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Drilon belies claims decision to raise govt workers’ salary happens only now

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Senate President Franklin Drilon on Thursday insisted that the planned salary hike for government workers is already the fourth under the present administration, disputing critics’ claims that the decision on the pay raise was only made at […]
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Roxas camp has nothing to do with Villanueva’s ‘pork’ raps – Abad

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Budget Secretary Florencio “Butch” Abad on Monday defended Interior Secretary Mar Roxas against allegations that his camp was behind the inclusion of Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) Director General Joel Villanueva in the latest...
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Slow Yolanda rehab? Abad defends PNoy decisions

MANILA  (Mabuhay) — Budget Secretary Butch Abad has hit back at critics who say the government was too slow in releasing funds for rehabilitation efforts in areas hit by Typhoon Yolanda (International name Haiyan). Abad said it took time for local […]
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130,000 families still in makeshift tents in Tacloban

In November of 2013, a powerful typhoon devastated large sections of Eastern Visayas region, particularly the province of Leyte, killing an estimated 6000 people and washed away the homes of more than 200, 000 families. Despite a P75 billion fund […]
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Porky Chiz

Former Senator Panfilo Lacson did a good job of unmasking the true character of Senator Francis “Chiz” Escudero. Lacson has castigated Escudero for being silent about the existence of a P426 billion in pork barrel lump sum and discretionary funds […]
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PNoy: Don’t elect candidates who prioritize self-interest

NORZAGARAY, Bulacan  (Mabuhay) — As he draws close to revealing his anointed one, President Benigno Aquino III told voters on Wednesday not to elect candidates who put self-interest over the country’s welfare. In a speech after inspecting the Angat Dam, […]
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LP in a quandary over Mar Roxas

Interior Secretary Mar Roxas, the presumptive administration presidential candidate, appears to be losing his political appeal even from some key members of his own Liberal Party (LP). There are even reports that the LP is heading for a breakup as […]
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PNoy’s improved rating to benefit his chosen one, spokesman says

MANILA (Mabuhay) — President Benigno Aquino III’s improved satisfaction rating will benefit the presidential candidate he will endorse next month, his spokesman said Friday. In a text message, presidential spokesman Sec. Edwin Lacierda said the 10-percentage-point...
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Palace on Aquino’s endorsement: Will VP Binay continue anti-corruption reforms?

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Vice President Jejomar Binay may get President Benigno Aquino III’s endorsement in 2016, but only if he can convince the President that he can continue the administration’s anti-corruption reforms. At a briefing in Malacañang on Wednesday, presidential...
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LP stalwart: Mar Roxas won’t settle for vice presidential run in 2016

MANILA (Mabuhay) – An administration ally on Tuesday ruled out the possibility of Interior Secretary Manuel “Mar” Roxas II sliding down to a vice presidential candidate in the 2016 elections, saying it is only part of a plan to demolish […]