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Congress heads pat selves in back for ‘good work’


As Congress adjourned for its Christmas break this week, Speaker Feliciano Belmonte Jr. sang the praises of the House of Representatives for the “good work done in the past year” while Senate President Franklin Drilon rhapsodized over the recent improvement in the performance and approval ratings of the Senate.

Posted: December 19th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Bill vs violent discipline for children passes House

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The House of Representative has passed a bill prohibiting violent forms of discipline for children.

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

Bilibid VIPs tipped off on raid

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TOOLS OF THE TRADE  NBI agents found money counting machines, a Bushmaster rifle, pistols, cash, checks and other items during the raid on the prisoners’ quarters.  CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

Prison guards helped hide the quarters of so-called Very Important Prisoners and misled agents of the National Bureau of Investigation, who swooped down on New Bilibid Prison on Monday to look for evidence that would link them to the illegal drug trade, according to an NBI official.

Posted: December 18th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Lawmakers don’t believe MRT line is safe


The private firm maintaining the Metro Rail Transit (MRT) 3 remains in denial about the true state of the country’s biggest train system as it rejected an adverse report by Hong Kong’s MTR Corp. Ltd., that revealed the alarming state of its tracks and trains.

Posted: December 16th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »

Emergency powers trump environment laws–legislator

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The chair of the House energy committee confirmed that the recently approved Joint Resolution No. 21 of the House of Representatives would be used to suspend the country’s environmental laws in order to allow at least two power plants to operate during the expected power shortfall in summer.

Posted: December 15th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »