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House to tackle inclusion of NBP modernization under PPP

The House of Representatives ad hoc panel on the modernization of Bureau of Corrections (BuCor) will start tackling tomorrow the proposal seeking to place the modernization of the National Bilibid Prison (NBP) under the government’s list of Public-Private Partnership (PPP) projects. Iloilo Rep. Niel Tupas Jr., chairman of the House Committee on Justice and Ilocos […]

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Senate prodded to move for JPE’s house arrest

It would be more convincing if the Senate asks the Sandiganbayan first to grant house arrest for ailing Senator Juan Ponce Enrile, Speaker Feliciano “Sonny” Belmonte Jr. said yesterday, admitting the House resolution seeking the anti-graft court’s compassion and mercy for the former Senate President, even if passed, has no judicial bearing. Belmonte, who supports […]

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Solons seek scrutiny of Senior Citizens’ Act ‘violations’

The House Committee on Trade and Industry has been urged to conduct an investigation into the implementation of the “Expanded Senior Citizens’ Act” following the reported refusal of some business enterprises to grant the full 20 percent discount to senior citizens. Cagayan de Oro Rep. Rufus Rodriguez and his younger brother, ABANTE Mindanao party-list Rep. […]

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‘Marwan’s legacy must be wiped out’

The government should ensure that not a trace of international terrorist and expert bomb maker Zulkifli Bin Hir’s “lethal legacy” remains in the country, Sen. Juan Edgardo “Sonny” Angara yesterday said. Angara said the terrorist, known by his alias as “Marwan,” should not be allowed to leave a legacy to his followers as the military’s […]

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P29-B fund mulled for K-12 displaced teachers

The chairman of House Committee on Higher and Technical Education is batting for the creation of a tertiary education transition fund (TEFT) to provide financial relief to more than 70,000 college faculty and non-teaching personnel of higher education institutions (HEIs) who will be displaced by the full-blown implementation of the K to 12 law next […]

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DA, DOH ink guidelines on food safety

The Departments of Agriculture (DA) and Health (DOH) had signed the implementing guidelines of Food Safety Act or Republic Act (RA) 10611, which primarily protects consumer health and facilitate market access of local food and food products. DA Secretary Proceso Alcala and DOH acting secretary Janette Garin led the signing of the implementing rules and […]

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Feast of Saint Agnes

The Catholic Church honors today the memory of Saint Agnes (Santa Ines) of Bohemia, a medieval Bohemian princess venerated in many parts of the world as a model of Christian virtue and religious piety. Also known as Agnes of Prague, she lived a life of prayer and poverty. She devoted her time to charity work […]

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Solons want inquiry into implementation of Expanded Senior Citizens Act

  Lawmakers are seeking an inquiry into the implementation of the “Expanded Senior Citizens’ Act” amid reports that some business establishments refused to extend the full 20 percent discount to senior citizens. Reps. Rufus B. Rodriguez (2nd District, Cagayan de Oro City) and his younger brother Maximo B. Rodriguez Jr. (Party-list, ABAMIN) sought the inquiry […]

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Let PNoy finish term – solons

With calls for President Aquino to step down mounting in the aftermath of the tragic Mamasapano carnage, the Chief Executive found yesterday formidable allies to block these efforts to pressure his resignation. Led by Abono party-list Rep. Conrado Estrella III, several party-list organizations represented in the House of Representatives slammed the call for Aquino’s resignation, […]

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Mercury Drug opens 1,000th store in Taguig City

Mercury Drug will open its landmark 1,000th store on Bayani Road, Western Bicutan, Taguig City, today on the occasion of its 70th anniversary while at the same time reaching out to 70 underserved communities all over the country with free medical consultations and medicines. Mercury Drug will give the gift of health to 70 underserved […]

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