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Speaker Alvarez: ‘No-elections’ possible in 2019
by Jess Diaz and Paolo Romero - January 4, 2018 - 12:00am
A no-election scenario in 2019 is possible under a new Constitution shifting the nation to the federal system, Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez said yesterday.
House to finish Chief Justice Sereno impeachment in March
by Jess Diaz and Paolo Romero - January 4, 2018 - 12:00am
The hearings on the impeachment complaint against Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno would be finished in two months and one week, Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez said yesterday.
P15 billion allocated for Marawi rehab in 2018
by Jess Diaz and Paolo Romero - December 21, 2017 - 4:00pm
The 2018 national budget President Duterte signed on Tuesday allocates P15 billion for the rehabilitation of war-ravaged Marawi City, the chairman of the House of Representatives appropriations committee said y...
House to ERC: Resolve issues, we’ll restore your budget
by Jess Diaz and Paolo Romero - September 6, 2017 - 4:00pm
A day after giving the Energy Regulatory Commission a P1,000 budget, leaders of the House of Representatives said yesterday they are willing to restore its funding to P351 million for 2018, provided it could resolve...
Belmonte, Trillanes push for national ID system
by Jess Diaz and Paolo Romero - July 8, 2016 - 12:00am
Quezon City Rep. Feliciano Belmonte Jr. and Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV are proposing the establishment of a national identification system, in which every Filipino – including those abroad – would be issued...
Incoming DBM chief to review P3.35-T ‘transition budget’
by Jess Diaz and Paolo Romero - June 25, 2016 - 12:00am
The incoming Duterte administration intends to review the P3.35-trillion “transition budget” for 2017 put together by the outgoing Aquino administration.
Separate inauguration a first in recent history
by Jess Diaz and Paolo Romero - June 17, 2016 - 12:00am
The inauguration of president-elect Rodrigo Duterte and vice president-elect Leni Robredo will be the first in recent history where the two highest elected officials will be sworn in to office separately.
No early proclamation for Duterte
by Jess Diaz and Paolo Romero - May 25, 2016 - 12:00am
Lawmakers yesterday laid down the rules for canvassing of votes for president and vice president in the May 9 elections, even as they made clear there would be no early proclamation for Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte...
Malls will eventually retail gas – lawmaker
by Jess Diaz and Paolo Romero - April 23, 2016 - 10:00am
Mall developers like SM Retail Inc., Robinsons Retail Holdings Inc. and DoubleDragon Properties Corp. would eventually establish their own fuel service stations, party-list group Liquefied Petroleum Gas Marketers’...
House rejects government push for higher VAT
by Jess Diaz and Paolo Romero - September 4, 2015 - 10:00am
While Malacañang won’t cut income taxes, the House of Representatives is also unlikely to approve the Aquino administration’s proposal to increase the value-added tax (VAT) from 12 to 14 perc...
Highest congressional honors sought for SAF 44
by Jess Diaz and Paolo Romero - February 5, 2015 - 12:00am
The House of Representatives has been urged to bestow the highest congressional honor and Medal of Valor on 44 policemen who died in a clash with Muslim rebels in Mamasapano, Maguindanao last month.
Bill requires garage before car purchase
by Jess Diaz and Paolo Romero - November 7, 2014 - 12:00am
Valenzuela Rep. Sherwin Gatchalian wants prospective car buyers in Metro Manila to show proof that they have a garage before being allowed to purchase a vehicle.
Proposed Palace budget for 2015 lower by P223 M
by Jess Diaz and Paolo Romero - September 11, 2014 - 12:00am
The appropriations committee of the House of Representatives has endorsed a 2015 budget for President Aquino that is P223 million lower than this year’s funding.
DPWH ‘deserves praise for EDSA rehab’
by Jess Diaz and Paolo Romero - April 23, 2014 - 12:00am
Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Secretary Rogelio Singson deserves the support of the public for his EDSA rehabilitation project, Isabela Rep. Rodolfo Albano III said yesterday.
YEARENDER: House bows to SC ruling on ‘pork’ abolition, but...
by Jess Diaz and Paolo Romero - January 1, 2014 - 12:00am
Bowing to public pressure and a Supreme Court (SC) ruling, the House of Representatives abolished the congressional pork barrel, officially known as the Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF), this year.
House panel cites top 21 nursing schools
by Jess Diaz and Paolo Romero - November 14, 2013 - 12:00am
The House committee on higher and technical education of the House of Representatives has cited the top 21 nursing schools based on the performance of their graduates in the last two nurse licensure tests given by...
House won’t impeach COA chief – SB
by Jess Diaz and Paolo Romero - October 11, 2013 - 12:00am
The House of Representatives has no plan whatsoever to initiate an impeachment process against Commission on Audit (COA) Chairman Grace Pulido-Tan.
House moves closer to abolishing PDAF
by Jess Diaz and Paolo Romero - September 11, 2013 - 12:00am
The House of Representatives moved closer yesterday to scrapping the P27-billion Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) in the proposed P2.268-trillion national budget for 2014.
‘Political changes to doom Cha-cha’
by Jess Diaz and Paolo Romero - July 13, 2013 - 12:00am
Proposing changes in the political provisions of the Constitution will doom a renewed effort by some lawmakers to have the Charter amended and made more investor-friendly.
Dinagat Islands caretaker bought six SUVs worth P9 M
by Jess Diaz and Paolo Romero - January 5, 2013 - 12:00am
Rep. Kaka Bag-ao, caretaker of the lone district of Dinagat Islands, has bought six sport utility vehicles (SUVs) out of the pork barrel funds released to the constituency of fugitive former congressman Ruben Ecleo...
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