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Senator files bill on free irrigation

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – A measure seeking the full subsidy of irrigation fees for farmers recovering from the recent El Niño has been filed at the Senate as part of legislation for the 17th Congress to work on. Dubbed as the […]
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Duterte, Robredo sworn in as President, VP in separate inaugurations

By Benjamin Nathaniel T. Bondoc and Jelly F. Musico MANILA, June 30 (PNA) — The former mayor of the southern city of Davao, Rodrigo Roa Duterte formally took his oath on Thursday noon as the Philippines’ 16th chief executive. Duterte […]
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Aquino urges Filipinos to sustain gains of his administration

MANILA  (PNA) – President Benigno S. Aquino III on Tuesday called on the Filipino people to continue supporting the government to ensure that the gains achieved by his administration in the past six years would become permanent. In his speech […]
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Pacquiao may head two Senate committees: Sotto

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – Boxing champ and Senator-elect Manny Pacquiao may head two committees when he assumes his Senate post in July. On Thursday, Sen. Vicente “Tito” Sotto III, the prospective majority leader, said Pacquiao will likely chair the Senate committee […]
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Santiago to end term on medical leave

MANILA, May 24 (Mabuhay) – Outgoing Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago has informed the Senate that she will continue on medical leave due to cancer, adding that she is now also suffering from anorexia, making her “physically and mentally” weak. Santiago […]
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Trillanes disputes Duterte’s claim, says Scarborough Shoal still part of PHL

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – Senator Antonio Trillanes IV on Monday disputed presumptive president Rodrigo Duterte’s claim that the country has lost Scarborough Shoal to China after a tense standoff in 2012. Citing statements made by senior defense officials during two Senate […]
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Chiz: Only admin is capable of cheating in May polls

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Senator Francis Escudero on Wednesday tagged the administration as the lone entity capable of cheating in the May 9 elections, but expressed belief that President Benigno Aquino III would not allow it to happen. “Ang may kakayahan […]
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Solons want Antipolo City officially declared as Capital of Rizal Province

MANILA    (PNA) – Lawmakers from Rizal province are confident that the Senate would finally pass, before the close of the 16th Congress, the House-approved HB 4773 transferring the capital and seat of government of the Rizal from Pasig City to […]
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Lacson’s ‘moral advice’ to Kim Wong: Return the money

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – Former senator Panfilo “Ping” Lacson revealed on Wednesday that casino junket operator Kim Wong came to him for advice before facing the Senate. Lacson also said Wong, who has been a long-time friend, sought his counsel before […]
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Senate sets reopening of Mamasapano probe on Jan. 25

MANILA Jan 5 (Mabuhay) — The Senate will reopen its hearing on the Mamasapano incident on January 25, exactly a year after the bloody police operation which resulted in the deaths of over 60 people, including 44 elite police officers […]