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Binay on Trillanes' presidential bid: That's news

MANILA, Philippines - Vice President Jejomar Binay is unperturbed by reports that Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV, one of his most vocal critics, may run against him in the 2016 presidential elections.Full article

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House, Senate to reconcile 2015 budget

As of 11/27/2014 2:40 AM
The House of Representatives is preparing to sit in the bicameral conference committee to thresh out the clashing provisions of the 2015 proposed national appropriations bills passed by the lower House and the Senate. Full article

My hands are tied on coco levy fund, PNoy says

As of 11/27/2014 12:31 AM
President Aquino has met in Malacanang with coconut farmers who marched all the way from Davao to Manila. The farmers are seeking executive action on the Coco Levy Fund issue but Aquino says his hands are tied on the matter. Full article

House to adopt Senate exemption ceiling on bonuses

As of 11/26/2014 9:29 PM
The proposal for higher tax exemptions for bonuses took a step closer to reality after the lower House leaders announced Wednesday that they will adopt the Senate version of the proposed measure. Full article

Hero's welcome for peacekeepers after quarantine

As of 11/26/2014 5:27 PM
MANILA - The 133 Filipino peacekeepers from Ebola-hit Liberia will soon be given a hero's welcome as their 21-day quarantine ends on December 3. Full article

SC asked to stop bidding of new poll machines

As of 11/26/2014 5:12 PM
MANILA - Former Immigration Commissioner and Assemblyman Homobono Adaza urged the Supreme Court (SC) on Wednesday to prevent the Commission on Elections (Comelec) from proceeding with next week's bidding for the supply, lease or purchase of automated voting machines for use in the 2016 elections. Full article

Makabayan: FOI bill shows PNoy's duplicity

As of 11/26/2014 4:47 PM
MANILA - Makabayan bloc lawmakers slammed the consolidated freedom of information (FOI) bill approved at the lower House anew, saying it showed the duplicity of the Aquino administration's anti-corruption campaign. Full article

PNoy tells farmers: Coco levy fund still can't be used

As of 11/26/2014 4:32 PM
MANILA - President Benigno Aquino III laid out the administration’s plan to assist the coconut industry as he met with coconut farmers belonging to the group Kilus Magniniyog, which has called on government to tap the coco levy fund for their benefit. Full article

Supplemental budget to cover DAP deficit - Belmonte

As of 11/26/2014 3:58 PM
MANILA - House Speaker Feliciano Belmonte Jr. confirms that a proposed 2014 supplemental national budget will fund projects affected by the termination of the Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP). Full article

Disaster-prone PH wants simpler weather warnings

As of 11/26/2014 3:31 PM
MANILA - The Philippines will simplify its weather warnings to make them easier to understand in order to prevent the annual loss of hundreds of lives from natural calamities, officials said Wednesday. Full article

Lawmakers itemized projects in 2015 budget: Speaker

As of 11/26/2014 3:17 PM
MANILA - House Speaker Sonny Belmonte repeated his previous defense of the 2015 budget when it was approved at the Lower House amid criticism that it had hidden pork barrel funds. Full article