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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 »

Aquino eyeing P140B Malampaya funds via emergency powers

The Malampaya gas platform located 80 kilometers northwest of the coast of Palawan. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Bayan Muna is claiming that fresh calls to grant President Benigno Aquino III emergency powers to avert the looming power crisis is actually meant to allow the administration to use the P140-billion Malampaya Fund for its dubious spending sprees.

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