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Several senators doubt the effectiveness and legality of the Philippine National Police’s (PNP) decision to centralize the firearms renewal process, believing it could worsen the problem of too many loose firearms in the country. Sen. Grace Poe, chairman of the Senate Committee on Public Order and Dangerous Drugs, said centralizing…

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Technology Resource Center (TRC) director general (on leave) Dennis Cunanan should not be given legislative immunity and the Justice Department should also re-consider its decision to accept him at the witness protection program (WPP) of the government, according to Sen. Grace Poe. During last week’s Senate Blue ribbon committee hearing…

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THE Senate is set to conduct its own inquiry on reports that drug syndicates are using casinos to launder drug money by converting them into chips. Sen. Nancy Binay has filed Senate resolution 539 directing the proper Senate committees to conduct an inquiry in aid of legislation regarding the reported…

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SENATORS implicated in the pork barrel fund scam should submit themselves to a lifestyle check if they are really innocent, Sen. Grace Poe said on Thursday. Poe made the challenge following the pronouncement of former Technology Resource Center (TRC) general manager Dennis Cunanan, that he is willing to undergo a…

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IN order to make sure that the anti-corruption efforts of the Aquino administration will not be put to waste, a lawmaker is pushing for daily trials on the multibillion-peso pork barrel fund scam. Senate majority leader Alan Peter Cayetano said that conducting continuous trial on graft and corruption related charges…

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INTERIOR Secretary Manuel “Mar” Roxas, should do the country a favor and resign because he only brings disaster every time he opens his mouth, Sen. Ramon Revilla Jr., said on Tuesday. Revilla said there is no reason for Roxas to hold any position in the government because the entire country…

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A senator over the weekend chided the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) for imposing a mere one-month suspension against the labor attaché involved in the sex-for-flight controversy, saying that the paltry sanction sends a “wrong signal” that one’s length of service in the government trumps the gravity of the…

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THREE months after being appointed by President Benigno Aquino 3rd as the new chief of the Land Transportation Office (LTO), Assistant Secretary Alfonso Tan Jr. drew the attention of the Senate for his failure to address the delays in the delivery of motor vehicle license plates, registration stickers, and other…

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TREATING social media similar to the traditional media is a gross mistake that is why it is not right to impose the similar penalty for libel committed in cyberspace with that made in print and broadcast media, Sen. Miriam Santiago said on Thursday. Reacting on the recent decision of the…

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Ongoing anti-corruption efforts of the present administration and sacrifices of the whistleblowers in the P10-billion pork barrel scam may all come to naught in case vice President Jejomar Binay runs and wins the 2016 presidential race, a lawmaker said Monday. Senate majority leader Alan Peter Cayetano voiced his concern over…

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