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Sandiganbayan admits major evidence vs. Revilla in ‘pork’ case

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The First Division of the anti-graft court Sandiganbayan on Thursday admitted almost all of the evidence presented by the prosecution panel against Senator Ramon Bong Revilla Jr. for plunder charges in connection with his alleged involvement in […]
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Lacson to Tacloban officials: Set aside politics, cooperate

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Presidential Assistant for Rehabilitation and Recovery Panfilo Lacson is appealing to local officials in Tacloban, Leyte and other Yolanda-hit areas to set aside politics and cooperate in rehabilitation efforts. Lacson noted that Tacloban Mayor Alfred Romualdez...
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House bill gives taxpayers option to allocate 5% of their income tax to charities, NGOs

MANILA (Mabuhay) – A bill giving taxpayers the option to allocate a portion of their income tax to charitable institutions and non-government organizations (NGOs) has been referred for committee deliberation in the House of Representatives. House Bill 5113 authored by […]
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Nancy slams TG: What happened to pork scam documents?

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Senator Nancy Binay said her requests to the Senate Blue Ribbon Committee to produce pork barrel scam-related documents remain unanswered one year after. She said she could not understand the inaction on the part of Blue Ribbon […]
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Very little time available for Charter change, Comelec chief says

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Amid talks of amending the 1987 Constitution, Comelec chair Sixto Brillantes Jr. admitted that there is very little time for it. “Wala na ring oras, konting konti na. Masikip na,” Brillantes told reporters Wednesday at the sidelines […]
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Opposition tactics could lead to reenacted budget, House leader warns

MANILA (Mabuhay) – House Majority Leader Neptali Gonzales II warned Thursday that persistent questions over the quorum and attacks on the proposed 2015 budget could delay its approval or, worse, force a reenacted budget next year. “And they say that […]
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Solon hits measly P190-M proposed budget for DOJ’s Witness Protection Program

MANILA (Mabuhay) – A House member has criticized the insufficient budgetary support being given to the government’s Witness Protection Program (WPP) despite the many high profile cases pending at the Department of Justice (DOJ). During the plenary deliberations Wednesday night...
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Miriam says she was not informed funds for projects were from DAP

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago admitted Thursday that she received funds for her projects but clarified that she was not informed that it was sourced from the Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP). In a press statement, Santiago said she […]
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Chiz on zero-based budgeting approach: I don’t see it happening

Senator Chiz Escudero said he was dubious about the zero-based budgeting (ZBB) of the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) and feared that government agencies were unable to comply with the budget approach put in place in 2010 by the […]
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DOTC surrendered P4.5-B for new MRT coaches to DAP – Sen. Binay

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Amid the increasing accidents and breakdowns besetting the Metro Rail Transit – including trains running with open doors – Senator Nancy Binay on Thursday said the Department of Transportation and Communications surrendered P4.5 billion intended for new...