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The 2014 Philippine Model Congress


Last month, 400 youth leaders, chosen out of more than 1,000 applicants from all over the Philippines, filed into the hallowed halls of the Philippine Senate for the Philippine Model Congress 2014 (PMC2014).

Posted: October 20th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Learning | Read More »

LGUs told to stop violating law on solid waste

Sen. Loren Legarda.  INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Sen. Loren Legarda has appealed to local governments to comply with Republic Act No. 9003 (Ecological Solid Waste Management Act of 2000) as 576 open dumps are still operating after the law banned these in 2000.

Posted: October 16th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Regions,Regions | Read More »

Why witnesses under gov’t protection ‘enjoy’ program


With free meals, allowance, and a secured place, it’s no wonder that many of the witnesses under government protection are “enjoying” it so much so that some of them have chosen to stay in the program for 10 years, an official told a Senate hearing on Thursday.

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

Defense, disaster authorities quizzed on preparedness to face ‘Big One’

Senator Loren Legarda. INQUIRER file photo

Senator Loren Legarda quizzed the Department of National Defense (DND) and the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) Friday on their preparedness for a projected 7.2 magnitude earthquake that could happen in Metro Manila “anytime.”

Posted: October 3rd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

The price AFP needs to pay to become ‘heavyweight’ military

Armed Forces chief General Gregorio Catapang. INQUIRER.net FILE PHOTO

What will it take for the “lightweight” Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) to become a “heavyweight” and stand up to nations that are bullying the Philippines? Money. Lots of it.

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