House extends availability of 2018 budget

MANILAThe House of Representatives on Monday approved on third and final reading a joint resolution seeking to extend the availability of the 2018 appropriations for maintenance and other operating expenses (MOOE) and capital outlays (COs) until Dec. 31, 2019.

With 194 affirmative votes, six negative …

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Anti-wiretapping bill hurdles House

MANILAThe House of Representatives on Monday approved on third and final reading a bill, which seeks to amend Republic Act 4200 or the Anti-Wiretapping Act to exclude cases of coups, drugs, robbery, money laundering, and other crimes.

Voting 216-0, the chamber passed House Bill 8378, …

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Anti-wiretapping bill hurdles House

MANILAThe House of Representatives on Monday approved on third and final reading a bill, which seeks to amend Republic Act 4200 or the Anti-Wiretapping Act to exclude cases of coups, drugs, robbery, money laundering, and other crimes.

Voting 216-0, the chamber passed House Bill 8378, …

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Panglao Airport to be inaugurated Tuesday

MANILAThe new Panglao International Airport in Bohol, set to be inaugurated on Tuesday (Nov. 27), is seen to boost tourist arrivals in the province, with a projected accommodation of some two million passengers annually.

The Department of Transportation said the construction of the country's first …

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PNP deploys SAF in areas covered by MO 32

MANILAPhilippine National Police (PNP) chief, Director General Oscar Albayalde ordered the deployment of Special Action Force (SAF) companies in the Bicol Region, Samar, Negros Occidental and Negros Oriental to help suppress sporadic incidents of violence there, in compliance with Memorandum Order 32.

We have synchronized …

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Rooftop solar tech bill pushed in Senate

MANILA -A proposal to cut the cost of electricity bills of households and business establishments through the use of rooftop solar technology is currently under scrutiny by the Senate committee on energy chaired by Senator Sherwin Gatchalian.

Senator Grace Poe initiated the filing of Senate …

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MO 32 effective in 4 regions only: Lorenzana

MANILAThe recently-issued Memorandum Order (MO) 32 is only in effect in four regions, where New People's Army (NPA) forces are still conducting atrocities against civilians.

This was emphasized by Department of National Defense (DND) Secretary Delfin Lorenzana in a radio interview Monday, where he also …

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MO 32 effective in 4 regions only: Lorenzana

MANILAThe recently-issued Memorandum Order (MO) 32 is only in effect in four regions, where New People's Army (NPA) forces are still conducting atrocities against civilians.

This was emphasized by Department of National Defense (DND) Secretary Delfin Lorenzana in a radio interview Monday, where he also …

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House approves ‘Public Safety’ bill

MANILAThe House of Representatives on Monday overwhelmingly approved on final reading a bill seeking the establishment of a Department of Public Safety (DPS) in every province, city and municipality.

With 209 affirmative votes, the chamber passed on third reading House Bill 7878, or the proposed …

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