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Aquino announces increase in soldiers’ subsistence allowance

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Benigno Aquino III. INQUIRER.net/Cathy Miranda

From a capability upgrade to getting fuller stomachs. Finally, Filipino soldiers can now enjoy better meals and nourishment as their daily P90 subsistence allowance has been increased to P150 through a joint resolution filed in Congress by their former colleagues-turned rebels-turned politicians.

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

Wounded, mentally ill man detained for Belmonte ambush freed

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Iligan City representative Vicente Belmonte Jr. Photo from congress.gov.ph

Police authorities in Misamis Oriental arrested a man, who had a wound in the thigh, on suspicion of being involved in the Dec. 11 ambush on Iligan City Rep. Vicente Belmonte Jr., only to free him later.

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

Lawmaker asks LTFRB to slash fares for taxis, buses

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Metal structures along Edsa in Guadalupe, Makati City, are stripped naked of their advertising signs for safety in preparation for Typhoon Ruby.  INQUIRER PHOTO/LYN RILLON

The lawmaker who successfully petitioned the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) to roll back fares for jeepneys has asked the agency for another rollback for taxis and buses.

Posted: December 18th, 2014 in 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 »

Congress allots P14B for calamities in budget

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Senator Francis Escudero. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

As parts of the country reeled from the aftermath of Typhoon “Ruby,’’ the Senate and House of Representatives have allotted P14 billion for calamities in the proposed P2.606-trillion 2015 national budget.

Posted: December 13th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

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