Jose De Venecia, Jr.

Lawmakers linked to prostitution scandal

Allegations are raised that public funds were used to pay for sex with actresses

The admission by an actress of having paid sex with legislators is threatening to sink new tax measures the government wants to impose to cut the budget deficit.

Monday, 16 August, 2004, 12:00am

Democracy rules

A choice between a presidential candidate dogged by allegations of corruption and another with an image as a womanising, gambler and heavy drinker, does not seem to present too much of a dilemma for Filipino voters.

11 May 1998 - 12:00am

Ramos vows to be vocal critic

Outgoing President Fidel Ramos warned last night he will not stay silent if his legacy of solid growth and stability is put at risk by his successor after Monday's elections.

'Whether they like it or not . . . I'll still be around,' he told the South China Morning Post.

8 May 1998 - 12:00am

Manila sees reserves hitting US$12b

The presidential candidate in the May Philippine general elections, Jose de Venecia, yesterday said the country's gross international reserves should soon reach US$12 billion, more than at the onset of the regional economic crisis.

27 Mar 1998 - 12:00am

More cash given to refuge for helpers

Occupants of a new refuge for domestic helpers yesterday won an immediate rise in the cash given from the Philippines Consulate to buy food, which they allege was less than $1.50 per person a day.

7 Oct 1996 - 12:00am

Bill entitles poor to emergency care

THE House of Representatives Committee on Health has approved a bill making it illegal for a hospital or clinic to refuse emergency treatment to people who do not have money.

House Speaker Jose de Venecia said the bill had been launched because several poor people had been turned away from medical facilities because they did not have enough money for an advance payment.

9 Nov 1995 - 12:00am