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Solon calls for probe into drowning of Bulacan students

Pasig City Rep. Roman Romulo. CONGRESS.GOV.PH

The chair of the House of Representatives committee on higher and technical education called Friday for an investigation into the drowning of seven college students during a school excursion in Bulacan last Tuesday.

Posted: August 22nd, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

Bill filed allowing gov’t agencies, LGUs to use savings

Deputy Majority Leader and Valenzuela City Rep. Magtanggol Gunigundo has scored the BIR for practically abolishing the Bank Secrecy Act through Memorandum Circular 9-2014 issued on Feb. 11, 2014, which requires corporate and individual taxpayers to declare the income earned on their bank deposits and other investments in their tax returns.  congress.gov.ph/

Another bill that may invite legal wrangling has been filed in the House of Representatives allowing national agencies and local government units to retain and make use of their savings for unprogrammed projects beyond the fiscal year instead of reverting such funds to the treasury.

Posted: August 21st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Jardeleza will be Aquino’s spy, mole in SC – Kabataan partylist

Supreme Court Associate Justice Francis Jardeleza. FILE PHOTO

A partylist lawmaker characterized the appointment of Solicitor General Francis Jardeleza to the Supreme Court as another attempt by the Aquino administration to undermine the high court’s independence “this time from the inside.”

Posted: August 20th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Roxas admits pushing idea for Aquino second term

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Interior Secretary Mar Roxas. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Interior Secretary Mar Roxas on Friday admitted that he was the one who broached the idea of a term extension for President Benigno Aquino III on the day the Chief Executive delivered his annual State of the Nation Address (Sona) last July 28.

Posted: August 16th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

P12B cut from judiciary budget for 2015


As much as P12 billion was slashed from the judiciary’s proposed 2015 budget by the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) in the expenditures program it submitted to the House of Representatives.

Posted: August 15th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »