Duterte reports to Congress: P5,000 cash aid released to displaced workers

Credit to Author: Bernadette Tamayo| Date: Tue, 31 Mar 2020 06:12:16 +0000

DISPLACED workers have started receiving their P5,000 cash aid for March through remittance centers of the Department of Labor and Employment (DoLE). This was part of President Rodrigo Duterte’s report to Congress with regard to the first week of implementation of the Bayanihan Act, Senate President Vicente Sotto 3rd said on Tuesday. The Bayanihan to Heal as […]

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Check paper trail to flush out PhilHealth ‘mafia’–Lacson

Credit to Author: besguerra| Date: Sun, 18 Aug 2019 23:24:31 +0000

Rumored budget cut in veterans' pension 'fake news,' says Lacson

MANILA, Philippines — Documents won’t lie. Sifting through the financial records of Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth) could be the key to unmasking the real members of the so-called mafia who were supposedly controlling the affairs of the state insurance firm, Sen. Panfilo Lacson on Sunday said. “One of the means for us to find […]

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Tolentino wants white-collar crimes punished by death

Credit to Author: acerojano| Date: Wed, 14 Aug 2019 12:08:11 +0000

Tolentino wants white-collar crimes punished by death

MANILA, Philippines — White-collar crimes that “leads to massive deception” should also be punishable by death, neophyte Senator Francis Tolentino said on Wednesday. During the Senate session hours after the Blue Ribbon Committee conducted a hearing into the alleged corruption and anomalies within the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth), Tolentino called for the expansion of […]

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Drilon on ‘endo’ measure: Get Palace committment first

Credit to Author: clopez| Date: Fri, 09 Aug 2019 11:02:52 +0000

The new version of the security of tenure (SOT) bill should have Malacañang’s full commitment to save it from being vetoed

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SC upholds conviction vs blogger who accused Drilon of corruption

Credit to Author: kadraneda| Date: Wed, 07 Aug 2019 07:36:04 +0000

SC upholds conviction vs blogger who accused Drilon of corruption

he SC has affirmed the libel conviction against an Ilonggo blogger who accused Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon of corrupt activities. 

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De Lima open to sessions via teleconferencing

Credit to Author: besguerra| Date: Sun, 04 Aug 2019 21:34:54 +0000

MANILA, Philippines — Detained Sen. Leila de Lima on Sunday expressed gratitude to two of her colleagues for initiating a move that would allow her to participate in the Senate deliberations from her detention cell at Camp Crame through electronic communications.

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Drilon nixes another extension of martial law in Mindanao

Credit to Author: mfrialde| Date: Wed, 24 Jul 2019 07:41:02 +0000

MANILA, Philippines — It is time to lift martial law in Mindanao, Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon said on Wednesday. 

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Drilon decries scheme to strip opposition of committees

Credit to Author: besguerra| Date: Fri, 07 Jun 2019 09:10:47 +0000

MANILA, PHILIPPINES—The head of the minority bloc at the Senate insisted  that all senators are covered by an unwritten rule that incumbents should retain leadership of their committees amid attempts by two incoming senators to elbow out two colleagues belonging to the opposition from the committees that they head.

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