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PhilHealth cracking down on fake claims

THE Philippine Health Insurance Corporation or PhilHealth has warned that it will apply the full force of the law against employers and health service providers who have been perpetrating fraud of all kinds, because they are stealing funds from all…

P25M ecstasy hidden in computer CPU seized at NAIA

AGENTS of the Bureau of Customs at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) seized some 14,720 tablets of ecstasy with a street value of P25 million at the Central Mail Exchange Center (CMEC) Friday night and later arrested the claimant.…

Solons push for passage of tax amnesty law

House Minority group is pushing for the passage of Tax Amnesty Act to give relief to the Filipinos amidst new taxes. Principally authored by minority leader and Quezon Rep. Danilo Suarez, the House Bill 3832 aims to ease the painful…

PCSO among the best performing GOCCs

THE Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) was cited as one of the best performing Government-Owned and Controlled Corporations (GOCCs) for 2017 and listed in the “billionaires row” of the Department of Finance (DoF). President Rodrigo Duterte and House Speaker Gloria…

House panel open to suggestions on TRABAHO bill

IN a bid to improve the Tax Reform for Attracting Better and High Quality Opportunities” or “TRABAHO” bill, the House of Representatives decided to listen to stakeholders and may even incorporate proposals in the period of amendments. The House Bill…

PH seeks stronger ties with UK

Philippines is looking forward to enhancing ties and more frequent exchanges with the United Kingdom, particularly in trade and investment, law enforcement, and education. Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter S. Cayetano conveyed this during the courtesy call of visiting British…

Senate presses Calida probe

DESPITE Solicitor General Jose Calida’s petition filed at the Supreme Court, Senator Antonio Trillanes IV and Koko Pimentel yesterday said that the investigation of Calida over the P261 million government contract with his security firm will start as scheduled. Pimentel…

Duterte hands off on veep protest case

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte has no intention of influencing the decision of the electoral tribunal when he said he wants former senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. to succeed him if he steps down, a Palace official said Friday. Duterte earlier said…

US defense exec ends first Manila visit

UNITED States Assistant Secretary of Defense for Asian and Pacific Security Affairs Randall G. Schriver concluded yesterday his three-day visit in the Philippines (August 15 to 17) aimed at reinforcing the United States’ commitment to the Indo-Pacific region and to…

4Ps bill OK’d on 2nd reading

THE House of Representatives has approved on second reading a proposed law institutionalizing the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) to provide a yearly P26,400 subsidy to every poor family. House Bill (HB) No. 7773 institutionalizes the 4Ps to reduce poverty…

Sara, Go, Nograles among possible bets

PDP-Laban President and Senator Koko Pimentel submitted to President Rodrigo Duterte yesterday the party’s senatorial list for the 2019 Midterm Elections which includes presidential daughter Mayor Sara Duterte and Special Assistant to the President Bong Go. The party actually has…

2019 P3.7T budget signed in December

A House leader has assured that the 2019 P3.757-trillion national budget will be signed into law by President Rodrigo “Rody” Duterte by December 2018. House Majority Leader and Camarines Sur Rep. Rolando “Nonoy” Andaya Jr. also reiterated that the House…

CHED fund cut opposed

SENATORS expressed strong opposition against any move to slash the funding of the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) financial assistance programs to poor Filipino students. Senator Sherwin Gatchalian said he will definitely fight this move to reduce the available scholarship…

Teener's death a warning

THE controversial death of a 17-year-old senior high school student in the government’s war on drugs continues to serve as a warning for police officers not to use excessive force. This was the significance of the commemoration of the killing…

Senators buck CHEd scholarship fund slash

SENATORS expressed strong opposition to any move to slash the funding of the Commission on Higher Education (CHEd) financial assistance programs for poor Filipino students. Senator Sherwin Gatchalian said he will definitely fight the move to reduce the available scholarship…
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