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Lawmaker urges PNP to emulate Lacson’s style of disciplining police force

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Alarmed by the growing number of incidents involving “hoodlums in uniform,” a lawmaker from the House of Representatives on Wednesday urged the Philippine National Police (PNP) to launch an honest-to-goodness campaign to rid its ranks of bad […]
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No commitment to lay off political amendments in Charter change process – Buhay partylist rep

MANILA (Mabuhay) — A partylist lawmaker on Tuesday warned that amendments to the political provisions in the Constitution could be inserted in the resolution on economic charter change being currently debated at the House of Representatives. Buhay partylist Representative...
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Let Congress decide on Binay impeachment – Palace

MANILA (Mabuhay) -– Malacañang on Tuesday distanced itself from a proposal to file an impeachment complaint against Vice President Jejomar Binay. “Ang prosesong ito ay tungkulin at kapangyarihan ng House of Representatives at ipapaubaya na lang natin sa kanila kung […]
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Exhaustive debates await proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law – Rep. Rodriguez

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Rep. Rufus Rodriguez (Cagayan de Oro) expressed elation over the presidential submission of the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law because it marks the start of exhaustive debates on the future of Mindanao. The Mindanao lawmaker noted that various […]
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DND: No budget for EDCA in 2015, talks with US yet to start

MANILA (Mabuhay) — The Department of National Defense (DND) has not allotted any budget for projects under the controversial Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement (EDCA) in 2015 following challenges to its constitutionality now pending with the Supreme Court. “Walang...
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Aquino to turnover Bangsamoro bill to Congress on Wednesday

MANILA (Mabuhay) – After delays and controversies, the draft Bangsamoro Basic Law will finally be submitted to Congress on Wednesday. President Benigno Aquino III confirmed that the bill was almost done and ready for filing at the House of Representatives […]
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Congress prioritizes tax reform measure to simplify PHL’s tax system

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Congress will prioritize a comprehensive tax reform bill that will primarily simplify the country’s tax system, lower income tax, and at the same time increase the number of taxpayers. The Senate and the House of Representatives agreed […]
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Ex-General Palparan wants to be detained in Army jail

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Retired Army Maj. Gen. Jovito Palparan Jr. wants to be detained in a facility secured by his former comrades-in-arms. Palparan, who’s detained at the Bulacan Provincial Jail on serious illegal detention raps, on Monday sought a transfer […]
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Bill that could impact on press freedom stalls after hurdling second reading

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The passage of a bill that purports to protect privacy but could adversely impact on press freedom has been stalled, although it has been approved on second reading, after some lawmakers raised concerns over its implications. Although […]
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Aquino supports anti-dynasty bill, but wary of curtailing politicians’ rights

MANILA (Mabuhay) – President Benigno Aquino III has expressed support for a bill against political dynasties, but at the same time aired concerns that such a legislation may curtail the rights of politicians like himself. In an interview with Bombo […]