Senators back lifestyle checks on customs, BIR personnel

Senators are backing an initiative of the Department of Finance (DOF) to conduct lifestyle checks on all its employees, with one saying the move was a simple way to pin down the “Al Capones,” especially at the Bureau of Customs (BOC) and the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR).

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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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Poe advises gov’t communications execs to avoid having personal blogs

Poe advises gov't communications execs to avoid having personal blogs

Government officials connected to agencies’ communication offices should avoid having their own blogs as it would be hard to balance the individual’s official and personal views, Sen. Grace Poe said Wednesday.

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‘Silent No More’ operators to be exposed at Senate hearing – Poe

‘Silent No More’ operators to be exposed at Senate hearing - Poe

A resource person is expected to reveal the people behind the “Silent No More” Facebook page that roasted seven senators for not signing a Senate resolution on the spate of killings of drug suspects in the country, Senator Grace Poe said on Tuesday.

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Carl Arnaiz was on his knees when cops shot him, say 2 witnesses

Carl Arnaiz was on his knees when cops shot him, say 2 witnesses

Two witnesses to the killing of 19-year-old Carl Angelo Arnaiz told a Senate inquiry on Monday that the boy was on his knees when he was shot and that the shooters were police officers, but differed on the time the shooting happened.

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2 senators seek Quezon Service Cross for Santiago

2 senators seek Quezon Service Cross for Santiago

If Sen. Miriam Defensor-Santiago were alive today, she would surely scold her colleagues in the Senate for attempting to flatter her with a move to posthumously accord her the highest civilian service award.

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Portion of tax on sweetened drinks eyed to fund ‘First 1,000 Days’ program

Portion of tax on sweetened drinks eyed to fund ‘First 1,000 Days’ program

Senator Grace Poe wants portions of the excise taxes on sugar-sweetened drinks to be earmarked to the “First 1,000 Days program,” which provides support to a child’s most crucial stage of development.

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