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Jinggoy wants to perform duty as senator in 2016 elections

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Detained Senator Jinggoy Estrada is seeking the Sandiganbayan’s approval to allow him to participate in the coming elections. In an urgent motion filed before the anti-graft court’s Fifth Division on Friday, Estrada expressed interest in performing his...
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Aquino sets another meeting with lawmakers on BBL approval

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – President Benigno Aquino III will meet with members of the House of Representatives next week to once again tackle the approval of the draft Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL). “May meeting kami, if I’m not mistaken, next week […]
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Party-list coalition mulls bloc voting for senatorial race

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – With around 15 million voter constituents, the 40-member party-list coalition (PLC) in the House of Representatives is considering voting as a bloc for six senatorial candidates in the May 2016 elections. “To ensure their victory, we might […]
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Senate OKs proposed salary increase for gov’t workers

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Voting,  14-0, the Senate on Monday afternoon approved on third and final reading the proposed Salary Standardization Law IV (SSL IV) defining the new and upgraded salary scale for each salary grade of all government employees to […]
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Not all solons in Palace meeting support BBL, House leader says

MANILA (Mabuhay) — The members of the House of Representatives that met with President Benigno Aquino III on Tuesday didn’t necessarily support the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law, a top House leader said on Wednesday. House Majority Leader and Mandaluyong...
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Marcos: Congress can still pass BBL if House has quorum to approve it

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Senator Ferdinand Marcos Jr. on Tuesday said Congress may still be able to approve the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law if the House of Representatives can muster a quorum to tackle its own version of the bill. In […]
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House panel OKs bill guaranteeing payment of veterans’ benefits

QUEZON CITY, Nov. 28 (Mabuhay) – The House of Representatives has inched closer in approving a bill that would guarantee payment of benefits for the country’s veterans. The House Committee on Veterans Affairs recently approved a bill that would authorize […]
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PM Trudeau urged to take back Canadian trash shipped to PHL

MANILA, Nov 13 (Mabuhay) – Environmental, health, and labor leaders on Friday urged newly-installed Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, who will be in the Philippines next week, to take back the trash Canada shipped to the country in 2013. “We […]
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Proposed 2016 budget to be passed before year end, Drilon assures Palace

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Senate President Franklin Drilon on Monday assured Malacañang that the chamber will pass the proposed P3-trillion 2016 national budget on schedule as it has done in the last five years. “The Senate will pass the 2016 budget […]
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Aquino OKs law modernizing employment offices in LGUs

MANILA  (Mabuhay) — President Benigno Aquino III on Monday signed into law amendments to the Public Employment Service Office (PESO) Act. The law was signed during the 15th National PESO Congress held at the Philippine International Convention Center in Pasay […]