Poe panel ready to probe plan to increase ATM fees

Credit to Author: mfrialde| Date: Thu, 15 Aug 2019 08:52:43 +0000

Grace Poe at Metro Manila traffic hearing

MANILA, Philippines — The Senate Committee on Banks, Financial Institutions and Currencies, chaired by Senator Grace Poe is ready to probe the plan to increase fees for automated teller machines (ATM) which she said would be “disadvantageous” to Filipinos. Poe has filed  Senate Resolution No. 96, seeking an inquiry on the looming increase in ATM fees.  […]

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Intermodal terminals, elevated walkways seen to unclog Edsa

Credit to Author: Alexander Magno| Date: Tue, 13 Aug 2019 17:04:37 +0000

Intermodal terminals, elevated walkways seen to unclog Edsa

MANILA, Philippines — Building intermodal transport terminals within Metro Mania and putting up elevated walkways were just some of the suggestions lawmakers made in an effort to solve the worsening traffic along the capital’s busiest thoroughfare. On Tuesday, the Senate Committee on Public Services conducted a hearing regarding the implementation of the provincial bus ban […]

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Poe: Law shouldn’t be used to curtail freedoms

Credit to Author: kadraneda| Date: Tue, 13 Aug 2019 10:23:52 +0000

Poe: Law shouldn’t be used to curtail freedoms

MANILA, Philippines — A law should not be used to weaken the mechanisms of democracy. This was what Senator Grace Poe said Tuesday amid a proposal to put back a law criminalizing subversion. “Ang alam ko, hindi ito kinatigan ng korte, kaya nga hindi natuloy,” Poe told reporters at the Senate when asked about her […]

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Incentives for award-winning indie films, film tourism promotion pushed

Credit to Author: ggaviola| Date: Wed, 10 Jul 2019 00:58:03 +0000

MANILA, Philippines – Senator Grace Poe, daughter of the late movie icon Fernando Poe Jr., filed bills aimed at further promoting local movies and film tourism.

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DOTr refutes Poe: MRT 3 is not getting worse

Credit to Author: Alexander Magno| Date: Wed, 03 Jul 2019 15:33:55 +0000

DOTr refutes Poe: MRT 3 is not getting worse

MANILA, Philippines — After Sen. Grace Poe sought an explanation amid the problems encountered by the Metro Rail Transit Line 3 (MRT-3), the Department of Transport (DOTr) made a clarification — the state of the train line is not worsening. “First, we would like to clarify, once and for all, that it’s not true that […]

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Poe to DOTr: Explain worsening problems in MRT-3

Credit to Author: jvicente| Date: Wed, 03 Jul 2019 08:16:34 +0000

Poe to DOTr: Explain worsening problems in MRT-3

Senator Grace Poe asked the DOTr to explain how they are addressing recent problems with the Metro Rail Transport-3 (MRT-3). 

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Palace ‘optimistic’ 18th Congress will pass FOI bill ‘swiftly’

Credit to Author: mfrialde| Date: Wed, 03 Jul 2019 03:25:14 +0000

Malacañang is “optimistic” that the 18th Congress will “swiftly” pass the Freedom of Information (FOI) bill, one of the priority legislations of President Rodrigo Duterte that remains pending.

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Senate ratifies bill amending ‘Sotto law’

Credit to Author: Alexander Magno| Date: Mon, 03 Jun 2019 15:29:01 +0000

Senate ratifies bill amending ‘Sotto law’

The Senate on Monday ratified the proposed amendments to the so-called Sotto Law, which would allow not only journalists in print media but also in broadcast and online media to refuse to reveal confidential sources.

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Sotto sees ‘problem’ as Senate newbies seek key committees

Credit to Author: clopez| Date: Wed, 29 May 2019 21:38:05 +0000

Senators are banding together against plans by certain senators-elect to bump off the current chairs of key committees

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