Senate to hold special session on Duterte ‘special powers’

Credit to Author: Bernadette Tamayo| Date: Mon, 23 Mar 2020 03:00:51 +0000

THE Senate will hold a special session today, Monday,  to pass a bill allowing the executive branch special powers to tap unused public funds to address the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) crisis. Senate President Vicente Sotto 3rd will open the session at 10 a.m. He is confident that there will be enough quorum to conduct […]

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Bato wants teachers urging students to join rallies fired

Credit to Author: Alexander Magno| Date: Wed, 14 Aug 2019 12:05:27 +0000

Bato wants teachers urging students to join rallies fired

MANILA, Philippines — Teachers who cancel their classes and encourage students to join protest rallies instead should be fired, Sen. Ronald “Bato” dela Rosa said Wednesday. “They should be removed. Parents enter their students there to become professionals, not to fight the government,” Dela Rosa, speaking in Filipino told reporters in an interview when asked […]

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DOF chief: Politicking ‘harms’ Filipinos; cites budget delay

Credit to Author: cbibe| Date: Mon, 27 May 2019 04:25:19 +0000

DOF chief: Politicking ‘harms’ Filipinos; cites budget delay

The effects of the 3-month delay in the 2019 budget approval shows how politicking “harms” Filipinos, Secretary Carlos Dominguez II said.

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Pacquiao mulls raising taxes on liquor products

Credit to Author: jespinosa| Date: Tue, 29 Jan 2019 05:35:14 +0000

Pacquiao mulls raising taxes on liquor products

Aside from increasing the excise tax on tobacco products, Senator Manny Pacquiao said he is also considering raising taxes on alcoholic products.

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NutriAsia, PLDT execs lay down reasons for contracting workers

Company representatives of NutriAsia and PLDT  on Thursday said they have legitimate and legal reasons for hiring workers from third-party manpower agencies.

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