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Aquino urged to endorse bill lowering income tax rates

MANILA, Aug 25 (Mabuhay) – A senator on Tuesday urged President Benigno Aquino III to certify as urgent the legislative proposals seeking to lower income tax rates. Senator Francis “Chiz” Escudero, a close ally of Aquino, said the president should […]
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Belmonte still sees passage of Bangsamoro law in September

MANILA, Aug 17 (Mabuhay) – House Speaker Feliciano Belmonte Jr. remains optimistic that the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) will be passed by the House of Representatives on third and final reading before the end of September despite the quorum […]
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De Lima: No more ‘pork’ cases on DOJ’s table after filing of 3rd batch of raps

MANILA (Mabuhay) — There are no more cases related to the alleged misuse of Priority Development Assistance Fund left on the Justice Departments’ table, Secretary Leila de Lima said Thursday. After filing the third batch of raps against nine former […]
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Aquino to Mar: Stay a little longer

MANILA (Mabuhay) – President Aquino is set to ask Secretary Mar Roxas to stay longer in the Cabinet and finish some of his projects before stepping down as head of the Department of the Interior and Local Government. In an […]
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Militant solons’ Sona protest ‘in aid of reelection’ says LP exec

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The protest action of lawmen from the Makabayan bloc during the sixth and last State of the Nation Address (Sona) of President Benigno Aquino III is a maneuver for them to secure votes for the upcoming elections, […]
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Drilon urges colleagues: Set aside politics, resolve pressing problems

MANILA, July 27 (Mabuhay) – Noting that they are racing against time, Senate President Franklin Drilon on Monday rallied his colleagues to set aside political interests “and think of solutions to the nation’s pressing problems.” In his speech during the […]
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Aquino starts final SONA by enumerating alleged scams under Gloria Arroyo

MANILA, July 27 (Mabuhay) – President Benigno Aquino III on Monday started his sixth and final State of the Nation Address (SONA) by enumerating alleged scams under President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo. “Noong mga panahong iyon, miski bata, natutunan na ang salitang […]
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Palace welcomes US ‘help’ in recovering Napoles’ alleged loot

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Malacañang on Saturday welcomed the United States government’s help in recovering the alleged ill-gotten wealth of suspected pork barrel scam mastermind Janet Napoles. Deputy presidential spokesperson Abigail Valte noted the Philippines enjoys good...
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MB Kim Nirvana was not overloaded – MARINA

MANILA (Mabuhay) –The Maritime Industry Authority (MARINA) on Thursday said it found no sign of overloading of the ill-fated MB Kim Nirvana-B, which sank off Ormoc last week and left 62 people dead. MARINA Administrator Maximo Mejia told lawmakers at […]
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Benhur Luy admits transacting with Jinggoy’s aide behind Napoles’ back

MANILA, July 3 (Mabuhay) – Whistleblower Benhur Luy on Friday admitted that there was a time he had his own transactions regarding the pork barrel scam without the knowledge of Janet Lim Napoles, his former boss who had been tagged […]