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Palace mum on clamor to compel Garin to wear protective gear


Following a much-criticized visit of military and health officials led by acting Health Secretary Janette Garin and Armed Forces chief General Gregorio Catapang Jr. to the quarantined peacekeepers on Caballo Island, Malacañang on Wednesday declined to comment on a suggestion of a senator to let Garin wear protective gear when the Senate tackles the budget of the Department of Health next week.

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

Senators to inspect ‘overpriced,’ ‘green’ Makati parking building

Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III

Senators will inspect Makati City’s allegedly overpriced parking building to verify claims it’s a “world-class” green building, Sen. Aquilino Pimentel III said on Friday.

Posted: August 23rd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Lawmakers relieved, but Cha-cha ‘still needed’

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

Some senators are relieved that President Benigno Aquino III will not be pushing for Charter change during the remainder of his term, although one of them insists that the Constitution needs some tweaking.

Posted: August 17th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation | Read More »

Sotto bill seeks to ban ‘Batman and Robin’


Senator Vicente “Tito” Sotto III has filed a bill banning motorcycle back-riders in the country, saying “this evil Batman and Robin tandem” should be stopped for good.

Posted: August 12th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Pangilinan, Sotto, Recto lead senatorial pack of 2016 – Pulse Asia


If former senator Francis “Kiko” Pangilinan’s appointment as Presidential Assistant for Food Security and Agricultural Modernization were a ploy to boost his ratings, then it is probably working.

Posted: July 21st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »