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Bong Go files housing bill 

By JAVIER J. ISMAEL September 08, 2019 IN support of the Duterte administration’s bid to provide affordable, accessible and quality housing, Sen. Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go filed Senate Bill 203 or the “National Housing Development, Production and Financing Act of 2019.” Sen. Christopher Lawrence ‘Bong’ Go The bill mandates the …

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‘GCTA for sale’ at P1.5M – Lacson

By BERNADETTE E. TAMAYO September 07, 2019 SEN. Panfilo Lacson on Friday said under the alleged “GCTA (Good Conduct Time Allowance) for sale” scheme at the Bureau of Corrections (BuCor), an inmate could buy his or her freedom through the GCTA Law by paying as much as P1.5 million each. …

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Johnson prefers death than delayed Brexit

By AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE September 07, 2019 LONDON: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said he would “rather be dead in a ditch” than delay Brexit beyond next month, as he urged opposition lawmakers who oppose his plan to support an early election. Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson smiles as he is …

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Bicolanos protest Baldo’s release

By GLEE JALEA September 07, 2019 THOUSANDS of Bicolanos joined a rally on Friday in Legazpi, Albay to protest the release of former Daraga mayor Calwyn Baldo, the alleged mastermind behind the killing of former AKO-Bicol Rep. Rodel Batocabe. Supporters, friends and members of various social groups gather at the …

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Duterte: I still trust Faeldon

By CATHERINE S. VALENTE, TMT September 07, 2019 President Rodrigo Duterte on Friday said he continues to trust former Bureau of Corrections (BuCor) chief Nicanor Faeldon, even after he fired the latter over the controversial release of several heinous crime convicts. Nicanor Faeldon In his speech during groundbreaking ceremony of …

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Pangilinan wants Rice Tariffication Law amended

By BERNADETTE E. TAMAYO September 07, 2019 SEN. Francis Pangilinan wants to amend the Rice Tariffication Law to allow a P13-billion immediate monetary aid to rice farmers while urging the public to buy local rice to help farmers cope with the plummeting palay (unmilled rice) prices. The senator said the …

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VP seeks ‘real partnerships’ on gender equality

By GLEE JALEA September 07, 2019 VICE President Maria Leonor Robredo urged the international business community in a forum in Canada to boost efforts in promoting gender inclusivity and women empowerment. Vice President Leni Robredo. In her keynote address at the 13th Toronto Global Forum on Thursday evening, Robredo stressed …

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Maguindanao massacre case submitted for decision after 10-years

By The Manila Times September 06, 2019 Presidential Communications Undersecretary Joel Sy Egco TEN years after the massacre of 58 people in Maguindanao, the case has been submitted for decision, the Presidential Task Force on Media Security (PTFoMS) said on Friday. Presidential Communications Undersecretary Joel Sy Egco, executive director of …

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