Trillanes asks SC to stop K-12 Program

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV has asked the Supreme Court to stop the controversial K to 12 Program, created under Republic Act 10533 or the Enhanced Basic Education Act of 2013 and which added two more years in high school. Trillanes filed his petition on...

Lawmaker wants tax exemption for Pinoy boxers

MANILA (Mabuhay) – A lawmaker is seeking to exempt Filipino boxers from paying tax out of the prize and other monetary benefits they receive from boxing competitions. Representative Emil L. Ong of the Second District of Northern Samar said his proposal, embodied in House Bill...

Aquino gets DAP-like powers in 2015 budget

MANILA (Mabuhay) – President Aquino’s proposal for a 2.6 trillion-peso national budget in 2015 gives him powers akin to what he exercised under the unconstitutional disbursement acceleration program (DAP), a lawmaker said Wednesday. Bayan Muna Rep. Neri Colmenares grilled Budget...

Solon seeks granting of two-week family and medical leave for employees

MANILA (Mabuhay) – A neophyte lawmaker is seeking the granting of two weeks of unpaid leave a year to employees whose spouse, parent, unmarried child or who themselves suffer from serious illness. Rep. Gus Tambunting (2nd District, Parañaque City) raised this proposal through...