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Kian’s death, multiple killings alarm solons

Calling it shocking and worrisome, senators are seeing red and questioning why minors are getting killed in President Duterte’s war on drugs.

With Malacañang planning to impose new taxes, Sen. Juan Edgardo “Sonny” Angara yesterday sought the immediate passage of the Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights.

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Senate Minority Leader Ralph G. Recto said yesterday that the country will observe the first official National Centenarians Day on October 2 but there are no funds for cash gifts for 100-year-old Filipinos or older based on a new law.

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Voting 20-2, the Senate yesterday approved on third and final reading a bill that seeks to postpone the upcoming October 2016 barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) elections to give way to much-needed reforms that would improve the institutions’ ability to serve its constituents.

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Eighteen senators have signed the committee report recommending the postponement of this year’s Sangguniang Kabataan and barangay elections.

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More senators yesterday backed the various calls for an intensive debate on the proposals for the reimposition of the death penalty which the Senate is expected to take up immediately upon the opening of the 17th Congress.

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