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Join, debates bets urged

HOUSE independent bloc leader and Leyte Rep. Martin Romualdez said yesterday would-be candidates in next year’s polls, including presidential aspirants, can enlighten the electorate on their platforms of government by participating in the series of debates being lined up by…
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Bongbong says dad’s legacy will help poll bid

THE son of late President Ferdinand Marcos yesterday said his father’s legacy would help rather than hamper his own bid for the vice presidency. Sen. Ferdinand Marcos Jr. said his surname was the “greatest blessing”, his first public comments since…
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JPE seeks Mamasapano probe results

IN the spirit of transparency, Senate Minority Leader Juan Ponce Enrile has raised the need for fellow senators to discuss “in the open” the result of the upper chamber’s investigation into the massacre of 44 Special Action Force (SAF) troopers…
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Environment law debate heats up

‘Vested interests’ want Palawan’s protected areas excluded CONGRESSIONAL debate over a proposed measure further expanding and strengthening the country’s environmental law is expected to heat up with environmentalists assailing efforts to exclude Palawan from the law and reduce its “key”…
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Mercado’s haven?

Mercado chided for saying if Binay wins he would run to Switzerland, where people supposedly hide illegal wealth THE camp of Vice President Jejomar Binay questioned yesterday the plan of former Vice Mayor Ernesto Mercado to seek asylum in Switzerland…
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Pacquiao for senator

WORLD boxing champion and Sarangani Rep. Manny Pacquiao is ready to run for the Senate and open to being a common or guest candidate of all the parties in the 2016 elections. Pacquiao told the reporters covering the House of…
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Anti-dynasty law in offing

THE country will soon have its anti-dynasty law with the bicameral conference committee’s approval of the Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) Reform Act. According to Sen. Bam Aquino, chairman of the Committee on Youth, the bicameral conference committee has approved the inclusion…
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Binay to reintroduce tax reform bills

VICE President Jejomar Binay yesterday vowed to support efforts to reintroduce the now-shelved tax reform bills to entice more foreign investors into the country. He said current tax system of the Philippines is uninviting to foreign investors. “The Philippines currently…
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Meralco cuts power rates this month

THE Manila Electric Company yesterday announced the electricty rates for October will be lowered by P0.13 per kilowatt hour (kWh) due to a decrease in generation charge. This is sixth straight month that Meralco rates went down for a total…
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