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DON’T WASTE YOUR VOTE ON ELECTION DAY – PANGILINAN

Vice presidential aspirant Senator Kiko Pangilinan reminded the 65 million Filipino voters of their power to change for the better the political landscape in the Philippines, telling them not to waste this opportunity to elect competent leaders. Citing the slow government response to COVID, Pangilinan urged the attendees of the CEBUyass! campaign caravan at the […]

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SOLON: BOOST TASK FORCE VS VEGETABLE SMUGGLING

PHILRECA Party-List Representative Presley De Jesus proposes the passage of legislative measures that clamp down on vegetable smuggling activities. In his statement, he mentions how the government can address these unfair and illegal practices and protect our local farmers and consumers. Included in his proposal to protect the agricultural sector is (1) to intensify the […]

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LANDSLIDE WINS FOR VILLAFUERTES — PULSE ASIA

Young entrepreneur Luigi LRV Villafuerte is the runaway winner in the gubernatorial race in the province of Camarines Sur, based on the most recent pre-election survey by the prominent pollster Pulse Asia that showed him getting a third more than the combined votes of his four other rivals that include a former Cabinet secretary and […]

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NCECCO ELECTS MASONGSONG AS SECRETARY GENERAL

The National Center of Electric Cooperatives’ Consumers (NCECCO) has elected former National Electrification Administration (NEA) administrator Edgardo Rama Masongsong as its Secretary-General.NCECCO is the national organization of Electric Cooperatives’ (ECs) MCOs or Member-Consumer-Owners that espouses a vision of being a vanguard of the rights and interests of all electricity consumers nationwide, which Masongsong upholds to […]

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CASTRO: PASS BILL ON POLL HONORARIA TAX EXEMPTION

A House lawmaker representing teachers urged the Senate to swiftly pass a measure exempting election servers such as members of the Board of Election Inspectors (BEIs) from having their honoraria subjected to income and other withholding taxes. In a statement, ACT Teachers Representative France Castro said imposing a tax on the honoraria and allowances of […]

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WHAT WERE THE 35 MOST DIFFICULT PROVINCES TO PENETRATE FOR PARTY-LIST GROUPS IN 2019?

In an election where 40% of incumbent party-list groups lost in their reelection bid, anybody and everybody would wonder why, and how.This article will not attempt to answer why 17 out of the 46 incumbent party-list groups lost in their reelection bid in the 2019 midterm elections. It will, however, emphasize how difficult it was, […]

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HOW DID 75% OF PARTY-LIST GROUPS WIN IN 2019?

In an election where 40% of incumbent party-list groups lost in their reelection bid, anybody and everybody would wonder why, and how. This article will not attempt to answer why 17 out of the 46 incumbent party-list groups lost in their reelection bid in the 2019 midterm elections. It will, however, make a pitch on […]

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HOUSE ELECTS COMMITTEE CHAIRS

The House of Representatives has begun the task of filling the membership of the different committees of the lower chamber where majority of the legislative processes take place. During plenary sessions, the House elected Albay 2nd District Rep. Joey Sarte Salceda as chair of the powerful Ways and Means Committee. Elected as vice chairpersons were […]

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LEGARDA ELECTED AS FIRST ANTIQUE SOLON TO BECOME DEPUTY SPEAKER

Three-term Senator, now Antique Representative Loren Legarda made history yet again for Antique after being chosen as one of the deputy speakers of the 18th Congress. “That alone is already a challenge for me.” Legarda, who is the first Antique representative to become Deputy Speaker, expressed her gratitude and excitement to her kasimanwas (provincemates) who […]

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SENATE ELECTS SECOND HALF OF COMMITTEE CHAIRMANSHIPS

Senate has elected the second half of its committee chairmanships for the 18th Congress. During the plenary session, Senate Majority Leader Juan Miguel Zubiri moved for the election of the chairpersons for 16 Senate committees. The committee chairmanships were approved by Senate President Tito Sotto. Senator Sonny Angara will head the Committee on Youth. Below […]