Neri Colmenares

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Name: Neri Colmenares
First reported 3 hours ago - Updated 3 hours ago - 1 reports

'Generators,' not emergency powers will resolve energy crisis

Bayan Muna Rep. Neri Colmenares said in an interview over radio dzMM that instead of emergency powers, the House energy committee is considering the implementation of the Interruptible Load Program, where big business establishments will use power generators ... [Published Philippine Star - 3 hours ago]
First reported 23 hours ago - Updated 8 hours ago - 1 reports

Smart gets stay order on text refund order

AFTER sister brand Sun Cellular and rival Globe, it is Smart's turn to secure a stay order against the government directive for telecommunication companies to refund subscribers for alleged excessive text messaging fees.The Court of Appeals (CA) Sixth ... [Published Sun Star Network - 23 hours ago]
First reported Oct 20 2014 - Updated 19 hours ago - 4 reports

Congress thinks twice on emergency powers; DOE scored

The House of Representatives will not rush passing the joint resolution that would grant President Aquino the authority to contract additional generating capacity after the Department of Energy (DOE) failed to establish that there is indeed an imminent ... [Published Yahoo Philippines News - 20 hours ago]
First reported Oct 20 2014 - Updated Oct 20 2014 - 1 reports

Lack of Enforcement of Bunker Spill Rules "Criminally Negligent"

Nearly 1 million tonnes of bunkers spilt last year in one incidentLegislators investigating last year's large bunker spill in Iloilo province , the Philippines , have said the failure of government agencies to implement the oil spill compensation law ... [Published Ship & Bunker - Oct 20 2014]
First reported Oct 19 2014 - Updated Oct 19 2014 - 1 reports

Rights and wrongs

The transgender slay case involving suspect United States (US) Marine Private First Class Joseph Scott Pemberton has people in a fury of righteousness.The outrage is natural and expected. A murder is a murder and since it involves — again — a kababayan ... [Published Philippines Daily Tribune - Oct 19 2014]
First reported Oct 15 2014 - Updated Oct 15 2014 - 1 reports

House OKs P54 billion for MRT buyout

MANILA, Philippines - The House of Representatives has provided P54 billion in the proposed P2.606-trillion 2015 national budget for the government buyout and takeover of the breakdown-prone Metro Rail Transit 3, the mass rail line along EDSA.“Yes, it’s ... [Published Philippine Star - Oct 15 2014]
First reported Oct 14 2014 - Updated Oct 15 2014 - 2 reports

EDCA will never work for PH interests – lawyers say

TAGUM CITY- Lawyers in Manila claimed on Wednesday that the Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement (EDCA) between the Philippines and the United States of America “will never work for the national interest.”In a phone interview with Davao Today, Harry ... [Published Davao Today - Oct 15 2014]
First reported Oct 14 2014 - Updated Oct 14 2014 - 1 reports

Oil spill compensation law unenforced, say lawmakers

BOTONGON Elementary School in Estancia, Iloilo province, remains unrepaired almost a year after it was damaged by Supertyphoon “Yolanda.” NESTOR P. BURGOS/INQUIRER VISAYASILOILO CITY, Philippines—Legislators investigating last year’s massive oil spill ... [Published Philippine Daily Inquirer - Oct 14 2014]
First reported Oct 14 2014 - Updated Oct 14 2014 - 1 reports

Palace says US retains custody of Marine in 'Gapo slay as party-list solons demand handover

InterAksyon.comThe online news portal of TV5MANILA, Philippines -- Malacanang said on Tuesday that the Visiting Forces Agreement allows the United States military to retain custody over the Marine named as a suspect in the killing of Filipino transgender ... [Published Interaksyon - Oct 14 2014]
First reported Oct 14 2014 - Updated Oct 14 2014 - 1 reports

Emergency powers for Aquino to be passed before yearend – Belmonte

The resolution granting President Aquino emergency powers to address the power crisis in summer 2015 will be likely passed before the year ends, according to House Speaker Feliciano Belmonte Jr.“The emergency powers can be done this year. It’s a very ... [Published Philippine Online Chronicles - Oct 14 2014]
First reported Oct 12 2014 - Updated Oct 13 2014 - 4 reports

House urged not to rush additional powers for PNoy

The leader of the Independent Bloc in the House of Representatives cautioned Congress on Monday against hasty passage of a joint resolution giving President Aquino emergency powers to address alleged threat of a power shortage in the summer of 2015 without ... [Published Manila Standard Today - Oct 13 2014]
First reported Sep 28 2014 - Updated Sep 29 2014 - 4 reports

House panel to oversee amendments to proposed nat'l budget

The House of Representatives has tasked a panel with overseeing amendments to the P2.6-trillion national budget for 2015 that the lower chamber approved last week after the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) reportedly said it plans to change the ... [Published GMA News Online - Sep 29 2014]

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"nalaman namin hindi pala kulang ang suplay... ang shortage pala, nasa reserve, 'yung kukulangin [ay] 'yung reserba" Colmenares said
Reacting to the DOE's information, Bayan Muna partylist Representative Neri Colmenares said, "after this hullabaloo, this is just after all an issue of reserves."

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'Generators,' not emergency powers will resolve... [Published Philippine Star - 3 hours ago]
Congress thinks twice on emergency powers; DOE ... [Published Yahoo Philippines News - 20 hours ago]
Belmonte: Don't junk PH-US VFA [Published ABS-CBN News - 22 hours ago]
Lawmakers not yet done with CJ Sereno on JDF [Published Business Mirror - 23 hours ago]
Smart gets stay order on text refund order [Published Sun Star Network - 23 hours ago]
Shortage of power reserves, not supply, expecte... [Published GMA News Online - Oct 20 2014]
DOE: 2015 power crisis an issue of reserves, no... [Published Interaksyon - Oct 20 2014]
Congress may grant limited additional powers to... [Published ABS-CBN News - Oct 20 2014]
House likely to drop Aquino emergency powers [Published Rappler - Oct 20 2014]
Lack of Enforcement of Bunker Spill Rules "Crim... [Published Ship & Bunker - Oct 20 2014]
Rights and wrongs [Published Philippines Daily Tribune - Oct 19 2014]
House divided on VFA abrogation… [Published Manila Bulletin - Oct 18 2014]
Jeffrey ‘Jennifer’ Laude severely beaten; calls... [Published Philippine Daily Inquirer - Oct 17 2014]
DOJ orders US marine in Subic slay to answer mu... [Published Manila Standard Today - Oct 17 2014]
VFA review best left to Senate - Speaker [Published Interaksyon - Oct 17 2014]
Palace backs VFA review [Published Philippine Star - Oct 16 2014]
Lawmakers file resolution junking VFA [Published Manila Times - Oct 16 2014]
Militant solons file joint resolution asking PN... [Published GMA News Online - Oct 16 2014]
House resolution seeks scrapping of VFA [Published Philippine Daily Inquirer - Oct 16 2014]
House OKs P54 billion for MRT buyout [Published Philippine Star - Oct 15 2014]
De Lima takes rap over Abad video [Published Manila Standard Today - Oct 15 2014]
UNA calls on De Lima to release video of her Os... [Published GMA News Online - Oct 15 2014]
EDCA will never work for PH interests – lawyers... [Published Davao Today - Oct 15 2014]
TRANSGENDER SLAY Waive custody of suspect, US u... [Published Panay News - Oct 14 2014]
Oil spill compensation law unenforced, say lawm... [Published Philippine Daily Inquirer - Oct 14 2014]
Emergency powers for Aquino to be passed before... [Published Philippine Online Chronicles - Oct 14 2014]
Palace says US retains custody of Marine in 'Ga... [Published Interaksyon - Oct 14 2014]
Belmonte assures Aquino: You’ll get special powers [Published Philippine Daily Inquirer - Oct 13 2014]
House rushes to grant P-Noy emergency powers [Published Yahoo Philippines News - Oct 13 2014]
House urged not to rush additional powers for... [Published Manila Standard Today - Oct 13 2014]
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