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Palace confirms nat’l budget bill certified urgent

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Malacañang on Wednesday confirmed that the general appropriations bill has been certified as urgent by President Benigno Aquino III.

Posted: October 29th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Bill promoting fair competition hurdles House panel

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A bill seeking to end monopolies and promote fair competition has hurdled the committee level in the House of Representatives.

Posted: October 29th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Aquino hopes for ‘non-existent El Niño’ after failing to get emergency power

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Despite pushing for additional authority from Congress to address the looming energy shortage, President Benigno Aquino III said on Tuesday that the government will continue to pursue other options and just hope that the country “will have a mild or non-existent El Niño situation next year.”

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

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

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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 »

Congress members least trusted, says new survey

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They are supposed to represent the nation’s interests, but members of both Houses of Congress remained the least-trusted government officials in the country, a new survey released this week showed.

Posted: October 28th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

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