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Bicam passes P3.3-T 2017 national budget

By Mario Casayuran The bicameral conference panels of the Senate and the House of Representatives hammered a common “socially inclusive” P3.3-trillion national budget for 2017.…


Senate approves P3.35-T national budget for 2017

By Hannah Torregoza The Senate passed the P3.35-trillion proposed national budget of the Duterte administration for 2017 on third and final reading Monday, November 28, with P1.420…

MB FILE—Photographed through the window of a closed aircraft, an aerial view shows Pag-asa Island, part of the disputed Spratly group of islands, in the South China Sea located off the coast of western Philippines on July 20, 2011. China protested a trip made by Filipino lawmakers to disputed areas in the South China Sea to assert the claim of the Philippines. Ethan Sun, spokesman for the Chinese embassy in Manila, said the trip scheduled was 'against the spirit' of a code of conduct signed by claimants to the areas in 2002. The Spratlys, believed to be rich in oil, mineral and marine resources, are also claimed in whole or partly by Brunei, Malaysia, Vietnam and Taiwan. EPA/ROLEX DELA PENA/POOL

Largest PH island in Spratlys to get P450-M port

By Yas Ocampo The Philippines will build a P450-million port in the Pag-asa island, an island in the disputed Spratly islands in the West Philippine Sea,…