Bautista couple marital tiff has more than meets the eye

IN A HIGH SOCIETY marital fight that was supposed to be confined inside their bedroom, Comelec Chairman Andy Bautista and his wife Patricia suddenly swung their door open and let the public entered for them to see what she called as the ‘dirty’ secrets of her husband.

In doing so, their private marital disagreements became very public with wide and far-reaching national and political implications.

This after the wife revealed that Bautista has more than P1-B in an unexplained wealth which impliedly could have come from his shady dealings relative to the 2016 elections.

 

Revelations

Her revelations therefore naturally piqued…

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 Angara’s predicament

 

WITHOUT him wanting it, Senator Sonny Angara has suddenly found himself under intense scrutiny and immense pressure after President Duterte implied in his recent SONA that he was not doing enough to hasten the passage of the administration’s proposed tax measure.

The President has taken Angara to task in his capacity as chair of the Senate ways and means committee, warning that his chances in the next elections are in jeopardy if he will not ‘behave accordingly’.

President Duterte’s proposed tax reform for acceleration and inclusion (TRAIN) was already approved at the House of Representatives last May 31, before Congress’…

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Legarda lauds creation of Resilience Institute

THE creation of the University of the Philippines Resilience Institute (UP-RI) is a leap forward in ensuring the Philippines’ preparedness against natural calamities, Sen. Lore Legarda said recently.

She commended UP for taking initiatives that will “significantly reduce the impacts of natural hazards by strengthening the country’s disaster resilience through advanced and collaborative disaster management programs.”

“I envision this to be a center for topnotch research on climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction” she said. 

Primary Source of Information

“Not only will it be a primary source of climate information, it will also disseminate information and essential…

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Angara, Bam score Faeldon on OFWs boxes

SENATORS Bam Aquino and Sonny Angara have chided Customs Commissioner Nicanor Faeldon over his alleged strict policies on balikbayan boxes being sent by migrant workers while allowing contrabands like illegal drugs pass unhampered in the agency’s so-called super green lane.

In separate statements, Senators Aquino and Angara have urged the Department of Finance (DOF) and the Bureau of Customs (BOC) to give OFWs “breathing space” in processing their balikbayan boxes as a way of “doing justice to OFWs who remit billions of pesos every year."

The legislators were referring to the implementation of Customs Modernization and Tariff Act (CMTA)…

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Phl growth slows to 6.4% in Q1

WITH the effects of election spending now hardly being felt, the Philippine economic growth in the first quarter slowed down to 6.4 percent, from 6.9 percent for the same period in 2016 and 6.6 percent the quarter before that.

As this developed, the World Bank has downscaled its growth projections for the country this year to 6.8 percent. WB however retained its growth projection of 6.9 percent for 2018. 

 

Still Strong

The revised 2017 projection considers recent economic trends and compares with the 6.9 percent growth forecast in April, the multilateral lending institution…

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