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7 envoys, 21 AFP senior officers get Commission on Appointments nod
by Marvin Sy - February 22, 2018 - 12:00am
The Commission on Appointments confirmed seven ambassadors and 21 senior officers of the Armed Forces of the Philippines yesterday.
Senate ethics panel junks complaints vs Leila De Lima
by Marvin Sy - February 21, 2018 - 12:00am
The Senate ethics committee has dismissed the complaints filed against Sen. Leila de Lima, including one coming from leaders of the House of Representatives.
DOTr: 15 MRT trains running after Holy Week
by Marvin Sy - February 21, 2018 - 12:00am
The Department of Transportation has given assurance that as many as 15 trains will be running on the Metro Rail Transit 3 line by April once the scheduled overhaul of the system is completed during the Holy Week...
Trillanes: Bong Go not involved in frigate deal
by Marvin Sy - February 18, 2018 - 12:00am
Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV yesterday said he does not believe special assistant to the president Christopher “Bong” Go has anything to do with the controversial frigate deal of the Philippine Navy.
Richard Gordon backs Boracay rehabilitation
by Marvin Sy - February 17, 2018 - 12:01am
Sen. Richard Gordon supports the rehabilitation of Boracay, including the possible shutdown of the island as proposed by President Duterte to clean up the world-famous resort.
Anti-political dynasty bills up for plenary debates
by Marvin Sy - February 16, 2018 - 12:01am
After just one hearing on the various anti-dynasty bills, the Senate committee on constitutional amendments and revision of codes is now ready to start the plenary debates on the measure.
Pimentel bucks destruction of smuggled luxury cars
by Marvin Sy - February 10, 2018 - 12:00am
The government should have auctioned off the more than P61 million worth of smuggled used cars instead of destroying the luxury vehicles, Senate President Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III said yesterday...
DOH chief Duque gets CA nod
by Marvin Sy - February 8, 2018 - 12:00am
After two hearings before the Commission on Appointments, Health Secretary Francisco Duque finally secured CA confirmation for his second stint at the helm of the Department of Health (DOH).
Blue Ribbon chairman balks at inquiry into Duterte wealth
by Marvin Sy - February 7, 2018 - 12:00am
The chairman of the Senate Blue Ribbon committee is hesitant to conduct an inquiry into the alleged hidden wealth of President Duterte and his daughter, Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio.
P3.8-B refund sought for unusable MRT trains
by Marvin Sy - February 4, 2018 - 12:00am
Dalian Locomotive and Rolling Stocks Co. of China should refund the P3.8 billion the government paid for the supply of trains for the Metro Rail Transit (MRT-3), which turned out to be incompatible with the sys...
Lacson: Make sellers in PNP helicopter deal liable
by Marvin Sy - February 3, 2018 - 12:00am
The resolution of the case regarding the controversial 2009 purchase of used helicopters by the Philippine National Police should not end with the dismissal of the police officers involved, but by holding people...
Comelec: VCM deal with Smartmatic aboveboard
by Marvin Sy - February 2, 2018 - 12:00am
The deal entered into by the Commission on Elections (Comelec) with Smartmatic Inc. to supply vote counting machines (VCMs) for the 2019 midterm polls was aboveboard, according to outgoing Comelec officer-in-charge...
Ex-SC justice: Proposed BBL constitutional
by Marvin Sy - January 31, 2018 - 12:00am
After going through the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL), a retired justice of the Supreme Court and one of the framers of the 1987 Constitution has found the bill to be legally sound and strong enough to withstand...
Public should demand MRT fare rollback – Poe
by Marvin Sy - January 28, 2018 - 12:00am
There is no end in sight for the constant malfunctions and breakdowns experienced by the MRT-3 and Sen. Grace Poe, who has had enough of this, yesterday said commuters should do something about this.
Price monitoring teams should be deployed amid TRAIN – Villar
by Marvin Sy - January 27, 2018 - 12:00am
Sen. Cynthia Villar called on the Departments of Trade and Industry (DTI) and Agriculture to activate their respective price monitoring teams amid reports that some businesses raised the prices of their goods in...
Stop passing buck on Navy frigate contract – De Lima
by Marvin Sy - January 27, 2018 - 12:00am
Sen. Leila de Lima called on the Duterte administration to stop using its predecessor as a scapegoat whenever anomalies come up, including the controversial P16-billion frigate contract for the Philippine Navy....
DOH urged to demand P3.5-B vaccine refund
by Marvin Sy - January 21, 2018 - 12:00am
The Department of Health (DOH) should demand refund of the entire P3.5 billion that the government paid to Sanofi Pasteur for the purchase of the Dengvaxia vaccine, Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III said y...
Liberal Party vows to grow stronger
by Marvin Sy - January 21, 2018 - 12:00am
Faced with mass defections and continued assault from the administration, the opposition Liberal Party (LP) says it will not go away and will even grow stronger.
Senators seek probe on frigate project
by Marvin Sy - January 20, 2018 - 12:00am
The Senate minority bloc has called for an inquiry into the controversial purchase of two frigates for the Philippine Navy and the overall status of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Modernization Act. ...
Senate stops Charter change train
by Marvin Sy - January 18, 2018 - 12:01am
The speeding Charter change train from the House of Representatives has stopped dead in its tracks as senators vowed to resist pressure to rush the crafting of a constitution for a federal government.
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