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PROBE ONLINE SELLING OF SMUGGLED ONIONS – LEE

AGRI Party-list Rep. Wilbert T. Lee has filed a measure to conduct an inquiry into the reported proliferation of smuggled onions and other possible agricultural products being sold online that are detrimental to the livelihood of local farmers and fisherfolk, and pose a threat to the health of consumers.  In his House Resolution No. 1600, […]

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DELA ROSA BEGINS ‘PERYA’ INDUSTRY PROBE

Senator Ronald “Bato” Dela Rosa spearheaded the inquiry into the welfare of the town carnivals, more popularly known as “perya.” The Senate Committee on Public Order and Dangerous Drugs conducted the investigation amid the industry’s vulnerability to exploitation, harassment, and unfair treatment. “It serves as a lifeline for many operators and their families, providing a […]

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TULFO TO LEAD SENATE PROBE ON PCSO LOTTO WINNERS

Senator Raffy Tulfo is set to investigate the legitimacy of all lotto jackpot winners during the continuation of the Senate hearing of the Committee on Ways and Means involving the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) on January 25, Thursday. It can be recalled that PCSO General Manager Melquiades Robles admitted in a Senate inquiry recently […]

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HOUSE TO PROBE PALAWAN ELECTRICITY CRISIS

The House of Representatives has been asked to investigate the power crisis brewing in Palawan and to seek relief for its citizens amid the skyrocketing prices of electricity in the province.House Resolution (HR) No. 1544, introduced by Speaker Martin Romualdez and Palawan Representatives Jose Alvarez and Edgardo Salvame, seeks to direct the House Committee on […]

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STARBUCKS TO LIFT ITS LIMIT ON SENIORS’ DISCOUNT

A House inquiry ordered by Speaker Martin Romualdez has prompted popular coffee chain Starbucks to lift the cap it has imposed on the 20-percent discount senior citizens and persons with disability (PWDs) are legally entitled to. Angela Cole, who identified herself as operations director of Starbucks Coffee, told the House committee on ways and means […]

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MARK VILLAR CLOSES SENATE PROBE ON ONLINE SCAMS

Senator Mark Villar, Chairperson of the Committee on Banks, Financial Institutions and Currencies successfully led the discussion on 3 Senate Resolutions, 6 Senate Bills, and 1 House Bill, collectively called the Anti-Financial Account Scamming Act or AFASA. “There is a dramatic rise in cyber financial crimes such as online selling scams, investment scams, loan scams, […]

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TULFO EYES JCEC TO DECIDE ON PANAY POWER CRISIS

Senator Raffy Tulfo divulged his plan to convene the Joint Congressional Energy Commission (JCEC) to review and eventually decide on the amendment or cancellation of the franchise of the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP). Tulfo, Chairman of the Senate Committee on Energy, made the announcement following NGCP’s repeated failure to fulfill its responsibilities […]

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SENATE STARTS PROBE ON PANAY POWER CRISIS

Senator Ronald “Bato” dela Rosa has urged the stakeholders from the energy sector to fully cooperate with the Senate Energy Committee’s investigation into the recent blackout in the island province of Panay which affected the livelihood and everyday lives of thousands of Ilonggos. “I am asking for your full cooperation, your utmost cooperation on this […]

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ROMUALDEZ WANTS JEEPNEY MODERNIZATION PLAN PROBED

Speaker Martin Romualdez directed the House Committee on Transportation to immediately look “into reports received by my office that corrupt practices may have tainted the conceptualization and planned implementation” of the government’s public utility vehicle (PUV) or jeepney modernization program.“The reports allege that existing transport officials are in cahoots with previous officials in negotiating for […]

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PROBE CONVERGE/METROWORKS CONSTRUCTION — PADILLA

Senator Robin Padilla is taking up the cudgels for workers of a company who may lose their jobs due to an alleged unlawful redundancy program seeking to dismantle employee unions. Padilla, in Senate Resolution 868, urged the Senate Committee on Labor, Employment and Human Resource Development to look into the program by Converge/Metroworks ICT Construction […]