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Aquino: Joint Statement of opposition senators on the 6.7% September Inflation…

October 5, 2018. Prices of goods have continued to go up in the past month with a 6.7% inflation rate last September. Still, the administration insists this is not a problem. Economic managers have no intention of suspending the second round of fuel excise taxes despite gas prices reaching P60 per liter. The… Source link link: Aquino: Joint Statement of opposition senators on the 6.7% September Inflation….....»»

Category: newsSource: manilainformer manilainformerOct 7th, 2018

Opposition senators offer ways to tame inflation

    Opposition senators offered several solutions on Friday on how the government can address the surge in the inflation rate, as it soared to 6.7 percent in September --- the highest since February 2009 when it was at 7.2 percent.   There are six opposition members in the Senate and they are Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon, Senators Risa Hontiveros, Antonio Trillanes, Francis Pangilinan, Bam Aquino and Leila De Lima.   "Clearly, now is a time of solutions --- concrete, immediate, and devoid of the usual politicking," they said in a joint statement. READ: Inflation hits new over 9-year high of 6.7% in September on elevated food prices ...Keep on reading: Opposition senators offer ways to tame inflation.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 5th, 2018

Hontiveros: Duterte’s defeatist take on inflation ‘unacceptable’

Senator Risa Hontiveros on Friday said President Rodrigo Duterte's defeatist take on inflation was "unacceptable" as a lot of steps can still be done to tame the seemingly nonstop increase in prices of basic goods in the country. "Kapag gusto, may paraan. Kapag ayaw, maraming dahilan," Hontiveros said in a statement. "Hindi katanggap-tanggap ang pahayag ni Pangulong Rodrigo Duterte na walang magagawa ang kanyang pamahalaan para tugunan ang problema ng taas-presyo sa ating bansa. Hindi ito totoo," she added. The opposition senator then suggested the following actions to level the inflation rate, which reached an over-nine-year-high of 6.7 percent in September: 1. Suspend a...Keep on reading: Hontiveros: Duterte’s defeatist take on inflation ‘unacceptable’.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 26th, 2018

Minority senators oppose extension of martial law in Mindanao

MANILA, Philippines – Minority senators on Friday, December 8, expressed their opposition to the extension of martial law in Mindanao – a recommendation from the Philippine National Police (PNP) that is also supported by the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) . In a statement, senators Paolo Benigno Aquino IV, Franklin Drilon, Risa Hontiveros, Francis Pangilinan, and Antonio Trillanes ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsDec 8th, 2017

Bam, Kiko condemn killing of university president

Two Liberal Party senators "strongly condemned" on Sunday the "senseless killing" of Cagayan de Oro state university president Ricardo Rotoras. "We strongly condemn the senseless killing of university president Dr. Ricardo Rotoras," Sen. Bam Aquino and Sen. Francis "Kiko" Pangilinan said in a joint statement. Aquino, assistant minority leader, and Pangilinan said they both worked closely with Rotoras for the passage of the Universal Access to Quality Tertiary Education Act as president of Philippine Association of State Universities and Colleges. The act, which was signed into law by President Rodrigo Duterte on August 3, 2017, gives access to "quality tertiary education by providing ...Keep on reading: Bam, Kiko condemn killing of university president.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 3rd, 2017

(READ) 4 senators issue joint statement on De Lima committee ouster

Statement issued by Senate President Pro-Tempore Franklin Drilon, Senators Francis Pangilinan, Senator Bam Aquino, and Senator Risa Hontiveros.....»»

Category: newsSource:  mb.com.phRelated NewsSep 20th, 2016

Aquino, Tanada slam veto of coco levy fund bill

      MANILA, Philippines -- President Rodrigo Duterte's decision to veto the Coco Levy Fund bill was assailed by opposition senatorial candidates Former Quezon Rep. Erin Taada III and Sen. Bam Aquino on Tuesday. Taada III said that the veto was based on a "non-existent perpetual trust fund provision." In a statement on Tuesday, Taada stressed that he was inclined to believe that the Chief Executive has not been informed of the provisions of the proposed law seeking to create a P100 billion trust fund for coconut farmers.   READ:Duterte vetoes coco levy fund bill   "Upon reading his veto message, the President cited as one of the gr...Keep on reading: Aquino, Tanada slam veto of coco levy fund bill.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 19th, 2019

‘Attacks’ on Hugpong bets just ‘painful truth’ – opposition

MANILA, Philippines --- Otso Diretso senatorial candidates on Tuesday countered the claim of Davao Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio, founder of Hugpong ng Pagbabago (HNP), that they were engaging in negative campaigning and politicking.   Magdalo Rep. Gary Alejano underscored that voters deserve to know who the candidates were, what they did, and what they had done.   "Ang mga negatibong isyu na kinasasangkutan nila ay kailangang panagutan sa taumbayan. Kami sa Otso Diretso ay papanig lamang sa kung ano ang katotohanan at makatarungan para sa lahat," he added in a joint statement with co-candidates in the Osto Diretso slate. Marawi civic leader and peacebuilder Sami...Keep on reading: ‘Attacks’ on Hugpong bets just ‘painful truth’ – opposition.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 19th, 2019

Lacson, Drilon, 3 peers reject pork-ridden spending measure

Senators opposing the P3.8-trillion national budget allegedly stuffed with pork on Friday refused to ratify the unified Senate-House committee report that ended the two-month impasse over the passage of President Duterte's spending program for 2019.   Voting 15-5, the Senate adopted the committee report prepared by Sen. Loren Legarda and Camarines Sur Rep. Rolando Andaya Jr. but not without firm opposition from Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon and Sen. Panfilo Lacson.   Senators Risa Hontiveros, Bam Aquino and Francis Pangilinan also voted against the report.   According to Drilon, adding his name to the committee report was akin to "signing a blank...Keep on reading: Lacson, Drilon, 3 peers reject pork-ridden spending measure.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 8th, 2019

EU nations give ultimatum to Venezuela’s Maduro

PARS, France -- The European Union and several of its member governments gave embattled Venezuelan leader Nicolas Maduro an ultimatum on Saturday, saying they would recognize opposition leader Juan Guaido as president unless he calls elections within eight days. But Venezuela's foreign minister rejected the warnings, saying "nobody is going to give us deadlines or tell us if there are elections or not". The coordinated announcements are the most explicit yet from EU countries as the 28-member bloc struggles to draft a joint statement with regards to its position on the crisis in Venezuela. Here is a roundup of European statements after the United States, Canada and major Sou...Keep on reading: EU nations give ultimatum to Venezuela’s Maduro.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 27th, 2019

Opposition senatorial bets to gov’t: Fix the transport system

MANILA, Philippines --- Opposition senatorial bets on Friday called on the government to expedite the improvement of the country's transport system after the Supreme Court temporarily stopped the operations of the motorcycle ride-sharing app Angkas. READ: SC temporarily stops Angkas operations "Ayusin agad-agad ang mga mass public transport system. Unahin ang karaniwang mamamayan, hindi ang mga nagpapayaman sa pamahalaan," Magdalo Rep. Gary Alejano, former Solicitor General Florin Hilbay, and Romeo Macalintal said in a joint statement. (Fix the public transport system. Prioritize the needs of ordinary citizens, not those who are in government). The three defended commuters fo...Keep on reading: Opposition senatorial bets to gov’t: Fix the transport system.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 14th, 2018

To tame inflation, agriculture must improve – economic managers

MANILA, Philippines – The government's economic team welcomed the slowdown of the inflation rate in November, but renewed calls for the Department of Agriculture (DA)  to improve the state of farming and fisheries in the country. In a joint statement, the National Economic and Development Authority, the Department of ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsDec 5th, 2018

Palace hails Senate passage of rice tariffication bill

      Malacaang on Thursday praised the Senate for passing on third and final reading the Rice Tariffication Bill. Voting 14-0, the Senate passed on Wednesday Senate Bill No. 1998, which seeks to replace the present quotas on rice importation with rice tariffs instead. The measure, sponsored by Senator Cynthia Villar, is expected to help alleviate the impact of the nine-year high inflation in September and October and address the country's rice shortage. "The Palace expresses its gratitude to the Senate for passing on third and final reading the Rice Tariffication Bill," Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo said in a statement. READ:Senate app...Keep on reading: Palace hails Senate passage of rice tariffication bill.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 15th, 2018

Economic team urges agriculture dept to solve food supply problems

MANILA, Philippines – The government's economic managers welcomed the steady 6.7% inflation rate in October, but urged the Department of Agriculture (DA)  to implement reforms. In a joint statement issued on Tuesday, November 6, the National Economic and Development Authority, Department of Budget and Management, and Department of Finance called on ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsNov 6th, 2018

LIST: Senatorial wannabes for 2019 elections

FOURTH UPDATE: 7:50 P.M. / 16 October 2018 It seemed like the 70s all over again as an Aquino, a Roxas, a Diokno, a Taada, and a Marcos launched their formal efforts to become the nation's senators in next year's midterm elections. More familiar names in Philippine politics likewise surfaced on the fourth day of certificates of candidacy (COC) filing before the Commission on Elections (Comelec) central office in Intramuros, Manila on Tuesday, October 16. Former Senator Mar Roxas Roxas was first to file his COC on the fourth day of filing at the Comelec. The former Interior Secretary is seeking a return to the Senate in next year's midterm elections under the opposition Lib...Keep on reading: LIST: Senatorial wannabes for 2019 elections.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 16th, 2018

Opposition completes 8-member senatorial slate for 2019 polls

The opposition coalition has finally completed its senatorial slate for the May 2019 midterm elections, according to a statement released by the Oposisyon Koalisyon on Tuesday, a day before the filing of certificates of candidacy ends. Completing the list of eight candidates were Florin Hilbay, solicitor general during the administration of President Benigno Aquino III, and veteran election lawyer Romulo Macalintal, lead counsel of Vice President Leni Robredo in the electoral protest filed against her by former Sen. Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr. Following are the other candidates in the slate: former Sen. Manuel "Mar" Roxas II, who also served in the Aquino as head of th...Keep on reading: Opposition completes 8-member senatorial slate for 2019 polls.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 16th, 2018

Aquino, former Cabinet officials, senators sued over DAP

Former president Benigno Aquino III, some of his Cabinet officials, and incumbent opposition senators face 274 counts of alleged malversation of public funds acquired through the Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP). Truth and Justice Coalition President Greco Belgica led the filing of the complaints at the Office of the Ombudsman on Monday. "So nag-file po tayo ngayon ng ating kaso against DAP [...] dahil sa pagkaka-lustay nila ng pera ng taumbayan, para i-impeach ang Chief Justice na si Renato Corona," Belgica, who also heads the Presidential Anti-Corruption Commission (PACC), told reporters. [We filed a case today against DAP... because they misappropriated public fund...Keep on reading: Aquino, former Cabinet officials, senators sued over DAP.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 15th, 2018

Bam Aquino, Hontiveros decry 9-year high 6.7% inflation rate

Senators Bam Aquino and Risa Hontiveros on Friday decried the 6.7 percent inflation rate, which is the highest in the country since 2009. Aquino called for government action amid the continuing ris.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsOct 5th, 2018

Sen. Bam Aquino on the 6.7 percent inflation rate in September

October 5, 2018. Hindi na makahinga ang mga Pilipino sa sobrang paghihigpit ng sinturon. Siyam na buwan nang tuluy tuloy ang pagtaas ng inflation rate ng bansa. May krisis na tayo sa bigas at taas presyo. Kailangang kailangan na ng aksyon mula sa gobyerno. Magtulungan po tayo. Unahin natin ang roll-back at… Source link link: Sen. Bam Aquino on the 6.7 percent inflation rate in September.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsOct 5th, 2018

Opposition reps urge Duterte to repeal TRAIN law as inflation rockets to 6.7%

    Some opposition lawmakers from the House of Representatives have warned that the inflation rate would continue to spike if the administration of President Rodrigo Duterte will not repeal the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) law.   The rate of increase in prices of basic commodities rose to 6.7 percent in September, the Philippine Statistics Authority reported Friday.   READ:Inflation hits new over 9-year high of 6.7% in September on elevated food prices   "October's inflation rate may again increase due to the inflationary effect of the big time water rate hike as well as the continuous oil price hikes," Bayan Muna Rep...Keep on reading: Opposition reps urge Duterte to repeal TRAIN law as inflation rockets to 6.7%.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 5th, 2018

Saudi Arabia, allies slam biased U.N. resolution on Yemen

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia – Saudi Arabia and key allies have denounced as "biased" a resolution that renewed a UN-backed investigation of alleged war crimes in Yemen, where Riyadh leads a coalition battling Shiite rebels. The condemnation was issued in a joint statement released late Friday, September 28, by the Riyadh-backed Yemen ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsSep 29th, 2018