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Chiz: Lumads, IPs should be included in CCT

Sen. Francis Escudero urged the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) on Wednesday (Oct. 28, 2015) to include more lumads and other indigenous groups in the Conditional Cash Transfer (CCT) program of the government.…

Cynthia says senators shouldn’t do a Chiz

While supporting the decision of Senator Francis Escudero to resign as chairman of the powerful Senate finance committee, Senator Cynthia Villar believed that other senators planning to seek higher post next year should not follow his…

Senate deletes P53.9-B budget for MRT buyout

The Senate has scrapped the P53.9 billion sought by the Department of Transportation and Communication (DOTC) for the proposed buyout of the Metro Rail Transit 3 from its private owners. Senate Finance committee chair Senator Francis…