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Housing for college students sought

QUEZON City Rep. Alfred Vargas yesterday asked the National Housing Authority (NHA) about the possibility of creating low-cost housing units for college students, especially those from low-income families. In filing House Bill 1390 or an Act Providing for Student Financing…

Mendez is PNP-OIC

PHILIPPINE National Police Deputy Chief for Operations Deputy Director General Fernando Mendez, Jr. on Sunday was named Officer-in-Charge of the 170,000-strong police force in the absence of Director General Ronald “Bato” dela Rosa and PNP Deputy Chief for Administration Deputy…

Sereno seeks dismissal of impeach complaint

CHIEF Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno yesterday asked the House committee on justice to dismiss the impeachment complaint against her, warning that the ouster petition was based on false and flimsy grounds and has been undermining judicial independence. In her 85-page…

Strict background check, neuro test for cops needed

THE Philippine National Police leadership headed by Director General Ronald ‘Bato’ M. dela Rosa has reiterated the need for a thorough background check and the conduct of neuro-psychiatric test and evaluation of all police applicants to ensure that only the…

NTC urged to crack whip on telcos

THE National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) should crack the whip on the country’s telecommunications companies (telcos) and order them to make a much better job of upgrading their services in the wake of the latest industry findings that mobile data speeds…

Milk, 3-1 coffee excise tax free

SENATOR Sonny Angara yesterday noted that milk and 3-in-1 coffee are excluded from the proposed excise tax on sweetened beverages under the version that the Senate panel reported out last week. Angara, chairman of the ways and means committee, said…

P7B budget for NFA

A House leader yesterday said the national government has set aside P7 billion of its P3.767-trillion budget for 2018 to enable the National Food Authority (NFA) to procure more unhusked rice or palay directly from local farmers for stockpiling. “The…

Binay to CHED: Fund tourism-related programs

Senator Nancy Binay yesterday warned the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) to follow the Tourism Act of 2009 which mandates it to fund tourism-related educational programs and courses. Tourism Act of 2009 provides that 40% of the country’s total gross…

Sereno answers impeach complaint today

THE chairman of the House committee on justice said yesterday that Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno is welcome to personally answer the allegations in the impeachment complaint against her and confront all the witnesses during the proceedings. This was stressed…

Cops’ body cameras being tested in Eastern Visayas

AMID a plan by the Philippine National Police to purchase 37,000 body cameras for use of its men during anti-drug raids, agents of the Police Regional Office 8 in Eastern Visayas are now demonstrating how the gadget would offer protection…

CJ ready with impeach reply

Justice Ma. Lourdes Sereno will file tomorrow her response to the impeachment case filed against her. Through her spokesperson Atty. Carlo Cruz, Sereno acknowledged the notice sent to her by the House committee on justice and will formally respond to…

Palace defends Cabinet members’ privacy right

CABINET secretaries have a “right to privacy”, too, Malacanang insisted as it defended yesterday its decision to redact or obscure portions of the Cabinet members’ Statement of Assets, Liability, and Net Worth (SALN), pointing out the dictum of the Data…

Federal system on Alvarez’s mind

AMID the budget deliberation and impeachment proceedings, the House of Representatives remains on track with its discussion on the proposed Charter Change, Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez assured the public, adding that the form of government will surely be changed under the…
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