Speedier release of fuel subsidy pressed

December 13, 2018
SENATOR Grace Poe has urged anew the Department of Transportation (DOTr) to fast track the release of fuel subsidy to jeepney drivers and operators, at the same time lamenting that only a third or an equivalent of P345 million of this year’s P977 million budget for the subsidy so far has been distributed to beneficiaries.

Senators buck special session

December 13, 2018
CITING lack of time because of delays on the part of the House of Representatives, the Senate has asked Malacanang not to call a special session for the approval of the proposed P3.7-trillion 2019 national budget as announced earlier by Budget Secretary Ben Diokno.

Senate boosts Office of the Solicitor General prosecution power

December 12, 2018
Senate Bill No. 1823 sponsored by Senator Richard Gordon, chairman of the Senate Committee on Justice and Human Rights, will primarily amend Executive Order No. 292 or the Administrative Code and Republic Act No. 9417, to introduce provisions that directly address the most important challenges faced by the OSG such as the hiring of new lawyers, skills training and specialization, and modernization of equipment, among others.