Rumored brother Bongbong Marcos says he’s willing to take DNA test for Grace Poe

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Senator Ferdinand Marcos Jr. on Thursday said that he was willing to undergo a DNA test if it would help Senator Grace Poe in her quest to find her biological relatives. Marcos made the remark after Poe said in radio interview that DNA tests with several...

Joker Arroyo, champion of human rights: Chiz

Sen. Joker Arroyo will always be known as among the pioneers and champion of human rights advocacy and a freedom fighter. He defended and handled human rights cases. This was the official statement released by his colleague, Senator Chiz Escudero. “Together with the...

Chiz says Coast Guard budget provides for more safety inspections to reduce sea mishaps

Senator Chiz Escudero reminded the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) of the “promissory note” attached to its P5.6 billion budget this year that it would step up safety inspections of sea vessels and cut down mishaps by the country’s 9,574-strong merchant fleet. Escudero, who chairs...

A happy Heart

Actress Heart Evangelista is enjoying life as wife of Senator Chiz Escudero. She gladly wakes up “extra early in the morning” to do household chores, including preparing breakfast for her husband who needs to roll out of bed by 4:30 a.m. for work. Apart from that, Heart tries her...

When bullied, call Uncle Sam

President Benigno S. Aquino and the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP should take a more assertive action to defend our country’s sovereignty in the ongoing feud between the Philippines and China over the disputed islands in the South China Sea. China has recently...

Chiz: We want peace for Mindanao not just with MILF

Senator Chiz Escudero said the present form and shape of the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) may seal the peace deal with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) but this would not necessarily translate to peace in the entire Mindanao region. Escudero, chairman of the Senate...

Chiz puzzled why MILF took seven hours to enforce ceasefire

Senator Chiz Escudero said he was puzzled why it took the Moro National Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) about six to seven hours to order its combatants to stop firing at the elite police force despite having knowledge that these were government troopers. Escudero raised this...

P54-B for MRT 3 buyout most likely to be slashed from DOTC 2015 budget: Chiz

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The Department of Transportation and Communications’ (DOTC) plan to buy out the Metro Rail Transit 3 (MRT 3) for almost P54 billion is unprogrammed and is not reflected in the 2015 General Appropriations Act (GAA), Senator Chiz Escudero said. Escudero, chairman...

Chiz to include funding for senior citizens’ mandatory Philhealth coverage in 2015 budget

Senator Chiz Escudero is allocating specific fund for the mandatory PhilHealth coverage of all senior citizens under the 2015 spending package, after the Senate passed a bill seeking automatic health insurance coverage of elderly persons. Escudero, chairman of the Senate finance...

Chiz on zero-based budgeting approach: I don’t see it happening

Senator Chiz Escudero said he was dubious about the zero-based budgeting (ZBB) of the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) and feared that government agencies were unable to comply with the budget approach put in place in 2010 by the Aquino administration. In the budget...
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