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OP ‘unliquidated’ advances decried

SENATOR Miriam Defensor-Santiago has pressed for an investigation into the recent Commission on Audit (CoA) report that the Office of the President (OP) had “unliquidated” cash advances amounting to around P437 million in 2013. She filed Senate Resolution No. 1231 calling for an inquiry into the CoA findings which states…

Senate has say on all treaties — Miriam

THIRTEEN senators have asserted that the power to enter into treaties or international agreements, such as the Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement (EDCA) between the Philippines and the United States, does not rest solely with the President but “is shared” with the Senate. Sen. Miriam Defensor- Santiago, chairperson of the Senate…
  • Published in Nation

Overfishing

A STUDY by a researcher from the University of the Philippines (UP) noted overfishing in 75 percent of the country’s fishing grounds, drawing the ire of people who depend on the industry for their cash and livelihood. The least these fishermen and their families can do is hope that concerned…
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Agri courses

SENATOR Miriam Defensor-Santiago deserves the all-out support of the people, particularly farmers and fishermen, as she exerts efforts to encourage more Filipino youngsters to take up farming as a vocation. As one of the world’s agricultural countries, impoverished Philippines needs to produce enough local experts on modern farming techniques and…

Ease cancer pain

It’s simply the humane thing to do. Being stricken with a life-threatening disease is bad enough as patients deal with the emotional struggle against the cold clutch of the grave. Having to endure the physical pain of a debilitating disease is considered by many as a fate worse than a…

Miriam wants probe into questionable registration of military vehicles

SENATOR Miriam Defensor-Santiago wants a probe into a Commission on Audit report questioning the registration and ownership of military vehicles under the name of private persons, Army personnel and a private company. Santiago filed Resolution No. 1194 directing the proper Senate committee to conduct an inquiry into the CoA report…

Agri subjects in primary, HS pushed

SENATOR Miriam Defensor-Santiago has sought the passage of a measure that will mandate the inclusion of additional subjects on agricultural science in elementary and junior high school to encourage more young people to pursue agriculture course in college. She filed Senate Bill No. 2075 designed to renew interest in crops…
  • Published in Nation

Probe PEZA salary ‘anomaly’ — Santiago

SENATOR Miriam Defensor-Santiago is seeking an investigation into the report that the Philippine Economic Zone Authority (PEZA) overpaid its officials and employees by a total of P687 million from 2009 to 2014. She filed Resolution No. 1563 urging the concerned Senate committee to probe the recent report of the Commission…

Miriam seeks probe into condition of Pinoy seafarers held in Australia

SENATOR Miriam Defensor-Santiago has pressed for a probe into a report that 20 Filipino seafarers were found deprived of food in a detained Japanese ship in Australia. “It is the duty of the government to protect the welfare of Filipino workers, including those employed abroad,” said Santiago. “Congress, through relevant…
  • Published in Nation

Palace wants ‘essence of autonomy’ preserved in BBL

MALACAÑANG wants the essence of autonomy to be preserved in the draft Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL). This was the reaction of Deputy Presidential Spokesperson Abigail Valte to the report of the Senate Committee on Constitutional Amendment and revision of codes stating that the BBL should be “substantially revised” to overcome…
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