Solon wants Senate to probe P50-M SEA Games cauldron

MANILA — Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon on Monday questioned the “propriety” of spending more than PHP50 million in public funds to build the cauldron that will be used only once during the Southeast Asian (SEA) Games, saying he will ask the Senate to investigate any possible abuses that may have been committed on the matter. “Sa akin, masyadong extravagant ang mahiwaga … Read More

House elects new leaders of 18th Congress

MANILA – Newly-elected Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano on Monday swore into office the new leadership of the House of Representatives of the 18th Congress. As expected, formally elected as House Majority Leader was Leyte Rep. Martin Romualdez. Romualdez was among the frontrunners for the Speakership before President Rodrigo Duterte approved a term-sharing agreement between Cayetano and … Read More

‘Ghost dialysis’ scam worse than plunder: party-list solon

MANILA — An incoming party-list lawmaker at the House of Representatives on Tuesday described the “ghost dialysis” scam hounding the Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth) as “worse than plunder,” urging the government to mete out the maximum penalties available to those involved. In a statement, incoming Anakalusugan Representative Mike Defensor said criminal charges must be filed … Read More