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Ragos shows up at De Lima hearing, but unable to

Rafael Ragos is one of the government's key witnesses against former Sen. Leila de Lima. He showed up Friday in court but was unable to reaffirm his recantation. Government lawyers filed an appeal on Thursday night before the Muntinlupa court. In a ruling in February 2021, the court said De Lima and Dayan must explain the P10 million they receivedthe allegation that Ragos recanted. #in60words...

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Gatchalian wants to make payment of taxes easier

Senator Win Gatchalian has filed a measure seeking to make the payment of taxes easier with the hope of encouraging the public to pay their taxes truthfully and timely.

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Tulfo to generals Don't make soldiers your personal errand boys

Senator Raffy Tulfo has called out some high-ranking members of the Armed Forces of the Philippines for supposedly pulling out soldiers from headquarters to make them perform different chores in their private houses. #In60words

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Bersamin appointed as new executive secretary

Retired Chief Justice Lucas Bersamin has been appointed as President Ferdinand Bongbong Marcos Jr.s new executive secretary, Press Secretary Trixie Angeles-Cruz confirmed on Tuesday. Bersamin, who already took his oath before Marcos, is taking over the ES post after Vic Rodriguez, long-time spokesperson of Marcos, quit earlier this month.

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Marcos back in PH after his working trip in US

President Ferdinand Bongbong Marcos Jr. is back in the Philippines after a week-long working visit to the United States. Marcos arrived in the country at 609 a.m. on Sunday at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport. He attended the 77th United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) and met with world leaders.

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Marcos, Biden hold first bilateral meet, vow to bolster PH-US

President Ferdinand Bongbong Marcos, Jr. on Thursday (Friday morning, Philippine time) affirmed the countrys commitment to improving ties with one of its longstanding allies, the United States, in a meeting with US President Joe Biden. #In60words

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Solon questions 2023 infra budget cuts for Mindanao

Basilan Representative Mujiv Hataman questioned the 2023 budget cut for infrastructures of Mindanao, where the lawmaker claimed the projects could be a source of employment. Bakit ganun kalaki ang pagtapyas ng pondo ng imprastraktura pagdating sa Mindanao? Ibig sabihin malaking trabaho ang mawawala, at tataas ang poverty incidence rates. said Rep. Hataman. #In60words...

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Bigger 2023 budget for DPWH sought

A legislator has asked the other members of the House of Representatives to consider raising the 2023 budget of the Department of Public Works and Highways, noting that infrastructure projects help create more jobs.    During Tuesday's plenary deliberations on the P5.268-trillion proposed national budget for 2023, Bas...

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Marcos won't visit White House

President Ferdinand Bongbong Marcos Jr. will not visit the White House while he is in the United States. Press Secretary Trixie Cruz-Angeles disclosed this on Sept. 20, the second day of the Philippine delegation led by Marcos in the US. #In60words

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Sen. Gatchalian wants to set up a free online library

Senator Sherwin Win Gatchalian filed Senate Bill No. 477, establishing an online library, giving students free and undisrupted access to digitized copies of textbooks and learning materials.

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Voter turnout in Maguindanao plebiscite at 56% at midday -

Initial voter turnout in the Maguindanao plebiscite, held to determine whether the province will be divided into two, was 56% as of midday. The figure is expected to increase as polls closed at 3 p.m., a Comelec spokesperson said. Tataas pa po yung 56% natin at uulitin po natin, hindi po ito mababa. At ito po ay record-breaking sa rehiyon na ito, Comelec spokesperson Rex Laudiangco said....

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Executive Secretary Vic Rodriguez resigns Palace

President Ferdinand Marcos Jr.'s long-time lawyer and spokesperson Vic Rodriguez has resigned from his post as executive secretary, MalacaƱang confirmed on Saturday. We confirm reports that Atty. Vic Rodriguez has stepped down as Executive Secretary, Press Secretary Trixie Cruz-Angeles said. Rodriguez says he will continue serving the government as the Presidential Chief of Staff. #in60words...

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Marcos to tackle economic recovery on U.N

President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. will leave for New York, United States of America, on September 18 to attend the 77th United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), MalacaƱang announced Thursday. #In60words

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House panel OKs P2.3-B OVP budget for 2023

Like the Office of the President, the House Committee on Appropriations swiftly terminated the P2.3 billion 2023 budget for the Office of the Vice President (OVP) in less than ten minutes at the House of Representatives. #In60words

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Sen. Lapid bats for social pension for farmers and fisherfolks

Senator Lito Lapid filed Senate Bill No. 1230, which seeks to establish a pension program for retired farmers, agricultural workers, and fisherfolk. In his explanatory note, the senator cited a report from the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA), which states that farmers and fishermen consistently ranked as two of the most impoverished societal sectors, even before the pandemic. #In60words...

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