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Prove reward for CPP power couple skimmed, Palace dares solon

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Malacañang on Saturday challenged a lawmaker to substantiate his claims that some government officials may have pocketed part of the reward money for the capture of top officials of the Communist Party of the Philippines. Deputy presidential spokesperson...
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Aquino urged to certify urgent CARPER extension bill

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – President Benigno Aquino III should certify as urgent a bill seeking to extend the period of land distribution under the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program with Extension and Reforms or CARPER, a lawmaker said on Wednesday. With three months to go before...
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House Independents hail Speaker’s signing Cha-cha manifesto

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The Independent Minority Bloc of the House of Representatives on Thursday welcomed the decision of Speaker Feliciano “Sonny” Belmonte Jr. to sign in the manifesto, which states that a lawmaker would voluntary expel himself as member of the 16th Congress if...
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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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Bill seeks to increase monthly stipend of senior citizens

MANILA (Mabuhay) – A lawmaker has filed a measure increasing the monthly stipend of senior citizens from P500 to P1,000. House Bill 3731, authored by Rep. Anthony del Rosario (1st District, Davao del Norte), also seeks to lower the age of coverage from the present 77 years old to...
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Bong Revilla camp appeals junking of plunder raps vs. ‘pork’ whistleblowers

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The camp of Senator Ramon Bong Revilla Jr. has asked the Office of the Ombudsman to reconsider an earlier decision junking the plunder countercharges filed by the lawmaker against whistleblowers in the alleged P10-billion pork barrel scam, his lawyer said...
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Solon seeks protection, security and benefits of whistleblowers

MANILA (Mabuhay) – A lawmaker from the Visayas has moved to ensure the protection, security and benefits for whistleblowers to bolster people’s efforts to rid the government of corruption. Rep. Gabriel Luis Quisumbing (6th District, Cebu) filed House Bill 2493, which establishes...
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Solon files local version of ‘Lemon law’

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – A lawmaker has filed a bill similar to the “Lemon law” of the United States to protect buyers of motor vehicles, particularly those that fail to meet the standards of quality and performance. Rep. Mark Villar (Lone District, Las Piñas City) said House Bill No....
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Bill imposes uniform qualification for college teachers

MANILA (Mabuhay) – A lawmaker has filed a measure prescribing uniform qualification standards for teachers who are applying for job as faculty member in colleges and universities. Rep. Roman Romulo (Lone District, Pasig City) said House Bill 3392, to be known as the Uniform...
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Universal health care for Filipino citizens pushed

MANILA (Mabuhay) – A lawmaker has filed a bill seeking to institutionalize a universal health care for all Filipino citizens 18 years old and above. Rep. Winston Castelo (2nd District, Quezon City), author of House Bill 2312, the funds shall be sourced from the earnings of the...
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