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Former SC justices differ on Bangsamoro constitutionality

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wo former Supreme Court justices offered clashing opinions on the constitutionality of the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law, with one saying it could dismember the country, and the other arguing that distinct nations and peoples could coexist within one Philippine state.

Posted: October 28th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

‘Errata’ sneaked into budget total P4.7 B, not P450 B, says solon

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Davao City Rep. Isidro Ungab. Photo from congress.gov.ph

The controversial “errata” inserted at the last minute by the Department of Budget and Management in the proposed budget for 2015 account for only P4.7 billion of the P2.6-trillion expenditure program, the chairman of the appropriations committee of the House of Representatives said Tuesday.

Posted: October 28th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

‘Errata’ reinserted in national budget bill

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Philippine Congress. AP FILE PHOTO

The House of Representatives is poised to approve this week the 2015 national budget that will include the last-minute changes introduced by the Department of Budget and Management (DBM), such as “realignments within department or agency budgets.”

Posted: October 26th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation | Read More »

House seen passing 2015 budget by Wednesday

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The House of Representatives is expected to approve within the next few days a 2015 national budget reflecting changes introduced at the last minute by the Department of Budget and Management, such as “realignments within department or agency budgets.”

Posted: October 25th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Constitutional convention bill filed in House

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Members of both Houses of Congress remained the least-trusted government officials in the country, a new survey released this week showed. AP file photo

An opposition lawmaker has filed a bill in the House of Representatives calling for a constitutional convention “to update the three-decade-old Constitution in a holistic and comprehensive manner.”

Posted: October 25th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

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