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Lawmakers’ projects in 2015 budget not ‘pork’—Escudero

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The inclusion of projects identified by lawmakers in the 2015 national budget does not constitute a return to the pork barrel system but is an exercise of the lawmakers’ power of the purse, according to Sen. Francis Escudero.

Posted: November 25th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Garin shows up at Senate, greeted with kisses

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An “unprotected” acting Health Secretary Janette Garin showed up at the Senate on Monday and got kisses from at least two senators.

Posted: November 24th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

LP mixed on letting Aquino widen search for standard bearer beyond party

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The ruling Liberal Party is divided on President Benigno Aquino III’s decision to expand the search for a standard-bearer in the 2016 presidential election to cover allies who are not members of the party, including Vice President Jejomar Binay.

Posted: November 21st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Senators want to teach health chief a lesson: Wear protective gear

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Would she shake hands with acting Health Secretary Janette Garin when she appears in the Senate on Monday? “Good question,” Sen. Pia Cayetano said, chuckling.

Posted: November 20th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Senate decides to suspend probes to focus on national budget

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When the Senate begins plenary deliberations on Wednesday on the national budget for 2015, all committee hearings are expected to grind to a halt.

Posted: November 16th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

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