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Lawmakers to respect Duterte veto on 2019 budget

Posted on Friday, 12 April 2019 03:08 PM | No Comments
MANILA, Philippines – Lawmakers will respect President Rodrigo Duterte’s exercise of his veto power on the proposed P3.7-trillion 2019 national budget. Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon said vetoing the entire...

Drilon suggests reopening drug probe vs Paolo Duterte

Posted on Thursday, 4 April 2019 05:39 PM | No Comments
MANILA, Philippines – Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon believes the Senate Blue Ribbon Committee should resume its investigation on illegal drugs amid fresh allegations against former Davao City vice mayor...

Malacañang wants allegation of Janet Lim Napoles vs. Sen. Drilon investigated

Posted on Wednesday, 24 January 2018 01:10 PM | No Comments
MANILA, Philippines — Malacañang regards the new revelation of alleged ‘pork barrel scam queen’ Janet Lim Napoles relevant. This is in connection with her alleged donation of campaign funds to...

Senators insist separate vote over proposed amendment or revision of the Constitution

Posted on Thursday, 18 January 2018 04:44 PM | No Comments
MANILA, Philippines – Senate Majority Leader Vicente Sotto III said they are not pressured by the resolution recently passed by the House of Representatives regarding the mode of changing the...

Congress approves one-year extension of martial law in Mindanao

Posted on Thursday, 14 December 2017 10:18 AM | No Comments
MANILA, Philippines —With 240 affirmative and 27 negative votes, the extension of martial law in Mindanao has been formally approved during the Congress joint session, Wednesday. During the session, some...

Drop in PRRD’s rating calls for revision of administration policies – senators

Posted on Monday, 9 October 2017 06:57 PM | No Comments
MANILA, Philippines — According to some Liberal Party (LP) senators, the approval and trust ratings of the president might further plunge if the government continues to pursue its strategy particularly...

Creation of Presidential Anti-Corruption Commission, unconstitutional and redundant – critics

Posted on Friday, 6 October 2017 07:05 PM | No Comments
MANILA, Philippines — Magdalo party-list Rep Gary Alejano believes the creation of Presidential Anti-Corruption Commission, is unconstitutional and redundant. The lawmaker argued that such a commission will only be used for...

Senate Minority threatens to block budget for the Bureau of Customs

Posted on Friday, 6 October 2017 05:36 PM | No Comments
MANILA, Philippines — The Senate Minority bloc opposes the P3.1 billion proposed budget of the Bureau of Customs (BOC) for 2018. “We will oppose the approval of the budget of...

61% of Filipinos agree to reimpose death penalty bill – SWS survey

Posted on Thursday, 27 April 2017 11:33 AM | No Comments
MANILA – 61 percent of Filipinos agree with the reimposition of Death Penalty Bill for heinous crimes related to illegal drugs approved by the Congress. This is based on the...

De Lima prepares for “worst possible scenario”

Posted on Tuesday, 14 February 2017 01:27 PM | No Comments
PHILIPPINES — Senator Leila de Lima is bracing herself for the imminent possibility of being arrested in case the Department of Justice (DOJ) releases a resolution finding probable cause to...