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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 […]
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Senate approves bill easing rules on gov’t right of way acquisitions

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The Senate has approved on third and final reading a bill that strengthens the process of acquiring the right-of-way (ROW) for government infrastructure projects. Voting 15-0 Monday night, the Senate adopted House Bill No. 5588 as an […]
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Chiz: Who’s really in charge of airport security?

With fingers pointing in different directions at the Senate inquiry into the “tanim-bala” extortion racket in airports, Sen. Francis “Chiz” Escudero wants the Office for Transportation Security (OTS) and the Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) to clarify their exact...
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Proposed 2016 budget to be passed before year end, Drilon assures Palace

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Senate President Franklin Drilon on Monday assured Malacañang that the chamber will pass the proposed P3-trillion 2016 national budget on schedule as it has done in the last five years. “The Senate will pass the 2016 budget […]
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Enrile returns to Senate after dengue bout, gives warning to non-performing agencies

MANILA (Mabuhay) – After suffering  from dengue, Senate Minority Leader Juan Ponce Enrile returned to the Senate  on  Monday with  a stern warning to “mercilessly” cut the  budget  of  non-performing agencies. Enrile issued this warning  during the hearing  of the...
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Roxas-Robredo tandem for 2016 a done deal?

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Has Camarines Sur Rep. Leni Robredo agreed to be the running mate of administration standard bearer Mar Roxas in next year’s elections? The spokesperson of the Leni Robredo for Vice President Movement refused to confirm nor deny […]
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Grace Poe to attend SET proceeding on Friday

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Senator Grace Poe will attend on Friday the preliminary conference of the Senate Electoral Tribunal that will hear the quo warranto case questioning her qualification to run for the Senate, the lawmaker’s chief of staff has confirmed. […]
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Enrile ready to go home, to report to work tomorrow, lawyer says

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Senator Juan Ponce Enrile is in high spirits on the day of his expected release from hospital detention, his lawyer said Wednesday. In an interview, Atty. Eleazar Reyes said Enrile, 91, has prepared his belongings at the […]
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BIR employee accused of extortion try by chopper supplier

MANILA (Mabuhay) — The officials of a US-based supplier that won the P1.2-billion contract for the purchase of refurbished helicopters exposed at a Senate hearing on Tuesday an alleged extortion try by a Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) employee, who […]