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about 2 weeks ago

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about 2 weeks ago

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about 3 weeks ago

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about 3 weeks ago

Senator Grace Poe says she would vouch for curing the franchise provisions to allow Mislatel to operate if the Senate deems necessary to have an "emergency service" such as a third telco. But, she warns Mislatel that it will no longer recover the ₱25 billion performance bond it paid the National Telecommunications Commission if the court stops it due to its franchise.

about 1 month ago

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about 1 month ago

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about 2 months ago

The proposed ₱3.757 trillion national budget for 2019 will no longer hurdle the Senate before 2018 ends, Senate Majority Leader Juan Miguel "Migz" Zubiri said Tuesday, citing lack of time to scrutinize the proposal.

about 3 months ago

Senate President Vicente "Tito" Sotto III told House Speaker Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo that the senators cannot realistically finish their discussions on the budget in a short time.