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Filipinos don’t need arrogant solons, says Lacson

MANILA  (Mabuhay) — The fate of three senators who are facing plunder and graft charges in connection with the “pork barrel” scam should remind everyone in government that a “new normal in public service has finally dawned on us,” former Senator and now rehabilitation czar...
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Solons commend Filipino ice skater Michael Martinez

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Lawmakers have commended through various resolutions Filipino ice skater Michael Christian Martinez who participated in the 22nd Winter Olympic Games recently held at Sochi, Russia. Speaker Feliciano Belmonte said the talented Michael Christian gave an...
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Former Prisoners’ Employment Program proposed

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Since employers are reluctant to hire former prisoners, it is necessary for government to set a program to enable these ex-inmates find gainful work to provide for their families, a lawmaker Wednesday said. “Statistics reveal, sad to say, that former...
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Sotto wants death penalty back

MANILA Mabuhay) — Over a year after taking a pro-life stance against the controversial Reproductive Health (RH) Law, Senator Vicente “Tito” Sotto III is pushing for the revival of death penalty in the Philippines. In Senate Bill 2080, Sotto cited the “influx of heinous...
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Iglesia backing Erap-GMA-Ramos alliance?

MANILA, Jan 9 (Mabuhay) – The lawyer of former First Gentleman Jose Miguel Arroyo denied Thursday that the Iglesia ni Cristo is supporting a possible alliance between former Presidents Fidel Ramos, Joseph Estrada and Gloria Macapagal Arroyo. In a statement released to media,...
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Bill grants scholarship to teachers and their children

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – Lawmakers have filed a bill granting scholarships to public school teachers and their children. Reps. Diosdado Macapagal Arroyo (2nd District, Camarines Sur) and Gloria Macapagal Arroyo (2nd District, Pampanga) filed House Bill 3035 to uplift the personal...
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Lawyer blames Aquino for Gloria Arroyo health condition

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – The camp of former First Gentleman Jose Miguel Arroyo on Friday blamed the Aquino administration for allegedly “directly contributing” to the health condition of his wife, former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo. At the same time, Ferdinand Topacio thanked...
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Arroyos allowed to spend Christmas, New Year with GMA

MANILA, Dec 19 (Mabuhay) – The Sandiganbayan First Division  has allowed the family of detained former President and now Pampanga Rep. Gloria Macapagal Arroyo to spend December 24, 25, 31, 2013 and January 1, 2014 with her. The actual court order reads, “acting on accused Gloria...
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Gloria Arroyo, Govs. Ejercito, Vilma Santos told to vacate posts

MANILA, Dec 12 (Mabuhay) – The Commission on Elections is ordering several elected officials including former President and now Pampanga congresswoman Gloria Macapagal Arroyo, Laguna Governor Emilio Ramon “ER” Ejército and Batangas Governor Vilma Santos Recto to vacate their...
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Palace: Up to court to decide on Christmas furlough for Gloria Arroyo

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Malacañang on Thursday said it will be up to the court to decide on whether to allow former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo  to spend the Christmas holidays with her family. “She is under the jurisdiction of the courts and we defer to the court’s jurisdiction...
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