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Militant lawmaker opposes gov’t buyout of MRT-3


A militant lawmaker vowed to block the government’s plan of equity buyout on the operator of the Metro Rail Transit line 3 (MRT-3), saying the government has spent so much already for the railway system that is prone to constant breakdowns.

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

National ID system described as threat to privacy

Philippine Congress. AP FILE PHOTO

A proposed national ID system pending approval in the House of Representatives will threaten the privacy of ordinary citizens, a party-list lawmaker warned on Wednesday.

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

Militant solons say taxes wasted as no end seen to MRT system woes

A militant party-list group is pressing for a House investigation of what it said was the continuing troubles hounding the country’s commuter rail system that lead to waste of public funds.

Posted: October 8th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Bayan Muna urges probe into LRT ‘sweetheart deal’

Light Rail Transit (LRT) Line 1. FILE PHOTO

Two party-list lawmakers urged their colleagues in Congress on Tuesday to hasten the inquiry into the alleged “sweetheart deal” in the awarding of the P64.9-billion Light Rail Transit 1 Cavite extension project to a lone bidder.

Posted: October 7th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Belmonte agrees with party-list group on lack of inclusive growth

House Speaker Sonny Belmonte Jr. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO / LEO M. SABANGAN II

Speaker Feliciano Belmonte has railed against the Aquino administration’s alleged failure to spread the benefits of a robust economy in the last four years to the majority of Filipinos.

Posted: September 29th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »