Aquino endorses FOI bill

July 28, 2015 10:59 pm

Measure pushed in budget message

DRAWING flak for not mentioning the controversial Freedom of Information (FOI) bill in his final State of the Nation Address (SONA), President Benigno Aquino 3rd on Tuesday asked Congress to pass the proposed law to cement transparency in government.

The Senate has already passed Senate Bill 1733… Read more »

A citizen’s SONA

July 28, 2015 10:54 pm

First of two parts “The only reason for the triumph of the forces of evil is that good men do nothing.”- Edmund Burke THE country is shaken with paroxysms of anticipation and delight on the unfolding of two expected events … Read more »

Binay still mum on SONA

July 28, 2015 10:49 pm

Vice President Jejomar Binay on Tuesday refused to make any comment on President Benigno Aquino 3rd’s 6th and final State of the Nation Address (SONA), saying he will respond “in due time.” “In due time [I will be delivering the … Read more »

Chiz gives up powerful Senate posts

July 28, 2015 10:47 pm

SAYING he is seriously considering running for a higher position in next year’s elections, Sen. Francis “Chiz” Escudero on Tuesday relinquished his powerful positions in the Senate to insulate budget deliberations from politics. “I would rather be criticized for abandoning … Read more »

Nancy: Anti-dynasty bill should cover entire govt

July 28, 2015 10:46 pm

Sen. Nancy Binay on Tuesday said the proposed enabling law that will put teeth to the constitutional prohibition against political dynasties should cover the entire government system and should not be limited to elective positions. Binay, eldest daughter of Vice … Read more »

7M seen joining earthquake drill

July 28, 2015 10:44 pm

AT least seven million people are expected to participate in the Metro Manila-wide simultaneous earthquake drill set for Thursday, the chief of the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) said on Tuesday. The massive drill was organized to raise public awareness … Read more »

Govt told: Answer petition vs PH-Japan defense pacts

July 28, 2015 10:42 pm

The Supreme Court (SC) on Tuesday ordered the government to answer a petition seeking to revoke two recently signed defense agreements between the Philippines and Japan. Saying the agreements were unconstitutional because they had not been ratified by the Philippine … Read more »

Cruz writes 30

July 28, 2015 10:41 pm

Check your facts, verify them before writing, get the other side and be fair. These were the standing orders of veteran journalist Neal H. Cruz to his reporters that newsman Philip Lustre fondly remembers. “He kept on telling us, when … Read more »

Probe dumping of trash from Canada – Marcos

July 28, 2015 10:39 pm

PUZZLED by the government’s unclear policy on foreign trash being dumped on Philippine soil, Sen. Ferdinand Marcos Jr. on Friday filed a resolution asking the proper Senate committee to investigate the matter and come up with stringent measures to protect … Read more »

DFA, DOJ to meet with Indon officials on Veloso

July 28, 2015 10:38 pm

Officials of the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) and the Department of Justice (DOJ) will be meeting with Indonesian officials to discuss developments in cases filed in the Philippines against recruiters of Mary Jane Veloso. The DFA and DOJ officials … Read more »