Tañada to DA: Release funds to quake-victims, El Niño-hit carabao-pawning farmers

In Central Mindanao, farmers are forced to sell their farm animals due to El Niño. Their lands are parched and they have nothing to feed their animals. For the farmers to let go of one of their prized possessions – their helpers in the farm – indicates a bleak situation. According to senatorial candidate Erin...

People’s Survival Fund should benefit farmers

“Hindi na kakayanin ng ating mga magsasaka ang panibagong dagok ng kawalan ng tubig. Pagkatapos nilang malugi dahil sa mataas na presyo ng langis na ginagamit nila sa water pump at patubig, ngayon naman ay wala na talagang tubig na dadaloy sa kanilang mga pananim. Kailangang kumilos agad ang pamahalaan dahil merong mga batas na...

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Is the government’s surveillance network giving China a backdoor to the country?

Opposition senatorial candidate Lorenzo ‘Erin’ Tañada urged the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) to review the P20 Billion Peso “Safe Philippines” surveillance program, citing numerous red flags including fiscal, privacy, and national security concerns. “While I welcome any initiative intended to make the country safer, I think this project should undergo greater public...

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Cha-cha ni Gloria at BOL

Nagbigay na nang pahayag ang pinakamalaking samahan ng mga Katoliko laban sa nabubuong Chacha ni Speaker Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo. Sa tantya ng ilan, maaari pang ihabol ni GMA ang pagpasa ng panukalang Chacha bago ang Pebrero. Sa gayon, may panahon pang maihabol ng Commission on Elections ang isang tanong sa balota para sa isang plebisito, kasabay...

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Managers may be wrong again on oil proces

The country’s economic managers may be wrong again in their prediction of oil prices for 2019, former House Deputy Speaker Erin Tañada said on Wednesday. Tañada emphasized that the same government officials who had mistakenly predicted monthly inflation rates said that oil prices for January 2019 would not be as high as it was in...

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Focus on economy, prices not chances, pork barrel

Five members of the opposition coalition said the Duterte administration should focus on easing the prices of basic commodities and the burden of poor, suffering Filipinos instead of Charter change or arguing over pork barrel issues. Lawyers Florin Hilbay and Chel Diokno, ex-Quezon congressman Erin Tañada, Magdalo Rep. Gary Alejano, and Samira Gutoc, who are all senatorial bets...

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Dagdag buwis, dagdag pahirap

Dagdag-buwis, dagdag-pahirap, nasaan ang dagdag-tulong? Lumalabas na wala nang pakialam ang ating pamahalaan anuman ang epekto ng dagdag-buwis sa ating mga kababayan. Hindi pa bumababa ang presyo ng mga bilihin dahil sa pagtaas ng presyo ng langis ng mga nagdaang buwan. Heto at nakaamba na naman ang panibagong pagtaas ng presyo dulot ng mas mataas...

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