LLANESCA T. PANTI, TMT

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The House of Representatives will scrutinize the P5-billion annual budget for the government’s socialized housing program in light of the occupation of a government housing program in Pandi, Bulacan by members of Kadamay, according to Rep. Albee Benitez of Negros Occidental. Benitez, chairman of the House Committee on Housing and…

After Kadamay takeover of Pandi houses

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PANDI, Bulacan: The National Housing Authority (NHA) admitted on Tuesday that its collection of monthly amortizations declined since the Kalipunan ng Damayang Mahihirap (Kadamay) occupied housing units in Pandi, Bulacan in March this year. Romuel Alimboyao of the NHA in Central Luzon told lawmakers that some beneficiaries of housing units…

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THE Supreme Court, sitting as Presidential Electoral Tribunal, on Tuesday gave Vice President Maria Leonor “Leni” Robredo five days to pay P8 million if she wants to pursue the counter-poll protest that she filed against former senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos, Jr. Marcos, who questioned Robredo’s victory in the vice presidential…

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Rep. Carlos Zarate of Bayan Muna urged the House committee on energy to investigate the simultaneous shutdown of power plants that triggered power rate hikes. Zarate said that before the intensity 6 earthquake in Mabini, Batangas damaged six power plants, there was a confluence and overlap of announced and unannounced…

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Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana’s visit to Pag-asa Island in Palawan is legal, the Palace said Sunday. Presidential Spokesperson Ernesto Abella issued the statement after China challenged two Philippine fighter planes carrying Lorenzana and other Palawan officials who went to the island, one of the biggest in the Spratlys, on Thursday.…

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President Rodrigo Duterte has appointed retired Gen. Roy Cimatu as special envoy for overseas Filipino workers refugees, according to Presidential spokesperson Ernesto Abella. President Rodrigo Duterte said in his speech at the opening ceremonies for the Palarong Pambansa that he appointed Cimatu to his Cabinet. “The other member of the…

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VICE PRESIDENT Maria Leonor “Leni” Robredo won’t call on 27 Liberal Party (LP) lawmakers in the House of Representatives to leave the pro-Duterte Super Majority coalition. Robredo made the statement a day after LP lawmakers met with Robredo, the interim LP chairman in her capacity as the highest elected LP…

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PAMPANGA Rep. Gloria Arroyo is not in favor of joint exploration in the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea) islands with China or other claimant countries. The former president made the statement during the launch of the book of her lawyer, Estelito Mendoza, titled “The Ocean Space or The Maritime…

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PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte will not accept an honorary doctor of laws degree from the University of the Philippines, quashing uproar from alumni and students of the state institution. “With due respect to University of the Philippines, I do not accept [awards] even when I was [still a] mayor…As a matter…

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President Rodrigo Duterte has reappointed Environment Secretary Regina Lopez and three other Cabinet members who failed to get the nod of the Commission on Appointments (CA). In a statement, the Palace announced that Duterte reappointed Lopez on an ad-interim basis along with Secretaries Rafael Mariano of the Department of Agrarian…

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