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AIRTIGHT FINDINGS ON DEPED LAPTOP CASE – TOLENTINO

In an interview over radio station DWIZ, Senator Francis Tolentino, chairman of the Senate Blue Ribbon Committee, said he believes that the five hearings conducted in connection with the questionable procurement of laptops for the Department of Education (DepEd) through the Procurement Service-Department of Budget and Management (PS-DBM) in 2021 have already established an “airtight” […]

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DEFER VEHICLE INSPECTION SYSTEM – VILLANUEVA

Senator Joel Villanueva has sought the suspension of the implementation of the New Motor Vehicle Inspection System (NMVIS) as transport regulators and private-owned motor vehicle inspection centers (PMVIC) failed to demonstrate preparedness to consistently and fairly implement new vehicle registration standards. At the hearing of the Senate public services committee, Villanueva lamented that officials of […]

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SENATE BEGINS HEARING ON ABS-CBN FRANCHISE

As the Senate starts its hearing on the bills asking to grant ABS-CBN Corporation a franchise to operate , several senators have expressed their reservations on the constitutionality of the proceedings since the House of Representatives has yet to transmit its version to the upper chamber. The Senate committee on public services tackled Senate Bill […]

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GORDON ON PDEA CHIEF: I AM VERY DISAPPOINTED

Senator Dick Gordon said he was very disappointed by the “softening” statements of Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) Director General Aaron Aquino, saying the former police officer’s narration of events was different from what he told the senator in an earlier meeting. In an interview with reporters, Gordon said Aquino claimed during a meeting with […]

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I’M NOT BUYING CEÑAS’ ALIBI ON NBP ‘HOSPITAL PASS FOR SALE’ SCHEME – GORDON

Senator Dick Gordon did not buy the alibi of a doctor from the National Bilibid Prison (NBP) Hospital and said that it is impossible for him to be unaware of patients’ actions and the illegal activities inside the hospital. Gordon questioned NBP Hospital Medical Officer Ursicio Ceñas following former Valencia City Mayor Jose Galario Jr.’s […]