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Bus groups, solons back Salceda vs ban on buses


Provincial bus operators and lawmakers in the Bicol region have expressed support for the Supreme Court petition filed by Albay Governor Joey Salceda to stop government agencies from banning provincial buses from entering Metro Manila.

Posted: September 6th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Regions,Regions | Read More »

Health department urged to implement RH law fully

PRO-RH LAW  Proponents of the RH law gather in front of Supreme Court  displaying portraits of poor children.  INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Now that its constitutionality has been affirmed, it’s time to implement the Responsible Parenthood and Reproductive Health law, one of its principal authors said on Wednesday.

Posted: July 2nd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

‘Heart, soul’ of RH law intact despite scrapping of 8 provisions, says author

Former Albay Rep. Edcel Lagman: Neither toothless nor Pyrrhic. INQUIRER.net FILE PHOTO

Neither toothless nor Pyrrhic. This was how the principal author of the reproductive health (RH) law described the Supreme Court’s ruling upholding the constitutionality of the law, but striking down eight provisions partially or in full.

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

Aquino allies urge critics to temper words vs gov’t disaster response

Philippine Air Force C130 aircraft INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

As delays marred relief efforts for victims of “supertyphoon Yolanda” (international name Haiyan) a week after its deadly onslaught, calls were made to temper criticism of the government’s response.

Posted: November 14th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Lagman, Abalos deny misuse of pork funds

Former Albay Rep. Edcel Lagman and Mayor Benhur Abalos File Photo

Mandaluyong Mayor Benhur Abalos on Thursday said all transactions he entered into when he was representative of the city in the House were “regular,” contrary to what was stated in a special audit report of the Commission on Audit (COA).

Posted: August 30th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »