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3 Makati officials ask Senate to spare them from arrest  

Three of the 17 people ordered arrested by the Senate for not attending the chamber's hearings on alleged anomalies in Makati City have asked the Blue Ribbon committee to reconsider its decision citing them in contempt. Makati City Engineer Line dela...
by Tech Pinoy on May 19, 2015

Signs Of The Time, Part 85

Monday at lunch I finally got the chance to read my Sunday paper. From the Chicago Tribune “Perspective” section, in the part entitled, “Voice Of The People”: Do not allow silencers I cannot believe that there is serious consideration to perm...
by Survival And Prosperity on May 19, 2015

OPINION - Shields and Brooks 5/15/2015

"Shields and Brooks on the Senate’s trade battle, train safety funding" PBS NewsHour 5/15/2015ExcerptSUMMARY:  Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks join Judy Woodruff to discuss the week’s news, includi...
by Mage Soapbox on May 18, 2015

Citing stronger ties, Poe considers running with Escudero in 2016

Despite hints and invitations from the Liberal Party and United Nationalist Alliance, Sen. The post Citing stronger ties, Poe considers running with Escudero in 2016 appeared first on TechPinoy.
by Tech Pinoy on May 18, 2015

Cook County Public Pension Fix Could Mean Property Tax Hike

Blog readers in Cook County, Illinois, should prepare themselves for the possibility of higher property taxes shortly. Hal Dardick and Monique Garcia reported on the Chicago Tribune website Friday: Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle is tryi...
by Survival And Prosperity on May 18, 2015

Rep. Binay on dad's running mate in 2016 polls: Anyone but Trillanes

It is no secret that Vice President Jejomar Binay plans to run for president in 2016 but his choice of running mate is still a mystery. Makati Rep The post Rep. Binay on dad's running mate in 2016 polls: Anyone but Trillanes appeared first on Tec...
by Tech Pinoy on May 18, 2015

Blue Ribbon panel cites Binay pal Limlingan, 13 others in contempt

The Senate Blue Ribbon Committee on Monday cited in contempt 14 individuals, all linked to the allegations of graft against Vice President Jejomar Binay, after they repeatedly failed to testify during the hearings of the subcommittee over the past se...
by Tech Pinoy on May 18, 2015

Miriam scores govt for not forcing Canada to take back its trash

Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago has expressed alarm over the seeming willingness of the government for the country to be an international trash bin just because it does not want to strain its relationship with Canada. “This issue goes beyond waste...
by Tech Pinoy on May 17, 2015

Pimentel: Partial subpanel report on Makati parking building out next week

After conducting 20 hearings on the corruption controversies hounding Vice President Jejomar Binay since last year, the Senate blue ribbon subcommittee will release a partial committee report on the allegedly overpriced construction of the Makati Cit...
by Tech Pinoy on May 17, 2015

Pimentel not keen on including AMLC report, cakes in Binay probe

Senator Aquilino Pimentel III is not keen on investigating multibillion-peso bank transactions that Vice President Jejomar Binay and his alleged dummies allegedly made over the last six years even if the subpanel has been probing Binay’s supposedly...
by Tech Pinoy on May 17, 2015

Comelec considering manual voting, automated canvassing for 2016 polls

Newly appointed Commission on Elections Chairman Andres Bautista said Thursday that the poll body is considering all modes of voting for the 2016 elections, including the hybrid Transparent and Credible Election System (TCReS), or a mix of manual vot...
by Tech Pinoy on May 14, 2015

PNoy: Days of doubting BBL are over

Zambo officials reject city's inclusion in Bangsamoro territory. Senator Ferdinand Marcos Jr The post PNoy: Days of doubting BBL are over appeared first on TechPinoy.
by Tech Pinoy on May 14, 2015

Koko Pimentel sees CA freeze order vs. VP Binay as vindication

Senator Aquilino Pimentel III said Wednesday the freeze order issued by the Court of Appeals on the 242 bank accounts of Vice President Jejomar Binay, his relatives, and friends was a vindication of the Senate blue ribbon subcommittee.“Klarong klar...
by Tech Pinoy on May 12, 2015

Lito Lapid to run for Angeles City mayor, son Mark for senator

Joking that he does not belong to the Senate, Senator Lito Lapid is planning to run for mayor of Angeles City in Pampanga in the 2016 elections.“Hindi naman ako bagay dito, joke lang. Tsamba-tsamba lang po, nananalo sa awa ng Panginoon at sa tulong...
by Tech Pinoy on May 12, 2015

UNA dares Senate leaders to explain huge spending for consultancy services

The United Nationalist Alliance (UNA) on Monday dared the Senate leadership to disclose the names of the senators cited in a Commission on Audit (COA) report on Senate spending for consultancy services.“The senators should practice what they preach...
by Tech Pinoy on May 11, 2015

Santiago bill requires LGUs to ensure easy access to public beaches

Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago on Friday stressed the need to protect the public and ensure their safety as the government continues to promote tourism in the country as she pushed for the passage of four bills she has filed, including one that see...
by Tech Pinoy on May 8, 2015

Drilon: No more time and budget for ConCon

Senate President Franklin Drilon said Friday there is no more time and budget left in the Aquino administration to hold a referendum for a Constitutional Convention as proposed by Senators Teofisto Guingona III and Aquilino Pimentel III. “Medyo gah...
by Tech Pinoy on May 7, 2015

Chicago-Area Democrats Push To Expand ‘Assault Weapons’ Ban Throughout Illinois

After a federal court upheld an “assault weapons” ban by the City of Highland Park, gun “control” supporters in Chicago’s far north suburbs are trying to expand the ban on these military-pattern semi-automatic rifles throughout the state of...
by Survival And Prosperity on May 7, 2015

DepEd’s Luistro: ‘No excuse not to implement K-12’

Education Secretary Armin Luistro on Tuesday said they are on track in their preparations for the implementation of senior high school leg of the K-12 program.In its midterm report to the Senate, Luistro said given the interagency efforts for the ref...
by Tech Pinoy on May 5, 2015

Death of Usman proof of MILF's sincerity? Lawmakers have doubts

Bomb-maker Usman killed in Maguindanao shootout. The body of suspected terrorist Abdul Basit Usman, who was killed in a shootout in Sitio Takeneken, Bgy Muti, Guindulungan, Maguindanao at about 10 a.m. on Sunday, May 3 The post Death of Usman proof o...
by Tech Pinoy on May 4, 2015

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