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Poor should do more in exchange for monthly doles, say solons

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INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The impoverished families who regularly receive financial aid from the government must be made to do more than just send their children to school and have children and pregnant women undergo regular checkups.

Posted: April 22nd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Solons hope, expect SC to strike down EPIRA

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Bayan Muna Representative Neri Colmenares .  INQUIRER.net FILE PHOTO

After the Supreme Court stopped Meralco’s unprecedented rate hike while cases against it are pending, lawmakers are now looking forward to the court striking down the Electric Power Industry Reform Act (EPIRA) that they believe contributed to unjustified rate increases in the past.

Posted: April 22nd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Gabriela Representative Luz Ilagan questions Napoles’ 3-week furlough

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It’s been a three-week hospital furlough so far. Gabriela Rep. Luz Ilagan on Monday said she was surprised and suspicious that Janet Lim-Napoles had not yet undergone surgery for a cyst in her uterus—normally a four-day procedure—despite her earlier urgent plea to be hospitalized because of it.

Posted: April 22nd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

House bill seeks special body to manage, protect Manila Bay

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DESERVING SPECIAL CARE A boy cuts a playful figure with the Manila Bay as backdrop. Famous for its sunset view, the bay is now the subject of a congressional bill that calls for the creation of a special body that will protect and manage its development in the face of reclamation projects. JOAN BONDOC

Manila Bay, one of the world’s finest natural harbors, deserves a special body that would take charge of its development and balanced growth while ensuring its protection, according to Bataan Rep. Enrique Garcia.

Posted: April 20th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Metro,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Moro basic law priority

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PEACE ACCORD. Mohagher Iqbal, chief MILF negotiator, and Miriam Coronel-Ferrer, head of the government negotiating panel, exchange copies of the peace agreement between the MILF and the Aquino administration they signed in Malacañang on March 27. Applauding them are MILF Chair Murad Ebrahim,Malaysian facilitator Abdul Ghafar,Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak, President Aquino and Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process Teresita Deles. LYN RILLON

The House of Representatives will give priority to the draft Bangsamoro basic law, but will not completely sideline other important measures pending in the plenary, Speaker Feliciano Belmonte said on Tuesday.

Posted: April 16th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Belmonte: House to prioritize Bangsamoro bill without sacrificing other bills

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Speaker Feliciano Belmonte. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The House of Representatives will give priority to the Bangsamoro Basic Law, but it need not completely sideline other important pending measures in the plenary, according to Speaker Feliciano Belmonte.

Posted: April 15th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Roxas accused of using aid-giving to campaign for 2016

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Local Government Secretary Manuel Roxas II. INQUIRER.net file photo

Interior Secretary Manuel Roxas II was roundly criticized on Monday, for appearing to use the government’s rehabilitation of Super Typhoon “Yolanda” (Haiyan)-stricken areas to boost his candidacy in the 2016 presidential elections where he has been touted to be the ruling Liberal Party’s standard bearer.

Posted: April 14th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Watered-down antidynasty bill proposed

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Caloocan Rep. Edgar Erice: Watered down. PHOTO BY RICHARD REYES

The antipolitical dynasty bill goes hand in hand with the ongoing battle against corruption, according to one of its authors who is looking forward to its approval in the House of Representatives when he introduces a “tamer” version during future deliberations.

Posted: April 4th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

3 senators should be put in regular jails—Santiago

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Sen. Miriam Defensor-Santiago on Thursday said Senators Juan Ponce Enrile, Jinggoy Estrada and Ramon Revilla Jr. should be suspended and go straight to jail for the nonbailable crime of plunder. FILE PHOTOS

It is high time for Senators Juan Ponce Enrile, Jinggoy Estrada and Ramon Revilla Jr. to resign and authorities should put them in a regular jail instead of keeping them under house arrest or in air-conditioned palaces.

Posted: April 4th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Enrile, Estrada, Revilla told to quit Senate after pork scam indictments

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Senators Juan Ponce Enrile, Jinggoy Estrada and Bong Revilla INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The three senators about to face plunder and graft charges for allegedly pocketing their pork barrel funds must step down from their posts, according to the Scrap Pork Network, which was behind a massive protest against the misuse of public funds in 2013.

Posted: April 3rd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Bill seeks setting up of special education centers in the provinces

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Diwa party list Rep. Emmeline Aglipay. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/www.congress.gov.ph

Children with special needs may have a different set of educational requirements, but this no excuse to deprive them of the chance to grow and learn.

Posted: April 2nd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Lawmaker backs retention of school calendar

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Kabataan party-list Rep. Terry Ridon. INQUIRER.net FILE PHOTO

The Commission on Higher Education (CHEd) has found an unlikely ally in the militant Kabataan party-list group which issued a statement yesterday against the plan to “internationalize” the Philippine academic calendar by moving the school opening from June to August or September.

Posted: April 2nd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Lawmakers propose memorial in Tacloban

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Bayan Muna Representatives Neri Colmenares (left ) and Carlos Zarate. INQUIRER FILE PHOTOS

The lives lost and the lessons learned from Supertyphoon “Yolanda” should not be forgotten, and to ensure remembrance, Bayan Muna lawmakers have proposed the construction of a memorial in Tacloban City.

Posted: March 30th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

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