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FIRM

UNA Secretary General and navotas rep. toby tiangco has secured a “firm commitment” from the department of budget management to submit to complete list and details of the entitlements of each lawmaker from the unconstitutional disbursement acceleration program. (more…)

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EXCHANGES

Kabataan Pary List rep. terry ridon thinks senate president franklin drilon should apologize for his alleged bullying of him over the investigation of the alleged corruption in the iloilo convention center in drilon’s home province. (more…)

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PLENARY

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President Aquino will have  the entire 2015 national budget  as “DAPPable funds “ under the proposed new definition of government savings.

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READINESS

House Energy Committee Chair Reynaldo Umali admits he will have to work very hard to secure the approval of congressmen for the proposed joint resolution to authorize the president to contract additional power capacity.

Umali is also aware of the time constraints for the joint resolution, which is aimed at addressing a power crisis in Luzon in the summer of 2015 when the malampaya gas field shuts…

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DECONGEST

President Aquino will exercise his options on the congestion in the port of Manila when the time comes. cabinet secretary Rene almendras, who heads the cabinet cluster on port congestion, made this assurance in reaction to lawmakers’ appeals that the national government intervene in the capital city’s imposition of a truck ban that has been blamed for port congestion.

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FLASHMOB

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Members of the gallery  broke into screams pressing for  a wage hike for government workers and disrupted the plenary deliberations for the 2015 national budget in the House of representatives. (more…)

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60B

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Finance Secretary Cesar Purisima says government can lose as much as 60B in potential revenues once congress passes a new law imposing a higher tax exemption for bonuses.

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WAGONS AND CHILLS

President Aquino circled the wagons in a speech before allies inside and outside the liberal party, like minded civil society organizations and local government officials to issue a call for continuity and directives aimed at problems that have drawn so much criticism against his administration.
aquino appeared to refocus his allies on their goals amid the intensified political intramurals between…

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EMERGENCY

SOLON SLAMS EMERGENCY POWERS, PETILLA MEETS WITH LAWMAKERS  Bayan Muna Rep.Neri Colmenares warned that Pres. Aquino’s request for emergency powers may mean sweetheart deals, corruption, take or pay, and high electricity rates.  in a statement, colmenares said,  “Apologists of Pres. Aquino should not split hairs on this issue and call a spade a spade. The president asked for emergency powers just…

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LOBBY

Movie Actor Robin PAdilla was in Congress today to show his support for the quick passage of the bangsamoro basic law and the success of the comprehensive agreement on the bangsamoro. the BBL is meant to institutionalize the CAB–the peace agreement signed by the government and the moro islamic liberation front to bring lasting peace to the troubled island of Mindanao in southern Philippines.…

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