Govt asked to act on war vets’ unpaid benefits

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The government should act on over P20 billion in unpaid benefits for Filipino war veterans and their dependents, a senator said Wednesday. On Araw ng Kagitingan, Senator Antonio Trillanes IV, a former Navy officer, said government funding in the last three...

Miriam proposes phase-out of ‘pork barrel’ by 2016

MANILA, July 31 (Mabuhay) — Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago has filed a resolution seeking to give less and less “pork barrel” funds to lawmakers until these discretionary funds are completely scrapped by 2016. Santiago proposed that the Priority Development...