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Face probe, PNoy dared

Use joint House Inquiry to tell ‘untold stories’ behind Mamasapano incident -- Romualdez HOUSE Independent Bloc Leader and Leyte Rep. Ferdinand Martin Romualdez yesterday challenged President Benigno Aquino III to use the House joint probe into the Mamasapano carnage to once and for all tell the untold stories behind the…

Pinoys other than Pacquiao deserve tax break

POLICEMEN, soldiers and others who risk their lives to secure peace and order deserve tax exemption more than boxing icon Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao, lawmakers said yesterday. House Independent Bloc leader and Leyte Rep. Ferdinand Martin Romualdez and Marikina City Rep. Miro Quimbo said the proposal to give Pacquiao a tax…

PNoy dared to take rap for Mamasapano debacle

INSTEAD of finger pointing, President Benigno Aquino III should take the responsibility for the botched police operation in the Mamasapano incident that took the lives of 44 Special Action Force (SAF) commandos. This was the challenge of the House Independent minority bloc led by Leyte Rep. Ferdinand Martin Romualdez, as…

Don’t forget other issues — Romualdez

THE House Independent Minority led by Leyte Rep. Ferdinand Martin Romualdez has reminded the government of its obligation to explain to the public concerns other than the Mamasapano incident such as the controversial Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP) funds. In a statement, Romualdez said the government is preoccupied with the controversy…
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High Court will decide what’s best for nation

HOUSE Independent Bloc leader and Leyte Rep. Ferdinand Martin Romualdez expressed confidence yesterday that the Supreme Court led by Chief Justice Ma. Lourdes Sereno will decide on the constitutionality of the proposed law on the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in the best interest of the country. “For the maintenance of good…
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Solons seek postponement of BBL committee level voting

LAWMAKERS sought yesterday the postponement of the scheduled Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) committee level voting on May 11 and 12 until the Department of Justice (DoJ) files criminal charges and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) surrenders its commandos who were allegedly involved in the January 25 Mamasapano carnage. House…

Speed up justice for Fallen 44 — Romualdez

HOUSE Independent Bloc Leader and Leyte Rep. Ferdinand Martin Romualdez challenged yesterday the government to also speed up the delivery of justice for the Mamasapano victims just like the “express approval” of the Basic Law of the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region by the 98-man House ad hoc panel. Until now, Romualdez,…
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Romualdez goes to comelec today

HOUSE Independent Bloc Leader and Leyte Rep. Ferdinand Martin Romualdez will file today his certificate of candidacy (CoC) for senator to bring to the Senate his advocacy for “malasakit” (compassion) in public service, including extending genuine benefits for persons with disabilities (PWDs).The beyond reproach integrity, dedication, capability and fiercely independent-minded…

House okay of Bangsa law not assured — Romualdez

HOUSE independent bloc leader and Leyte Rep. Ferdinand Martin Romualdez yesterday said the resumption of the hearings on the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) on March 3 and 4 may not mean the passage of the proposed law creating the Bangsamoro juridical entity. Romualdez said the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF)…

Semi-automated 2016 polls pushed

HOUSE leaders were split yesterday on whether or not Congress should begin looking at a proposal for a semi-automated May 9, 2016 presidential elections after the Supreme Court nullified the Commission on Elections (Comelec) P268-million contract with the Smartmatic-TIM for the diagnostics and repair of the 80,000 Precinct Count Optical…
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