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SC asked to extend anew TRO on Meralco rate hike

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The Makabayan bloc at the House of Representatives on Tuesday asked the Supreme Court to extend the restraining order it issued against the imposition of the P4.15 per kilowatt hour rate increase.

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

Roxas accused of using aid-giving to campaign for 2016

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Local Government Secretary Manuel Roxas II. INQUIRER.net file photo

Interior Secretary Manuel Roxas II was roundly criticized on Monday, for appearing to use the government’s rehabilitation of Super Typhoon “Yolanda” (Haiyan)-stricken areas to boost his candidacy in the 2016 presidential elections where he has been touted to be the ruling Liberal Party’s standard bearer.

Posted: April 14th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Lawmaker urges House to probe mining firms

IT HAS BECOME a free-for-all hunt for gold in the village of Tambis in Barobo town, Surigao del Sur province. The supposed small-scale mining operations have led to craters this big in areas that used to be farms. CHRIS V. PANGANIBAN/INQUIRER MINDANAO

A lawmaker urged the House of Representatives to conduct an investigation into the mining accidents in the country involving foreign and local firms.

Posted: April 14th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Leyte lawmaker seeks ban on parking fees in malls, hotels

Leyte Representative Sergio Apostol INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Mall goers may save more shopping money if a bill that bans the payment of parking fees is passed.

Posted: April 10th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

House seeks to probe MRT GM’s ‘envoy’ Wilson de Vera

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Metro Rail Transit general manager Al Vitangcol III. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

Members of the House of Representatives want to summon Wilson de Vera, the alleged “envoy” of Metro Rail Transit (MRT) general manager Al Vitangcol III, to an investigation of allegations that the transport official tried to extort $30 million from Czech train car builder Inekon Group 21 months ago.

Posted: April 5th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

House panel OKs bill extending prescriptive period for graft raps

House of Representatives. FILE PHOTO

A House panel approved a bill that would extend the prescriptive period for filing of graft cases from 15 years to 30 years.

Posted: April 3rd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Bill seeks setting up of special education centers in the provinces

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Diwa party list Rep. Emmeline Aglipay. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/www.congress.gov.ph

Children with special needs may have a different set of educational requirements, but this no excuse to deprive them of the chance to grow and learn.

Posted: April 2nd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Davao Oriental gov denies coursing PDAF allotment to Nabcor

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Davao Oriental Gov. Corazon Malanyaon. INQUIRER file photo

Davao Oriental Gov. Corazon Malanyaon denied Tuesday that she ever coursed her allotments from the Priority Development Assistance Fund to the controversial National Agribusiness Corp. (Nabcor) while she was a member of the House of Representatives.

Posted: April 2nd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Ex-House Secretary General Roberto Nazareno; 81

Roberto P. Nazareno, former secretary general of the House of Representatives, passed away on Tuesday. He was 81.

Posted: April 1st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Drilon urges speedy trial of ‘pork’ scam suspects

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Senate President Franklin Drilon: Decentralize. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Senate President Franklin Drilon is urging the Sandiganbayan to conduct a speedy trial on the “pork barrel” scam so that the innocent would be set free and the guilty would be punished and jailed.

Posted: April 1st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Lawmaker wants carpoolers rewarded

VERTICAL gardens offer a welcome touch of greenery in the Edsa-Cubao underpass. RAFFY LERMA

Motorists who carpool may be rewarded with free parking or gas discount if a bill at the House of Representatives becomes a law.

Posted: March 31st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Bill filed vs privatization of public hospitals

Health Secretary Enrique Ona. AFP File Photo

Alarmed by the planned privatization of major public hospitals in Metro Manila, two Mindanao solons filed a bill preventing the Department of Health (DOH) to privatize or sell government hospitals.

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

Bayan Muna proposes ‘Yolanda’ marker in Tacloban

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Bayan Muna Representatives Neri Colmenares (left ) and Carlos Zarate. INQUIRER FILE PHOTOS

As thousands of lives were claimed by Super Typhoon Yolanda (international name: Haiyan), arguably the strongest typhoon ever recorded, two lawmakers proposed the construction of a “memorial marker” in Tacloban City.

Posted: March 29th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

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