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Lacson bill removes Bank Secrecy Act protection for all government officials, employees

Thursday, 07 July 2016 12:39 Written by
Uncovering ill-gotten wealth of government officials may soon get easier, with a proposed measure by Sen. Panfilo M. Lacson seeking to exclude them from the Bank Secrecy Law.Lacson's Senate Bill 47 effectively removes from all public servants the "protection" afforded…

Alvarez aims for Cha-cha referendum with 2019 elections,simultaneous Con-con, barangay polls

Tuesday, 05 July 2016 16:20 Written by
MANILA, Philippines -- Incoming Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez hopes to have the election for delegates to the Constitutional Convention together with the barangay polls and subject proposed amendments to the Charter to a referendum in time with the 2019 midterm elections.

Drilon pushes con-con, says there is a need to re-examine Constitution

Monday, 04 July 2016 11:40 Written by
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines) — Senate President Franklin Drilon filed a resolution pushing for constitution convention to revise the 1987 Constitution.Drilon said there is a need to re-examine the 29-year-old Constitution and see “if it is still attuned or responsive…

The plastic plague: Can our oceans be saved from environmental ruin?

Friday, 01 July 2016 15:05 Written by
(CNN)The Great Pacific Garbage Patch has become the stuff of legend. This hotspot of marine waste, created by the spiral currents of the North Pacific Gyre, has been described as a floating trash island the size of Russia.But when filmmaker…

Facts on Aquino's legacy as Philippine president

Friday, 01 July 2016 14:40 Written by
Benigno Aquino stepped down as Philippine president on Thursday after a six-year term that was highly regarded overseas, but partly condemned by voters at home.After his preferred successor was soundly defeated in last month's elections, here are what political and…


Wednesday, 29 June 2016 13:42 Written by
  Senator Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III met with the CDPI President, Lito Lorenzana and the rest of PDP-Laban officers and members in a Fellowship dinner right after the two-day Federalism Conference organized by the PDP-Laban.In the said conference, two members…

Davao business leaders to help new gov’t build consensus on federalism

Wednesday, 29 June 2016 11:22 Written by
DAVAO CITY -- Business leaders from the Davao Region are planning a nationwide consensus-building exercise with other sectors on the incoming government’s agenda, particularly regarding proposals to move to a federal system.Federalism is being promoted by President-elect Rodrigo R. Duterte,…

Business leaders vow to focus on Duterte’s ‘inclusive growth’

Tuesday, 28 June 2016 13:48 Written by
WITH the Philippines’s continuing economic growth during the last six years, the country’s business leaders believe it is time to focus on inclusive growth under the new administration.“Inclusive growth will have a true meaning for the country in a sense…
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