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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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Critics say Aquino has ‘unmasked’ true motives as allies back second term

MANILA (Mabuhay) – President Benigno Aquino III’s hint that he may be open to seeking a second term has stirred a hornet’s nest in the House of Representatives, with allies backing the notion and critics saying he had “unmasked” his […]
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Gov’t has P500-B in savings, says lawmaker

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Bayan Muna party-list Rep. Neri Colmenares believes the Aquino administration has as much as P500 billion in savings to date. Colmenares said the government had P223 billion in savings in 2013. He said the National Expenditure Program […]
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Palace already redefined savings in proposed 2015 budget – lawmaker

MANILA (Mabuhay) – In his State of the Nation Address on Monday, President Benigno Aquino III asked Congress to, among others, redefine the meaning of savings when it passes the General Appropriations Act for 2015. But Malacanang apparently could not […]
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Palace trusts Congress to do what’s right

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Malacanang on Tuesday said it trusted congressmen to decide on what must be done with the impeachment complaints filed against President Benigno Aquino III although it admitted that the decision of the lawmakers would ultimately be a […]
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Probe alleged US spying in PHL – lawmaker

MANILA (Mabuhay) — A lawmaker wants the House of Representatives to probe into the alleged US spying operations in the Philippines through the National Security Agency’s MYSTIC program. In a resolution, Kabataan Partylist Rep. Terry Ridon urged the House Committee […]
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Solons ask PNoy to certify anti-dynasty bill as urgent

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Several lawmakers have formally asked President Benigno Aquino III to certify as urgent the anti-political dynasty bill, whose passage they called “long overdue.” “It is the constitutional duty of the Congress to enact a law defining and […]