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NYC urges PNoy to certify SK Reform bill as urgent

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Following the Commission on Elections’ (Comelec) setting the Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) election on February 21, 2015, the National Youth Commission (NYC) has urged President Benigno Aquino III to certify the consolidated SK Reform Bill as...
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Comelec set to name more overspending candidates

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Commission on Elections (Comelec) chairman Sixto Brillantes Jr. said the poll body is set to reveal more names of candidates who committed campaign overspending in the previous elections. “Within the next few weeks maraming tatamaan sa expenses […]
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Comelec asks media companies to file report on pol ad airtime

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The Commission on Elections (Comelec) is asking media organizations to submit a report detailing political advertising on radio and television. “Hihingi rin kami ng mas epektibong kooperasyon mula sa media entities na mag-submit sila ng report, as […]
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Comelec chief: No budget for new PCOS machines for 2016 polls

MANILA, Aug 26 (Mabuhay) – The Commission on Elections (Comelec) will no longer purchase new Precinct Count Optical Scan (PCOS) machines for the 2016 local and national elections, its chairman said Tuesday, citing budgetary constraints. During the hearing of the […]
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Briones: Congress can’t touch JDF

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Why focus on the Supreme Court’s Judiciary Development Fund? Former National Treasurer Leonor Briones raised this question Thursday, saying that lawmakers should scrutinize the management of the revenues of all agencies with fiscal autonomy. The JDF is […]
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Pinoy militants fighting in Iraq, Syria?

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Malacañang on Saturday said it will ask the appropriate agencies to verify reports that Filipino militants are going to Iraq and Syria to fight with the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). Deputy presidential spokesperson […]
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New poll commissioner Lim: My appointment is not a prize

MANILA (Mabuhay) – New poll commissioner Arthur Lim on Monday dismissed insinuations that his appointment is a reward for his role in the impeachment trial of former Chief Justice Renato Corona in 2012. “I don’t think it’s a prize but […]
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Budget chief Abad insists DAP made to fast track disbursements

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Budget Secretary Florencio Abad insisted on Tuesday that the controversial Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP) was made to fast track the release of funds for “immediate needs.” Abad stressed that since the re-allocation would not need the approval...
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De Lima on Revilla’s 2016 run: Up to his delicadeza

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Justice Secretary Leila de Lima on Monday agreed that embattled Senator Ramon “Bong” Revilla Jr can still run in the 2016 elections despite being charged with plunder and graft over the P10-billion pork barrel fund scam. De […]
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Comelec chief backs authorized wiretapping during polls

MANILA, June 10 (Mabuhay) — Commission on Elections (Comelec) chairman Sixto Brillantes Jr. on Tuesday expressed support for a proposal to authorize wiretapping during elections. During a Senate hearing on Tuesday, Brillantes said Congress should consider amending Republic...