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Ex-generals: Gov’t should demand MILF surrender of ‘perpetrators’ in Mamasapano ‘misencounter’

MANILA (Mabuhay) — A group of retired military officers on Wednesday called on the government to demand from the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) to surrender its men involved in a “misencounter” in Mamasapano, Maguindanao on Sunday, which resulted to […]
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Corrupt public officials should pay for their crimes –lawmakersCorrupt public officials should pay for their crimes –lawmakers

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Noting the slow pace of the country’s criminal justice system, lawmakers stressed the need to pursue a revision of an antiquated statute allowing violators to escape criminal liabilities by a mere technicality. “In particular, there is an […]
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Solon writes to Pope Francis, seeks agrarian reform support

MANILA (Mabuhay) – A lawmaker has asked Pope Francis to express support for agrarian reform during the papal visit to the Philippines so that a bill extending its implementation will gain traction in the House of Representatives. Ifugao Rep. Teddy […]
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Muslim leaders call for a sectoral representative of Muslims outside Bangsamoro

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Muslim leaders gathered Monday in a roundtable discussion to convey their call for a sectoral representative of Muslims residing outside the Bangsamoro entity. Led by 1-Bangsamoro movement, the event served as a venue for leaders to justify […]
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Solon lauds approval of bill promoting positive, non-violent discipline among children

MANILA (Mabuhay) – A Partylist lawmaker on Wednesday lauded the passage of a bill that seeks to promote positive and non-violent forms of discipline among children and said that it was a major step towards securing the safety and well-being […]
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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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Solon files bill professionalizing MMDA traffic enforcement

MANILA (Mabuhay) – A senior officer of the House of Representatives on Monday said he has filed a bill that seeks to professionalize and institutionalize the traffic enforcement corps in the metropolis which is currently attached to the Metro Manila […]
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2015 budget still an election budget — Miriam

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Just a day after her colleagues approved the proposed P2.6 trillion 2015 national budget on 3rd and final reading, Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago maintained that next year’s appropriations is not pork-free and is an election budget meant […]
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Congress to pass 13th month pay exemption hike, 8 other bills, before Christmas break

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Senate President Franklin Drilon said on Tuesday that Congressional leaders have agreed to tackle and pass a host of key measures before the Christmas break, including laws to purge unfair business practices, and to increase the take-home […]
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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 […]