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Bangsamoro block grant not ‘pork,’ BBL panel chair clarifies

MANILA, Mar 4 (Mabuhay) – What pork barrel? The chairman of the House ad hoc committee tackling the Bangsamoro Basic Law has disputed allegations that the block grant to be given annually to the Bangsamoro region is a form of […]
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Group runs to Aquino, searches for ways to relieve wage earners from LRT-MRT fare hike

MANILA (Mabuhay) – A group led by party-list lawmakers on Tuesday asked President Benigno Aquino III to use his “power to control” to stop the controversial fare rate hike ordered by the Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) for the […]
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Bello: I might think of running for president if PNoy supports me

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Running for president may be the farthest thing in his mind right now, but Akbayan party-list Rep. Walden Bello may think about this seriously following President Benigno Aquino III’s dare that he run for the highest office […]
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Aquino dares Bello: Try running in 2016

Akbayan Rep has ‘too many complaints’ MANILA, Nov 3 (Mabuhay) – President Benigno Aquino III on Monday blasted Akbayan Rep. Walden Bello, for having too many criticisms and even thinking like a “traditional politician.” In an interview with reporters in […]
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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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Akbayan Rep. Bello files joint resolution seeking to terminate VFA

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Akbayan party-list Rep. Walden Bello on Monday filed a joint resolution calling for the termination of the Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA) with the United States, claiming the US is using the treaty to evade accountability for the […]
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Aquino urged: Certify as urgent resolution to extend application for HR violations claims

MANILA (Mabuhay) – An alliance of human rights groups on Friday urged President Benigno Aquino III to immediately act and certify as urgent a joint resolution seeking to extend the deadline for the filing of claims of Martial Law victims. […]
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PHL lawmaker says sustaining HK protests a challenge

MANILA (Mabuhay) – With the crowd starting to dwindle in Hong Kong’s Mong Kok area amid fears of a police crackdown, Akbayan party-list Rep. Walden Bello on Sunday challenged protesters to develop a strategy to ensure the sustainability of the […]
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Akbayan wants inciting to sedition struck off penal code

MANILA (Mabuhay) – To strengthen the right to freedom of expression, lawmakers of Akabayan party-list have proposed the deletion of Article 142 of the Revised Penal Code, which penalizes inciting to sedition. “This is an outdated penal provision which was […]
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Aquino won’t sack Abad, De los Reyes – Palace

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Amid calls for President Benigno Aquino III to sack Budget Secretary Florencio “Butch” Abad and Agrarian Reform Secretary Virgilio delos Reyes, Malacañang on Tuesday reminded the public that the President has already previously addressed the issu...
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