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Drilon urges DFA to revise VFA

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Senate President Franklin Drilon called on the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) on Thursday to initiate a review of the Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA) between the Philippines and the United States to revise its provisions on the detention and custody of a person accused in a foreign land.

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

Death penalty: Let people decide—Sotto

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Senator Vicente “Tito” Sotto said he would withdraw his proposal to revive the death penalty in the country if majority of Filipinos would say that they are against it.

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

Senate OKs P22.4-B ‘irregular’ supplemental budget

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Senate of the Philippines. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines — Voting 13-0, the Senate approved on third and final reading Wednesday the proposed P22.4-billion supplemental budget for 2014 to partially pay the projects bankrolled by the outlawed Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) and Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP), among others. This, despite strong opposition from Senator Miriam  Defensor-Santiago, who described the budget as […]

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

MRT gets failing grade; survey cites filthy toilets, defective elevators

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MRT crowd INQUIRER.net FILE PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines—Filthy comfort rooms, defective elevators and escalators, and long lines of passengers were among the common complaints of commuters as they gave the Metro Rail Transit (MRT) a failing grade in a random survey conducted by the office of Senator Grace Poe. The survey was conducted by some staff members of the senator who […]

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

Santiago: DOJ cabal protecting ‘very important prisoners’

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Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago. INQUIRER file photo.

Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago suspects that there are “very high personnel” in the Department of Justice (DOJ) who are protecting drug lords doing businesses inside the New Bilibid Prison (NBP).

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

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