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SC stops activities in Mt. Santo Tomas forest

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The Supreme Court issued on Tuesday a temporary environmental protection order (TEPO) stopping development projects in the Mt. Santo Tomas forest reserve along the border of Pangasinan and Benguet provinces.

Posted: September 30th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Bayan Muna rejects changes to budget

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neri-colmenares

Bayan Muna is opposing a purported move by the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) to insert provisions in the 2015 national budget approved last week by the House of Representatives that would allow Malacañang to declare any item as savings and use these as pork barrel funds for its political allies.

Posted: September 29th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Marathon hearings pay off for P2.6-T budget in House

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Lawmakers attend a session at the House of Representatives Monday, opting to end debate on the controversial Reproductive Health Bill. AP FILE PHOTO

The House of Representatives passed the proposed P2.6-trillion national budget for 2015 on second reading at a little before midnight on Friday, following two weeks of marathon deliberations.

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

Bill raising bonus tax ceiling passes

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A measure proposing to remove the tax on the 13th-month pay, Christmas bonus and other employee benefits under P70,000 has been approved on third reading in the House of Representatives.

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

Bangsamoro in your hands, bishops remind legislators

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Archbishop Lingayen-Dagupan Socrates Villegas. FILE PHOTO

Open the door to varying opinions on the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) and carefully study them, the local Catholic Church has advised Congress.

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

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