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(Look) Are Congress Members Getting Richer and Richer Over the Years?

The average net worth of House of Representatives members almost doubled in the last six years

Most Filipinos have the impression that members of the Philippine House of Representatives (HOR) belong to the well-to-do classes if only because there are less than a handful of congressmen and women who are not millionaires.When a summary of the House members’ ...

by Pauline Macaraeg  | August 07, 2018 03:00:00
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Cebu Inmates Dance But Davao Prisoners Grow Bananas For Export

So why are there moves to shut down the venture between Tadeco and the Davao penal colony?

Although it’s the second biggest penal facility by number of inmates in the Philippines, nothing much is known about the Davao Prison and Penal Farm (DPPF) in Davao del Norte province. Unlike Cebu City jail’s inmates, Davao penal colony prisoners aren’t internationally ...

by Chiara U. Mesiona  | August 23, 2017 03:00:00
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Business-Owning Families Top List of Richest Congress Members

Many are members of families with substantial interests in large business enterprises

Eight of the top 10 richest members of Congress are owners, executives or members of families that control some of the country’s largest companies, Entrepreneur Philippines has found.We looked at the newly released summary of the 2016 statements of assets, liabilities and ...

by Pauline Macaraeg  | August 11, 2017 07:00:00
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