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Bicam approves proposed P2.6-T national budget for 2015

MANILA (Mabuhay) – In a meeting that lasted less than five minutes, the bicameral conference committee on Wednesday approved the proposed P2.606-trillion 2015 national budget. In an interview with reporters, Senator Francis Escudero, chairman of the finance committee, said the...
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Social Watch Philippines’ Briones scores Senate over definition of savings

MANILA (Mabuhay) — The budget watchdog Social Watch Philippines on Friday criticized the Senate for retaining the new definition of savings in the 2015 budget that it approved, and the possibility of funding for an expense item being declared as […]
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SC orders removal of oil depot in Manila

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – The Supreme Court on Tuesday ordered the relocation of the Pandacan oil depot, which houses the oil storage facilities of the three major petroleum companies in the country. “The incumbent mayor of the City of Manila is hereby […]
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In FOI bill, SC justices not exempted from releasing SALN

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Even Supreme Court (SC) justices will not be spared by the proposed Freedom of Information (FOI) bill once it is passed in Congress. In a press conference on Tuesday, Akbayan Representative Ibarra “Barry” Gutierrez, an author of […]
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SC denies Laude plea to intervene in EDCA cases

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The Supreme Court has denied a bid from the family of slain transgender woman Jeffrey “Jennifer” Laude to intervene in the pending cases against the controversial Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement between the Philippines and the US. “We […]
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Anti-pork barrel group asks SC to decide on plea sans COA side

MANILA (Mabuhay) – An anti-pork barrel group has asked the Supreme Court to decide on its petition, which sought the return of P6 billion worth of pork barrel funds allegedly used for ghost projects, even without the side of Commission […]
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Supreme Court opens new email addresses for public inquiries

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Effective this week, the Supreme Court has added five new email addresses to respond to queries from the public. In a post on Twitter, the high court said the new email addresses were added on Monday, Nov. […]
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VFA imperfect but necessary: Romulo

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert del Rosario admitted Thursday that there are flaws in the Visiting Forces Agreement between the Philippines and United States, but said abrogating it at this time would interrupt the two allies’ ongoing defense […]
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VFA didn’t kill Jennifer Laude – DFA

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Amid calls for the abrogation of the Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA), the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) maintained that the accord has served the “national interest” of the country. “I think the VFA has served the national […]
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Retired SC justices split on constitutionality of Bangsamoro bill

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – Two former magistrates of the Supreme Court are split over the constitutionality of the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL). Appearing as resource persons before an inquiry of a House committee, former Associate Justice Adolfo Azcuna said the […]