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A lawmaker on Sunday accused Grab of violating government regulatory order to remove a feature that allows drivers to see passengers’ destinations before accepting bookings. Rep. Jericho Nograles of Pwersa ng Bayaning Atleta party-list was referring to the order issued in 2015 by former Land Transportation and Franchising Regulatory Board…

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Vice President Maria Leonor Robredo invoking on Thursday the 25 percent threshold for valid votes is “erroneous,” according to the spokesman for former senator Ferdinand Marcos Jr. Marcos is contesting results of the May 2016 elections for Vice President, which then-congresswoman Robredo won over the former senator by more than…

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The camp of former President Gloria Arroyo welcomed the Supreme Court ruling declaring the issuance by former Justice Secretary Leila de Lima of a watch list order as illegal, saying it was a triumph for the rule of law. “It was clear from the very start that Secretary [Leila] de…

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THE House panels on Muslim Affairs and Peace, Unity and Reconciliation have approved the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) providing for an opt-in provision, wherein all other contiguous areas of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) could be included in the new Bangsamoro Region. The affirmative vote on the…

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Vice President Maria Leonor Robredo has apologized for posing for a photo together with her fellow Liberal Party (LP) members at the Holocaust memorial in Berlin, Germany, saying there was no excuse for such offense. “They [people who criticized us for posing for a photo]have a point, that’s why I…

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The Senate version of the Coconut Levy Trust Fund bill, which abolished a panel that allows the bill’s farmer beneficiaries to manage at least P71 billion worth of assets, would repeat the thievery done to the farmers during martial law declared by then-President Ferdinand Marcos. Authors of the measure issued…

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A lawmaker urged the Land Transportation, Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) to penalize ride-sharing company Grab for charging commuters an additional P2 for every minute spent on the road. Rep. Jericho Nograles of Pwersa ng Bayaning Atleta party-list, said this move on Grab’s part “usurps the LTFRB’s authority to regulate…

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Former president Gloria Arroyo called for wider engagement among Asian countries on less controversial issues on her election as one of the members of the board of the Boao Forum for Asia (BFA) in Hainan, China. Arroyo, now a representative of Pampanga, noted that the Boao platform will be bigger…

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THE ouster of Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno is guaranteed following President Rodrigo Duterte’s call to fast-track her impeachment, lawmakers said on Tuesday. Party-list Representatives Jericho Nograles of Pwersa ng Bayaning Atleta and Makmod Mending of Abante Mindanao made the statement in the aftermath of Duterte’s remarks on Monday urging…

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The administrator of the National Food Authority should quit his job as soon as possible amid a shortage of affordable NFA rice in the country, House Minority Leader Danilo Suarez said on Tuesday. In making the suggestion to NFA Administrator Jason Aquino, Suarez cited an announcement made by the Grain…

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