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House panel rejects VAT exemption to power producers

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The House of Representatives ways and means committee on Wednesday thumbed down a provision to grant value-added tax (VAT) exemption to businesses that will use their power generating facilities to help ease the looming energy crisis. Instead, […]
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House panel OKs special powers for PNoy

MANILA (Mabuhay) -– The House energy committee has voted, 19-2-1, to approve at its level the House Joint Resolution 21 granting President Aquino additional powers to address a possible power crisis in Luzon during the summer of 2015. The joint […]
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Aquino told: Don’t rush Congress on emergency powers

MANILA, Oct 13 (Mabuhay) – Bayan Muna Rep. Neri Colmenares on Monday criticized President Aquino for allegedly coercing the House of Representatives and the Senate to immediately grant him emergency powers to address the looming power crisis in 2015. Colmenares […]
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House panel junks three impeachment raps vs. Aquino

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The House justice committee on Tuesday overwhelmingly voted to junk the three impeachment complaints against President Benigno Aquino III, declaring them to “insufficient in substance.” Voting 54-4 in all three impeachment complaints, the panel moved to dismiss...
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3 Aquino impeach raps sufficient in form, according to House body

MANILA, Aug 26 (Mabuhay) – The House of Representatives justice committee has found sufficient in form the last two impeachment complaints against President Benigno Aquino III. During Tuesday’s committee hearing, chairman Iloilo Representative Niel Tupas Jr. noted that 42...
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Amid calls for accountability for train crash, gov’t urged to take over MRT

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The government has been urged to take over the management of the Metro Rail Transit 3 and to hold accountable the Department of Transportation and Communications and private investors for the Wednesday crash of one of the […]
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Critics say Aquino has ‘unmasked’ true motives as allies back second term

MANILA (Mabuhay) – President Benigno Aquino III’s hint that he may be open to seeking a second term has stirred a hornet’s nest in the House of Representatives, with allies backing the notion and critics saying he had “unmasked” his […]
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Agri chief: PHL needs to import rice

Imported rice will ‘keep price spikes at bay’ MANILA  (Mabuhay) – Importing an additional 500,000 metric tons of rice as part of measures to boost the buffer stock will help keep prices of the staple food of Filipinos stable in […]
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Aquino gets DAP-like powers in 2015 budget

MANILA (Mabuhay) – President Aquino’s proposal for a 2.6 trillion-peso national budget in 2015 gives him powers akin to what he exercised under the unconstitutional disbursement acceleration program (DAP), a lawmaker said Wednesday. Bayan Muna Rep. Neri Colmenares grilled Budget...
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Gov’t has P500-B in savings, says lawmaker

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Bayan Muna party-list Rep. Neri Colmenares believes the Aquino administration has as much as P500 billion in savings to date. Colmenares said the government had P223 billion in savings in 2013. He said the National Expenditure Program […]
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