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SENATOR Antonio Trillanes 4th on Friday maintained that his move to call for a Senate investigation on the controversial Makati City Hall building 2 involving Vice President Jejomar Binay and his mayor son Jun-jun is part of his duty as a senator and not because of politics. Trillanes said the…

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DESPITE complaints raised in the past two elections about reliability of the precinct counting optical scan (PCOS) machines, the Commission on Elections (Comelec) is still considering using the same devices in the 2016 national polls. Based on a briefing paper of the Department of Budget Management (DBM) on the highlights…

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Congestion at the Manila International Container Port (MICP) and the Port of Manila (POM) is expected to ease once planned nighttime and weekend operations there push through. During a Senate committee on hearing on the port congestion on Wednesday, the Bureau of Customs (BOC) and the Philippine Ports Authority (PPA)…

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SEN. Juan Edgardo “Sonny” Angara has expressed dismay over the Bureau of Internal Revenue’s (BIR) continued refusal to cooperate with a panel working on the proposed amendments to the national internal revenue code that aims to expand the individual income tax exemption. Angara pointed out that it has been eight…

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AN administration lawmaker has called for a house cleaning and introduction of reforms that would free up and make it easier for foreign investors to do business in the country. Sen. Paolo Benigno”Bam” Aquino 4th on Monday said red tape and corruption are among the primary reasons why the Philippines…

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SEN. Grace Poe on Saturday reminded Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Alan Purisima that all government officials have an obligation to declare under oath their assets, liabilities and net worth (SALN). Poe, who heads the Senate committee on public order and dangerous drugs, made the reminder following reports that Purisima…

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THE Senate minority bloc will deliver its counter-SONA (State of the Nation Address) that will state the “real” situation the country is in, Sen. Joseph Victor “JV” Ejercito said on Tuesday. But the senator clarified that the opposition’s SONA is not meant to criticize President Benigno Aquino 3rd’s administration but…

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SENATE President Franklin Drilon on Sunday expressed frustration over the low turnout of Oversees Absentee Voters (OAV) registrants and actual voters despite the huge funds and enormous efforts poured in all past elections. To avoid further waste of money and energy, Drilon pushed for online absentee registration and voting for…

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THE Commission on Audit (COA) must look into the budget of the Philippine National Police (PNP), including the P3-billion Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP) allocation it received in 2013, to make sure that funds were used properly, a lawmaker said on Monday. According to Sen. Antonio Trillanes 4th, it is only…

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Despite receiving more than P3 billion from the controversial Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP), the Philippine National Police (PNP) has failed to resolve the dismal peace and order situation of the country. According to documents from the Department of Budget and Management (DBM), the PNP is the recipient of allocations from…

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