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Manila Bulletin
Belmonte hits back at Colmenares, says last session was useless Speaker Feliciano Belmonte Jr. has turned the tables on the advocates of the
Belmonte hits back at Colmenares, says last session was useless
Manila Bulletin / Posted 20 hours ago
Speaker Feliciano Belmonte Jr. has turned the tables on the advocates of the resolution to override President Aquino’s veto of the P2,000 pension hike of private sector retirees,... Read more
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Manila Bulletin
Poe-Escudero’s PGP picks historic Plaza Miranda for proclamation rally The Partido Galing at Puso, the political party of independent presidential c
Poe-Escudero’s PGP picks historic Plaza Miranda for proclamation rally
Manila Bulletin / Posted 21 hours ago
The Partido Galing at Puso, the political party of independent presidential candidate Senator Grace Poe and running mate Senator Francis ‘Chiz’ Escudero, will kick off the 90-day... Read more
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Bulatlat.com
‘Aquino allies in Congress panicked over possible veto override’ – BulatlatSenior citizens awaiting House of Representatives’ session especially on overri
‘Aquino allies in Congress panicked over possible veto override’ – Bulatlat
Bulatlat.com / Posted yesterday
Senior citizens awaiting House of Representatives’ session especially on overriding the vetoed SSS P2000 pension hike (Photo by Mon Ramirez) “This means the Majority did not have the votes to quell the override and decided to even sacrifice the... Read more
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Inquirier.net
Bayan Muna not giving up on SSS pension increaseBayan Muna is not giving up the fight to override President Aquino’s veto on th
Bayan Muna not giving up on SSS pension increase
Inquirier.net / Posted yesterday
Bayan Muna is not giving up the fight to override President Aquino’s veto on the P2,000 Social Security System (SSS) pension hike even after House leaders abruptly adjourned its final session without taking a vote on the floor. Bayan Muna Rep. Neri... Read more
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Pilipino Star
Wanted: New SSS fund managersIt was a given. Even before the 16th Congress could formally adjourn their last
Wanted: New SSS fund managers
Pilipino Star / Posted yesterday
It was a given. Even before the 16th Congress could formally adjourn their last regular session this year, there was surely no certainty on the planned override of a presidential veto. The required number of at least 192, or two-thirds of the... Read more
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Manila Standard Today
Congress closes, passing ‘nothing’LAWMAKERS adjourned Wednesday night without passing the Palace-backed Bangsamor
Congress closes, passing ‘nothing’
Manila Standard Today / Posted yesterday
LAWMAKERS adjourned Wednesday night without passing the Palace-backed Bangsamoro Basic Law and were heckled by angry senior citizens for doing nothing to reverse President Benigno Aquino III’s veto of a bill that would have raised Social Security... Read more
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Manila Standard Today
Cowards allThe 16th Congress of the Philippines closed last Wednesday night with a whimper
Cowards all
Manila Standard Today / Posted yesterday
The 16th Congress of the Philippines closed last Wednesday night with a whimper, its members chased away by about a hundred senior citizens who were simply asking them to make good on their word. These are the supposed representatives of the people,... Read more
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Manila Bulletin
House abruptly adjourns session, blocks veto override Despite strong bipartisan support, a move to override the presidential veto o
House abruptly adjourns session, blocks veto override
Manila Bulletin / Posted yesterday
Despite strong bipartisan support, a move to override the presidential veto on the proposed P2,000 Social Security System (SSS) retirement pension increase failed when the House of... Read more
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The Manila Times
Rude House leader slammedFebruary 5, 2016 12:05 am by JEFFERSON ANTIPORDA AND LLANESCA T. PANTI REPORTE
Rude House leader slammed
The Manila Times / Posted yesterday
February 5, 2016 12:05 am by JEFFERSON ANTIPORDA AND LLANESCA T. PANTI REPORTERS SENATOR Ferdinand Marcos Jr. and Rep. Lito Atienza on Thursday slammed the leadership of the House of Representatives for the abrupt... Read more
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Inquirier.net
Colmenares to push for SSS pension hike when Congress resumesBayan Muna Rep. Neri Colmenares vowed to push for the hike of the Social Securi
Colmenares to push for SSS pension hike when Congress resumes
Inquirier.net / Posted yesterday
Bayan Muna Rep. Neri Colmenares vowed to push for the hike of the Social Security System (SSS) pension even after the House of Representatives killed his resolution seeking to override the veto. In a statement on Thursday, Colmenares said he will... Read more
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Manila Bulletin
Congress fails to override veto on SSS pension hike (MB File) President Aquino was asked to reconsider his decision to block the
Congress fails to override veto on SSS pension hike
Manila Bulletin / Posted yesterday
(MB File) President Aquino was asked to reconsider his decision to block the across-the-board increase in pension of SSS retirees. (Mark Balmores/Kevin dela Cruz) A strong bipartisan support to... Read more
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Inquirier.net
Militants slam Congress for blocking SSS veto overrideBagong Alyansang Makabayan (Bayan) on Thursday chimed in with Social Security S
Militants slam Congress for blocking SSS veto override
Inquirier.net / Posted 2 days ago
Bagong Alyansang Makabayan (Bayan) on Thursday chimed in with Social Security System (SSS) retirees who expressed outrage at Congress’ unceremonious adjournment of session, which effectively blocked an attempt to override President Benigno Aquino... Read more
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Inquirier.net
House shuts out SSS veto overrideAbruptly and unceremoniously, the House of Representatives adjourned its sessio
House shuts out SSS veto override
Inquirier.net / Posted 2 days ago
Abruptly and unceremoniously, the House of Representatives adjourned its sessions Wednesday night to quell an attempt to force an override of President Aquino’s veto of a bill that would increase the Social Security System (SSS) pension. Without... Read more
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Pilipino Star
US earmarks $66 M for 8 Philippine camps under EDCAMANILA, Philippines – The US Congress has earmarked $66 million for the constru
US earmarks $66 M for 8 Philippine camps under EDCA
Pilipino Star / Posted 2 days ago
MANILA, Philippines – The US Congress has earmarked $66 million for the construction of military facilities in the Philippines under the Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement (EDCA), Ambassador Philip Goldberg told a media forum yesterday. “Let me... Read more
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Rappler
Duterte to push for land reform, free irrigation for farmersSPEAKING TO FARMERS. Presidential bet Rodrigo Duterte attends the Peasants Elec
Duterte to push for land reform, free irrigation for farmers
Rappler / Posted 2 days ago
SPEAKING TO FARMERS. Presidential bet Rodrigo Duterte attends the Peasants Electoral Agenda forum at the University of the Philippines in Diliman on Wednesday, February 3, 2016. Photo by Jansen Romero MANILA, Philippines – Under the Aquino... Read more
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The Manila Times
Adopt peasants’ agenda, presidential bets daredGENUINE LAND REFORM AND COCO FUND RETURN February 3, 2016 9:52 pm THE left-le
Adopt peasants’ agenda, presidential bets dared
The Manila Times / Posted 2 days ago
GENUINE LAND REFORM AND COCO FUND RETURN February 3, 2016 9:52 pm THE left-leaning Kilusang Magbubukid ng Pilipinas (KMP) on Wednesday dared presidential aspirants and other candidates to embrace its... Read more
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Inquirier.net
Activists outraged as House stops session to prevent veto override on SSS pension hikeMANILA, Philippines — Abruptly and unceremoniously, the House of Representative
Activists outraged as House stops session to prevent veto override on SSS pension hike
Inquirier.net / Posted 2 days ago
MANILA, Philippines — Abruptly and unceremoniously, the House of Representatives adjourned session last (Wednesday) night to quell an attempt to force an override of the presidential veto of the Social Security System (SSS) pension hike. Without... Read more
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Minda News
KMU calls on lawmakers to favor overriding of veto in SSS pension hikeDAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 3 Feb) – A labor group held a protest action in front o
KMU calls on lawmakers to favor overriding of veto in SSS pension hike
Minda News / Posted 2 days ago
DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 3 Feb) – A labor group held a protest action in front of the Social Security Systems (SSS) office in Bajada here to encourage the lawmakers to vote in favor of overriding the veto on the P2,000 SSS pension hike during the last... Read more
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Bulatlat.com
Candidates vow to support land reform, other peasant agenda – BulatlatA presidential candidate and four senatorial bets showed up to support the Peas
Candidates vow to support land reform, other peasant agenda – Bulatlat
Bulatlat.com / Posted 2 days ago
A presidential candidate and four senatorial bets showed up to support the Peasant Electoral Agenda. MANILA – Presidential candidate Rodrigo Duterte, senatorial bets Isko Moreno, Neri Colmenares and several other candidates took up the challenge of... Read more
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Rappler
SSS pensioners' last call to lawmakers: 'Stand by what you passed'LAST CALL. Senior citizens marched to the House of Representatives on the last
SSS pensioners' last call to lawmakers: 'Stand by what you passed'
Rappler / Posted 2 days ago
LAST CALL. Senior citizens marched to the House of Representatives on the last day of Congress' session to seek their lawmakers' initiative to override the pension hike veto. Photo by Patty Pasion /Rappler MANILA, Philippines – At least 100 senior... Read more
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Inquirier.net
Poe-Escudero kick off rally will be ‘exciting, positive’—campaign managerSenator Grace Poe and campaign manager, Cebu Representative Ace Durano, had onl
Poe-Escudero kick off rally will be ‘exciting, positive’—campaign manager
Inquirier.net / Posted 2 days ago
Senator Grace Poe and campaign manager, Cebu Representative Ace Durano, had only two words to describe the kick of rally of her team next week at the Plaza Miranda in Quiapo: Exciting and positive. “Exciting,” said Poe, who is running for president... Read more
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Inquirier.net
House OKs bill to extend life of HR claims boardBayan Muna Rep. Neri Colmenares INQUIRER PHOTO / NINO JESUS ORBETA THE HOUSE o
House OKs bill to extend life of HR claims board
Inquirier.net / Posted 3 days ago
Bayan Muna Rep. Neri Colmenares INQUIRER PHOTO / NINO JESUS ORBETA THE HOUSE of Representatives approved on Monday night a bill extending by two years the life of the claims board for victims of human rights violations during the Martial Law... Read more
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The Daily Guardian
House OKs PPP bill on 3rd readingTHE HOUSE of Representatives has approved on third and final reading the propos
House OKs PPP bill on 3rd reading
The Daily Guardian / Posted 3 days ago
THE HOUSE of Representatives has approved on third and final reading the proposed institutionalization of the Aquino administration's Public-Private Partnership (PPP) scheme. It was one of the bills approved by the Lower House during its plenary... Read more
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Bulatlat.com
‘PPP bill, inimical to public interest’ – BulatlatA proposed law threatens to further privatize social services through governmen
‘PPP bill, inimical to public interest’ – Bulatlat
Bulatlat.com / Posted 3 days ago
A proposed law threatens to further privatize social services through government deals with profit-driven companies. MANILA — Bayan Muna representative Neri Colmenares called on the Senate not to pass the Private-Public Partnership (PPP) bill, which... Read more
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Manila Bulletin
House passes bill institutionalizing PPP scheme Measure accords sovereign guarantee to proponents The private-public partner
House passes bill institutionalizing PPP scheme
Manila Bulletin / Posted 3 days ago
Measure accords sovereign guarantee to proponents The private-public partnerships (PPPs), a centerpiece program on infrastructure development and other services of the Aquino administration, will... Read more
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Bulatlat.com
SSS pension hike — it’s a class thing – BulatlatI waited to hear the views of a friend, a former SSS top executive who sought a
SSS pension hike — it’s a class thing – Bulatlat
Bulatlat.com / Posted 5 days ago
I waited to hear the views of a friend, a former SSS top executive who sought a meeting with Rep. Neri Colmenares, original sponsor of the bill that seeks to raise the Social Security System (SSS) monthly pension for more than 2 million retirees by... Read more
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Bulatlat.com
Elections 2016: Welcome back to Class! – BulatlatBy SARAH RAYMUNDO To be honest, I am a newbie in this erstwhile game called th
Elections 2016: Welcome back to Class! – Bulatlat
Bulatlat.com / Posted 5 days ago
By SARAH RAYMUNDO To be honest, I am a newbie in this erstwhile game called the Philippine elections. It is one thing to seek out and pledge one’s fidelity to strategic solutions. Yet it is quite another to be suspicious of almost any institutional... Read more
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Rappler
LP senatorial bet Recto joins Poe, Escudero in CDONO ISSUE. Liberal Party senatorial bet Ralph Recto says his presence on the sam
LP senatorial bet Recto joins Poe, Escudero in CDO
Rappler / Posted 6 days ago
NO ISSUE. Liberal Party senatorial bet Ralph Recto says his presence on the same stage as the tandem of Senators Grace Poe and Francis Escudero 'should not be' an issue with the ruling party. Photo by Gary Jimenez MANILA, Philippines – Liberal Party... Read more
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Rappler
Grace Poe: I have always been truthfulPOE IN CDO. Senator Grace Poe leads her team in Cagayan de Oro City on Saturday
Grace Poe: I have always been truthful
Rappler / Posted 6 days ago
POE IN CDO. Senator Grace Poe leads her team in Cagayan de Oro City on Saturday, January 30, to attend the national convention of Kabayan Riders Association for New Cultural Harmony and Order Inc (Karancho) at the Nazareth Gymnasium. Photo by Bobby... Read more
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Rappler
Senate bets against divorce, support same-sex unionUNION. Senatorial bets take different positions on divorce and same-sex marriag
Senate bets against divorce, support same-sex union
Rappler / Posted 6 days ago
UNION. Senatorial bets take different positions on divorce and same-sex marriages. Photo by George Moya/Rappler MANILA, Philippines – Senatorial candidates who joined a media-organized forum at the University of the Philippines (UP) were mostly... Read more
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Inquirier.net
Lawmakers call for railway modernizationTransportation is about moving people and goods—not just vehicles, according to
Lawmakers call for railway modernization
Inquirier.net / Posted 7 days ago
Transportation is about moving people and goods—not just vehicles, according to two lawmakers who are pushing for the modernization of the country’s railway systems. Bayan Muna Representatives Neri Colmenares and Carlos Zarate said the Philippines... Read more
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The Manila Times
‘No to divorce, yes to fast annulment’January 29, 2016 10:14 pm The senatorial candidates of Sen. Grace Poe do not f
‘No to divorce, yes to fast annulment’
The Manila Times / Posted 7 days ago
January 29, 2016 10:14 pm The senatorial candidates of Sen. Grace Poe do not favor divorce but they vowed to support bills that will speed up and reduce the cost of annulment. Bayan Muna Rep. Neri Colmenares,... Read more
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Rappler
Who's bold enough? Poe's senatorial bets dominate UP forumWHAT DO THEY STAND FOR? Most of the senatorial bets who showed up at a forum on
Who's bold enough? Poe's senatorial bets dominate UP forum
Rappler / Posted 7 days ago
WHAT DO THEY STAND FOR? Most of the senatorial bets who showed up at a forum on January 29, 2016, to present to college students their stand on issues are from the slate of independent presidential candidate Grace Poe. Rappler file photo by Jansen... Read more
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Bulatlat.com
Clamor for SSS pension hike growing stronger « BulatlatA senior protester in Pinagbuhatan, Pasig invites others to join and support th
Clamor for SSS pension hike growing stronger « Bulatlat
Bulatlat.com / Posted 8 days ago
A senior protester in Pinagbuhatan, Pasig invites others to join and support the call for pension hike (Contributed Photo) KMU called on pensioners and all workers and Filipinos to join the January 30 activity at the Quezon City Memorial Circle... Read more
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Bulatlat.com
Clamor for SSS pension hike growing stronger « BulatlatKMU called on pensioners and all workers and Filipinos to join the January 30 a
Clamor for SSS pension hike growing stronger « Bulatlat
Bulatlat.com / Posted 8 days ago
KMU called on pensioners and all workers and Filipinos to join the January 30 activity at the Quezon City Memorial Circle titled “Sama-Samang Sigaw” (Collective Outcry) which is expected to be the biggest gathering so far of those clamoring for a... Read more
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The Manila Times
Compensation eludes martial law victimsJanuary 27, 2016 9:27 pm Victims of the human rights violations (HRVs) committ
Compensation eludes martial law victims
The Manila Times / Posted 9 days ago
January 27, 2016 9:27 pm Victims of the human rights violations (HRVs) committed during the rule of then-President Ferdinand Marcos are in danger of being deprived of their due compensation for their... Read more
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Manila Standard Today
SSS hit for fudging figuresTWO opposition congressman accused the Social Security System on Monday of mani
SSS hit for fudging figures
Manila Standard Today / Posted 10 days ago
TWO opposition congressman accused the Social Security System on Monday of manipulating figures to delude the public about the agency’s P325 billion in uncollected premiums and challenged the state-run pension agency to reveal how much it really... Read more
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Bulatlat.com
A year after Mamasapano tragedy, groups want Aquino, US gov’t held accountable « BulatlatProtesters outside the gate of Camp Crame in Quezon City (Photo by Christian Ya
A year after Mamasapano tragedy, groups want Aquino, US gov’t held accountable « Bulatlat
Bulatlat.com / Posted 11 days ago
Protesters outside the gate of Camp Crame in Quezon City (Photo by Christian Yamzon/Bulatlat.com) “We support the reopening of the reinvestigation of the Mamasapano incident with the objective of uncovering additional evidence on the role of the... Read more
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Inquirier.net
Miriam Santiago tops UP Manila mock pollSenator Miriam Defensor-Santiago. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO Senator Miriam Defensor
Miriam Santiago tops UP Manila mock poll
Inquirier.net / Posted 12 days ago
Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago continues to enjoy the support of university students after she emerged as the most preferred presidential aspirant in a mock poll in UP Manila. In the poll... Read more
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Manila Standard Today
Are we safer with EDCA?If only we had a crystal ball. But, because we don’t, we will have to wait a fe
Are we safer with EDCA?
Manila Standard Today / Posted 12 days ago
If only we had a crystal ball. But, because we don’t, we will have to wait a few or several years down the road to know the impact of the decision by the Supreme Court declaring the Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement, better known as Edca, as... Read more
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Sun Star
Protests vs SSS pension hike veto set in DavaoTHE Bagong Alyansa ng Makabayan (Bayan) in Southern Mindanao is set to hold a f
Protests vs SSS pension hike veto set in Davao
Sun Star / Posted 12 days ago
THE Bagong Alyansa ng Makabayan (Bayan) in Southern Mindanao is set to hold a four-day protest action in Davao City to urge Congress to override President Benigno Aquino III’s veto of the proposed P2,000 across-the-board pension hike. Bayan-Southern... Read more
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Manila Standard Today
Override of PNoy’s SSS veto unlikelyDESPITE a mounting public demand, Congress may not have the time to override Pr
Override of PNoy’s SSS veto unlikely
Manila Standard Today / Posted 13 days ago
DESPITE a mounting public demand, Congress may not have the time to override President Benigno Aquino III’s veto of the bill increasing the monthly pension of Social Security System retirees by P2,000, Speaker Feliciano Belmonte Jr. said... Read more
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Manila Bulletin
SSS debunks low collection efficiency allegation Manila – The Social Security System (SSS) said it has achieved a high collect
SSS debunks low collection efficiency allegation
Manila Bulletin / Posted 13 days ago
Manila – The Social Security System (SSS) said it has achieved a high collection efficiency of 88 percent. In the wake of claims of poor collections impeding SSS’ ability to fund the PhP2,000 pension... Read more
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Rappler
Neri Colmenares: Genuine agrarian reform a ‘development tool’PRO-LABOR CHAMPION. Senatorial bet Neri Colmenares talks about his platform at
Neri Colmenares: Genuine agrarian reform a ‘development tool’
Rappler / Posted 14 days ago
PRO-LABOR CHAMPION. Senatorial bet Neri Colmenares talks about his platform at Rappler's #TheLeaderIWant Forum in De La Salle University on January 20. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler MANILA, Philippines – Bayan Muna Representative Neri Colmenares... Read more
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Sun Star
Velez: Insecurities and uncertaintiesTHERE is a difference between you and the people in Malacañang and SSS who said
Velez: Insecurities and uncertainties
Sun Star / Posted 14 days ago
THERE is a difference between you and the people in Malacañang and SSS who said you don’t deserve to raise your pension. For starters, you don’t earn a million pesos a month like those SSS commissioners who said they are pro-poor but the proposed... Read more
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Manila Standard Today
Workers clamor for SSS veto overrideMEMBERS of a militant labor group picketed Congress Friday to urge lawmakers to
Workers clamor for SSS veto override
Manila Standard Today / Posted 14 days ago
MEMBERS of a militant labor group picketed Congress Friday to urge lawmakers to override President Benigno Aquino III’s veto of a bill that would have increased Social Security System pensions by P2,000 a month. “We call on our legislators to... Read more
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Pilipino Star
SSS slams report on P325-B uncollected revenueMANILA, Philippines - Social Security System head Emilio De Quiros Jr. decried
SSS slams report on P325-B uncollected revenue
Pilipino Star / Posted 14 days ago
MANILA, Philippines - Social Security System head Emilio De Quiros Jr. decried yesterday what he described as misleading and inaccurate reports that the SSS has failed to collect P325 billion in revenues. In a letter to The STAR, he denied writing a... Read more
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Rappler
Grace Poe: No beef with Cebuano voters despite 2004 FPJ lossNO HARD FEELINGS. Grace Poe visits Cebu City to speak with students of Southwes
Grace Poe: No beef with Cebuano voters despite 2004 FPJ loss
Rappler / Posted 14 days ago
NO HARD FEELINGS. Grace Poe visits Cebu City to speak with students of Southwestern University and the Cebuano media. Photo from Grace Poe's Facebook page CEBU CITY, Philippines – Independent presidential candidate Grace Poe said during a press... Read more
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Rappler
Lorna Kapunan: I'm desperate, angry, but not hopeless about PHAGENDA OF HOPE. Senatorial candidate Lorna Kapunan speaks during #TheLeaderIWan
Lorna Kapunan: I'm desperate, angry, but not hopeless about PH
Rappler / Posted 14 days ago
AGENDA OF HOPE. Senatorial candidate Lorna Kapunan speaks during #TheLeaderIWant Forum at the De La Salle University Teresa Yuchengco Auditorium on January 20, 2016. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler MANILA, Philippines – If the upcoming 2016 elections... Read more
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Inquirier.net
Override of SSS pension veto unlikely–SpeakerBayan Muna Rep. Neri Colmenares FILE PHOTO Even before Bayan Muna Rep. Neri Co
Override of SSS pension veto unlikely–Speaker
Inquirier.net / Posted 15 days ago
Bayan Muna Rep. Neri Colmenares FILE PHOTO Even before Bayan Muna Rep. Neri Colmenares has filed a resolution to override President Aquino’s veto of a P2,000 pension increase for Social Security System (SSS) pensioners, Speaker Feliciano Belmonte... Read more
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