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Bill seeking higher cap for campaign expenditures filed in Senate

By Azer N. Parrocha MANILA  (PNA) – A bill has been filed in the Senate seeking to increase the budget bracket of campaign expenditures of candidates for future national and local elections. Senate President Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III filed Senate […]
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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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Robredo: All gov’t execs, not just Duterte, should be cautious in what they say

MANILA (Mabuhay) — All government officials, and not just President Rodrigo Duterte, should be cautious of what they say in public. This was the advice given by Vice President Leni Robredo in light of a perceived slur by Duterte against […]
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PNP probes 581 of 756 drug-related deaths; suspects resisted arrest in 23 cases

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – The Philippine National Police (PNP) on Tuesday revealed it could only so far investigate more than 500 of the 756 drug-related deaths due to its lack of manpower. At the resumption of the Senate inquiry on the […]
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Extra-legal killings hit as Senate launches probe on drug slays

MANILA, Aug 22 (Mabuhay) – The Senate on Monday opened its investigation into the growing tally of drug suspects being killed in police operations and vigilante attacks. Senator Leila de Lima, head of the committee on Justice and Human Rights […]
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Cayetano to senators: Don’t intimidate cops, don’t waste time on probe

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Senator Alan Peter Cayetano said the Senate should focus on crafting laws to strengthen the Philippine National Police (PNP) instead of subjecting police officers under investigation for recent drug-related killings. Cayetano issued the statement amid the...
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Sotto to Tugade: Eradicate illegal parking instead of using private roads

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Sen. Vicente Sotto III on Wednesday said opening up private roads inside gated subdivisions would do little to ease traffic congestion in Metro Manila. Instead, he proposed for the Department of Transportation to go against illegally parked […]
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Senate minority to serve as guardians of public interest — Recto

MANILA, July 25 (Mabuhay) — As the new Minority Leader in the Senate, Senator Ralph Recto said he would rather characterize their role in the new minority group in the chamber as “guardians of public interest” rather than as an […]
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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 […]