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Lawmakers propose crematory for the poor

With cremation gaining popularity among bereaved families of Filipinos who die every year, partylist congressmen are calling for the enactment of a measure for the construction of a public crematory in every congressional district in the country.

Concluding its congressional inquiry into the proliferation of drug syndicates and illegal drug trade in the New Bilibid Prison, the House Committee on Justice yesterday reported that there is enough evidence and witnesses to point to the involvement of Senator Leila de Lima in the unlawful activities that took place during his term as justice secretary.

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The House of Representatives yesterday conferred the Congressional Medal of Distinction to Philippine sports heroine Hidilyn Diaz for giving pride and honor to the country in winning a silver medal in the recently-concluded Rio de Janeiro Olympics.

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Top party-list organizations in the 2013 elections are currently struggling to get even one congressional seat as three newcomers have occupied top spots and may be entitled to as much as three seats.

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