senate OKs national feeding program
by Paolo Romero - February 7, 2018 - 12:00am
The Senate has passed on third and final reading a bill establishing a national feeding program for public school students and children in day care centers to eradicate hunger and malnutrition in the country.
Trillanes asks Senate to probe Duterte bank accounts
by Paolo Romero - February 6, 2018 - 12:00am
Administration critic Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV yesterday filed a resolution seeking a Senate inquiry into whether President Duterte and his eldest daughter Sara had concealed assets amounting to more than P100...
BBL implementation to cost P72 B annually
by Paolo Romero - February 6, 2018 - 12:00am
Implementing the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL), which seeks to create a new autonomous region in Mindanao, will cost at least P72 billion annually and senators want to make sure the money will not be lost to...
DOTr told: Find new MRT-3 maintenance provider
by Paolo Romero - February 5, 2018 - 12:00am
The Department of Transportation (DOTr) should immediately forge a contract with a credible maintenance service provider to avert more breakdowns at the Metro Rail Transit Line 3 (MRT-3) senators said yesterday...
Shortage of NFA rice raising prices
by Paolo Romero - February 5, 2018 - 12:00am
The shortage of rice from the National Food Authority (NFA) is real and raising prices of the staple, Sen. Nancy Binay warned yesterday.
Bongbong dares Leni: Proceed to recount
by Paolo Romero - February 5, 2018 - 12:00am
Former senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. challenged yesterday Vice President Leni Robredo to withdraw her motion in connection with his electoral protest so both sides could proceed to a recount...
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