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Marc Jayson Cayabyab
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Philippines asks United Nations to extend boundary in West Philippine Sea
by Marc Jayson Cayabyab - June 16, 2024 - 12:00am
The Philippines has officially submitted information to the United Nations claiming and declaring the country’s entitlement to an extended continental shelf (ECS) in the West Philippine Sea (WPS).
Pimentel accused of misleading focus on House budget over 'costly' Senate building
by Marc Jayson Cayabyab - June 15, 2024 - 10:10am
The “Young Guns” at the House of Representatives lambasted Senate Minority Leader Aquilino Pimentel III for questioning the chamber’s budget this year, saying he was just diverting the issue from...
Binay questions higher price tag on Senate building
by Marc Jayson Cayabyab - June 15, 2024 - 12:00am
Sen. Nancy Binay yesterday questioned how Senate President Francis Escudero came up with a P23.3-billion price tag on the New Senate Building (NSB), now being criticized for its construction costs.
Economic Charter change absent in Escudero, Romualdez talks
by Marc Jayson Cayabyab - June 14, 2024 - 9:51am
Senate President Francis Escudero and Speaker Martin Romualdez, in their first official meeting, only discussed legislation aimed at lowering rice prices and they remained silent on the issue of economic Charter...
First Lady takes Chiz’s wine glass at Palace reception
by Marc Jayson Cayabyab - June 14, 2024 - 12:00am
A video clip showing First Lady Liza Marcos drinking from the wine glass of Senate President Francis Escudero during last Wednesday’s vin d’honneur is circulating online.
House ‘Young Guns’ slam Senate wasteful spending
by Marc Jayson Cayabyab - June 14, 2024 - 12:00am
With still unresolved differences over Charter change and absolute divorce, another word war has erupted between certain members of the House of Representatives and the Senate, this time over the use of public ...
Senators blast latest harassment in West Philippine Sea
by Marc Jayson Cayabyab - June 9, 2024 - 12:00am
Senators have condemned the latest acts of harassment in the West Philippine Sea by the Chinese, particularly their attempt to stop the evacuation of a sick sailor from the BRP Sierra Madre to a hospital and their...
Farmers say tariff cut on rice imports not beneficial
by Marc Jayson Cayabyab - June 8, 2024 - 12:00am
Various farmers’ leaders met with Finance Secretary Ralph Recto Thursday afternoon and expressed their opposition to the tariff cut on imported rice.
Heart Evangelista takes on ‘daring’ role as Senate spouses foundation head
by Marc Jayson Cayabyab - June 7, 2024 - 12:00am
Politics may be a different world from the Paris runways she attends, but fashion icon Heart Evangelista said she is ready to take on her new role as Senate Spouses Foundation, Inc.head.
Senators urge Marcos to ban POGOs over ‘security threats’
by Marc Jayson Cayabyab - June 7, 2024 - 12:00am
Senators yesterday renewed their call for President Marcos to ban Philippine offshore gaming operator firms, citing their threat to national security and ties to organized crime.
Senator wants Duterte included in Pharmally case raps
by Marc Jayson Cayabyab - June 5, 2024 - 12:00am
Sen. Risa Hontiveros has urged the Office of the Ombudsman to indict former president Rodrigo Duterte for graft over the irregular transfer of the P47.6-billion budget for the country’s COVID-19 pandemic ...
Villar vows to continue opposing divorce bill
by Marc Jayson Cayabyab - June 3, 2024 - 12:00am
Sen. Cynthia Villar will not budge from her position against divorce even as her female colleagues in the Senate are pushing for it, according to the senator herself.
Guo’s mom can’t be located in Philippines – senator
by Marc Jayson Cayabyab - June 3, 2024 - 12:00am
The alleged Chinese mother of Bamban Mayor Alice Guo can no longer be located in the country, according to Sen. Sherwin Gatchalian.
Lawmaker pushes passage of maritime zones law
by Marc Jayson Cayabyab - June 2, 2024 - 12:00am
Senate majority leader Francis Tolentino stressed yesterday the importance of having the maritime zones bill passed into law after it was mentioned by President Marcos in his speech at the Shangri-La Dialogue in...
Mayor Guo dared: Take DNA test
by Marc Jayson Cayabyab - June 2, 2024 - 12:00am
Sen. Sherwin Gatchalian has dared Bamban Mayor Alice Guo to take a DNA test amid allegations that she lied about having a Filipino househelp as mother.
Pride Month a call to action vs SOGIE discrimination
by Marc Jayson Cayabyab - June 2, 2024 - 12:00am
There’s still much to be done to address discrimination in the country based on sexual orientation and gender identity and expression, the UN Population Fund said in its Pride Month message.
Risa denies sinophobia in probe of Bamban mayor
by Marc Jayson Cayabyab - June 1, 2024 - 12:00am
Sen. Risa Hontiveros has rebuffed claims that her Senate panel’s investigation on Bamban Mayor Alice Guo is “sinophobic,” saying her own maternal great-grandmother was Chinese.
Tolentino backs probe of escorts
by Marc Jayson Cayabyab - May 31, 2024 - 12:00am
New Senate Majority Leader Francis Tolentino yesterday expressed support for an investigation of his two Metropolitan Manila Development Authority escorts.
Chinese business partner Guo’s biological mom?
by Marc Jayson Cayabyab - May 31, 2024 - 12:00am
The biological mother of Bamban, Tarlac Mayor Alice Guo could also be a Chinese, contrary to her claim during Senate hearings that her mother is a Filipina housemaid, senators said yesterday.
Binay hits Revilla’s reason for voting against Zubiri
by Marc Jayson Cayabyab - May 26, 2024 - 12:00am
Sen. Nancy Binay has branded as “petty” the rumor that her colleague Sen. Ramon Revilla’s twisted foot kicked out Sen. Juan Miguel Zubiri from the Senate presidency.
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