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NYC urges PNoy to certify SK Reform bill as urgent

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Following the Commission on Elections’ (Comelec) setting the Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) election on February 21, 2015, the National Youth Commission (NYC) has urged President Benigno Aquino III to certify the consolidated SK Reform Bill as...
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Poe asks PNP to promptly set up hotline for threatened media

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Senator Grace Poe on Wednesday asked the Philippine National Police (PNP) not to delay further the setting up of a hotline for the protection of journalists facing risks for exposing anomalies in pursuit of public good. “The […]
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Comelec chief: No budget for new PCOS machines for 2016 polls

MANILA, Aug 26 (Mabuhay) – The Commission on Elections (Comelec) will no longer purchase new Precinct Count Optical Scan (PCOS) machines for the 2016 local and national elections, its chairman said Tuesday, citing budgetary constraints. During the hearing of the […]
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Binay seeks probe into hospitals turning down patients

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Senator Nancy Binay has filed a resolution seeking probe into hospitals refusing to accept and to discharge patients who have no money to pay for deposit or hospital bills. The lady lawmaker also urged the Department of […]
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Mayor Binay decries NP, LP ‘cover-up’ in plunder raps

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Makati Mayor Jejomar Erwin Binay lambasted his political detractors for allegedly omitting from the evidence submitted to the Ombudsman an ordinance which included the names of their political allies as principal sponsors of moves to appropriate funds...
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Congress approves ‘Lemon Law’

MANILA (Mabuhay) — The Philippines’ Lemon Law has hurdled past both houses of Congress. It only needs President Aquino’s signature before it becomes a law. The Lemon Law seeks to protect buyers against defective, substandard vehicles. Sponsored by Senate...
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Senate panel: Yolanda bunkhouses not overpriced, but substandard

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Temporary shelters built for survivors of Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) were not overpriced, but did not meet specifications and international standards, a Senate committee has concluded. In a report dated May 21, the Senate public works committee ruled […]
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Henares defends BIR’s Tax Watch ads

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) Commissioner Kim Henares said that while it is still too early to know whether the BIR’s latest ad campaign has helped raise taxes, it has helped make professionals aware of their responsibility […]
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23rd WEF Plays Vital Role in PHL Economy – Sen. Bam

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The 23rd World Economic Forum on East Asia, which will be held in the country from May 21-23, plays a vital role to the Philippine economy with the 2015 ASEAN Integration fast approaching. “With the spotlight on […]
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Senate to work double time in enacting pro-labor laws

MANILA (Mabuhay) – As the nation celebrates Labor Day on Thursday, Senate President Franklin Drilon vowed that the Senate would work double time in enacting pro-worker legislation that will provide relief to the Philippine workforce and help improve their economic […]
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