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Little chance VP Binay will be impeached, House justice panel chair says

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Any plan to impeach Vice President Jejomar Binay has little chance of succeeding even if the House of Representatives is packed with administration allies, the chairman of the House Committee on Justice said on Tuesday. Iloilo Rep. […]
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Minority vows stricter scrutiny of proposed 2016 budget

MANILA (Mabuhay) — The minority bloc at the House of Representatives promised stricter scrutiny of the 2016 budget proposed by Malacanang, noting provisions could be used as the administration’s campaign kitty. “If Malacañang thinks it can get away with a […]
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Solon withdraws motion to cite reporter in BBL ‘payola’ exposé for contempt

MANILA (Mabuhay) — A lawmaker has formally withdrawn his motion to cite in contempt the newspaper reporter who bared the alleged bribery to lawmakers to pass the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) in the House of Representatives. Cavite Rep. Elpidio […]
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Most private, govt offices still won’t hire PWDs — lawmaker

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Most offices in the public and the private sectors have continued to shy away from hiring persons with disabilities despite a law requiring that one percent of all positions be reserved for them, a lawmaker said. DIWA […]
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Fair Competition Act to reinforce PHL economy — NEDA

MANILA, July 1 (Mabuhay) — The proposed Fair Competition Act, one of the longest running congressional bills, will reinforce the Philippine economy, according to the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA). “As the bill levels the playing field among...
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Ombudsman indicts ERC chair Ducut, ex-Rep. Ruffy Biazon, 4 others for graft

MANILA, July 1 (Mabuhay) — The Office of the Ombudsman has found probable cause to file graft, malversation, and direct bribery charges against Energy Regulatory Commission chief Zenaida Ducut and five former members of the House of Representatives. In a […]
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Opposition solons call for resignation of Cabinet execs who want to run in 2016

MANILA, June 24 (Mabuhay) – Cabinet officials who are interested in running for elective posts next year should emulate Vice President Jejomar Binay and resign from their posts even if they have yet to officially announce their candidacy, opposition lawmakers […]
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VP Binay’s daughter, other UNA stalwarts to remain in House majority

MANILA (Mabuhay) – At least for now, members of the United Nationalist Alliance (UNA) will stay with the majority coalition in the House of Representatives even with the resignation of its standard bearer, Vice President Jejomar Binay, from the Cabinet. […]
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P440-M BBL bribery story credible, solid – reporter tells House

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The reporter who broke the story on the alleged P440-million bribe for lawmakers to pass the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) stood by her articles when she appeared before the House of Representatives on Tuesday. During the […]
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Wang Bo denies involvement in BBL payola controversy

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Suspected Chinese crime lord Wang Bo on Tuesday denied bribing officials of the Bureau of Immigration to sign his release papers, as he dismissed the allegation that he gave $10 million to members of the House of […]