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Aquino backers list priority as FOI, bill vs dynasties


A group formed by supporters of President Benigno Aquino said it is pushing for the enactment of three important bills, among them the proposed Freedom of Information (FOI) Act, before the President’s term ends in 2016.

Posted: September 25th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Drilon confident Senate will pass anti-political dynasty bill

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Senate President Franklin Drilon is confident that the proposed anti-political dynasty measure will get the support of his colleagues in the Senate even if some of them were either siblings or relatives of incumbent elected or appointed officials of government.

Posted: August 29th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Antidynasty bill faces ‘loosening up’ in House

Speaker Feliciano Belmonte Jr.: We have other priorities INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Speaker Feliciano Belmonte Jr. is looking into the possibility of fixing the political dynasty limit to more than two family members in elective positions to ensure the anti-political dynasty bill’s passage in Congress.

Posted: June 14th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Anti-political dynasty bill bound to get watered down—minority leader

Minority Floor Leader Ronaldo Zamora FILE PHOTO

The minority leader in the House of Representatives said the anti-political dynasty bill, though it reached the plenary, is sure to get watered down due to amendments from the floor.

Posted: May 7th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Anti-political dynasty bill reaches plenary

House of Representatives and Senate of the Philippines. INQUIRER.net and INQUIRER FILE PHOTOS

The anti-political dynasty bill was finally sponsored in the House of Representatives on Tuesday, advancing to second reading in the chamber long dominated by members of political clans.

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