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Senate OKs P82K tax cap for 13th-month pay

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The Senate approved Wednesday on third and final reading the bill raising the tax cap for the 13th-month pay and other benefits from P30,000 to P82,000.

Posted: November 26th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Lawmakers’ projects in 2015 budget not ‘pork’—Escudero

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Sen. Francis Escudero. FILE PHOTO

The inclusion of projects identified by lawmakers in the 2015 national budget does not constitute a return to the pork barrel system but is an exercise of the lawmakers’ power of the purse, according to Sen. Francis Escudero.

Posted: November 25th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Bongbong Marcos questions DILG 2015 budget, mandate

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Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr questioned the nearly P13 billion budget for water supply and low-cost housing of the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) next year, saying the agency was not empowered by law to build houses or create water supply.

Posted: November 25th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

‘Unprotected’ Garin grilled at Senate

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In the end, they shook hands with and even bussed acting Health Secretary Janette Garin.

Posted: November 25th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Binay slams DOJ for ‘hiding Mercado’

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Former Makati City Vice Mayor Ernesto Mercado.  INQUIRER file photo.

Vice President Jejomar Binay has accused the Department of Justice (DOJ) of hiding former Makati City Vice Mayor Ernesto Mercado, a state witness in the impending plunder case of the government against the vice president, after the DOJ refused to disclose Mercado’s whereabouts.

Posted: November 24th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

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