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Awkward moment? Duterte bumps into fired PCUP chief Ridon

Former Philippine Commission for the Urban Poor (PCUP) chair Terry Ridon remained grateful for serving the government despite getting fired for excessive foreign travels last December. Ridon recently had a brief encounter with the…

Palace insists 2016 budget not railroaded

Malacañang on Saturday defended the House of Representatives for its swift approval of the proposed P3.002 trillion national budget for 2016. Deputy presidential spokesperson Abigail Valte dismissed claims that the budget was railroaded…

Ridon calls Aquino admin a traitor. Here’s why

Kabataan party-list Rep. Terry Ridon accused the Aquino administration of being a traitor to Filipinos after it secretly sought the White House's help to modernize the Philippine military. “We find it traitorous for the Aquino…

Palace insists CCT is effective

Malacañang maintained Thursday that the billions of pesos being spent for the Conditional Cash Transfer (CCT) program remains worthwhile. Presidential Communications Secretary Herminio Coloma said the Department of Social Welfare…

Solon smells pork barrel in farm to market road budget

A militant solon smelled pork in the fund for farm to market roads (FMR) in the proposed 2016 national budget. In a statement Aug. 25, 2015, Kabataan Rep. Terry Ridon said the Department of Agriculture (DA) has a proposed P7 billion…

Militant solon asks Serge: Help us find ‘pork’ in budget

Bayan Muna party-list Rep. Carlos Zarate has asked Sen. Sergio Osmeña III to join efforts to find pork barrel items hidden in the proposed P3-trillion national budget earmarked for 2016. Zarate made the call following Osmeña's remark…

Ridon says Comelec wasted P10B in ditching old PCOS

Kabataan Rep. Terry Ridon hit the Commission on Elections (Comelec) for its decision to lease 93,977 new voting machines instead of reusing the old ones for the 2016 elections. In a statement on Aug. 15, 2015, Ridon said Smartmatic, the…

Belmonte red-faced after SONA. Find out why

House Speaker Feliciano Belmonte Jr. has admitted his embarrassment over the surprise protest staged by members of the militant Makabayan bloc at the end of President Benigno Aquino III’s final State of the Nation Address (SONA).…

Palace: Cha-cha won’t lead to no-el

Malacañang on Sunday allayed fears of possible no elections next year if Congress approves the proposed Charter change (Cha-cha) on economic provisions. Communications Secretary Herminio Coloma said Resolution of Both Houses No. 1 (RHB…