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5 senators support emergency powers

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Senators Francis Escudero, Sonny Angara, Grace Poe, Ralph Recto and JV Ejercito. INQUIRER FILE PHOTOS

Senators are inclined to grant President Benigno Aquino III emergency powers to avert the threat of a power crisis, but with a caveat: Avoid the costly power deals forged during the Ramos administration.

Posted: September 13th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation | Read More »

Angara does ice bucket challenge, files bill for coverage on rare diseases

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Senator Juan Edgardo "Sonny" Angara. INQUIRER.net FILE PHOTO

Senator Sonny Angrara did the ice bucket challenge not once, but twice on Thursday under the rain at the rooftop of the GSIS building in Pasay City.

Posted: August 28th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Drilon, Angara accept ice bucket challenge

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The latest craze on social media, the ice bucket challenge, has already reached the Senate with its president, Senator Franklin Drilon, taking a congressman’s ice bucket challenge.

Posted: August 28th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Senator calls for breaking up of lump sum provisions in 2015 budget

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Senator Juan Edgardo "Sonny" Angara. INQUIRER.net FILE PHOTO

After Monday’s demonstrations, a senator suggested that lump sum items in the proposed P2.606-trillion budget for 2015 be broken up to keep them from being dangled as pork barrel.

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

Angara seeks more ‘participative’ use of budget savings

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Senator Juan Edgardo Angara.  INQUIRER.net FILE PHOTO

Senator Sonny Angara on Friday urged Malacanang to open up the process of realigning budgetary savings to a broader audience, saying that the budget bill should not be debated in the open only to be “adjusted behind close doors.”

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

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