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Chiz to include funding for senior citizens’ mandatory Philhealth coverage in 2015 budget

Senator Chiz Escudero is allocating specific fund for the mandatory PhilHealth coverage of all senior citizens under the 2015 spending package, after the Senate passed a bill seeking automatic health insurance coverage of elderly persons. Escudero, chairman of the Senate […]
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MILF: ‘Be not afraid’ of the Bangsamoro

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The House of Representatives on Wednesday conducted its first committee hearing on the proposed Bangsamoro basic law, which seeks to implement the signed peace deal between the government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF). Present for […]
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DOJ supports House proposal to create new political unit of government in NCR

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The Department of Justice (DOJ) threw its support on the proposal in the House of Representatives to create a special metropolitan political subdivision in the National Capital Region. House Bill No. 712, authored by Caloocan Rep. Edgar […]
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Do lifestyle checks on all gov’t execs – House leader

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Any proposal to make lifestyle checks mandatory should cover all government officials, Majority Leader Neptali Gonzales II said Tuesday. Asked if he would agree to lifestyle checks on members of the House of Representatives, Gonzales replied: “Why […]
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Senate panel keen on giving Aquino emergency powers to stave off power supply deficit

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Senator Sergio “Serge” Osmeña III on Thursday revealed that the Senate energy committee is keen on grating President Benigno S.C. Aquino III the emergency powers needed to head off the power crisis looms expected to hit the […]
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Arroyo may only be suspended through Congress vote

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The House of Representatives will have to vote as a chamber if it would suspend former President and now Pampanga Representative Gloria Arroyo for graft over the NBN-ZTE deal, a House leader said. Majority floor leader Mandaluyong […]
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Palace reminds Congress: Nur, Umbra Kato not only sources of Bangsamoro inputs

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Malacañang reminded on Tuesday both the Senate and the House of Representatives that fugitives Nur Misuari and Ameril Umbra Kato are not the only sources of inputs for the Bangsamoro bill. At a press briefing, deputy presidential […]
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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 […]