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De Lima says they’re reviewing 3rd batch of PDAF cases

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Justice Secretary Leila M. De Lima on Wednesday said that they are reviewing the third batch of Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) cases since there is an issue about alleged forged documents or forged signatures of lawmakers. […]
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Congress pressed for law on online voting for overseas Pinoys

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The Commission of Elections (Comelec) on Wednesday urged lawmakers to pass a law allowing Filipino voters abroad to cast their ballots online in order to encourage them to participate in the 2016 local and national elections. Comelec […]
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Adoption of orphans and abandoned children pushed

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Lawmakers from the A Teacher Party-list have filed a bill seeking to encourage couples or individuals to adopt orphans or abandoned children to enhance their upbringing and provide them with a better future. Reps. Mariano U. Piamonte […]
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Miriam says Farinas is ‘Mr. Never Wrong’

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Sen. Miriam Defensor Santiago on Wednesday called Congressman Rodolfo Farinas “Mr. Never Wrong” after the latter insisted on sticking to the Commission on Appointment rules in confirming the appointments of foreign service officials. “There is someone who...
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Senate panel eyes Misuari’s presence in Bangsamoro hearings

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The Senate local government committee is planning to invite founding Moro Nationali Liberation Front chairman Nur Misuari to hearings on the Bangsamoro bill. But to be able to do this, the panel may seek the suspension of […]
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COA: No special qualification for pork barrel auditors

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Assistant Commissioner Susan Garcia on Tuesday admitted that availability was the only requirement she looked at when she picked the Special Audit team that found irregularities in the use of lawmakers’ Priority Development Assistance Fund. During...
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NYC urges PNoy to certify SK Reform bill as urgent

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Following the Commission on Elections’ (Comelec) setting the Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) election on February 21, 2015, the National Youth Commission (NYC) has urged President Benigno Aquino III to certify the consolidated SK Reform Bill as...
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DAP fund controversy

I hope Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago’s intention to file a resolution requesting the Senate leadership to conduct question hour on Budget Secretary Butch Abad pushes through and force him to release vital information regarding the controversial Disbursement Acceleration...
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Gov’t peace panel chair sees swift passage of draft Bangsamoro law

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Prof. Miriam Coronel-Ferrer, head of the government panel that talked peace with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF), is confident that Congress will pass the draft Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) at the soonest time possible. Ferrer said […]
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Jinggoy raps De Lima silence over ’2nd batch’ of suspects in pork barrel scam

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Detained Senator Jinggoy Estrada on Tuesday said Justice Leila de Lima’s silence on the “second batch” of suspects she had earlier promised to charge over the pork barrel scam could indicate that only he and Senators Ramon […]