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Sep
MANILA, Philippines - Senate President Franklin Drilon said yesterday that amending the Constitution for the purpose of extending the term of President Aquino is not a priority of the Senate. Interviewed over radio station dzRH, Drilon said the Senate is focused on two bills at this time – the 2015 national budget and the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law Read more [...]

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Sep
By Jerome Aning |Philippine Daily Inquirer 7:18 pm | Wednesday, September 17th, 2014 Justice Secretary Leila De Lima. RYAN LEAGOGO/INQUIRER.net FILE PHOTO MANILA, Philippines—Justice Secretary Leila de Lima defended on Wednesday, the admission into the government’s Witness Protection Program of the two of three witnesses who testified against the allegedly overpriced parking building in Makati City constructed when Vice President Jejomar was mayor. Read more [...]

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Sep
Last Saturday, former President and now Mayor Joseph Estrada lifted the controversial truck ban in Manila that sought to ease traffic gridlock in busy roads around the city. In obvious exasperation of being blamed for reportedly causing another problem of congestion at the ports, Mayor Estrada backed off and left the national government to its devices. Read more [...]

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Sep
A screenshot of the Capital Outlay part of Taguig City's 2014 budget. MANILA, Philippines - Taguig City allotted P90 million for motor vehicles for 2014, the full disclosure section in the city’s website shows Read more [...]

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Sep
Cedric Lee peeks out of a window at the Taguig justice hall after posting P.5-million bail yesterday. Photos at left show Deniece Cornejo being escorted by police officers back to Camp Crame and Zimmer Raz grinning after successfully posting bail Read more [...]

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Sep
Mayor Joseph Estrada announced the indefinite lifting of the daytime truck ban beginning 12 noon on Saturday. Mayor Estrada gave way to Malacañang’s newly-created Task Force Pantalan under General Allan Bartolo of Highway Patrol Group (HPG) to avoid conflict. Read more [...]

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Sep
The Senate on Wednesday approved on third and final reading a bill allowing the government to continue the acquisition and distribution of agricultural lands covered by the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program (CARP) to farmer-beneficiaries until 2016.Senate Bill No. 2278 seeks to amend Section 30 of Republic Act 9700 or the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program Extension with Reform (CARPer), which extended the CARP from July 1, 2009 to June 30, 2014.Section 2 of the bill allows the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) to continue issuing Notices of Coverage and accept voluntary offers to sell by landowners of agricultural lands until June 30, 2016.Sen Read more [...]

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Sep
Senator Sergio “Serge” Osmeña III yesterday said he expects the Senate to approve the Sugarcane Industry Development Act of 2014 towards the end of October. Read more [...]

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Sep
InterAksyon.comThe online news portal of TV5 MANILA, Philippines -- The Senate may not have enough time to pass the draft Bangsamoro Basic Law this year but Senate President Franklin Drilon sees the measure’s passage before the end of March next year. ”We cannot pass it this year but there is plenty of time to finish it before the end of the first quarter of next year or before March 30 in 2015 Read more [...]

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Sep
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