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Miriam trains guns on MILF

WHO gave the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) the authority to represent the Bangsamoro or Muslim Filipinos considering that other Muslim groups exist including the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) and Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF)? Sen. Miriam Defensor-Santiago posed this question amid the peace agreement the Aquino administration has…

Probe tuition spike

SENATOR Miriam Defensor-Santiago will call for an inquiry into the Commission on Higher Education (CHEd) approval of the petition of some 300 private colleges and universities nationwide to increase tuition. Her move comes amid public outrage over a spike in tuition and other school fees in 313 colleges and universities.…

OFWs welcome Duterte’s win

Overseas Filipino workers welcomed the election of Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte as president and expressed optimism that he will implement policy changes for the welfare of Filipino migrants and their families back home. “By now, it is clear that Filipinos overseas have put their stakes on him and hope…
  • Published in Nation

Probe ukay-ukay smuggling — Miriam

SENATOR Miriam Defensor-Santiago has sought a probe into the alleged involvement of customs officials in the so-called “5-20” smuggling scheme at the Bureau of Customs (BoC). She filed Senate Resolution No. 1233 seeking an inquiry into the government continuing to lose much-needed revenue to the “cinco hui, lusot veinte” or…

Probe quezon hospital — Miriam

SENATOR Miriam Defensor-Santiago has sought an inquiry into the report of the Commission on Audit (CoA) that a number of Quezon Medical Center’s patients died without receiving the blood transfusions they needed because they failed to pay laboratory fees immediately. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); She filed Resolution 1210 directing…
  • Published in Nation

Marcos wins school mock polls again

SENATOR Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. topped another university mock elections for the vice presidency as he continues to consolidate the so-called Solid North provinces behind him. The Padilla political clan of Nueva Vizcaya led by Rep. Carlos Padilla endorsed over the weekend Marcos’ vice presidential candidacy. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle ||…

‘Open parties’

VARIOUS quarters fear that gains achieved in the nationwide campaign against drug trafficking and drug abuse may go down the drain if government authorities fail to stop the holding of “open parties” in some parts of the country. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Certainly, nauseating, saddening and alarming are reports…

Let’s help cancer patients

IT is certainly alarming and regrettable that many cancer patients across the Philippines, particularly in far-flung communities, have to endure unimaginable and excruciating pain due to low access to strong painkillers, such as morphine. The mushrooming number of cancer patients who die annually without taking strong painkillers should bring home…

Santiago wants public execs shorn of immunity

SENATOR Miriam Defensor-Santiago has filed a bill making public officials liable for crimes committed during past terms of office, and rejecting the view that reelection of an official condones his past crimes. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Santiago seeks to amend Republic Act 3019, or the Anti-Graft and Corrupt Practices…

Drug trade in college schools alarms senators

THREE senators have sought an investigation into reports that the trading and use of prohibited drugs are now prevalent in some universities and colleges. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Senator Vicente “Tito” Sotto III filed Resolution No. 1198 directing the proper Senate committee to conduct the inquiry into the prevalence…
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