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Pimentel: AFP modernization budget bumped up to P33B in 2021

The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) modernization program is getting an extra P8 billion in 2021 to restore the bulk of program funds earlier “repurposed” for the fight against Covid-19, Deputy Speaker and Surigao del Sur Rep. Johnny…

Pimentel to NGCP: Go public or else…

Deputy Speaker and Surigao del Sur Rep. Johnny Pimentel on Sunday urged the National Grid Corp. of the Philippines (NGCP) to sell at least 20 percent of its shares of stock to public investors as soon as possible “or face tougher questions…

OFWs from Kuwait can be redeployed elsewhere – Pimentel

Filipino workers in Kuwait who heed President Rodrigo Duterte’s call for them to come home may be redeployed to other foreign labor markets, should they still prefer to seek employment overseas, Surigao del Sur second-district Rep. Johnny…

House panel may step into SSS execs’ stock trading mess

The House of Representatives committee on good government and public accountability may investigate the alleged profiteering by senior executives in a stock trading scandal at the Social Security System, its chairman said on Sunday.

Pimentel: Extra P7B subsidy set for PH’s rice stockpile

The national government has set aside P7 billion of its P3.767-trillion budget for 2018 to enable the National Food Authority to procure more unhusked rice or palay directly from local farmers for stockpiling, a lawmaker said on Sunday.

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