RALPH VILLANUEVA

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BUHAY Rep. Lito Atienza on Sunday urged the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) and the Department of Justice (DOJ) to file child abuse charges against 13 Caloocan City policemen who used a minor to rob the house that they illegally raided on September 7. “The DSWD and the…

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THE House of Representatives has approved on third and final reading a bill amending the law on the creation of municipalities, highly-urbanized cities and provinces. Under House Bill 6177, for an area to be declared a municipality, it should have an income of P12.5 million for two consecutive years and…

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THIS time, it’s not just about the resignation of Human Rights Commissioner Chito Gascon. For Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez, the Commission on Human Rights (CHR) can get back its P678-million budget for 2018 if it could come up with programs that would enable it to fulfil its mandate provided under the…

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THE seven-member Makabayan bloc pulled out of the “Super Majority” in the House of Representatives on Thursday, vowing to fight an emerging “new dictatorship” under President Rodrigo Duterte. The leftist lawmakers told a news conference they would become an “independent bloc,” a decision reached by their National Executive Committee following…

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THE House Committee on Justice on Wednesday voted to send one of two impeachment complaints against Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno to a vote on the floor of the chamber, bringing her closer to a trial in the Senate. The justice panel, led by Oriental Mindoro Rep. Reynaldo Umali, found…

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THE House of Representatives passed on Wednesday a measure that seeks to remove the expiry dates on gift checks, gift certificates and gift cards. House Bill 6016, also known as Gift Check Non-Expiry Act, was passed on third and final reading via a unanimous vote. The bill was introduced by…

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LEYTE Rep. Vicente Veloso is considering filing estafa and plunder cases against the main contractor of the housing project for victims of Super Typhoon “Yolanda” in Eastern Samar for building substandard units. Veloso and members of the House of Representatives’ Committee on Housing and Urban Development found that only 33…