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Group runs to Aquino, searches for ways to relieve wage earners from LRT-MRT fare hike

MANILA (Mabuhay) – A group led by party-list lawmakers on Tuesday asked President Benigno Aquino III to use his “power to control” to stop the controversial fare rate hike ordered by the Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) for the […]
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MNLF faction suggests Cha-cha to pave way for Bangsamoro law

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The chairman of one of the factions within the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) has backed proposals for Charter Change (Chacha) to pave the way for the passage of the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) amid questions […]
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House panel waits for DOF comment on firecracker tax

MANILA (Mabuhay) – A proposal to regulate the use of firecrackers by imposing a 20-percent excise tax on their sale remains stuck at the House Ways and Means committee, with the Department of Finance (DOF) yet to submit its position […]
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Alleged scam mastermind Napoles wears Pope Francis shirt to bail hearing

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Though she will most likely not have a chance to meet Pope Francis, alleged pork barrel scam mastermind Janet Lim Napoles seemed to join in with Pinoys in welcoming the pontiff to the country. On Wednesday, Napoles, […]
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Corrupt public officials should pay for their crimes –lawmakersCorrupt public officials should pay for their crimes –lawmakers

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Noting the slow pace of the country’s criminal justice system, lawmakers stressed the need to pursue a revision of an antiquated statute allowing violators to escape criminal liabilities by a mere technicality. “In particular, there is an […]
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Supreme Court eyed to freeze imminent hike in light rail train fares

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Lawmakers belonging to the Bayan Muna partylist said they would seek the intervention of the Supreme Court once the fare increase in the Metro Rail Transit (MRT) and Light Rail Transit (LRT) is implemented in January. Representatives […]
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Sin tax law fails to finance the universal health care program

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Lawmakers have filed a measure calling for a congressional inquiry into the alleged failure of the government to allocate a big part of the revenue collection from Republic Act 10351 or the Sin Tax Law to finance […]
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At least 11 solons watching Pacquiao bout live

MANILA (Mabuhay) – House Speaker Feliciano Belmonte Jr. said only 11 lawmakers have secured travel authorities (TA) from his office coinciding with the upcoming boxing match of Sarangani Rep. Manny Pacquiao. Belmonte declined to name the 11 saying, “nothing spectacular. Eleven...
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De Lima: No probe yet on DOH Usec. Garin despite implication in NABCOR mess

MANILA, Nov 12 (Mabuhay) – No probe yet on Health Undersecretary Janette Garin. In an interview late Tuesday, Justice Secretary Leila de Lima admitted that she has yet to order an investigation on Garin, currently officer-in-charge of the DOH, who […]
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Cayetano to Tiu: Present documents or face contempt

MANILA, Nov 7 (Mabuhay) – Businessman Antonio Tiu may be cited for contempt if he continues to refuse to submit the documents related to his supposed ownership of a controversial property in Batangas despite a subpoena from lawmakers, Senator Alan […]