Shutdown starts at midnight as US Senate adjourns with no spending bill

Shutdown starts at midnight as US Senate adjourns with no spending bill

The United States government was assured on Thursday of careening into a shutdown at midnight after the Senate adjourned with no vote on a measure to extend federal funding beyond the 12:00 a.m. deadline.

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Bato defends purchase of K9: Can body cams prevent bomb explosions?

Bato defends purchase of K9: Can body cams prevent bomb explosions?

Philippine National Police (PNP) Director General Ronald “Bato” Dela Rosa defended on Thursday the decision to prioritize the purchase of around P26 million worth of bomb-sniffing dogs over the procurement of body-worn cameras for their anti-illegal drugs operations.

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DBM bids for 100% increase in military, police pay

DBM bids for 100% increase in military, police pay

Department of Budget and Management (DBM) Secretary Benjamin Diokno announced on Friday that the proposal to increase the salaries of the military and the uniformed personnel (MUP) is now in the hands of Congress.

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Senate leadership backs filing raps vs ex-DOTr execs in MRT mess

The Senate leadership has backed the filing of charges against former officials involved in the purchase of 48 “overweight and incompatible” China-made light rail vehicles (LRVs) for the Metro Rail Transit Line 3 (MRT-3), Senator Grace Poe said as she lamented the P526 million budget on the project that “went down the drain.”

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House restores CHR, ERC, NCIP budgets

The House of Representatives has restored the budgets of the agencies Commission on Human Rights (CHR), Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) and the National Commission on Indigenous Peoples (NCIP), which were earlier defunded with a P1,000 budget.

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Senate to work with House to find viable means on budget of CHR, 2 other agencies

Senate to work with House to find viable means on budget of CHR, 2 other agencies

The Senate would work to find a “reasonable middle ground” with the House of Representatives over the drastic difference between the two chambers’ proposed budget for the Commission on Human Rights (CHR) and two other agencies, according to Senate President Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III.

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