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De Castro testimony solid enough to impeach Sereno: Gadon

Friday, 01 December 2017 08:42 Written by
MANILA — The testimony of Supreme Court (SC) Associate Justice Teresita Leonardo-de Castro at the House of Representatives Justice Committee hearing is sufficient to prove the allegations against Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno, impeachment complainant lawyer Larry Gadon said.  …

Duterte: Nothing to fear, I’m no dictator

Thursday, 30 November 2017 09:52 Written by
PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte has allayed fears he would become a dictator, saying he was just after a new Constitution that would address corruption. “These communists, calling me a dictator, an executioner, somebody corrupt…[but I say to you], do not be…

Dominguez thanks Senate for passing its TRAIN version

Wednesday, 29 November 2017 16:01 Written by
Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III said the government is now one big step closer to reforming the country’s tax system for the first time in over two decades–and providing a steady revenue stream to its ambitious infrastructure buildup–with the Senate’s…

President Duterte wants special session in Congress to discuss BBL

Tuesday, 28 November 2017 09:24 Written by
Sultan Kudarat, Maguindanao — President Rodrigo Duterte said on Monday, November 27, that he will ask Congress to hold a special session to discuss the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL).   President Duterte issued the statement during the first Bangsamoro…

Drilon, Escudero warn of constitutional crisis amid Sereno impeachment case

Monday, 27 November 2017 12:05 Written by
Two senators have warned of a constitutional crisis on the issue of Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno’s continued refusal to attend the impeachment proceedings against her at the House of Representatives.This following Oriental Mindoro Representative Reynaldo Umali’s reported statement that the House committee on justice, which he chairs, might  be…

House committees approve creation of national nuclear regulatory body

Thursday, 23 November 2017 12:20 Written by
The House committee on government reorganization chaired by Rep. Xavier Jesus Romualdo (Lone District, Camiguin) and the committee on science and technology chaired by Rep. Erico Aristotle Aumentado (2nd District, Bohol) jointly approved an amended substitute bill seeking to provide…

DOTr files plunder raps vs erring officials over MRT mess; Palace assures better train services

Wednesday, 22 November 2017 09:37 Written by
Malacañang on Tuesday, November 21, reiterated the Duterte administration’s strong commitment to go after erring government officials who failed in their duty of delivering government services to the Filipino people.   Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque Jr. announced in a Malacanang…

Duterte to end telecoms duopoly

Tuesday, 21 November 2017 14:41 Written by
Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque Jr. announced on Monday, November 20, that the dominance of two major players in the local telecommunications industry is about to end during a Malacanang press briefing.   “During the bilateral talks between President Duterte and…
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