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Senate approves P2.6-T national budget for 2015


Senators on Wednesday night voted 13-0 to approve on third and final reading the proposed P2.606-trillion 2015 national budget.

Posted: November 27th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation | Read More »

New Senate bill says SK officers must not be related to incumbent gov’t officials

Sen. JV Ejercito: Impact on UNA’s recruitment INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

In a bid to insulate the Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) from political dynasties, a bill introduced in the Senate seeks to bar relatives of incumbent government officials from running for a position in the youth council.

Posted: November 5th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Barrio doctor Juan Flavier was Senate’s resident funnyman

Juan Flavier

During the two terms he served in the Senate, the late Juan Flavier was its resident funnyman. He’d crack jokes on the floor, in a hearing or during a banter with colleagues that often sent everyone guffawing.

Posted: November 2nd, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation | Read More »

Tiu to be probed for laundering VP’s money

Antonio Tiu (5)

Sen. Alan Peter Cayetano has alerted authorities to the possibility that businessman Antonio Tiu could be laundering money for Vice President Jejomar Binay, saying they should be pursuing leads tending to point that way.

Posted: November 1st, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation | Read More »

Senate tackles ban on small kids riding bikes

THE FAMILY that rides this way together is a no-no under a proposal reaching the Senate. EDWIN BACASMAS

As suggested by a safety advocacy group for kids, the Senate is now considering banning small children from riding motorcycles, a restriction that will be based on the minors’ height and reach, not on their age.

Posted: September 10th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Metro,Metro | Read More »