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House leaders buck Pacquiao tax break

THE House leadership yesterday strongly rejected a proposed tax exemption for boxing icon Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao’s earnings in his much-awaited mega-fight with Floyd Mayweather Jr. on May 2, 2015 as this would promote class legislation and is discriminatory. This was stressed by Speaker Feliciano “Sonny” Belmonte Jr. and House Deputy…
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Enrile house arrest not up to Congress

A House resolution seeking house arrest for plunder accused Senate Minority Leader Juan Ponce Enrile for humanitarian reasons has no “judicial value,” but high-ranking leaders of the institution would not prevent their colleagues from adopting the proposal first put forward in the Senate. In separate interviews Speaker Feliciano “Sonny” Belmonte…

Eradicate ‘lethal legacy’ of Marwan — Angara

MALAYSIAN bomb maker Zulkifli Abdhir alias Marwan may be dead but what about the bomb factories he helped build in the Philippines? Sen. Juan Edgardo Angara posed this question to concerned authorities as he urged the government to wipe out the “lethal legacy” of Marwan so whatever “technology transfer” he…
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Special House session to save BBL proposed

THE voluntary surrender of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) of its fighters who might be responsible for the Mamasapano, Maguindanao carnage could be the only “deal breaker” for the House of Representatives to pass the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) which is also subject to revisions and amendments. Cagayan…
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