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Senate panel scraps inquiry into extrajudicial killings; tackles death penalty bill instead

By Azer N. Parrocha MANILA, Oct 13 (PNA) – The Senate Committee on Justice and Human Rights on Thursday decided to scrap the inquiry into extrajudicial killings and instead tackle a measure seeking death penalty for heinous crimes. This after […]
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Pinoy farmers not ready for lifting of WTO rice import limits: Agri Chief

MANILA, Oct 4 (Mabuhay) – The Philippines is not ready to have the rice importation quota lifted, considering that Filipino farmers must be prepared for such an eventuality, Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel F. Piñol said Tuesday. “I disagree with the view […]
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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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Hontiveros conducts ‘historic first hearing’ on SOGIE-specific anti-discrimination bill

PASAY CITY- Akbayan Senator Risa Hontiveros on Wednesday conducts the first-ever hearing on a proposed landmark measure that seeks to protect the rights of persons with different sexual orientation and gender identity or expression (SOGIE). Hontiveros, Chair of the Senate […]
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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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Lack of plan to solve traffic crisis delays hearing on emergency powers

MANILA, Aug 30 (Mabuhay) – The Senate Committee on Public Services will hold off hearings on the proposal to grant President Rodrigo Duterte emergency powers to solve the traffic crisis pending a detailed plan from the Department of Transportation (DOTr), […]