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Cayetano hits ‘huge’ Philippines delegation to WHO meeting
by Marc Jayson Cayabyab - February 23, 2024 - 12:00am
Sen. Pia Cayetano scored the Philippines’ “huge” delegation to a World Health Organization tobacco control conference, where, instead of getting recognized for cracking down on smoking, the country...
Senators to House: Let us take lead on Cha-cha
by Marc Jayson Cayabyab - February 22, 2024 - 12:00am
The House of Representatives should let the Senate take the lead on economic Charter change, Senate President Juan Miguel Zubiri said yes
50 percent rebel cash aid diverted to commanders?
by Marc Jayson Cayabyab - February 21, 2024 - 12:00am
Sen. Jinggoy Estrada said yesterday he received information that 50 percent of the P100,000 cash assistance for decommissioned Moro Islamic Liberation Front members was diverted to their former commanders.
Senators defend P100 wage hike
by Marc Jayson Cayabyab - February 18, 2024 - 9:30am
Senators yesterday defended their legislated salary increase recently passed on second reading, following a comment from an Employers Confederation of the Philippines (ECOP) official who called the P100 wage hike...
PIRMA head faces Senate contempt raps
by Marc Jayson Cayabyab - February 17, 2024 - 12:00am
The People’s Initiative for Reform, Modernization and Action or PIRMA must divulge to the Senate the names of donors who funded the television ad bashing EDSA people power or face criminal charges, Senate Deputy...
Angara: Senate Cha-cha hearings to focus on economy
by Marc Jayson Cayabyab - February 2, 2024 - 12:00am
Senate hearings on Charter change are set for Monday, with discussions to focus on restrictive economic provisions affecting select industries, according to Sen. Sonny Angara, who stressed they would avoid tinkering...
Imee won’t let anyone squander Marcoses’ redemption
by Marc Jayson Cayabyab - February 2, 2024 - 12:00am
Saying her family has suffered enough for decades, Sen. Imee Marcos said she would never let anyone – including her cousin, Speaker Martin Romualdez – spoil her family’s redemption through his “deceptive”...
Marcos consulting legal luminaries on economic Cha-cha
by Marc Jayson Cayabyab - January 31, 2024 - 12:00am
Amid the ongoing feud between the House of Representatives and the Senate over the people’s initiative, President Marcos yesterday disclosed that he is consulting legal luminaries and Constitution experts on...
Baste apologizes for resignation call
by Marc Jayson Cayabyab - January 31, 2024 - 12:00am
For demanding in a speech on Sunday the resignation of President Marcos, Davao City Mayor Sebastian “Baste” Duterte has already apologized, according to Sen. Imee Marcos, who dismissed his outburst as...
‘Senators sowing discord, alienating House members’
by Marc Jayson Cayabyab - January 28, 2024 - 12:00am
The verbal tussle among lawmakers over Charter change continues, with House Majority Leader Mannix Dalipe accusing senators yesterday of sowing discord to undermine the House of Representatives “at a time when...
Imee: Romualdez ‘definitely’ behind P20 million for people’s initiative support
by Marc Jayson Cayabyab - January 27, 2024 - 12:00am
It was Speaker Martin Romualdez who was behind the distribution of cash amounting to as much as P20 million per district to bankroll the ongoing signature campaign as part of the people’s initiative for Charter...
No LEDAC; Marcos Jr. meets separately with senators, congressmen
by Marc Jayson Cayabyab - January 26, 2024 - 12:00am
Amid feuding over the people’s initiative to amend the Constitution, President Marcos met separately yesterday with congressmen and senators instead of convening the Legislative-Executive Development Advisory...
Bato admits fearing ICC arrest, detention
by Marc Jayson Cayabyab - January 25, 2024 - 12:00am
Sen. Ronald “Bato” dela Rosa fears the day he might get an arrest warrant from the International Criminal Court (ICC) for his role in carrying out the war on drugs, which left thousands of mostly poor...
Senate summons Quiboloy
by Marc Jayson Cayabyab - January 24, 2024 - 12:00am
Controversial pastor Apollo Quiboloy was summoned by Sen. Risa Hontiveros to attend the next hearing after he snubbed yesterday’s Senate probe into the alleged sex trafficking ring in the Kingdom of Jesus...
UN special rapporteur to visit Philippines
by Marc Jayson Cayabyab - January 21, 2024 - 12:00am
It’s all systems go for the visit of United Nations Special Rapporteur on the promotion of the freedom of opinion and expression Irene Khan to the Philippines next week, President Marcos’ media security...
Jinggoy hopeful of bribery reversal
by Marc Jayson Cayabyab - January 21, 2024 - 12:00am
Sen. Jinggoy Estrada is “keeping his fingers crossed” that he would be able to reverse the Sandiganbayan’s conviction of him for bribery over the pork barrel scam.
Senate creates TWG on anti-financial scams bill
by Marc Jayson Cayabyab - January 17, 2024 - 12:00am
The Senate has created a technical working group) to fine-tune the provisions of the proposed Anti-Financial Account Scamming Act which seeks to protect the transacting public from digital fraud.
Senate Cha-cha proponents: No political changes
by Marc Jayson Cayabyab - January 17, 2024 - 12:00am
Joining the fray to have the Charter changed, several senators have vowed to focus on its economic provisions and to steer clear of politics to ensure their initiative will have better chances of getting approv...
Biden sends commerce chief to Philippine mission
by Marc Jayson Cayabyab - January 14, 2024 - 12:00am
United States Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo will visit the Philippines on March 11-12 as part of President Joseph Biden’s trade and investment mission to Manila.
Senators won’t go along with Cha-cha
by Marc Jayson Cayabyab - January 13, 2024 - 9:30am
The Senate would most likely not support the effort of the House of Representatives to have the 1987 Constitution amended, with many congressmen insisting that Congress would vote jointly and not separately.
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