The Senate Energy Committee on Thursday inched closer to endorsing plenary approval of a remedial legislation providing relief to power consumers burdened by skyrocketing monthly electricity bills. Its chairman, Sen. Sherwin T. Gatchalian, confirmed he is targeting to submit a committee report in two weeks following Thursday’s hearing on three related bills filed to reduce existing caps on recoverable system-loss charges passed on to consumers by power companies and electric cooperatives.
The Senate Ways and Means Committee has endorsed the Palace-proposed Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) bill, with 21 senators affixing their signatures on the panel’s report submitting the P134-billion revenue package for plenary deliberations.
The Senate, voting 17-1 with Akbayan Senator Risa Hontiveros casting the lone negative vote, on Wednesday passed on third and final reading the bill postponing to October 2018 the barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) elections. Senate Bill No. 1584 by Senators Richard Gordon and Vicente “Tito” Sotto had cited these grounds for postponement: the armed conflict in Marawi City, the extension of the proclamation of Martial Law in Mindanao, and the prevalence of illegal drugs.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".