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January 16, 2019 1:03 AM Lacson Eyes P75-B 'Deleted' from DPWH's Proposed 2019 Budget for BLISTT Road Slope..

There are several worthwhile programs that could use the P75 billion deleted from the proposed 2019 budget of the Department of Public Works and Highways - such as slope protection for key roads in Northern Luzon, Sen. Panfilo M. Lacson said. "If my other colleagues will allow ... we might give part of the P75 billion to the DPWH for slope protection 58

January 15, 2019 8:29 AM Marijuana patch eases pain for Arroyo

Speaker Gloria Macapagal Arroyo suffers from multiple cervical spondylosis which causes pain on her spine How does Speaker Gloria Macapagal Arroyo help ease pain on her cervical spine? She uses marijuana – well, at least in countries that have legalized it. The Pampanga 2nd District congresswoman admitted she uses cannabis patches to help ease pain whenever 35

January 15, 2019 6:10 AM Hontiveros bill pushes Universal Social Pension for Senior Citizens

Akbayan Senator Risa Hontiveros is pushing for a Senate bill which will create a universal social pension system for all senior citizens (or those 65 years old and above), to help elderly Filipinos and their families better meet their daily needs. Hontiveros, who serves as vice-chair of the Senate Committee on Health and Demography, filed Senate Bill No. 2138, or the "Lingap 33

January 13, 2019 2:32 AM Legarda: Senate Will Prioritize Passage of 2019 Budget

Senator Loren Legarda, Chair of the Senate Committee on Finance, today said that the Senate will prioritize the passage of the proposed 2019 national budget when session resumes on Monday, January 14. Legarda said that the Senate will continue to hold marathon sessions to ensure immediate approval of the 2019 budget. Upon resumption of session, the budget 21

January 10, 2019 8:21 AM Villanueva's work-from-home bill signed into law

Senator Joel Villanueva welcomed on Thursday the signing into law of his bill which allows employees in the private sector to telecommute or work-from-home. RA 11165 or An Act Institutionalizing Telecommuting as an Alternative Work Arrangement for Employees in the Private Sector encourages employers to adopt telecommuting - a work arrangement that allows 23

January 10, 2019 6:11 AM Pimentel: New Bulacan airport to kick off provincial development 'domino effect'

Senate Trade and Commerce Chair Aquilino "Koko" Pimentel III today welcomed a proposal to build a new airport in Bulacan, saying the project would kick off "a domino effect" of development in the province that would provide economic opportunities for millions of Filipinos outside Metro Manila. "President Duterte is right; Metro Manila is in the ICU (intensive 26

January 2, 2019 1:35 AM De Lima sponsors Senate proposal regulating public solicitation

Opposition Senator Leila M. de Lima has recommended the approval of a measure that seeks to better regulate the practice of public solicitation in the country and ensure that proceeds raised are utilized for the intended purpose. De Lima, chair of the Senate Committee on Social Justice, Welfare and Rural Development, has reported out Senate Bill (SB) No. 2111, also referred 24

January 1, 2019 7:00 AM DOF's 2019 wish: Passage of Trabaho bill, other tax reform packages

Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III says they will seek a last push discussion with legislators for the approval of the measures before the 2019 elections "The Department of Finance remains optimistic that the proposed reduction in the 30% corporate income tax (CIT) and the overhaul of the fiscal incentives system, along with the rest of the tax reform 16

December 26, 2018 12:52 PM Drilon: No need to convene bicam on Road Board

Senate Minority Leader Franklin M. Drilon insisted on Wednesday that there is no need to convene a bicameral conference committee on the abolition of the Road Board. "With all due respect to Senate Majority Leader Juan Miguel Zubiri, the Senate has already taken the position that the bill to abolish the Road Board is already approved by virtue of its adoption 30

December 16, 2018 8:00 AM HOAX: Pangilinan, Hontiveros 'file bill to abolish 13th month pay'

The claim is posted on Adobo Chronicles, which claims to be a satire blog HOAX. The Adobo Chronicles posts this article with false information about two opposition senators. Claim: Opposition senators Francis Pangilinan and Risa Hontiveros supposedly co-sponsored a bill that would abolish 13th month pay beginning next year. Hontiveros allegedly said the rationale 28