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Senate ratifies tax amnesty bill

MANILA — The Senate on Thursday ratified the bicameral conference committee report on the bill granting a one-time opportunity to those who have failed to pay their tax obligations for taxable…

K-12’s problem ‘not legal but logistical’

MANILA — K-12’s problem “is not legal, but logistical,” Senate President Pro Tempore Ralph Recto said on Tuesday as he urged the government to move on to address backlogs in the…

Guban heads to WPP; vows to tell all about shabu smuggling at BOC

MANILA — Former Bureau of Customs (BOC) intelligence officer Jimmy Guban will be turned over to the Department of Justice (DOJ) Tuesday where he will be placed under the witness…

Nothing illegal in P60-M ad placement deal, Teo asserts

MANILA — Former Department of Tourism (DOT) secretary, Wanda Tulfo-Teo, faced the Senate Blue Ribbon Committee on Tuesday and asserted  that there was “nothing illegal” in the PHP60 million paid by the…

Senate won’t approve any move postponing 2019 polls

MANILA — Senators Francis Escudero and Grace Poe on Thursday said the Senate would not approve any law that would seek to postpone the 2019 elections, stressing that such law…

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CA confirms Alvarez, 7 other solons as Colonels in AFP reserve force

  MANILA — The Commission on Appointment (CA) on Wednesday confirmed the nomination of House of Representatives Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez and seven other lawmakers from both houses of Congress to the…

Senators call for review of labor export policies

  MANILA — Senators on Wednesday condemned the rising number of deaths and abuses among overseas Filipino workers (OFWs), especially in the Gulf States, as they called for a review of…

Senate panel junks ethics case vs. Lacson, Trillanes

MANILA — The Senate Ethics Committee on Tuesday unanimously junked the ethics complaint filed by former Bureau of Customs (BOC) commissioner Nicanor Faeldon against Senators Panfilo Lacson and Antonio Trillanes IV.…

Frigate deal inquiry ‘waste of time’: journalist

DAVAO CITY — The Senate probe on the alleged involvement by Special Assistant to the President Christopher ‘Bong’ Go into Navy’s deal to purchase warships was a waste of time, a…

Senate probe good opportunity to clear frigate project: DND spox

MANILA — The Senate’s hearing on the Frigate Acquisition Project (FAP) is a good opportunity for the Department of National Defense (DND) to shed light on the matter. “I (would) like…

BBL to be passed before Senate adjourns in March: Zubiri

MANILA — Senator Juan Miguel Zubiri on Tuesday said he expects the Senate to pass the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) before it adjourns session in March. Zubiri, chair of the…

NBI findings show Cocoy Dayao manages Silent No More PH blog

MANILA — Senate Majority Leader Vicente Sotto III on Monday said that findings of the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) showed that Edward Angelo “Cocoy” Dayao, a former consultant for the…

Senators react to Duterte’s revolutionary gov’t threat

  MANILA — Senators on Monday had mixed reactions to the threat of President Rodrigo Duterte to declare a revolutionary government if his critics’ attempts to destabilize the government push through.…

Pimentel to PNP: Shape up

MANILA — “The Filipino people deserve a modern, professional, and capable police force. Right now, the PNP (Philippine National Police) is none of the above.” Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III made…

Minor witness in Kian’s slay gets Senate protection

MANILA — The mother of one of the minor witnesses to the killing of Kian Delos Santos has allowed the Senate to take custody of her child. This was revealed by…

13th placer in May 2016 senatorial race cannot assume Senate’s vacant post – Macalintal

MANILA, — An election lawyer said the 13th candidate that got the highest votes in senatorial race in the May 2016 national and local polls cannot assume the seat that…

Senator renews call for additional benefits for solo parents

MANILA — A senator on Monday renewed his call for the passage of a measure that seeks to provide additional benefits for solo parents to help them meet the challenges…