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Belmonte signs pledge not to touch political issues in Charter change

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Speaker Feliciano Belmonte. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Speaker Feliciano Belmonte has signed a pledge vowing that only the economic provisions of the Constitution, and none of the political ones, such as the elected officials’ term limits, would be amended as part of the charter change moves in the House of Representatives.

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

Lawmakers slam gov’t for selling state hospitals

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Two lawmakers are speaking out against the sale of state-owned hospitals to private companies, the latest of which is the P5.69-billion buy-out by the Megawide-World Citi Consortium of the Philippine Orthopedic Center (POC).

Posted: March 9th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Atienza wants live coverage of House sessions

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The public would soon be able to watch in real time what their elected representatives are doing in Congress once a pending bill is passed and enacted into law.

Posted: March 6th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Mayor Arsenio ‘Arsenic’ Lacson gets his arms back

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The Julie Lluch masterpiece has regained its limbs and place of honor on Roxas Boulevard, seven months after the Inquirer drew attention to its negligence, which since 2011 had failed to draw any action from the previous Manila city administration. MANILA CITY DEVELOPMENT INFORMATION OFFICE

A long-neglected artwork celebrating Manila’s past has recently been restored, but another may be facing the wrecking ball.

Posted: November 12th, 2013 in Headlines,Metro,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Abad, family blamed for pork barrel crisis

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Buhay party-list Rep. Lito Atienza: DAP used like a magic wand. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Buhay party-list Rep. Lito Atienza said Budget Secretary Florencio Abad and members of his family should take most of the blame for dragging the executive and legislative branches of government into the pork barrel controversy.

Posted: October 18th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

House ‘independents’ go for total pork abolition, want COA chief to resign

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COA Chair Grace Pulido-Tan.   FILE PHOTO

All pork must go. And Chairperson Grace Pulido-Tan of the Commission on Audit must go too, for releasing a special audit containing factual errors in the Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) disbursements between 2007 and 2009, the House “independent” bloc said on Tuesday.

Posted: August 27th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Partylist lawmaker calls for suspension of pork barrel

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Buhay partylist congressman Lito Atienza . INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Buhay Representative Lito Atienza has joined calls for the House of Representatives to suspend the implementation of the priority development assistance fund (PDAF).

Posted: July 30th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Aquino silence on pork barrel, economic growth benefits in Sona slammed

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President Benigno Aquino III. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Buhay party-list Rep. Lito Atienza scored President Aquino for failing to detail how he would reform the pork barrel system after the P10-billion pork barrel scam was exposed.

Posted: July 24th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Representative Atienza joins move to scrap pork barrel

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Buhay partylist congressman Lito Atienza . INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

It was not just the Makabayan bloc which wanted the pork-barrel system abolished, Buhay Party-list Representative Lito Atienza sees as unconstitutional how lawmakers were given access to the said funds.

Posted: July 18th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Buhay partylist solon says ‘anti-life’ bills to be blocked in House

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Buhay partylist congressman Lito Atienza . INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Buhay partylist congressman-elect Lito Atienza on Wednesday said he would block all “anti-life” measures that would be deliberated on at the 16th Congress.

Posted: June 26th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Local dynasties behind many partylist groups, says Atienza

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Buhay partylist congressman Lito Atienza . INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

What’s a better way to win a partylist seat? Go local. Incoming Buhay Rep. Lito Atienza sounded, on Thursday, the alarm on powerful families in control of local political bailiwicks who put up their own partylist groups to gain seats in the House of Representatives.

Posted: May 30th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Church revenge: Buhay says Catholic vote was key

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A group of dejected Catholics filed out of the plenary hall of the House of Representatives one early morning last December. The legislators had just passed the controversial reproductive health (RH) bill on second reading, the beginning of the end for the faithful followers of the Catholic Church, who fought the proposal for 10 years.

Posted: May 26th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Atienza gives Esrada tips in restoring Manila to former glory

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Buhay partylist congressman Lito Atienza . INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

So what should incoming Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada’s priority be when he assumes the post in June?

Posted: May 22nd, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »

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