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Sen. Bong angat na sa social media

MATAPOS ang limang buwang pagkakabilanggo at walang humpay na banat para sirain ang kredibilidad ay kitang-kita ang malaking pag-angat ni Sen. Ramon Bong Revilla Jr. sa social media. Ilang linggo matapos pumutok ang sinasabing PDAF scam ay halos araw at gabi ang dinanas ni Revilla na upak mula sa dyaryo,…

Romualdez to gov’t: Produce Yolanda rehab documents

THE House independent bloc yesterday asked concerned government agencies to produce all financial records and other documents pertaining to government’s rehabilitation efforts in Yolanda-stricken areas. Leyte (1st District) Rep. Ferdinand Martin “FM” G. Romualdez said the records would help determine the allocations that have been made and how these billions…

PH’s ‘red hot’ economy cools

TYPHOON damage and falling public spending slowed the Philippines’ previously red-hot economy to its weakest pace in nearly three years with growth expanding 5.3 percent in the third quarter, officials said Thursday. Fierce winds and destructive floods generated by typhoons led to a 2.7 percent year-on-year contraction in farm output,…
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Higher 13th month pay tax exemption ceiling okayed

THE Senate yesterday approved on third and final reading the proposed bill seeking to raise the tax exemption ceiling on 13th month pay and other benefits from P30,000 to P82,000. Senator Juan Edgardo Angara, co-author and sponsor of Senate Bill 2437, said that once the bill is enacted into law,…

Condemned OFW saved

VICE President Jejomar C. Binay said an overseas Filipino worker (OFW) on death row in Saudi Arabia has been spared from beheading after his victim’s legal heirs forgave him for his crime. Binay also asked the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) to expedite the release of the blood money so…
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