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Lawmaker backs retention of school calendar

Kabataan party-list Rep. Terry Ridon. INQUIRER.net FILE PHOTO

The Commission on Higher Education (CHEd) has found an unlikely ally in the militant Kabataan party-list group which issued a statement yesterday against the plan to “internationalize” the Philippine academic calendar by moving the school opening from June to August or September.

Posted: April 2nd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Join rallies vs China, Gazmin dared


Makabayan bloc lawmakers have dared Defense Secretary Voltaire Gazmin to join their group’s anti-China demonstrations after he chided activists for keeping mum on China’s claiming of islands inside Philippine territory.

Posted: March 24th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Lawmakers dared to tell all on DAP


Kabataan Rep. Terry Ridon on Monday urged his peers to come clean and declare whether they received extra funds from President Aquino’s pork barrel, called the Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP), before, during and after the impeachment of then Chief Justice Renato Corona.

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

Lawmaker says DAP beefed up ‘pork’

Kabataan party-list Rep. Terry Ridon. INQUIRER.net FILE PHOTO

A militant lawmaker has accused the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) of using P6.5 billion from Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP) fund to augment the pork barrel funds of unidentified lawmakers three years ago.

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

Cybercrime law foes unhappy over SC ruling

Akbayan Rep. Walden Bello (left) and Kabataan Rep. Terry Ridon: Disappointed. FILE PHOTOS

It was described as a step backward that can only end in “cyberauthoritarianism.” Akbayan Rep. Walden Bello said he was disappointed by the Supreme Court decision on Tuesday supporting the imposition of penalties for online libel in the new cybercrime law.

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

Budget cut in state schools hit

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At least 23 congressmen have joined forces to assail the alleged P3.3-billion reduction in the budget of state universities and colleges (SUCs) next year.

Posted: September 21st, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Lawmaker laments cuts in budget of state schools

Kabataan party-list Rep. Terry Ridon. INQUIRER.net FILE PHOTO

A party-list lawmaker on Tuesday lamented budget cuts for 79 out of 110 state universities and colleges in 2014 despite an assurance by the Commission on Higher Education (CHEd) chair Patricia Licuanan that schools would get additional allocations from a P5-billion special fund.

Posted: August 28th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Palace: Roxas Blvd. rehab also good for tourism


The P250-million makeover of Roxas Boulevard for two upcoming international conferences would also boost tourism, Malacañang said Sunday in reply to allegations of extravagance.

Posted: August 5th, 2013 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Subic coal plant deal invalid–CA


The Court of Appeals (CA) has invalidated the lease development agreement and the environmental compliance certificate (ECC) of a consortium of energy firms proposing to put up a coal-fired power plant inside this free port.

Posted: February 7th, 2013 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

People elected a ‘big mistake,’ says Lagman

The people made “a big mistake” in electing President Benigno Aquino III in 2010, House Minority Leader Edcel Lagman said on Wednesday. But while the people expect the economy and confidence in the government to deteriorate for the rest of the President’s term, they will not be sufficiently dissatisfied to oust him, Lagman said in [...]

Posted: June 30th, 2011 in Headlines,Nation | Read More »

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  4. Massive infra spending set
  5. More legal woes for Cedric Lee
  6. Kim Henares needs a reprimand, says Cayetano
  7. Passengers denied chance to escape sinking South Korea ferry
  8. South Korea president shouted down by distraught parents
  9. Two Popes who would be saints
  10. Lacson’s wife loses diamond earring to thieves but recovers jewelry quickly with police arrest
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  2. Suspect in Vhong Navarro mauling tries to leave PH
  3. Fr. Suarez says last Mass on Easter before returning donated land to San Miguel
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  5. More legal woes for Cedric Lee
  6. I’ll follow my conscience on Estrada, says JV Ejercito
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  8. Gay college instructor arrested for oral sex with student
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  10. Palace: We can’t blame increase in population on Vitangcol
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  10. Cudia, dismissed for lying, got 99% in conduct


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