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Weeping mothers say their kids got Dengvaxia without consent

Feb 21, 2018 - 7:23 PM

'Dapat naman po bago kayo nagbitaw nang gano’n, humingi kayo ng pahintulot ng magulang... Masakit para sa isang magulang na mawalan ng anak,' says a mother of a now dead vaccinee in Muntinlupa

MOURNING MOMS. Annalyn Ebunia (L) and Janet Elipane (R) are two mothers of kids given the Dengvaxia vaccine and later died. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

PDEA wants additional P934 million for drug war

Sep 25, 2017 - 4:25 PM

The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency says in a budget hearing that it needs more funds to boost anti-narcotics efforts

PDEA BOSSES. The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) defends their budget to the Senate Finance Committee. Photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

Drilon seeks higher tourism budget amid 'negative' views on PH

Sep 14, 2016 - 9:30 AM

More exposure as a country the more tourists are coming with the correct marketing plan says the Senate President Pro Tempore

HIGHER TOURISM BUDGET. Senate President Pro-Tempore Franklin Drilon prods officials of the Department of Tourism to increase its proposed budget for 2017, saying it is not enough for the country's 'branding.' Photo by Cesar Tomambo/Senate PRIB

Chiz Escudero quits as Senate finance chair ahead of polls

Jul 28, 2015 - 1:59 PM

Eyeing a higher post in 2016 the senator says he doesn t want the deliberation of the annual budget to be tainted with allegations of partisanship

IN PREPARATION FOR 2016? Senator Francis Escudero resigned from his post as Senate Finance Committee chairman ahead of the 2016 elections to avoid questionable 2016 national budget. (Photo by Camille Elemia/Rappler)

'2015 budget should spare critical areas from dev't projects'

Nov 19, 2014 - 10:34 AM

A Senate finance subcommittee wants a provision in the 2015 national budget that would prevent development projects and the cutting of trees in protected areas

PROTECT. A re-emerging forest in Talaingod, Davao del Norte. Photo from Kalikasan PNE

Congress divided on making bicam budget meetings public

Dec 06, 2013 - 12:14 PM

The House of Representatives is open to televising and livestreaming the bicam meetings on the 2014 budget Senate leaders seem divided on the matter

P38.8B: Govt’s 5 immediate priorities post-Yolanda

Nov 28, 2013 - 2:04 PM

The Senate finance committee passes the P14 6 billion supplemental budget for 2013 for calamity related purposes

Senators ask: Are colleges ready for K to 12?

Oct 15, 2013 - 8:00 AM

With only 3 years left senators urge colleges to already come up with a definite roadmap for absorbing grade 11 students in 2016

Escudero for finance, Pia gets education

Jul 24, 2013 - 6:24 PM

Aquino ally Sen Francis Escudero heads the powerful finance committee which handles the national budget

SENATE SWITCHING. Sen Francis Escudero is now the chairman of the Senate's Finance Committee handling the national budget. He was initially named education panel chairman but that committee will now go to Sen Pia Cayetano. File photo by Malacañang Photo Bureau