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On Tuesday, the chairperson of the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority missed a Senate investigation into the provincial bus ban of his agency, which last week caused gridlocks on EDSA.   Instead of attending a memorandum of contract signing which could not be delayed, MMDA chairman Danilo Lim said the general manager of his agency, Jojo Garcia.   Sen. Grace Poe, who led the investigation as Chair of the Public Services

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Sen. Manny Pacquiao said on Wednesday that he agrees with Senate President Vicente Sotto III to leave Jesus Christ out of the country’s debate on re-imposing the death penalty. Senators started discussions on suggestions to revive the death penalty on Tuesday. Sen. Franklin Drilon said that the victim of wrongful execution was even Jesus Christ. He added that judges and magistrates, being human, are fallible and could make choices that

Death penalty

Senate President Vicente Sotto III said that the Senate’s three to four death penalty bills had a better opportunity of passing if they were limited to high-level drug trafficking alone. Sotto stated that the bill debate won’t be as hard and lengthy if the crimes covered are restricted to drug trafficking and plundering at the highest level. Sotto said in specific that death penalty can hardly be regarded as anti-poor

COMLEC

COMELEC to hold the declaration of winning senators and party-list groups on Wednesday, May 22. Comelec stated early Wednesday that Senatorial bet’s proclamation is at 10 a.m., while the proclamation of party-list groups will be at 7 p.m. at the Philippine International Convention Center. The Comelec initially scheduled the proclamation on Tuesday, but had to reschedule for a second time as the poll body was still canvassing election returns from

Neri Colmenares

Senatorial aspirant Neri Colmenares posted on Tuesday that he will “never concede” and will continue to fight against a “rotten electoral exercise.” Based on 95.47 percent of partial and unofficial election returns as of 9:22 p.m., Colmenares is in 24th spot in the Senate race with 4,578,927 votes He stated in a tweet, “I will never concede defeat to a rotten electoral exercise that has basically deceived, bribed, intimidated and

Budget impasse unresolved after Senate, House panel meeting

On Monday, the six-man panel representative of the Senate and the House of Legislatures were unsuccessful to resolve the deadlock on the proposed P3.757 trillion 2019 budget after conference for more than three hours. Representatives cited their optimism to be able to find resolution their issues with the Budget bill soon. “As long as we are talking, there is light at the end of the tunnel. We are still talking,”