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Bill will give single gov’t employees maternity benefits

Rep. Mark Villar.  RODEL ROTONI

Pregnant single women in the government service deserve maternity benefits, too.

Posted: October 24th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Belmonte: House to pass P2.6-T budget next week

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House Speaker Sonny Belmonte Jr. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO / LEO M. SABANGAN II

The House of Representatives is ready to pass on third reading next week the proposed P2.606-trillion budget for 2015, with minimal changes.

Posted: October 24th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

6 more lawmakers face pork scam raps

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Office of the Ombudsman.  PHOTO from www.ombudsman.gov.ph

The Office of the Ombudsman on Friday recommended the filing of graft and malversation complaints against six more House representatives over the alleged misappropriation of their pork barrel allotments from 2007 to 2009.

Posted: October 24th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Mindanao farmers call for passage of stronger agrarian reform bill

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THE NATIONAL Statistical Coordination Board recently declared that farmers are among the least paid workers in the country with an average daily wage and salary of P156.8. KARLOS MANLUPIG/INQUIRER MINDANAO

Hundreds of farmers from Misamis Oriental and Bukidnon are pressing for the passage in Congress of the Genuine Agrarian Reform Bill (GARB), saying it would be the only way to free them from poverty and debts.

Posted: October 22nd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Solon eyes wider security powers for gov’t under Bangsamoro Basic Law

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A former military chief-turned- lawmaker wants to amend the Bangsamoro Basic Law that will widen the security powers of the government to include not only against the external but internal threats as well.

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

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