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By ousting Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno, the Supreme Court has set in motion a political crisis that may lead to extra constitutional actions if not addressed properly, a political analyst Ramon Casiple warned on Tuesday. Casiple, executive director of the Institute for Political and Electoral Reform, said the high court’s ruling…

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Evangeline “Vangie” Villegas, a social worker at the office of Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) General Manager Alexander Balutan, understands the plight of patients who seek financial or medical assistance. A single mother who struggled to support four children, including a child who had a heart illness, Vangie would always…

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ALL undersecretaries and assistant secretaries of the Department of Tourism were told to submit their courtesy resignations to give Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat a free hand in implementing reforms. “In the exigency of service, and in order to give the undersigned a free hand to perform the mandate given to…

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The House of Representatives will approve the proposed Bangsamoro Basic law (BBL) on May 30, House Majority Leader Rodolfo Fariñas of Ilocos Norte said Tuesday. Three committees—the House panels on Muslim Affairs; Local Government and Peace, Unity and Reconciliation—voted to pass the measure on Tuesday. The bill seeks to replace…

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THE Senate vowed to give priority to at least 24 bills, including the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL), during the remaining eight days of the second regular session of congress. Congress will resume its session today. Senate Majority Leader Vicente Sotto 3rd said leading the list of priority measures is…

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Oil companies imposed on Tuesday a big-time price hike after slashing prices last week. The cost of diesel went up by P1.20 per liter and gasoline by P1.10 per liter. The price of kerosene rose by 95 centavos per liter. Caltex, Flying V, Pilipinas Shell, PTT Philippines, and Seaoil adjusted…

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THE Senate will hold necrological services for former Senate President Edgardo Angara on Wednesday, May 16, Senate Majority Leader Vicente Sotto 3rd said on Monday. Members of the Senate will wait for the arrival of the remains of the late senator at the Senate office building in Pasay City at…

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THE Department of Education (DepEd) will ask congress to pass a law that will make teachers’ election honoraria and allowances tax-free. “What we are trying to do after the election is to ask Congress to enact a law that will make the honoraria and allowances tax exempt. That’s the first…

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The Movie and Television Review and Classification Board (MTRCB) granted additional benefits to board members (BMs) amounting to P5.2 million on the basis of minutes of board meetings and board resolutions, according to the Commission on Audit (CoA). The observation was made in CoA’s audit report on the MTRCB for…

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THE Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth) on Sunday rejected allegations it owed private hospitals P7 billion to P9 billion, calling the figures “erroneous and inaccurate.” “In summary, our initial data analytics show that the allegations of Dr. [Rustico] Jimenez on the alleged unpaid claims are erroneous and inaccurate,” PhilHealth said…

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