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Congress to approve joint resolution on P2,000 increase in SSS pension

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The House of Representatives is set to approve next week the Joint Resolution increasing by P2,000 the monthly pension of the Social Security System (SSS) pensioners under the ...
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DOF urges Congress to let sin tax law ‘run its course’

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December 8, 2016 — Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III has urged the congressional oversight committee on the Sin Tax Reform Act to allow Republic Act No. 10351 or the Sin ...
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Rep. Akbar of Basilan passes away

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ZAMBOANGA CITY, November 11, 2016 (PNA) — Rep. Jum Akbar of the lone district of Basilan Province passed away due to heart failure on Friday in Manila. Lawyer Quirino ...
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Duterte rethinking anti-drug strategy

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The sheer magnitude of the drug problem in the Philippines is forcing President Rodrigo Duterte to rethink his strategies. For one thing, he said, rehabilitating the drug personalities ...
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House holds marathon consultation on emergency powers

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The House committee on transportation consulted the private sector and the various government agencies during its marathon hearings last week on their role and contribution in enforcing the ...
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Congress reacts to Duterte SONA

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President Duterte’s SONA showed his sincerity to ease the plight of Filipinos according to solons More lawmakers lauded the first State of the Nation Address SONA (SONA) of ...
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Solon wants to study transfer of Philippine capital

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A lawmaker is seeking the creation of a three-man National Capital Commission that will study and recommend the transfer or non-transfer of the country’s national capital and permanent ...
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Casilao files bill to end labor contractualization

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Taking a cue from President Duterte, Anak Pawis Partylist Rep. Ariel Casilao has filed a measure abolishing the contractualization employment scheme in the country. During the campaign period, ...
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