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Speaker denies blocking seizure of Imelda’s paintings

MANILA (Mabuhay) – House Speaker Sonny Belmonte on Thursday said he had nothing to do with the failure of the Sandiganbayan to seize some paintings from the office of Ilocos Norte Rep. Imelda Marcos. “They came, they saw, they did […]
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Customs officer dismissed over unexplained wealth

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – A Bureau of Customs (BOC) intelligence officer has been dismissed from her duties by the Office of the Ombudsman over unexplained wealth. The BOC said Marissa Rae Rollo Galang, Intelligence Officer II and acting chief of the […]
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Drilon: ICC is classic public-private partnership

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Senate President Franklin Drilon on Tuesday described as a “waste of time and money” the Senate Blue Ribbon Committee investigation on the alleged overpricing of the Iloilo Convention Center. Drilon said the convention center is meant to […]
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House panel rejects VAT exemption to power producers

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The House of Representatives ways and means committee on Wednesday thumbed down a provision to grant value-added tax (VAT) exemption to businesses that will use their power generating facilities to help ease the looming energy crisis. Instead, […]
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Garin may have to wear protective gear during budget debates next week

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Acting Health Secretary Janette Garin may have to wear a protective gear when she goes to the Senate next week during the budget deliberations of the agency’s proposed 2015 budget. This, after acting Senate Minority Leader Vicente […]
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Bidding for North transport hub eyed in June

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) may bid out the proposed Integrated Transport System-North Terminal by middle of next year, once a location has been locked down for the transportation hub. Transportation Secretary Jun Abaya on […]
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Solon seeks stricter SALN filing rules

MANILA (Mabuhay) – A lawmaker from Sorsogon has proposed a bill to strengthen existing anti-corruption laws in the country. Sorsogon 1st District Representative Evelina Escudero recommended in House Bill 4783, or the “Enhanced Code of Conduct and Ethical Standards for […]
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Search for 2016 bet is on But Aquino not in talks with VP Binay

MANILA (Mabuhay) – President Benigno Aquino III is currently seeking consensus among his allies on whom to anoint as his successor, but Vice President Jejomar Binay is not being involved in this process. In what could be an indication of […]
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38 million kgs pork allegedly smuggled into PHL in 2013 – agri group

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The Philippine government lost nearly P4 billion in tariffs from 38 million kilos of pork allegedly smuggled into the country last year, according to Samahang Industriya ng Agrikultura (SINAG) on Tuesday. Comparing data from the Bureau of […]
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Miss Earth to hold event in Mercado resort – UNA

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The United Nationalist Alliance (UNA) is asking the organizers of the Miss Earth beauty pageant to scrap one of its events in a Palawan resort allegedly owned by former Makati Vice Mayor Ernesto Mercado, a critic of […]