Pangilinan, Aquino, Diokno are 2025 senatorial bets says LP’s de Lima

Gabriel Pabico Lalu 02/22/2024

MANILA, Philippines — Former senators Kiko Pangilinan and Bam Aquino, along with human rights lawyer Chel Diokno, are the initial 2025 senatorial bets of Liberal Party (LP). LP spokesperson Leila de Lima announced on Thursday. De Lima,…

House approves bill granting 5-year validity to PRC IDs  

Gabriel Pabico Lalu 02/22/2024

MANILA, Philippines — The House of Representatives has approved on third and final reading a bill making all Professional Identification Cards (PICs) from the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) valid for five years. Congress, during a session on…

House subpoenas Quiboloy to panel hearing

Gabriel Pabico Lalu 02/19/2024

MANILA, Philippines — House Speaker Ferdinand Martin Romualdez and Representative Gus Tambunting of Parañaque 2nd District have jointly issued a subpoena requiring Apollo Quiboloy, the founder and honorary chair of the Kingdom of Jesus Christ (KJC), to…

Jeepneys seized despite extended consolidation deadline – transport groups

Gabriel Pabico Lalu 01/31/2024

MANILA, Philippines — Several drivers were flagged, and their traditional jeepneys impounded, despite the government-sanctioned extension of the deadline for consolidation under the modernization program, two transport organizations claimed Wednesday. At the hearing of the House committee…

PCSO admits viral photo of lotto winner edited for security reasons

Gabriel Pabico Lalu 01/18/2024

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) has admitted that the viral photo of a lottery winner, shared on Wednesday, was indeed modified. However, an official emphasized that the alteration was made for security reasons.…

Lagman says public funds being used for Cha-cha drive

Gabriel Pabico Lalu 01/09/2024

MANILA, Philippines — Albay 2nd District Representative Edcel Lagman alleges that funds from the public coffers are being utilized to advocate for charter change (Cha-cha). However, Ako Bicol party-list Representative Elizaldy Co maintains that Lagman is specifically…

Romualdez appeals for extension of PUV modernization program

Gabriel Pabico Lalu 01/04/2024

MANILA, Philippines —House Speaker Ferdinand Martin Romualdez has urged the Department of Transportation (DOTr) to extend the implementation of the public utility vehicle (PUV) modernization program until the government addresses the issues faced by jeepney drivers and…

House panel OKs substitute bill to expand aid to teachers, students in private schools

Gabriel Pabico Lalu 11/20/2023

MANILA, Philippines — A House of Representatives panel has approved a still unnumbered substitute bill that would expand the government assistance given to teachers and students in private schools. During the hearing of the House Committee on…

PM Kishida: Japan to send 12 ships to PH Coast Guard

Gabriel Pabico Lalu 11/04/2023

MANILA, Philippines — The Japanese government will send 12 ships to the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) as part of its commitment to help boost the Philippines’ maritime security capabilities, Japan Prime Minister Kishida Fumio said on Saturday.…

Lagman files bill to declare Edsa People Power anniversary a regular holiday

Gabriel Pabico Lalu 10/16/2023

MANILA, Philippines — Albay 1st District Rep. Edcel Lagman has filed a bill that aims to declare the celebration of Edsa People Power Revolution anniversary on February 25 of each year a regular non-working holiday. Lagman’s House…

Trillanes asks Marcos to let ICC enter PH, probe Duterte for alleged EJKs, secret funds

Gabriel Pabico Lalu 10/16/2023

MANILA, Philippines — Former Senator Antonio Trillanes has reiterated his call to allow the International Criminal Court (ICC) to enter the country and start its investigation of former president Rodrigo Duterte’s drug war. “We, the Magdalo group, are…

Lagman urges Bongbong Marcos to also cut secret funds

Gabriel Pabico Lalu 10/13/2023

MANILA, Philippines — Albay 1st District Rep. Edcel Lagman has urged President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. to also call for the removal of some of the confidential and intelligence funds (CIF) under his disposal in the proposed…

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