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Death for Drug Traffickers

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  • Tuesday, 18 March 2014 03:58

Mindanao representatives, Rufus and Maximo Rodriguez, pushed for HB 1213, a similar measure filed in the previous Congress prescribing a harsher penalty for foreign drug traffickers.   This measure seeks to amend R.A. 9165 or the “Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002” by adopting the higher prescribed penalty, including death, of the national law of a foreign drug trafficker, to diminish its prevalence thereby limiting the establishment of foreign drug cartels in the Philippines.

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SOLONS AGAINST POLITICAL DYNASTIES

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  • Friday, 07 February 2014 08:21

The House Committee on Suffrage and Electoral Reform approved HB 3587, a consolidation of three Anti-Political Dynasty measures namely; HB 172 filed by Reps. Neri Colmenares (BAYAN MUNA), Carlos Zarate, Luzviminda Ilagan (GABRIELA), Emmi De Jesus (GABRIELA), Antonio Tinio (ACT TEACHERS), Fernando Hicap (ANAKPAWIS), Terry Ridon (KABATAAN) and Edgar Erice, HB 837 by Rep. Erlinda M. Santiago (SAGIP) and HB 2911 by Rep. Oscar Rodriguez, all seeking to carry out the Constitutional mandate against political dynasty in order to guarantee equal access to public service.

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NO PDAF in 2014 [INFOGRAPH]

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  • Friday, 03 January 2014 00:00

List of Senators who decided to give up their Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) allocation in the 2014 Budget.

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Bicam approves 2.264T 2014 Budget

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  • Wednesday, 11 December 2013 00:00

SENATE - on Tuesday, December 10, 2013, the Bicameral Conference (Bicam) Committee finally achieved truce despite contentious provisions embedded in the 2014 General Appropriation Bill (GAB). The Bicam Report on the 2014 Budget needs to be ratified by the Senate and House of Representatives before it is sent to the President for signature.

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Republic Act 9184: Government Procurement Reform Act (GPRA)

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  • Friday, 18 October 2013 06:23

An Act Providing For the Modernization, Standardization and Regulation of the Procurement Activities of the Government and For Other Purposes RA 9184, better known as the Government Procurement Reform Act (GPRA), was signed into law on July 22, 2002. GPRA was enacted primarily to eliminate all forms of corrupt practices in the government procurement system and likewise seek efficient utilization of the government’s resources.

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Sustainable Mass Transport seen as solution to country’s traffic woes

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  • Monday, 07 October 2013 09:07

According to the MMDA, there are currently about 3.6 million registered vehicles in Metro Manila alone sharing a total of 3,090 kilometers of national, city, municipal, and barangay roads. This means that each vehicle only has 0.86 meter of road allocated for its mobility. No wonder the metropolis experiences daily traffic jams. Not to mention the smog and other air pollutants produced by motor vehicles in the country. In addition to this is the cost of imported fossil fuels the country has to earmark amounting to one billion pesos a day just to run a motor vehicle-dependent population.

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Philippine High School for Sports

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  • Thursday, 12 September 2013 03:21

In light of promoting sports and physical education as an essential factor in the formation of a healthy and functioning society, Rep. Lani Mercado-Revilla filed HB 2302 or an act establishing a Philippine High School for Sports (PHSS).

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Senator Bong Revilla speech on Pork Barrel scam

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  • Thursday, 12 September 2013 00:00
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A Neophyte's Manifestation, 9 September 2013

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  • Wednesday, 11 September 2013 02:26
We are one with the Filipino people, who have chosen us as their representatives, in expressing our outrage over the scandalous revelations in the Napoles investigation and the COA special audit. There can be no excuses for this kind of abuse, and the appropriate steps must be taken to make accountable those involved and to ensure that this travesty will not be repeated.
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What is PDAF? - Infographic

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  • Friday, 06 September 2013 03:20
Since 2000, the General Appropriations Act annually allocates a lump sum appropriation under the Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) for fundings of priority development programs and projects identified by legislators.
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