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Politics and justice reporter for @inquirerdotnet | Sports nerd | Views and opinions are my own | For stories and tips: neil.mercado@inquirer.net

Makati City, Philippines

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The House committee on senior citizen adopts resolution urging the Department of Social Welfare and Development to release the monthly social pension of senior citizens every three months instead of the current schedule of every six months. @inquirerdotnet

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LOOK: House Speaker Lord Allan Velasco meets with Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana and newly appointed Armed Forces of the Philippines chief of staff Lt. Gen. Cirilito Sobejana. @inquirerdotnet

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Garbin: I expect an impassioned debate to those who wants to retain the restrictive economic provisions but confident enough to get the support of the Super Majority coalition who earlier signified their support to RBH 2. @inquirerdotnet

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House committee on constitutional amendments chair Alfredo Garbin Jr. eyes approval of Cha-cha in lower chamber by March 24. @inquirerdotnet

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House constitutional amendments panel chair Alfredo Garbin Jr. on SC dismissal of electoral protest vs VP Robredo: The unanimity of the decision speaks volumes and should put to rest any doubts as regards her victory in the May 2016 elections. @inquirerdotnet

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Velasco: On top of these priority legislation, we would like to see the passage of Bayanihan 3, as well as other economic bills geared toward rebuilding the PH economy shattered by the devastating impact of the pandemic and rebuilding the lives of every Filipino...@inquirerdotnet

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Velasco: With a little over a year until the 2022 elections, the House of Representatives is bent on finishing the remaining priority measures of this Administration to ensure that President Rodrigo Roa Duterte fulfills his campaign promise to the Filipino people. @inquirerdotnet

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House Speaker Lord Allan Velasco breaks silence on ABS-CBN franchise issue: Calls to revive the franchise of ABS-CBN will have to wait until the next Congress. @inquirerdotnet

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House leaders meet with Health Secretary Francisco Duque III and vaccine czar Carlito Galvez Jr. to discuss how Congress can help the Executive Department in its planned rollout of vaccines against COVID-19 this year. 📸 Office of Speaker Lord Allan Velasco @inquirerdotnet

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Replying to @tetchtorres: Gen. Parlade wants to know if my Nov 2020 story about the 2 Aetas was based on a petition or based on my "established bias…

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Gen. Parlade wants to know if my Nov 2020 story about the 2 Aetas was based on a petition or based on my "established bias vs. the military. His questions are answered here.

Judiciary beat reporters write their stories based on court records

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Kabataan Partylist Rep. Sarah Elago calls on House to condemn the NTF-ELCAC and its spokesperson Lieutenant General Antonio Parlade Jr. for red-tagging a number of colleges and universities in the country. @inquirerdotnet

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CONTEXT: Quimbo and Speaker Lord Allan Velasco have filed a bill providing a P420-billion fund to help the country recover amid the economic crash triggered by the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Quimbo also expressed hopes that the bill will be certified as urgent to hasten its passage: That’s the fastest way na ma-deliver natin itong ayudang pampamilya, pang-manggagawa, pati na rin ang para sa small businesses ng pinakamabilis na panahon. @inquirerdotnet

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Quimbo: Sana they take a second look at this Bayanihan 3 and to objectively assess lahat ng ating datos na pumapasok, particularly ang job losses and business closures. @inquirerdotnet

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Marikina City Rep. Stella Luz Quimbo asks the country's economic managers to take a second look at the proposed Bayanihan 3 measure: Take a second look dahil sana bago magsabi sila na we cannot afford it… Ngayon, it’s official, 9.5 percent contraction [ang ekonomiya].

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Replying to @inquirerdotnet: takes vigorous exception to the apparent red-tagging of our reporter and expresses alarm over P…

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takes vigorous exception to the apparent red-tagging of our reporter and expresses alarm over Parlade’s attempt to sow fear, stifle dissent and curtail her right to make truthful and objective reports.

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Replying to @T2TupasINQ: Statement of the Justice and Court Reporters Association (JUCRA) on media red-tagging. @inquirerdotnet https://t.co/HpWDzdZ…

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Statement of the Justice and Court Reporters Association (JUCRA) on media red-tagging. @inquirerdotnet

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"Kayo mga bagets kayo dito ha. Alam nyo ba kung anong gagawin ko dito sa mga babae na ito? Ire-regalo ko sa boss ko," a man told a group of UPLB students nearly two years before the Sarmenta-Gomez slay happened.

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