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House leaders oppose Arroyo suspension

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Former President and now Pampanga Rep. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo.  INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The leadership of the House of Representatives will challenge a Sandiganbayan order preventively suspending former President and now Pampanga Rep. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo from office for 90 days in connection with a graft case.

Posted: September 18th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Benguet solons seek scrapping of taxes on small-scale gold mining

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Ronald Cosalan

Two lawmakers from gold-rich Benguet province want to remove taxes on gold extracted by small-scale miners to curb the smuggling of the precious metal out of the country.

Posted: September 17th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Solon wants pork segregated in Muslim markets

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This lawmaker wants nothing at all to do with pork—of the literal kind.

Posted: September 17th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

No outsider for LP in 2016 presidential elections

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Western Samar Rep. Mel Senen Sarmiento: Donate cash. PHOTO FROM CONGRESS.GOV.PH.

The ruling Liberal Party (LP) is not looking to field an outsider in the 2016 presidential race—at least not yet.

Posted: September 17th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Drilon: We can’t rush special powers bill for Aquino

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Malacañang should not expect a swift approval of its request for a joint resolution authorizing President Aquino to establish additional power generating capacity, at least not by the end of September as the administration would like, according to Senators Franklin Drilon and Sergio Osmeña III.

Posted: September 17th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

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