Senate of the Philippines

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Name: Senate of the Philippines
First reported 18 hours ago - Updated 1 hour ago - 1 reports

Former Sen. Juan Flavier, 79

Former Sen. Juan Flavier died on Thursday due to multiple organ failure caused by pneumonia.He was 79.Flavier served as Department of Health (DOH) secretary from 1992 to 1995, and his outstanding performance as Cabinet member and his famous tag as “Mr. ... [Published Business Mirror - 18 hours ago]
First reported Oct 30 2014 - Updated 14 hours ago - 1 reports

VFA an imperfect but necessary agreement, DFA chief says

Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert del Rosario admitted Thursday that there are flaws in the Visiting Forces Agreement between the Philippines and United States, but said abrogating it at this time would interrupt the two allies’ ongoing defense cooperation. ... [Published GMA News Online - Oct 30 2014]
First reported Oct 29 2014 - Updated Oct 30 2014 - 1 reports

Antonio Tiu: I'm no Binay dummy

Rappler talks to Antonio Tiu, the businessman caught in the crossfire between Vice President Jejomar Binay and the Senate of the PhilippinesMANILA, Philippines – Rappler talks to Antonio Tiu, the businessman caught in the crossfire between Vice President ... [Published Rappler - Oct 29 2014]
First reported Oct 29 2014 - Updated Oct 30 2014 - 1 reports

Senate Blue Ribbon Committee formally invites Binay to probe

Sen. Teofisto Guingona III. RYAN LEAGOGO/INQUIRER.net FILE PHOTOMANILA, Philippines–The Senate Blue Ribbon Committee has sent a formal invitation to Vice President Jejomar Binay to attend its hearing next week on the allegedly overpriced Makati City Hall ... [Published Philippine Daily Inquirer - Oct 29 2014]
First reported Oct 28 2014 - Updated Oct 29 2014 - 1 reports

DND rejects calls to scrap VFA

MANILA, Philippines - The Defense Department is not in favor of calls to scrap the Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA), believing such move could affect the Philippines’ efforts to achieve a credible defense posture.“Let us not forget that the VFA is a component ... [Published Philippine Star - Oct 28 2014]
First reported Oct 28 2014 - Updated Oct 28 2014 - 1 reports

Manila orders seizure of senator’s illegal wealth

MANILA: Government prosecutors have asked a special court to order the seizure of $6 million in unexplained wealth allegedly amassed by a senior member of the Philippine Senate linked to the misuse of  public funds in the country’s biggest corruption ... [Published The Gulf Today - Oct 28 2014]
First reported Oct 28 2014 - Updated Oct 28 2014 - 1 reports

News Analysis: Hunger, poverty continue to hound Aquino government

MANILA, Philippines (Xinhua) - Forty three percent, or some 9.3 million Filipinos, considered themselves food-poor or hungry while 55 percent, or 12.1 million Filipino families, considered themselves poor, according to a survey conducted by the Social ... [Published Philippine Star - Oct 28 2014]
First reported Oct 28 2014 - Updated Oct 28 2014 - 1 reports

Philippines to amend fishing law to avoid EU ban

Manila (DPA) - The Philippine Senate approved a bill Monday to strengthen laws against illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing, to prevent the European Union from blacklisting its products. The amendment to the Fisheries Act will impose stiffer fines ... [Published The Nation - Thailand - Oct 28 2014]
First reported Oct 28 2014 - Updated Oct 28 2014 - 1 reports

It’s a dog’s life — Gareth Corsi

OCTOBER 28 — Ideally, there should be something more inspiring to talk about after a week of so much attention grabbing media.But, alas, it seems that our canine friends have stolen the limelight. For nine solid days.In that time more uniformed officers ... [Published Malay Mail - Oct 28 2014]
First reported Oct 27 2014 - Updated Oct 27 2014 - 1 reports

President's office, Senate biggest losers in trust survey

The Church remains the most trusted institution in the Philippines, according to a survey that the country's top 100 corporations subscribe to. Less than 2 of 10 respondents believe the government is not corrupt.THE CHURCH AND FILIPINOS. A Filipino baby ... [Published Rappler - Oct 27 2014]
First reported Oct 27 2014 - Updated Oct 27 2014 - 1 reports

The boo-boo of the bobo?

Or is the poor vote a stupid vote?WHEN one is poor in the Philippines, it is supposed that one is also stupid.That’s why the masa – the ignorant masses – are much sought after when the elections are just around the corner. Their sheer numerical power ... [Published Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism - Oct 27 2014]
First reported Oct 26 2014 - Updated Oct 26 2014 - 1 reports

Beauty in Tragedy

Share this:The tragic death of his eldest son didn’t cripple Dexter Bigayan’s artistic spirit. Instead, the experience fueled his obsession for the fluidity of shapes. “I realized that life does not give dole-outs and that all we can do is adapt to and ... [Published Manila Bulletin - Oct 26 2014]

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"I join the entire nation in mourning the passing of Senator Juan M Flavier. While the country has lost a statesman who achieved greatness in dedicating his entire life to public service, I have lost a dear friend" Drilon said in a statement
...11 killing of Filipino transgender woman Jeffrey "Jennifer Laude in Olongapo City. A US Marine, Private First Class Joseph Scott Pemberton, is facing a murder complaint in connection with Laude's killing. The VFA states that the Philippines has jurisdiction over the case, but the primary custody of the accused lies with the US "from the commission of the offense until completion of all judicial proceedings." Manila has a similar agreement with Australia, called the State of Visiting Forces Agreement (SOVFA), which was ratified by the Philippine Senate in 2012. Compared to the US VFA, Del Rosario said, the provision on custody under the accord with Australia “is more balanced.” But re-negotiating the VFA with the US means the Philippine government would have to terminate it first, Del Rosario explained. “We need to abrogate and if we abrogate, it interrupts the benefit of the mutual defense treaty with regards to joint exercise between our two armed forces,” he said. “It consequences the modernization, the joint training, the inter-operability. “I think the Visiting Forces Agreement is a necessary element of the Mutual Defense Treaty because as I said it defines the behavior of the visiting forces,” Del Rosario said, referring to the 1951 agreement between the Philippines and the US, which obliges Washington to come to Manila’s aid in the event of an armed foreign attack. The killing of Laude occurred months after the two long-time allies signed a new defense accord, called the Enhanced Cooperation Agreement or EDCA, in April this year. EDCA would allow greater US troops’ access to Philippine bases and presence in the country, but it can not be enforced until questions on its legality is resolved in the Supreme Court. Both nations’ desire to bolster military cooperation came as Manila confronts Asian military giant China over disputed territories in the SouthSouth China Sea and America’s planned “pivot” to the Asian region after years of military pre-occupation in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. — Michaela del Callar/RSJ, GMA News"
"The Committee on Accountability of Public Officers and Investigations (blue ribbon) would like to reiterate our invitation to His Excellency to make an appearance in a public hearing on Thursday, November 6, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. to be held at the Senate Plenary Hall, 2nd floor, Senate of the Philippines, GSIS Building, Pasay City" the invitation read
"VP is in the Bicol region till the weekend. We will discuss it when he gets back" Remulla said, when asked if Binay would accept the invitation

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Ex-Sen. Flavier succumbs to multiple organ fail... [Published Manila Bulletin - 4 hours ago]
Miriam: Flavier was my best friend [Published ABS-CBN News - 17 hours ago]
Former Sen. Juan Flavier, 79 [Published Business Mirror - 18 hours ago]
VFA an imperfect but necessary agreement, DFA c... [Published GMA News Online - Oct 30 2014]
Antonio Tiu: I'm no Binay dummy [Published Rappler - Oct 29 2014]
Guingona invites Binay anew to Senate probe on ... [Published Sun Star Network - Oct 29 2014]
Senate Blue Ribbon invites VP Binay to Nov 6 he... [Published Rappler - Oct 29 2014]
Senate Blue Ribbon Committee formally invites B... [Published Philippine Daily Inquirer - Oct 29 2014]
Manila orders seizure of senator’s illegal wealth [Published The Gulf Today - Oct 28 2014]
News Analysis: Hunger, poverty continue to houn... [Published Philippine Star - Oct 28 2014]
Philippines to amend fishing law to avoid EU ban [Published The Nation - Thailand - Oct 28 2014]
Palace reminds solons: PNoy wants VFA continued [Published GMA News Online - Oct 28 2014]
DND rejects calls to scrap VFA [Published Philippine Star - Oct 28 2014]
Sen. Miriam seeks inquiry on DPWH plan to demol... [Published Interaksyon - Oct 28 2014]
It’s a dog’s life — Gareth Corsi [Published Malay Mail - Oct 28 2014]
US Marine will face Philippine court for killin... [Published Russia Today - Oct 27 2014]
The boo-boo of the bobo? [Published Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism - Oct 27 2014]
President's office, Senate biggest losers in tr... [Published Rappler - Oct 27 2014]
Beauty in Tragedy [Published Manila Bulletin - Oct 26 2014]
Political dynasties dominate Philippine politics [Published New Europe - Oct 26 2014]
From Pvt Willie Grayson to Pfc Joe Pemberton [Published Philippine Daily Inquirer - Oct 26 2014]
BRIDGES: Bastardizing the Philippine Constitution [Published Panay News - Oct 24 2014]
U.S. Marine accused of murder 'thought we wer... [Published New York Daily News - Oct 24 2014]
Goldberg: US abiding by VFA [Published Yahoo Philippines News - Oct 23 2014]
U.S. Marine charged with Filipina trans woman's... [Published Bay Area Reporter - Oct 23 2014]
Morning Must Reads: October 23 [Published Time - Oct 23 2014]
Morning Must Reads: October 23 [Published TIME.com - Oct 23 2014]
Morning Must Reads: October 23 [Published Real Clear Politics - TIME.com - Oct 23 2014]
Morning Must Reads: October 23 [Published Swampland - Oct 23 2014]
De Lima notes some ambiguous provisions in VFA [Published Philippine Daily Inquirer - Oct 23 2014]
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Morning Must Reads: October 23 [Published TIME.com - Oct 23 2014]
‘Canada Will Never Be Intimidated’ Prime Minister Stephen Harper offered prayers to the grieving families following an armed attack in Ottawa, which led to the death of an officer and a sustained lockdown of the area, and said the incident would strengthen ...
Morning Must Reads: October 23 [Published Real Clear Politics - TIME.com - Oct 23 2014]
‘Canada Will Never Be Intimidated’ Prime Minister Stephen Harper offered prayers to the grieving families following an armed attack in Ottawa, which led to the death of an officer and a sustained lockdown of the area, and said the incident would strengthen ...
Morning Must Reads: October 23 [Published Swampland - Oct 23 2014]
‘Canada Will Never Be Intimidated’ Prime Minister Stephen Harper offered prayers to the grieving families following an armed attack in Ottawa, which led to the death of an officer and a sustained lockdown of the area, and said the incident would strengthen ...
Witness Says Suspect U.S. Marine Didn’t Know Mu... [Published TIME.com - Oct 23 2014]
A friend of murdered Filipina Jennifer Laude testified that the American suspect, who went out with the two of them on the night of the crime, didn’t know that they were transgender. Mark Clarence Gelviro made her statement during a Philippine Senate ...
Witness Says Suspect U.S. Marine Didn’t Know Mu... [Published Real Clear Politics - TIME.com - Oct 23 2014]
A friend of murdered Filipina Jennifer Laude testified that the American suspect, who went out with the two of them on the night of the crime, didn’t know that they were transgender. Mark Clarence Gelviro made her statement during a Philippine Senate ...
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