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Initiate VFA revision on custody and detention provisions, Drilon urges Palace, DFA

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Senate President Franklin Drilon on Thursday urged Malacañang and the Department of Foreign Affairs to initiate the revision of the Philippines’ Visiting Forces Agreement with the United States particularly on the pact’s custody and detention provisions....
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Congress to pass 13th month pay exemption hike, 8 other bills, before Christmas break

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Senate President Franklin Drilon said on Tuesday that Congressional leaders have agreed to tackle and pass a host of key measures before the Christmas break, including laws to purge unfair business practices, and to increase the take-home […]
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4th rice importer linked to ‘David Tan’ charged with smuggling

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Another rice importing firm linked to alleged big-time rice smuggler Davidson Bangayan aka “David Tan” was charged before the Department of Justice (DOJ) for allegedly smuggling in over P626 million worth of rice from Singapore and Thailand. […]
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Fresh grads on job hunt need not pay fees for govt docs, says solon in bill filed

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Fresh graduates applying for a job may no longer need to shell out money to get the requisite pre-employment documents from government if the bill filed by Nueva Ecija Rep. Estrellita Suansing becomes a law. Under House […]
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Bill wants wiretapping powers for Ombudsman

MANILA, Oct 6 (Mabuhay) – A lawmaker wants to give the Office of the Ombudsman wiretapping powers in a bid to boost its powers to investigate acts of graft and corruption. Pangasinan Representative Marlyn Primicias Agabas filed House Bill 5044, […]
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Akbayan wants inciting to sedition struck off penal code

MANILA (Mabuhay) – To strengthen the right to freedom of expression, lawmakers of Akabayan party-list have proposed the deletion of Article 142 of the Revised Penal Code, which penalizes inciting to sedition. “This is an outdated penal provision which was […]
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House body OKs bill promoting non-violent discipline of kids

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The House Committee on the Welfare of Children has reported out for floor deliberation a bill promoting positive and non-violent discipline of kids. House Committee on the Welfare of Children chairperson Zamboanga del Sur Representative Aurora Cerilles […]
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David Bangayan charged for rigging NFA importation

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Criminal charges were formally filed with the Department of Justice against rice trader Davidson Bangayan for allegedly rigging the National Food Authority’s rice importation program. Bangayan, who’s allegedly the same person as notorious rice smuggler David...
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Bistek could face raps for slapping drug suspect

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Quezon City Mayor Herbert Bautista could face charges for slapping a drug suspect who was caught red-handed with P15 worth of shabu during a buy-bust operation last Friday. Bautista has apologized to the public for the incident, […]
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Manila solon files perjury complaint vs Napoles

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Manila 5th District Representative Amado Bagatsing on Tuesday filed a perjury complaint against alleged pork barrel scam mastermind Janet Lim Napoles before the Makati Prosecutor’s Office. In his complaint-affidavit, Bagatsing said Napoles violated...
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