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Chiz Vows to Fight for CHR Budget in Senate

Chiz Vows to Fight for CHR Budget in Senate.....»»

Category: newsSource: metrocebu metrocebuSep 14th, 2017

Pimentel vows to fight for reelectionist allies in PDP-Laban slate

MANILA, Philippines – Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III assured reelectionist senators in the majority bloc that he is "fighting" for their inclusion in the PDP-Laban slate in 2019. This comes after Senator Joseph Victor Ejercito aired the grievance of reelectionist senator-allies that they were left out despite having supported the ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMar 25th, 2018

Sereno to fight charges with ‘honor, dignity, grace’

MANILA, Philippines — With “honor, dignity and grace” is how Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno vows to fight her accusers in her imminent Senate impeachment.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 28th, 2018

‘DOH should use P634M ad budget to fight vaccine fake news’

MANILA, Philippines — Senate President Pro Tempore Ralph Recto on Monday said the Department of Health should spend its million peso-worth advertising budget.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 5th, 2018

Recto urges DOH to use P634-M ad budget to counter vaccine fake news

MANILA, Philippines – Senate President Pro-Tempore Ralph Recto urged the Department of Health (DOH) to use its P634-million advertising budget to fight vaccine fake news. In a statement on Monday, February 5, Recto said that the budget should be used to launch an information drive that would spread awareness regarding ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsFeb 5th, 2018

Health dep’t urged to fight fear of vaccines

SENATORS expressed concern on the negative effect on the public of the Dengvaxia controversy. Senate President Pro Tempore Ralph Recto expressed alarm over the growing public fear of vaccines as he urged the Department of Health to use the budget of P634 million for advertising purposes to counter the negative….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsFeb 5th, 2018

Pacquiao vows bigger PSC budget

SENATOR Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao assured the Philippine Sports Commission yesterday that in his capacity as chairman of the Senate committee on Sports, he shall push for additional budget allocation of the agency for 2019. Speaking in the press conference for the PSC-Pacquiao Amateur Boxing Cup, a joint grassroots sports project….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsDec 12th, 2017

Duterte vows anew to resign if he fails to solve drug crisis

PRESIDENT Rodrigo R. Duterte on Friday, Nov. 24, vowed anew he would resign if he fails to solve the country’s drug crisis. He made these remarks amid the ongoing deliberations in the Senate on the 2018 national budget, including the proposed budget for the Oplan Double Barrel anti-drug campaign of the Philippine National Police (PNP). […] The post Duterte vows anew to resign if he fails to solve drug crisis appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsNov 24th, 2017

CHR final budget depends on bicam — DBM

MANILA, Philippines — The Commission on Human Rights (CHR) can still fight for a higher budget with the support of the Senate, the Department of Budget and M.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 13th, 2017

Lacson vows to fight for P678-million CHR budget

Lacson vows to fight for P678-million CHR budget.....»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsSep 13th, 2017

Duterte seeks funding for 30,000 troops to fight threat ‘bigger than Marawi crisis’

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte has asked Congress to support the budget for the hiring of additional 30,000 troops following the discovery of a new security threat in Mindanao which is “bigger than” the Marawi crisis. Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon and Sen. Panfilo Lacson said on Wednesday that the President has asked their support to address [...].....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsAug 2nd, 2017

Trump budget plan shows how he would reshape nation – CNN News

An early glimpse at President Donald Trump's first budget proposal offers the clearest blueprint yet of how he plans to remake the nation. The plan envisages a 10% hike in military spending to be paid for by sharp cuts in other government departments, with the State Department and the Environmental Protection Agency each bracing for a particularly painful hit. If enacted, the plan would involve a radical domestic reshaping of the federal government paired with a shift in the posture of American diplomacy around the world. It is an approach that flows directly from the rhetoric and positions adopted by Trump on the campaign trail playing to his grass-roots supporters' deep distrust of Washington and his &'8220;America First&'8221; political creed. &'8220;This is a landmark event, a message to the world, in these dangerous times, of American strength, security and resolve,&'8221; Trump said Monday. The budget plan comes at a time when the administration is making strenuous efforts to flesh out the ideological and political foundations on which the new GOP White House is built. Top officials, including the President, previewed a strident change of political direction at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) last week, and Trump will intensify the effort with his first address to a joint session of Congress on Tuesday night &'8212; a crucial moment for the new administration. But the controversial nature of Trump's emerging budget &'8212; always a magnet for partisan opposition &'8212; guarantees a fight that will test the White House's capacity to corral lawmakers and shape public opinion. It also demonstrates a desire to boost military might and de-emphasize diplomatic reductions that will reverberate in foreign capitals of friends and foes alike. Already, a cadre of retired generals and admirals has warned that cutting State Department funding on diplomacy and development would make America less safe. Democrats say they will use every tool at their disposal, which includes the power of the filibuster in the Senate, to block Trump's plans. The President could also face resistance from Republican budget hawks in Congress. Defense hawks, meanwhile, are arguing that the $54 billion dollar hike in defense spending is not enough after years of budget sequestration that capped military funding. It is not yet clear exactly where the cuts will come from. Monday's announcement involved top-line numbers from the 2018 budget sent to government agencies that must now work out how to adjust their spending. Any budget issued by the White House is merely an opening bid, and many soon become worthless documents once Congress, with its competing demands on the public purse, gets to work. Democrats, who could try to frustrate Trump by refusing to lift caps on defense spending by wielding the Senate filibuster, sensed a political opportunity to undercut Trump's appeal to working-class voters as they try to rebuild their party's support ahead of midterm elections next year. &'8220;The budget proposal is a reflection of where the President is at and who he is (and) what today's hard-right Republican party &'8212; which has done this budget through its Cabinet &'8212; believes in,&'8221; said Democratic Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer. &'8220;Which is relieve the burdens on the wealthy and special interests, whether they be coal companies or financiers, and put the burden on the middle class.&'8221; But Trump styles himself as a shrewd negotiator steeped in the give-and-take of real estate transactions and is known for making the kinds of bold opening gambits that the budget announcement on Monday represents. The proposals were also formulated directly from the fiery speeches of the President's campaign, which underpinned his belief that he has a mandate for radical change and might make any compromise harder. &'8220;When you see these reductions, you'll be able to tie it back to a speech the President gave, or something the President had said previously,&'8221; Trump's budget director, Mick Mulvaney, told reporters on Monday. &'8220;We are taking his words and turning them into policies and dollars.&'8221; The goals are consistent with the theory of Trumpism laid out by the President's political adviser, Steve Bannon, at CPAC last week, which included a push to &'8220;deconstruct the administrative state.&'8221; Indeed, the budget would remold the federal government by paring back programs introduced by the Obama administration &'8212; for example, EPA regulations on the fossil fuels industry &'8212; and other agency reductions. In practice, according to Mulvaney, that involves a sweeping reset of political priorities. &'8220;It is a true 'America first' budget,&'8221; said Mulvaney. &'8220;It will show the President is keeping his promises and doing exactly what he said he was going to do when he ran for office. It prioritized rebuilding the military, including restoring our nuclear capabilities, protecting the nation and securing the border, enforcing the laws currently on the books, taking care of vets and increasing school choice.&'8221; Still, with Trump vowing not to touch popular non-discretionary spending targets like Medicare and Social Security, his budget team faces a tortuous task in wringing out savings at agencies while preserving room for Trump's promised big tax cuts. Every dollar that is cut from discretionary spending could affect other popular and vital programs, including transportation, conservation, agriculture and commerce &'8212; all of which have powerful lobbies ready to go into battle for their funding. And Trump does not want to tighten the national belt everywhere. For instance, he is proposing spending billions of dollars on his pet project of a southern border wall, though he has promised [&'].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanaoexaminerRelated NewsFeb 28th, 2017

Senate vows to scrutinize 2017 budget

Senate vows to scrutinize 2017 budget.....»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  pepRelated NewsAug 30th, 2016

Sotto vows independent, inclusive Senate

Senate President Vicente Sotto III assured the public yesterday that he would not hesitate to criticize Malacañang on policies that he views as adverse to the people even as he pledged the chamber’s support for initiatives that would boost growth and social services......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated News6 min. ago

Ex-SAF budget exec admits keeping P37-M allowances of troopers

        The former budget officer of the Special Action Force (SAF) kept P37 million of undisbursed additional subsistence allowance (ASA) of SAF troopers, a Senate hearing led by Senator Panfilo Lacson revealed on Tuesday.   During the Senate inquiry into the alleged illegal withholding of SAF allowance, former SAF budget officer Senior Superintendent Andre Dizon admitted that the funds remained in his custody even after he was relieved from SAF.   SAF troopers who engage in life-threatening police operations are supposed to receive ASA amounting to P30 per day, which translates to P900 per month.   Former SAF official...Keep on reading: Ex-SAF budget exec admits keeping P37-M allowances of troopers.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated News10 hr. 5 min. ago

Malacañang on Sereno, Sotto on Senate presidency, Markle’s wedding dress | Evening wRap

Today on Rappler: Malacañang slams ousted chief justice Maria Lourdes Sereno for calling on President Rodrigo Duterte to resign and alleging he was behind her ouster.  Senate Majority Leader Tito Sotto vows to protect the Senate from attacks and unfair criticism if his colleagues choose him as their next leader.  Solicitor General Jose Calida ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMay 18th, 2018

Folayang vows to be aggressive yet careful in return fight

Eduard Folayang. Photo by Bong Lozada/INQUIRER.net SINGAPORE -- The loss to Martin Nguyen back in November made Eduard Folayang a changed man. Folayang, who's been out of action for almost six.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsMay 16th, 2018

P1B+ funds sought for Dengvaxia vaccines

SENATOR Loren Legarda yesterday filed a bill that seeks to appropriate more than P1 billion funds for medical support to those who were administered with the Dengvaxia vaccine. Legarda filed Senate Bill No. 1794 which appropriates P1,161,710,000 as supplemental budget for 2018 as assistance to Dengvaxia vaccinees. “This bill seeks….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsMay 3rd, 2018

Senate urged to fight for right to try Sereno

A broad coalition of activists, lawmakers, church and civil society leaders, artists and journalists on Wednesday prodded the Senate to fight for its constitutional right to try Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno by asking the Supreme Court to suspend its deliberations on a challenge to the appointment of the country's top judge.   The group, composed of more than 350 people of varied political leanings, also asked the justices to respect the Constitution and jettison the quo warranto petition brought against Sereno by Solicitor General Jose Calida.   The Coalition for Justice (CFJ) made its move barely a week before the high court was expected to rule on Cal...Keep on reading: Senate urged to fight for right to try Sereno.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 3rd, 2018

Koko vows to prioritize law on endo

Senate President Aquilino "Koko" Pimentel III vowed that the law on end-of-contract or "endo" would be prioritized once the Senate resumes session this month......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 2nd, 2018

Senators send mixed reaction on deportation move vs Fox

        "Dura lex sed lex (the law may be harsh, but it is the law)."   Senate Majority Leader Vicente "Tito" Sotto III said this on Wednesday when sought for comment on the Bureau of Immigration's (BI) deportation order against Australian nun Patricia Fox for allegedly violating the conditions of her stay in the Philippines.   READ: BI orders Australian nun Patricia Fox: Leave PH in 30 days   Asked if he supports the BI's move, Sotto, in a text message, said: "If that's the law, no one is above the law."   Senator Francis "Chiz" Escudero called the BI's order "unfortunate" but said the grant, denial or withd...Keep on reading: Senators send mixed reaction on deportation move vs Fox.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 25th, 2018