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Social Watch Philippines’ Briones scores Senate over definition of savings

MANILA (Mabuhay) — The budget watchdog Social Watch Philippines on Friday criticized the Senate for retaining the new definition of savings in the 2015 budget that it approved, and the possibility of funding for an expense item being declared as […]
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VP Binay may ‘do a Corona’, says foe

MANILA, Nov 5 (Mabuhay) – Will Vice President Jejomar Binay mimic former Chief Justice Renato Corona in the Senate? This is the theory of Liberal Party (LP) member and Caloocan Rep. Edgar Erice amid reports that Binay may attend the […]
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Aquino dares Bello: Try running in 2016

Akbayan Rep has ‘too many complaints’ MANILA, Nov 3 (Mabuhay) – President Benigno Aquino III on Monday blasted Akbayan Rep. Walden Bello, for having too many criticisms and even thinking like a “traditional politician.” In an interview with reporters in […]
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PNoy’s ‘siege on judiciary’ is ‘threat to democracy,’ legal alliance says

MANILA (Mabuhay) — An alliance of lawyers, law students and judicial independence advocates on Friday called for a stop on what they labeled as the administration’s “siege on the judiciary,” describing President Benigno Aquino III’s recent actions...
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Palace rebukes UP activists for ‘lack of civility’

MANILA (Mabuhay) – With University of the Philippines (UP) student activists refusing to apologize for the mobbing of Budget Secretary Florencio Abad, Malacañang on Tuesday said what happened showed their “lack of civility. “You may have disagreements but you don’t […]
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Palace frowns upon ‘violent’ UP protest vs Abad

MANILA (Mabuhay) – While Filipinos are free to speak up about issues, it should not result in violence, Malacañang said, a day after Budget Secretary Florencio Abad was mobbed by angry students. “Every citizen is free to express his opinion […]
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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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Palace defends Congressmen who voted to junk Aquino impeach raps

MANILA (Mabuhay) – As far as Malacañang is concerned, congressmen did what they were supposed to do when they junked the impeachment complaints filed against President Benigno Aquino III. “Ang pasya ng komite ng Kamara ay batay sa paninindigan ng […]
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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...
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House panel junks three impeachment raps vs. Aquino

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The House justice committee on Tuesday overwhelmingly voted to junk the three impeachment complaints against President Benigno Aquino III, declaring them to “insufficient in substance.” Voting 54-4 in all three impeachment complaints, the panel moved to dismiss...