Tuesday, November 25, 2014
  • House panel votes  10-3 to okay FOI

    House panel votes 10-3 to okay FOI

    But militant solons tag it ‘watered-down, toothless’ version

    THE House committee on public information approved on Monday a consolidated version of freedom of information bill that militant lawmakers said contained “more restrictions to information access than freedom.” The committee, chaired by Misamis Occidental Rep. Jorge Almonte, approved the measure by...
  • ‘Gift’ for Palace allies

    ‘Gift’ for Palace...

    Solons bare ‘midnight allocation’ worth P23b

    OPPOSITION lawmakers accused the Palace Sunday of playing Santa to its allies with some P23.34 billion that must be spent by the end of the year, at the expense of victims of super typhoon Yolanda. In an interview over radio dzBB, Bayan Muna Rep. Neri Colmenares said the Palace was rushing the distribution of...
  • Blacklist alarms PH solons, HK SAR

    Blacklist alarms PH solons, HK SAR

    PNoy admin invokes ‘threat to public safety’

    LAWMAKERS and the Hong Kong government expressed “concern” at the blacklisting of nine Hong Kong journalists after they supposedly disrespected President Benigno Aquino III during a foreign trip last year. While some lawmakers said the matter was a simple case of “bad manners,” others...
  • PH bars 9 HK journalists

    PH bars 9 HK journalists

    For ‘heckling’ PNoy in last year’s APEC meet in Bali; Palace denies such order

    THE Philippines has ‘blacklisted’ the nine Hong Kong journalists who heckled President Benigno Aquino III during last year’s Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit held in Bali, Indonesia. Two prominent Hong Kong dailies, the Hong Kong Standard and the South China Morning Post,...
  • Solons quiz Palace  on P23b new funds

    Solons quiz Palace on P23b new...

    Raise fears supplemental budget meant for election

    HOUSE Speaker Feliciano Belmonte Jr., the leader of the independent minority bloc Leyte Rep. Ferdinand Martin Romualdez and other lawmakers questioned Thursday the Palace’s decision to seek a supplemental budget of P23.34 billion for activities that already covered by the 2014 and 2015 budgets. The...

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