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LOOK: How much each branch got in GAA 2014 [INFOGRAPH]

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  • Monday, 28 July 2014 03:34

The Executive Branch has consistently received the highest share of the National Budget for its daily operations and the implementation of various programs. The Legislative Branch and the Judiciary meanwhile receive less than one percent of the Budget.

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Accomplishment of the three branches of the Philippine Government [INFOGRAPH]

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  • Sunday, 27 July 2014 06:05

The fifth State of the Nation Address is fast approaching and the Aquino Administration is expected to lay out the accomplishments it has achieved since its inauguration.  This infograph is an overview of how the Administration is at par with its claimed platform for Good Governance, Education, Infrastructure, Peace and National Defense, Health, Tourism, Climate Change, Economic Development and Disaster Risk Reduction and Management

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Tracking Survey Ratings of the Three Branches of Government [INFOGRAPH]

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  • Friday, 25 July 2014 09:19
President Benigno Aquino III will be delivering his 5th State of the Nation Address in the midst of his lowest approval ratings to date as reported by survey firms Pulse Asia and Social Weather Stations. Other branches of government have received lower public approval at the beginning of 2014 as well. How will they fare in the coming months with the development of various issues such as the Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP) and the "pork barrel scam" investigations?
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R.A. 10642 - The Philippine lemon Law [INFOGRAPH]

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  • Thursday, 24 July 2014 10:23

Republic Act No. 10642. An act strengthening consumer protection in the purchase of brand new motor vehicles

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PH internet speed slowest in ASEAN; Senate probe sought

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  • Monday, 30 June 2014 02:35

A study by ASEAN DNA pointed out that the Philippines’  average Internet speed at 3.6 Mbps is four times slower than the ASEAN as a whole (12 Mbps) and more than five times slower than the rest of the world (17.5 Mbps). Philippine Internet lags behind that of its neighbors, Laos (4.0 Mbps), Indonesia (4.1 Mbps), Myanmar and Brunei (both at 4.9 Mbps).

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Free WIFI in the Metro

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  • Tuesday, 24 June 2014 06:26

"Free Metro Manila WiFi Act of 2014" was filed by Senator Ralph Recto on May 19, 2014 to emphasize the importance of connection and information in a globalized era. The measure cites the significance of connectivity in a dynamic society as it is imperative to nation-building.

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Houses Ratifies Graphic Health Warning Bill

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  • Friday, 20 June 2014 09:18

The House of Representatives identified 14 priority bills to be approved before the chamber adjourns sine die on June 13, 2014.  Among the measures were two Health bills: 1) providing for mandatory PhilHealth coverage for all senior citizens and 2) picture-based health warning (PHW).  

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Universal health coverage expansion sought

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  • Thursday, 19 June 2014 08:59

Universal health coverage remains high in the legislative agenda as both chambers of Congress have been active in filing bills seeking to expand healthcare services of the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth).  PhilHealth coverage is among the 14 priority measures of the Senate and House of Representatives before the first regular session ends this June.

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So you want to be a... State Witness [INFOGRAPH]

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  • Friday, 25 April 2014 07:15

Republic Act 6891 or the Witness Protection, Security and Benefits Act allows an individual involved in committing a crime to become a state witness under the following conditions (Section 10):

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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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