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Gov’t prepares to discuss details of PHL-Japan VFA – DFA

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The government is preparing to discuss details on the proposed Visiting Forces Agreement between the Philippines and Japan, amid China’s aggressive reclamation works in disputed areas in the South China Sea. Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) spokesperson...
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De Lima told to resign if DOJ too busy to file more pork barrel scam cases

MANILA, May 1 (Mabuhay) – A party-list lawmaker has advised Justice Secretary Leila de Lima to resign if she was already too busy with other matters to attend to the filing of another batch of cases against the officials reportedly […]
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Militant solon questions Aquino sincerity

MANILA (Mabuhay) – A lawmaker is skeptical about the sincerity of the gesture of President Benigno Aquino III to approve the release of the transcript of his text messages with disgraced former police chief Alan Purisima about the ill-fated “Oplan […]
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DOTC chief Abaya skips House hearing on MRT, LRT fare hikes

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – Transportation Secretary Joseph Emilio Abaya was a no-show at the House transportation committee’s hearing Thursday on the fare increase for the Metro Rail Transit (MRT) and Light Rail Transit (LRT). According to Transportation Undersecretary Jose Perpetuo...
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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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Party-list solon urges Congress to establish evacuation center in every town and city

MANILA (PNA) – Bayan Muna Party-list Rep. Neri Colmenares called on Congress on Monday to fast-track the passage of his House Bill No. 3648 or the Evacuation Center Act, saying that “with strong typhoons like ‘Yolanda’ and ‘Ruby’ becoming the […]
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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...