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Senate approves P22-B supplemental budget for this year MANILA - The Senate has approved government's request for an additional budget this year of P22.46 billion to fund projects that were either stopped or remain unpaid after two government spending schemes were declared illegal. Having been certified as urgent by President Benigno Aquino III, the supplemental budget measure was sponsored and passed on second and third readings on Wednesday, the last day of session before Congress goes on Christmas break. Read more [...]

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Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago. INQUIRER.net FILE PHOTO MANILA, Philippines—Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago renewed Wednesday an old proposal of hers to make inmates pay for better—but not luxurious—accommodations, so that the government could at least get additional funds Read more [...]

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Dec
NBI finds more drugs, luxury items in New Bilibid Prison. National Bureau of Investigation agents inspect confiscated materials prohibited inside the New Bilibid Prison in Muntinlupa City on Tuesday, December 16 Read more [...]

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Dec
Rappler United for Healthier Kids: More advocates, please Rappler And just last month, a series of media reports on the poor health conditions of street children prompted Senators Cynthia Villar and Mirriam Defensor-Santiago to propose resolutions ensuring the welfare of street kids. Read more [...]

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Rappler FVR: PH has 'higher interest' than custody of US Marine Rappler At least two senators – Miriam Defensor Santiago and Francis Escudero – also have supported the position of Leftist groups that want the American soldier detained in an ordinary jail. Getting custody of Pemberton and his transfer to a regular jail are .. Read more [...]

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Dec
WARNING -- From the Babe's mouth. The politicians still meddle in biddings done by the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Read more [...]

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Dec
The National Food Authority (NFA) has opened to the private sector the importation of 187,000 metric tons (MT) of high-quality rice under the minimum access volume (MAV) omnibus importation program.The opening of the private sector importation under the MAV was done pursuant to the resolution passed by the NFA Council on Dec. Read more [...]

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Dec
Officials and employees at the New Bilibid Prison (NBP) make up a syndicate of relatives who cover up for one another. Read more [...]

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Dec
InterAksyon.comThe online news portal of TV5 MANILA, Philippines -- Poor but deserving students will gain broader access to education, thanks to three of the 21 new laws that stemmed from measures passed by the Senate of the 16th Congress, Senate President Franklin Drilon said Thursday. Baring the 2014 Senate report card, Drilon said since Congress convened in July 2013, the chamber passed 44 national bills, four of which became law in 2013 and 17 this year Read more [...]

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The contract may have been overpriced by P10 million, enough to buy 20,000 more fertilizer for coconut trees recovering from a pest outbreak REELING. Coconut trees, and the coconut farmers who depend on them, are still reeling from the coconut scale insect outbreak. Read more [...]

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