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Killings of priests not isolated cases – party-list solon

AN opposition House leader asked Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Dir. Gen. Oscar Albayalde to take back his statement that the recent killings of priests were just isolated cases and should not be a cause for alarm. “Dapat lamang na bawiin po ni Director General Albayalde ang kanyang pahayag. Tatlong….....»»

Category: newsSource: journal journalJun 14th, 2018

Zarate tells Albayalde: Stop downplaying killings of priests

Bayan Muna party-list Representative Carlos Zarate on Tuesday slammed Philippine National Police director General Oscar Albayalde for seemingly downplaying the recent spate of killings of priests as “isolated” and saying these should not be a cause for alarm. Source link link: Zarate tells Albayalde: Stop downplaying killings of priests.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsJun 12th, 2018

Solon Mulls Impeachment Vs. 8 SC Justices in Sereno Ouster

A party-list lawmaker mulls to file impeachment complaints against the eight Supreme Court (SC) justices who voted to grant a quo warranto petition that disqualified Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno. In a press conference on Thursday, Akbayan Rep. Tom Villarin said the impeachment cases against the eight magistrates would be based on the ground of […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsMay 18th, 2018

Solon warns PNP’s use of teachers in Oplan Tokhang

QUEZON CITY — ACT Teachers Party-List Representatives Antonio Tinio and France Castro strongly opposed the proposal of Police Chief Superintendent Guillermo Eleazar for public school teachers to conduct random inspections of students’ bags and lockers in schools as an attack to students’ right to privacy and an impending tokhang in schools......»»

Category: newsSource:  nordisRelated NewsJun 10th, 2018

Solon claims victory vs PSAs

A LEFT leaning party-list congressman claimed victory yesterday after successfully making public the details of the alleged questionable seven power supply agreement (PSA) applications before the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC). Bayan Muna Party-List Rep. Carlos Zarate said the joint House panel inquiry on the matter made the people knowledgeable about….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsMay 30th, 2018

Solon cites need to establish PMC

TERNATE, Cavite -- A former Marine captain-turned party-list congressman has underscored the need for Congress to establish the Philippine Marine Corps (PMC) as another independent armed uniformed service of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) to further strengthen its mandate of eliminating the enemies of the state. This was….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsMay 6th, 2018

Solon backs Duterte’s 60-40 deal with China

AN opposition House leader yesterday expressed full support to President Rodrigo “Rody” Duterte’s decision to enter into a joint exploration agreement with the People’s Republic of China in the West Philippine Sea. Senior Deputy Minority Leader and Buhay Hayaang Yumabong (BUHAY) party-list Rep. Lito Atienza said the proposal was laudable….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsMay 1st, 2018

Solon for retention of House party-list, but...

DAGUPAN City, Pangasinan -- Magdalo partylist Rep. Gary Alejano had categorically stated he is for the retention of the partylist representation at the House of Representatives. However, there is a need to amend the law (Republic Act No. 7941/Partylist System Act) to ensure that the leaders who are rightfully representing….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsApr 28th, 2018

Oust Bello move bared

Party-list solon feeding wrong information to Duterte THE cornering of the lucrative job market for overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) in the Middle East is said to be the reason behind efforts by some quarters to oust Department of Labor and Employment Secretary Silvestre Bello. This, according to a DoLE insider….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsApr 22nd, 2018

DFA chief chided for blasting EU parliament

SECRETARY Alan Peter Cayetano of the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) “maintains a double standard in foreign policy when he describes the action of the European parliament as constituting interference,” Akbayan Party-list Rep. Tom Villarin alleged. The European Parliament last week adopted a resolution calling for, among others, a stop to drug war killings. In [...] The post DFA chief chided for blasting EU parliament appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsApr 22nd, 2018

Voters will junk drug-linked village chiefs — solon

A HOUSE leader predicted yesterday that the May 14barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) polls will be used by the electorate to reject candidates who are perceived to be behind the illegal drug trade in the country. Ako Bicol party-list Rep. Rodel Batocabe, president of the 46-strong Party List Coalition (PLC),….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsApr 20th, 2018

Mikey Arroyo cleared of tax evasion

By Minde Nyl R. dela Cruz THE Court of Tax Appeals (CTA) on March 21 acquitted former Ang Galing Pinoy Party-list Representative Juan Miguel “Mikey” M. Arroyo of three tax evasion cases following the prosecution’s “failure to prove his guilt beyond reasonable doubt.” Mr. Arroyo, the son of former president and now Pampanga Representative Gloria […] The post Mikey Arroyo cleared of tax evasion appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsMar 29th, 2018

As missile attacks from Yemen militia claim 1st fatality, solon raises alarm over safety of OFWs in Saudi

A party-list representative advocating OFW causes has drawn the attention of authorities to the renewed risk to Filipino workers in Saudi Arabia of the latest missile attacks by Yemen’s Houthi militia on Sunday, killing one Egyptian worker and wounding two others......»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsMar 27th, 2018

Solon proposes P8-B fire bureau modernization

AS the nation marks Fire Protection Month a party-list solon is pushing for the modernization of the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP). Under House Bill 2778 Magdalo Rep. Gary Alejano is proposing a fund of P8 billion for the modernization of the bureau. Alejano underscored the need to upgrade the….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsMar 23rd, 2018

Anti-democratic? Solon hits proposal requiring a college degree for elected officials

A party-list lawmaker on Friday criticized the proposal of the charter change consultative panel to require a college degree or its equivalent for candidates running for senator under the proposed federal system.   Source link link: Anti-democratic? Solon hits proposal requiring a college degree for elected officials.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsMar 23rd, 2018

Ridon urges gov’t to scrap deal with MRTC over MRT-3 woes

      In addition to the filing of charges against officials of the previous administration, government should also consider cancelling the lease agreement entered with the Metro Rail Transit Corporation (MRTC) over problems besetting the MRT-3 line, a convenor of an infrastructure-oriented think tank said.   Terry Ridon, convenor of InfraWatchPH, made the statementon Thursday as he stressed that government has been paying MRTCP2.7 billion a year in equity rental payments under the agreement signed in1997.   Ridon, a former Kabataan Party list solon, also served as head of the Presidential Commission for the Urban Poor (PCUP).   "A...Keep on reading: Ridon urges gov’t to scrap deal with MRTC over MRT-3 woes.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMar 8th, 2018

Sara& apos;s new party a way to shield Duterte allies from Alvarez& apos;s influence? Party-list solon thinks so. - InterAksyon

Sara's new party a way to shield Duterte allies from Alvarez's influence? Party-list solon thinks so. - InterAksyon.....»»

Category: newsSource:  googlenewsRelated NewsFeb 20th, 2018

Sara’s new party a way to shield Duterte allies from Alvarez’s influence? Party-list solon thinks so.

Akbayan party-list Representative Tom Villarin said an imploding PDP Laban could be one of the implications of the formation of a regional political party by the President’s daughter, Davao Mayor Sarah Duterte, who recently launched a group called Hugpong ng Pagbabago (HNP, or Alliance for Change)......»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsFeb 20th, 2018

Solon: Crackdown on leftist groups will lead to more abuses

DAVAO CITY --- President Rodrigo Duterte's threat that he will go after groups he accused of being legal fronts of the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) spells "open season" for individuals who are fighting for the poor, a party-list lawmaker said on Sunday. "The President's statement is clearly declaring an open season to further justify atrocities against activists and legal mass organizations in the country," Anakpawis Rep. Ariel Casilao told the Inquirer. Upon his return from India on Saturday, Mr. Duterte said he would "go after the legal fronts," referring to groups with alleged ties to the CPP. The President said these groups were involved in illegal activities lik...Keep on reading: Solon: Crackdown on leftist groups will lead to more abuses.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 29th, 2018

Lawmaker to return UST alumni award also given to Mocha

MANILA, Philippines — A party-list solon will return the award given by the University of Santo Tomas Alumni Association Inc......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 23rd, 2018

Early retirement of CHED’s head urged by party-list solon

A party-list congressman accused yesterday Commission on Higher Education (CHED) Chairperson Patricia Licuanan of mismanaging the P5.275 billion K to 12 Transition Program and urged her to retire from the service. Puwersa ng Bayaning Atleta (PBA) Rep. Jericho “Koko” Nograles said the supposed incompetence of Licuanan should make her consider….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsJan 11th, 2018