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Drilon urges Palace: Tell other Cabinet execs to ‘stop talking’ for Duterte

MANILA, Sept 19 (Mabuhay) — Saying Malacañang looked ridiculous for appearing to have too many spokespersons, Senator Franklin Drilon on Monday urged the Executive Secretary to issue an order telling Cabinet officials to “stop talking” for President Rodrigo Duterte. During...
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DOH to unveil Duterte Health Agenda in Thursday’s National Health Summit

By Leilani S. Junio MANILA  (PNA) — The Department of Health (DOH) will conduct a National Health Summit on Thursday, Sept. 15, at the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC) in Pasay City to unveil the “Duterte Health Agenda” and its […]
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Senators recommend witness Matobato to be placed under Senate custody, protection

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – Senators recommended Thursday placing self-confessed killer and witness Edgar Matobato under the protection and custody of the Senate. Senator Antonio Trillanes IV said the Senate should provide sanctuary to Matobato within the Senate grounds so that he...
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No love lost?: Duterte, Obama shake hands, chat after cancelled meet

By Azer N. Parrocha MANILA, Sept. 8 (PNA) – In what seemed like an effort to patch things up, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte and US President Barack Obama shook hands and shared a good conversation before the gala dinner at […]
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Senators want to fast-track construction of cell sites to broaden public wifi scope

By Azer N. Parrocha MANILA, Sept. 8 (PNA) – Senators on Thursday saw the need to fast-track the construction of cell sites to broaden the scope of free public Wi-Fi in the country. Senator Paolo Benigno “Bam” Aquino IV, Chair […]
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Senators divided on revival of Bataan Nuclear Power Plant

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Senators have opposing positions on the possibility of the Bataan Nuclear Power Plant (BNPP) being revived to ensure the long-term supply of energy in the country. At the hearing of the Senate committee on energy Wednesday, Energy […]
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Drilon still prefers to amend Constitution via Con-con; says it won’t need President’s approval

MANILA  (PNA) – Senate President Pro-Tempore Franklin Drilon said Monday that if it were up to him, he would still prefer that the Constitution be amended via a Constitutional Convention (Con-con) instead of a Constituent Assembly (Con-ass). Lawmakers from both […]
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Pacquiao gets committee as Senate split games, amusement and sports panel

By Jelly F. Musico MANILA  (PNA) – Neophyte Senator Manny Pacquiao took a committee chairmanship after the Senate adopted Senate Resolution No. 68 that separated the Senate committee on games, amusement and sports into two new standing committees. As the […]
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No reason for House not to pass FOI bill: Pimentel

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – Senate President Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III on Thursday said he saw no reason why the House of Representatives would not pass the proposed Freedom of Information (FOI) following President Rodrigo Duterte’s order to have it implemented in […]
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Poe to fast-track bill giving Duterte crisis powers to fix traffic

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Senator Grace Poe on Wednesday vowed to fast-track the passage of a measure that would grant President Rodrigo Duterte emergency powers to address the traffic problem in the country that she said has already “paralyzed our economy […]