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2 lawmakers propose permanent evacuation sites

Typhoon survivors continue to seek shelter inside the Redemptorist church, serving as an evacuation center which has been almost totally dependent on relief for nearly three weeks Thursday, Nov. 28, 2013, in Tacloban city, Leyte province in central Philippines.  Typhoon Haiyan, one of the most powerful storms on record, hit the country's eastern seaboard Nov. 8, leaving a wide swath of destruction.  (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)

Two party-list lawmakers are proposing the establishment of permanent evacuation sites for every two or three contiguous barangays nationwide to prevent any more catastrophes similar to what Super Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) left.

Posted: November 8th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Did ‘Yolanda’ kill 18,000? Formal probe sought

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The party-list group Bayan Muna on Thursday called for an inquiry to determine the toll of lives from Super Typhoon “Yolanda” amid claims that up to 18,000 people perished in the aftermath of the world’s strongest cyclone to ever hit land.

Posted: November 7th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Militant solon to file raps vs ERC over delay in baring of collusion report

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A militant lawmaker warned Tuesday that he would file charges against the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) over its delayed report that would expose the alleged collusion among power providers.

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

‘Errata’ sneaked into budget total P4.7 B, not P450 B, says solon

Davao City Rep. Isidro Ungab. Photo from congress.gov.ph

The controversial “errata” inserted at the last minute by the Department of Budget and Management in the proposed budget for 2015 account for only P4.7 billion of the P2.6-trillion expenditure program, the chairman of the appropriations committee of the House of Representatives said Tuesday.

Posted: October 28th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Bayan Muna decries 2015 budget errata that bypassed plenary


Bayan Muna lawmakers on Monday decried questionable errors in the P2.606 trillion national budget that the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) wants corrected before the budget is approved this week.

Posted: October 27th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »