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  • Senators blast ‘lying’ about Bangsa budget

    Senators blast ‘lying’...

    SENATOR Francis Escudero on Tuesday hit the government’s chief peace negotiator, Miriam Coronel-Ferrer, for claiming that the annual budget for the proposed Bangsamoro region is P35 billion when it is much closer to P75 billion. Ferrer has been insisting that only P35 billion would go to the prospective...
  • Automation problems  could scrap 2016 polls

    Automation problems could scrap...

    AN election lawyer warned Monday there might be no election in 2016 if the Supreme Court scraps the P268 million contract for the repair and refurbishment of 81,000 vote counting machines. Lawyer Romulo Macalintal said the decision of the Supreme Court to stop the implementation of the contract might cause...
  • KL girds for war in Mindanao

    KL girds for war in Mindanao

    MALAYSIA warned Saturday that war could erupt in Mindanao if the peace deal between the government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) fails to push through by June, and has begun preparing offshore military bases in the Sulu Sea to handle an influx of refugees if the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) fails...
  • Lawmakers buck summit tack

    Lawmakers buck summit tack

    LAWMAKERS continued to assail the Palace proposal to form a panel to review the controversial Bangsamoro Basic Law even as Malacañang argued that President Benigno Aquino III’s proposal was not meant to usurp the power of Congress to consider and enact laws. Rodriguez Cagayan de Oro Rep. Rufus...
  • PNoy orders own BBL review

    PNoy orders own BBL review

    EVEN as Congress considers the Palace’s proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law, President Benigno S. Aquino III yesterday called on “citizen leaders” to convene a national peace summit to review the measure that lawmakers have found to be replete with constitutional infirmities. Aquino made the call...

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