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Jamming mobile signals does the public more harm than good, says lawmaker

MANILA, Jan 17 (Mabuhay) – A party-list representative has criticized the government for ordering telcos to turn off mobile coverage in conjunction with the papal visit, saying this is “deleterious to public safety” and “tramples on the people’s right to […]
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Roxas asked: P1-B for new fire trucks, where are the trucks?

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Interior and Local Government Secretary Mar Roxas should promptly make public the list of cities and municipalities that received the 117 new fire trucks under the modernization program of the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP), LPG Marketers’ […]
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Drilon, Hilmarc’s face raps over ICC ‘overpricing’

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Senate President Franklin Drilon and other officials are facing graft and plunder charges over the alleged overpricing of the P700 million Iloilo Convention Center, which is being built by the same contractor that built the controversial P2.2 […]
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Lawmaker raises ‘alarm’ over deferred bidding of MRT 3 maintenance contract

MANILA (Mabuhay) — The deferment of the public bidding for the maintenance contract of the Metro Rail Transit 3 (MRT) is “highly suspicious,” Kabataan party-list Rep. Terry Ridon said on Tuesday, noting “… the train line has a long history […]
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Lawmaker raises ‘alarm’ over deferred bidding of MRT 3 maintenance contract

MANILA, Oct 14 (Mabuhay) – The deferment of the public bidding for the maintenance contract of the Metro Rail Transit 3 (MRT) is “highly suspicious,” Kabataan party-list Rep. Terry Ridon said on Tuesday, noting “… the train line has a […]
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PHIBLEX a precursor of EDCA, solon claims

MANILA (Mabuhay) – A new round of joint military exercises by Philippine and American forces in Palawan and Luzon is a “soft launch” for the activities planned under the Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement (EDCA), a progressive lawmaker claimed. Kabataan party-list […]
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Solon files bill to scrap prepaid load expiry date

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Las Piñas Representative Mark Villar has filed a bill seeking to scrap the expiry date on prepaid call and text cards that forfeits load credits to the detriment of consumers. Under House Bill 4782 or “Prepaid Load […]
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Roxas defends lump sum funds in proposed 2015 DILG budget

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Secretary Manuel Roxas II on Wednesday defended the alleged controversial item in the proposed P104.5 billion budget of the Department of Interior and Local Government for 2015. At the hearing of the House committee on appropriations on […]
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Solon: Power crisis used as ploy to revive Subic coal-fired power plant construction

MANILA (Mabuhay) – A party-list lawmaker on Saturday claimed that the present hype about a looming power crisis in 2015 might be used to push the revival of the mothballed coal-fired power plant in Subic, Zambales, despite its expected environmental […]
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3 Aquino impeach raps sufficient in form, according to House body

MANILA, Aug 26 (Mabuhay) – The House of Representatives justice committee has found sufficient in form the last two impeachment complaints against President Benigno Aquino III. During Tuesday’s committee hearing, chairman Iloilo Representative Niel Tupas Jr. noted that 42...
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