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Kim Henares needs a reprimand, says Cayetano

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Senate Majority Leader Alan Peter Cayetano. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Instead of defending Revenue Commissioner Kim Henares, Malacañang should reprimand her for “publicly flashing” world boxing champion Manny Pacquiao’s tax records, a senator said on Wednesday

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

Pimentel proposes incentives for companies that will hire ex-convicts

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Senator Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III. INQUIRER.net FILE PHOTO

Senator Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III, chairman of the Senate committee on justice and human rights, is proposing incentives for companies that will hire ex-convicts.

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

Estrada: I will pray for my detractors

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Senator Jose “Jinggoy” Estrada. INQUIRER.net FILE PHOTO

Senator Jose “Jinggoy” Estrada said he would pray this Holy Week that the Ombudsman and the Sandiganbayan justices would be enlightened on “pork barrel” scam and not judge them “unfairly.”

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

Preparedness, CCT program help young mom survive ‘Yolanda’

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Learning how to keep calm during a disaster saved a young housewife in Cebu when twin disasters — a 7.2-magnitude earthquake and super typhoon “Yolanda” (international name: Haiyan) — struck the country late last year.

Posted: April 16th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

Drilon: I love bicycles; let’s build bike lanes

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To help alleviate the country’s air pollution woes, Senate President Franklin Drilon on Tuesday called on local government units (LGUs) and the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) to move towards making major roads and thoroughfares conducive to bikers and other pedestrians.

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

Long Holy Week break for Senate employees

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Senate of the Philippines. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Senate employees have been given a three-day break this week to observe the Holy Week.

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

Santiago urges RH law supporters to appeal SC Ruling

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Sen. Miriam Defensor Santiago. INQUIRER.net FILE PHOTO

Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago is urging advocates of Reproductive Health (RH) law to file a motion for reconsideration on the eight provisions of the law that were struck down by the Supreme Court.

Posted: April 10th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Binay pushes for regularization of barangay officials

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Vice President Jejomar Binay

Vice President Jejomar Binay renewed his call for barangay (village) officials to become regular government employees so they would receive mandated benefits.

Posted: April 9th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »

Revilla denies asking NBI exec to go easy on Napoles

Sen. Ramon “Bong” Revilla. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Senator Ramon “Bong” Revilla Jr. strongly denied on Wednesday allegations that he had called and asked a high-ranking National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) official to go easy on Janet Lim-Napoles.

Posted: April 9th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Binay: Filipinos can now move on from ‘divisive’ RH law

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Vice President Jejomar Binay INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Vice President Jejomar Binay is confident that the Supreme Court’s decision, declaring the Reproductive Health (RH) law constitutional, will now put to rest the issue that has been dividing the country.

Posted: April 9th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Pia Cayetano yet to decide whether to appeal SC ruling on RH law

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Senator Pia Cayetano. INQUIRER.net FILE PHOTO

Advocates of the controversial Reproductive Health (RH) law that was declared constitutional by the Supreme Court have yet to decide whether or not to appeal the eight provisions of the law stricken down by the high court, Senator Pia Cayetano said on Wednesday.

Posted: April 9th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Trillanes calls for passage of bill urging gov’t to pay veterans benefits

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Senator Antonio Trillanes IV. INQUIRER.net FILE PHOTO

As the country observes the Day of Valor this Wednesday, Senator Antonio “Sonny” Trillanes IV called for the immediate passage of Senate Bill No. 166 or “An act providing for the payment of arrears in the veterans pensions and benefits.”

Posted: April 9th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Santiago on RH decision: It’s ‘triumph of reason over superstition’

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Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago

While ecstatic over the Supreme Court’s decision that declared the controversial Reproductive Health (RH) law constitutional, Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago threw her support behind any move to file a motion for reconsideration (MR) on several provisions that were struck down by the court.

Posted: April 8th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

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