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JAN
17
2017

Duterte told: Certify bills extending passport validity to 10 years

Passing a law extending the validity period of a Philippine passport from 5 to 10 years is “one low-hanging fruit”
JAN
16
2017

No Basis to Consider ML Declaration – Recto

We should know by now that such theatrical bombast is part of the President’s oratorical repertoire. His bluster should
DEC
20
2016

“No PhilHealth ID, No Benefits” policy scrapped – Recto

The Senate has included a provision in the 2017 national budget cancelling the need for patients seeking treatment in
DEC
20
2016

Recto: Digong’s foreign policy motto should be “Friend to all, subservient to no one”

The Philippines would be better off pivoting to an independent foreign policy position than siding with any of the big
DEC
18
2016

Senate hikes by P1 B DSWD budget for free daycare meals

The Senate had added P1 billion to the children’s feeding budget of the Department of Social Welfare and Development,
DEC
18
2016

Recto: CHED row won’t affect easy-to-implement 8B tuition fund

The senator who sponsored the free public college tuition clause in the 2017 national budget today assuaged fears
DEC
13
2016

Statement on the Bicameral Conference Committee Approval of the National Budget for 2017

We are pleased to note that the General Appropriations Bill for 2017, which the Bicameral Conference Committee has
DEC
13
2016

On the Confirmation of the Appointment of DPWH Secretary Mark Villar

Mr. President, my dear colleagues: The nominee is the perfect specimen which proves how true the saying “the present
DEC
07
2016

On the Confirmation of the Appointment of NEDA Director General Ernesto M. Pernia

Mr. President, my dear colleagues: It has been said that if the ship of state were an ancient balangay, then it is the
DEC
02
2016

Recto: Signing of IRR on PWD law “strongest indicator that Palace has abandoned tax plan to revoke PWD privileges”

Senate Minority Leader Ralph Recto has hailed today’s signing of the implementing rules and regulations (IRR) of
DEC
02
2016

Problem hiring? Tap millennials to fill 6,000 COA vacancies—Recto

The Commission on Audit (COA), the taxpayer’s whistleblower, should be promoted as a “premier destination” for “talented
DEC
01
2016

Free tuition looms for 1 M state college students; Recto amendment gives P5.7 B to SUCs for new bldgs

Close to a million students of state colleges and universities (SUCs) will not pay tuition next year if Minority Leader

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