By Leila B. Salaverria
The Senate has approved on third and final reading a bill that will repeal the Revised Penal Code provision that makes it a crime for widows to remarry within 301 days from their husbands’ death, or for women whose marriages have been dissolved to take a new husband within the same time period.
Although Tropical Storm “Inday” left Philippine territory on Thursday, its enhancement of the habagat, or the southwest monsoon, is expected to continue until the weekend, just as Tropical Cyclone Jose (International name: Halong) makes its appearance, the weather bureau said.
By Tarra Quismundo
The Department of Budget and Management (DBM) inserted a redefinition of savings in the proposed 2015 national budget to fit Malacañang’s Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP), a move likely to win the nod of a Congress dominated by administration allies, a militant lawmaker said on Thursday.
By DJ Yap
, Gil C. Cabacungan
, TJ Burgonio
Responding to President Aquino’s request that Congress clarify the definition of savings, two administration allies are proposing that savings be declared in the first half of the year or as early as the first quarter.
The Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism (PCIJ) reported in September 2005 that Sen. Lito Lapid, who served as Pampanga governor from 1995 to 2004, admitted receiving P5 million in cash, which he claimed was placed by the provincial government in a trust fund used to buy fertilizer and other farm inputs.