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Miriam ‘hates’ plastic bags

By PRINCE GOLEZ Manila Reporter MANILA — Not quite a fan of plastic bags, Ilongga senator Miriam Defensor–Santiago sought their ban in all retail stores in...

Senate to tackle 2015 budget next week

By PRINCE GOLEZ Manila Reporter MANILA — Senate will tackle the P2.606-trillion 2015 national budget starting Aug. 19, Senate President Franklin Drilon said. It already has a...

Solons seek another environmental body

By PRINCE GOLEZ Manila Reporter MANILA — Two legislators proposed the creation of an independent agency that will push for environmental protection and conservation. Representatives Rufus Rodriguez...

Tablet PCs for poor students

By PRINCE GOLEZ Manila Reporter MANILA — Students from low-income family and indigenous people communities may soon be provided with “electronic readers and tablets.” Sen. Miriam Defensor–Santiago...

Day care workers’ benefits pushed

By PRINCE GOLEZ Manila Reporter MANILA — Considering their role in the development of children, day care center workers must compensated in “the best way,” according...

Congress expects draft Bangsamoro law this month

BY PRINCE GOLEZ Manila Reporter MANILA – The Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process (OPAPP) is poised to submit to Congress the draft...

‘We’re better off now’

BY PRINCE GOLEZ Manila Reporter MANILA – Malacañang dismissed criticism that the poverty rate remains high despite the conditional cash transfer (CCT) program. “Our present situation is...

Malacañang plays down cop rumors

BY SAMMY JULIAN Manila News Bureau Chief MANILA – Malacañang shot down reports that restive noise – a main component in any coup plot – is...

DFA hires ship to ferry Pinoys out of Libya

BY SAMMY JULIAN Manila News Bureau Chief MANILA – The ship hired by the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) to evacuate Filipinos from the troubled country...

PH pitches plan to allay SCS tensions

By SAMMY JULIAN Manila News Bureau Chief MANILA — The Philippines will formally discuss with fellow Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) member states its three-point...

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