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Binay’s fall in ratings leaves race to 2016 wide open, say lawmakers

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Isabela Representative Rodolfo Albano III  FILE PHOTO

Lawmakers expect a wide open race in the 2016 presidential election with no single candidate likely to benefit from the steep fall in Vice President Jejomar Binay’s ratings.

Posted: October 19th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Bill seeks faster return of politicians’ loot

Rep. Rufus Rodriguez. Photo from congress.gov.ph

A lawmaker has filed a bill that would add more muscle to the Office of the Ombudsman to swiftly seize the assets of public officials and employees that were obtained through dishonest means.

Posted: September 22nd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Update overseas voters’ list, 2 Mindanao solons urge

A VOTER searches for his name on the voters’ list, which, despite claims to having been cleansed, still contains dead people’s names. JULIE ALIPALA / INQUIRER MINDANAO

A cleansing of the certified list of almost 1 million overseas voters is necessary to ensure honest and credible elections in 2016, two lawmakers from Mindanao told the Commission on Elections on Friday.

Posted: September 12th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

House likely to take up Bangsamoro bill early next year

House Majority Leader Neptali Gonzales II. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The House of Representatives is unlikely to be able to tackle the Bangsamoro bill before yearend, as the chamber will devote the next two weeks to budget deliberations and take two sets of long breaks spread over five weeks.

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

Mindanao solon urges colleagues to pass Bangsamoro bill

Rufus Rodriguez

Cagayan de Oro Representative Rufus Rodriguez said Congress should hear all sides and deliberate on the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) with the end of bringing peace to the troubled South in mind.

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