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Senate ends debates on proposed P4.1-trillion 2020 national budget

The Senate concluded Wednesday its plenary debates on the proposed P4.1-trillion 2020 national budget, after a week of extended session hours. → Read More

'Pride one of 7 deadly sins': Sotto frowns at LGBT Pride Month in school celebrations

The senator said 'pride is still one of the 7 deadly sins.' → Read More

DOH told to optimize use of funds to warn public vs domestic health risks

A lawmaker called the attention of Health Secretary Francisco Duque Tuesday, as the Senate deliberated on the department’s proposed P96.3-billion appropriation for 2020. → Read More

NEDA wants POGOs taxed, Angara says

MANILA—The National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) on Monday opposed with the Office of the Solicitor General’s (OSG) opinion that online casinos or Philippine offshore gaming operations (POGOs) could not be taxed. → Read More

Duterte allies in Senate grill CHR during 2020 budget deliberations

MANILA—The Commission on Human Rights (CHR) faced rough sailing during the Senate’s public debates on the agency’s proposed P863-million budget in 2020. → Read More

DND to submit agreement between AFP, Dito to Senate

The Department of National Defense (DND) will submit to the Senate before the end of the month the memorandum of agreement (MOA) entered into by the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and Dito Telecommunity, formerly Mislatel, the third telco player in country, for the setting up of communications towers inside military camps. → Read More

Lacson questions lump sum in CHED budget

Sen. Panfilo Lacson questioned another “lump sum” fund in the proposed national budget for 2020. → Read More

Dela Rosa says he could be 'efficient, effective' as CHR chief

If given the chance, Senator Ronald Dela Rosa said he can be an efficient and effective chairman of the Commission on Human Rights. → Read More

DENR: Boracay rehabilitation at 80 percent

The rehabilitation will be completed by December 2020, the DENR said, with the remaining job focusing mainly on building road networks. → Read More

Insurance Commission may compel firms to automatically shoulder vehicular accident damage

MANILA - The Insurance Commission is considering issuing a circular to compel insurance firms to shoulder automatic motor vehicle liability and payment. → Read More

Senators demand thorough electrification plan from energy department

Sen. Sherwin Gatchalian said the energy department has failed to provide a national electrification strategy that he has sought since April 2018. → Read More

Senators question DOE's proposed P97-million nuke program fund

MANILA—Senators on Thursday questioned the Department of Energy's (DOE) proposal to seek funding for the country's nuclear power research program. → Read More

Ombudsman urged: Do own probe on 'ninja cops'

The Office of the Ombudsman, the lead government instrumentality that investigates offenses committed by public officers with salary grade 27 and above, should investigate the so-called ninja cops that resell drugs seized in anti-narcotics operations, Senator Richard Gordon said Monday. → Read More

DOJ orders review of good conduct time for high-profile, heinous crime convicts

MANILA - The Department of Justice (DOJ) has ordered a thorough review and recomputation of good conduct time allowances (GCTA) granted prisoners involved in heinous crimes and other high-profile cases. → Read More

Insurance Commission orders Caritas Health to stop selling new HMO products

The Insurance Commission has issued a cease and desist order against health maintenance organization Caritas Health Shield to keep it from selling new HMO products and transacting new businesses. → Read More

‘Banish illusion of perfection,’ 1,800 Bar passers told at oath-taking

Associate Justice Estela Perlas-Bernabe on Thursday told the new batch of Bar passers to 'not be afraid to take calculated risks,' as they took their lawyer’s oath. → Read More

Shopee woos customers in failed Blackpink meet-and-greet

At least 1-2 complainants asked for Shopee to fly them to Blackpink’s upcoming Thailand concert, for free. It was not immediately clear if Shopee had agreed to the request. → Read More

PVAO denies P70M payments made to dead pensioners

PVAO Administrator Ernesto Carolina said no such payments were made because the funds were placed on hold after due communication was made with the banks. → Read More

‘Sin’ tax hike in itself can’t undo corruption, inefficiencies in system: Recto

Raising excise taxes on tobacco could worsen corruption, and inefficiencies in tax collection and health-care service delivery if existing problems are neglected, Sen. Recto says. → Read More

Gordon wants programs for tobacco farmers amid proposed 'sin tax' hike

MANILA - Sen. Richard Gordon on Tuesday demanded clear-cut government programs to cushion the “sin tax' hike’s impact on tobacco farmers. → Read More