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Ombudsman indicts ERC chair Ducut, ex-Rep. Ruffy Biazon, 4 others for graft

MANILA, July 1 (Mabuhay) — The Office of the Ombudsman has found probable cause to file graft, malversation, and direct bribery charges against Energy Regulatory Commission chief Zenaida Ducut and five former members of the House of Representatives. In a […]
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SC junks plea vs. BBL, calls it premature

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The Supreme Court has dismissed a petition seeking to declare as unconstitutional the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL), which is currently still being deliberated in Congress. In a full court session, the magistrates said the petition, filed […]
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LGUs leave disaster funds unused — COA

MANILA, May 21 (Mabuhay)– The Philippines is one of the most disaster-prone countries in the world, but local government units (LGUs) tend to leave their calamity funds unused, a recent Commission on Audit (COA) report has revealed. COA’s assessment on […]
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Bangsamoro block grant not ‘pork,’ BBL panel chair clarifies

MANILA, Mar 4 (Mabuhay) – What pork barrel? The chairman of the House ad hoc committee tackling the Bangsamoro Basic Law has disputed allegations that the block grant to be given annually to the Bangsamoro region is a form of […]
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Nancy Binay urges Senate to revive DAP probe

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Senator Nancy Binay urged the Senate on Wednesday to continue its investigation into the controversial Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP) and hold those responsible for it accountable following the Supreme Court’s final decision declaring parts of the DAP...
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P600-B needed for AFP modernization – Defense Usec

MANILA (Mabuhay) – A Defense official on Wednesday disclosed that the military needs at least P600 billion for the modernization of the country’s armed forces. In a press conference, Defense Undersecretary Fernando Manalo, chairman of the Department of Defense’s bids […]
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Cops get more cash incentives – PNP

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The Philippine National Police has completed the release of some Php 750-million representing the Performance Enhancement Incentive (PEI) of its 150,000 personnel. In his report to PNP Officer-in-Charge, Police Deputy Director General Leonardo A Espina, Police...
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Bicam approves proposed P2.6-T national budget for 2015

MANILA (Mabuhay) – In a meeting that lasted less than five minutes, the bicameral conference committee on Wednesday approved the proposed P2.606-trillion 2015 national budget. In an interview with reporters, Senator Francis Escudero, chairman of the finance committee, said the...
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Sin tax law fails to finance the universal health care program

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Lawmakers have filed a measure calling for a congressional inquiry into the alleged failure of the government to allocate a big part of the revenue collection from Republic Act 10351 or the Sin Tax Law to finance […]
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Bongbong questions P12.9B budget for projects not under DILG’s mandate

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. on Monday night questioned the P12.9 billion allotment for water supply, low-cost housing and other projects to the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) which were contained in the errata submitted...