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SC asked to stop govt from paying Maynilad, Manila Water

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Bayan Muna party-list on Tuesday asked the Supreme Court to stop the government from paying Manila Water and Maynilad for the alleged losses the concessionaires incurred after they were disallowed from recovering their corporate income taxes by […]
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DOTC exec says LRT-1 fare hike every 2 years not set in stone

MANILA (Mabuhay) — An official of the Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) on Wednesday said the government can prevent private contractors from implementing fare hikes every two years for the Light Rail Transit (LRT) 1. At the House of...
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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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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, […]