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Gatchalian prods government on outlawing POGOs
by Paolo Romero - March 27, 2023 - 12:00am
The government must not waste time in outlawing Philippine offshore gaming operators, which do not make any significant economic contributions but only exert what may be a growing criminal influence on the country’s...
Group opposes ‘anti-seaman’ bill’s escrow provision
by Paolo Romero - March 26, 2023 - 12:00am
A group of Filipino seafarers has expressed strong opposition to an escrow provision in the proposed Magna Carta for seafarers, saying it is “anti-seaman.”
Robin pushes joint Congress hearings on Cha-cha
by Paolo Romero - March 23, 2023 - 12:00am
The Senate committee on constitutional amendments needs to directly consult Charter change proponents in the House of Representatives to help it come up with a report on proposals to amend the Constitution, Sen....
Economy-boosting Maharlika fund to be closely monitored – Villar
by Paolo Romero - March 21, 2023 - 12:00am
The proposed Maharlika Investment Fund will help ensure the country’s sustained and long-term growth through investments in big-ticket infrastructure and green projects, and will be closely monitored using...
Senators: Probe execs in alleged foreigner smuggling
by Paolo Romero - March 21, 2023 - 12:00am
Some officials of the Bureau of Immigration and the Philippine National Police Aviation Security Group need to be further investigated in connection with the alleged human smuggling of foreigners aboard a chartered...
PNP-SITG uncovers attempt to pilfer P285.6 million shabu
by Paolo Romero - March 20, 2023 - 12:00am
The Philippine National Police Special Investigation Task Group 990 has uncovered the alleged attempt by three police officers to pilfer over 40 kilos of shabu valued at P285.6 million during an anti-narcotics operation...
‘Longer SIM registration should not extend scammers’ heyday’
by Paolo Romero - March 20, 2023 - 12:00am
Authorities must clamp down on mobile phone scammers without letup as the registration of Subscriber Identity Module continues, Sen. Grace Poe said yesterday.
Senate OKs 2 bills giving cash-strapped students relief
by Paolo Romero - March 18, 2023 - 12:00am
The Senate approved this week the bill prohibiting the “no permit, no exam” policy in educational institutions and the moratorium on student loan payments during disasters two measures expected to bring...
Senate wants con-ass, only for economic provisions
by Paolo Romero - March 18, 2023 - 12:00am
The push for Charter change may succeed in the Senate if it is guaranteed that the amendments cover only the restrictive economic provisions and that it is done through a constituent assembly, senators said yes...
PCO chief Garafil breezes through CA confirmation
by Paolo Romero - March 16, 2023 - 12:00am
The Commission on Appointments yesterday confirmed Secretary Cheloy Velicaria-Garafil as head of the Presidential Communications Office in speedy proceedings as members of the constitutional body found her highly...
Zubiri to House: Why rush Cha-cha?
by Paolo Romero - March 16, 2023 - 12:00am
Senate President Juan Miguel Zubiri is puzzled why the House of Representatives is rushing to amend the Constitution when it is not even a priority of the President nor of the Senate, since new laws are already in...
Sunken tanker in oil spill lacked permits
by Paolo Romero - March 15, 2023 - 12:00am
The MT Princess Empress oil tanker which sank in the waters off the coast of Oriental Mindoro carrying 800,000 liters of industrial fuel oil sailed without an updated certificate of public convenience, lawmakers...
Senators on China’s criticisms: Show sincerity
by Paolo Romero - March 14, 2023 - 12:00am
The Philippines is not seeking war or wanting to cause instability in the region in strengthening its security alliance with the US and forging defense ties with other countries, senators said yesterday, as they...
Agricultural smuggling courts proposed
by Paolo Romero - March 13, 2023 - 12:00am
There is an urgent need for the country to establish special courts focusing on agricultural smuggling to speed up the prosecution of cases filed against smugglers, hoarders and cartels of vegetables, fish, meat,...
Senate panel releases findings on airport shutdown
by Paolo Romero - March 9, 2023 - 12:00am
The government should put up an air traffic management system of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport in a more secure location, ensure compliance with International Civil Aviation Organization standards and immediately...
Bill condoning CARP loans gets Senate approval
by Paolo Romero - March 8, 2023 - 12:00am
The Senate yesterday approved on third and final reading a bill that seeks to free farmers and agrarian reform beneficiaries from debt accrued from loans under the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program.
Women can contribute much to Philippine economic growth – senators
by Paolo Romero - March 7, 2023 - 12:00am
Women have a lot to contribute to economic growth and the country can do much to increase their participation in government and various sectors, senators said yesterday.
Senators to PNP: Stop open season on killings
by Paolo Romero - March 6, 2023 - 12:00am
Senators yesterday prodded the Philippine National Police and other law enforcement agencies to end what they described as open season for killings and violence against politicians, which they fear may spill over...
Senators debunk hazing link to ROTC
by Paolo Romero - March 4, 2023 - 10:30am
Proponents of the revival of the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps program in the Senate balked at calls from militant groups to scrap the proposed mandatory course, which they warned puts students at risk of...
Philippines discussing security cooperation with Singapore, Vietnam
by Paolo Romero - March 2, 2023 - 12:00am
Amid tensions in the West Philippine Sea, the Philippines is working on expanding defense and security cooperation with other countries in the region, particularly Singapore and Vietnam, Foreign Affairs Secretary...
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