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

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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

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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

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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

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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 »

Senators scored for probing own crime

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SOFTBALL
TREATMENT
Finance Secretary
Cesar Purisima
(from left), Budget
Secretary Florencio
Abad and
Socioeconomic
Planning Secretary
Arsenio Balisacan
appear at the Senate
hearing on the
controversial
Disbursement
Acceleration
Program of
the Aquino
administration.

How can the culprits investigate their own crime?

Posted: July 26th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation | Read More »

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