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Report sa NBP probe, linabas na

Magsasagawa ng pagdinig ang Kamara de Representantes sa Lunes upang aprubahan ang mga rekomendasyon nito matapos ang isinagawang imbestigasyon sa bentahan ng ipinagbabawal na gamot mula sa loob ng New Bilibid Prison. Ayon sa chairman ng komite na si Oriental Mindoro Rep. Reynaldo Umali magrerekomenda sila ng mga panukalang batas upang hindi na muling maulit ang mga nangyari umano sa NBP noong pinamumunuan ito ni dating Justice Secretary at ngayon ay Sen. Leila de Lima. Umapela naman sina Quezon...

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More CHED scholarships eyed for 2017

The Senate has moved to provide a higher budget allocation for the government’s scholarship program giving free college education to cover increased number of poor and disadvantaged students, almost 200,000 more from the intended beneficiaries. The price tag of free college education program in all state universities and colleges (SUCs) would prove to be too costly for the government at P258 billion a year, considering the increase in enrolment and migrating students from private education...

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Six public hearings enough, report on EJK out soon – Gordon

Allegations on recent extrajudicial killings, based on the investigation conducted by the Senate, the lead prober in the upper chamber today said. “There is no proof to show that there is a sustained systematic policy of state-sponsored killings. The President is motivated to kill the use of illegal drugs because he really means to eradicate illegal drugs. But I don’t think he is really going to push anybody and say kill,” said Sen. Richard Gordon, chair of the committee on justice and human...

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BPOs fearful Du30 remarks can lead to closures

The business process outsourcing industry has expressed fears that President Rodrigo Roa Duterte’s ongoing rift with the United States may lead to closures of BPO offices here. Earlier, PRRD’s remarks against President Barack Obama sparked fears that American investors will pull out their investments or stop their expansion plans due to the perceived instability of foreign policy. “You can go to hell. Mr. Obama, you can go to hell,” PRRD said in his speech during the...

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Binay asks Sandiganbayan for separate trials

The wife of former Vice President Jejomar Binay has asked the anti-graft court to hold separate trials for four criminal cases she is facing involving the anomalous purchase of hospital beds and sterilizers during her term as mayor of Makati City. Dra. Elenita Binay  took over from her husband as mayor of Makati City from 1998-2001, after Jejomar Binay served three consecutive terms as mayor. In a 13-page motion filed with the Sandiganbayan, Binay claimed that the consolidation of all the...