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House can’t bully us on Cha-cha – senators
by Paolo Romero and Jess Diaz - January 20, 2018 - 12:00am
There’s no way Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez can bully the Senate into agreeing to a joint session and voting with the lower house in crafting a constitution for a federal government, senators said yesterday....
Congress sees Duterte’s Martial Law request next week
by Paolo Romero and Jess Diaz - December 8, 2017 - 4:00pm
With only three days left before Congress goes on a month-long Christmas recess, President Duterte is expected to formally ask lawmakers on Monday to allow him to extend martial law in Mindanao for one more yea...
Approval of martial law extension seen at joint session today
by Paolo Romero and Jess Diaz - July 21, 2017 - 4:00pm
The two chambers of Congress convene today in a special session to vote on President Duterte’s request for the extension of his martial law proclamation, which is expected to be approved by lawmakers.
Senators buck Napoles as state witness
by Paolo Romero and Jess Diaz - May 10, 2017 - 4:00pm
Senators opposed yesterday efforts to recruit pork barrel scam mastermind Janet Lim-Napoles as state witness, warning that she may be used by the administration to persecute its political opponents and send the wrong...
Drilon seeks pay hike for state workers
by Paolo Romero and Jess Diaz - July 7, 2016 - 12:00am
Sen. Franklin Drilon wants a 27-percent average increase in the salary of about 1.53 million state workers, including uniformed personnel, over a period of three years.
‘Exclude state execs, workers from bank secrecy protection’
by Paolo Romero and Jess Diaz - July 7, 2016 - 12:00am
Government officials and employees should be removed from bank secrecy protection to make efforts to uncover ill-gotten wealth easier, Sen. Panfilo Lacson said in filing a bill seeking to amend the Bank Secrecy...
Traffic emergency powers, Cha-cha measures filed
by Paolo Romero and Jess Diaz - July 2, 2016 - 12:00am
Sen. Franklin Drilon filed yesterday a bill seeking to grant President Duterte emergency powers to deal with the transportation crisis not only in Metro Manila, but also in other major urban areas.
Yearender: Time runs out for key House bills
by Paolo Romero and Jess Diaz - December 29, 2015 - 9:00am
The House of Representatives was able to pass key reform measures this year, but the fate of some landmark bills – including the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) and the resolution seeking to amend the economic...
It’s time to move on – Speaker
by Paolo Romero and Jess Diaz - March 28, 2015 - 12:00am
 The nation can now move on as President Aquino has satisfactorily explained his side on the Mamasapano incident for which he even begged for understanding, lawmakers led by Speaker Feliciano Belmonte Jr. said...
More orderly House session vowed
by Paolo Romero and Jess Diaz - February 13, 2015 - 12:00am
The House of Representatives will hold a more orderly inquiry into the Jan. 25 killing of 44 police commandos in Mamasapano, Maguindanao following the shouting and heckling, as well as delays due to debates on procedural...
Yearender: House produces ‘harvest of responsive legislation’
by Paolo Romero and Jess Diaz - December 25, 2014 - 12:00am
Socio-economic and fiscal reform bills as well as other legislation to help communities devastated by calamities were the main focus this year of the House of Representatives, which also managed to act swiftly on...
House independent bloc questions vague budget provisions
by Paolo Romero and Jess Diaz - December 4, 2014 - 12:00am
The so-called independent bloc in the House of Representatives is questioning what it calls vague and suspicious provisions in the proposed P22-billion supplemental budget for 2014.
Police powers eyed to enforce ILP
by Paolo Romero and Jess Diaz - November 20, 2014 - 12:00am
If complications arise from the enforcement of the interruptible load program (ILP), the government may exercise its police powers to set things right, according to Oriental Mindoro Rep. Reynaldo Umali, chairman...
House may pass budget this week
by Paolo Romero and Jess Diaz - September 23, 2014 - 12:00am
The House of Representatives will do its best to pass the proposed P2.606-trillion national budget for 2015 this week, Speaker Feliciano Belmonte Jr. said yesterday.
Lawmakers: No impeachment of Noy
by Paolo Romero and Jess Diaz - July 2, 2014 - 12:00am
Leaders of the House of Representatives believe President Aquino did not commit any illegal act in implementing the Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP).
House OKs bill to amend anti-drug law
by Paolo Romero and Jess Diaz - March 22, 2014 - 12:00am
The House of Representatives has approved on third and final reading a bill preventing the dismissal of drug cases due to the failure of law enforcers to follow procedures in making arrests and processing evide...
Economic Cha-cha doable this year
by Paolo Romero and Jess Diaz - February 7, 2014 - 12:00am
Work on easing the restrictive economic provisions of the Constitution is now officially among the top priorities of the 16th Congress, with Speaker Feliciano Belmonte Jr. expecting to see everything completed within...
House to further cut number of projects lawmakers can endorse
by Paolo Romero and Jess Diaz - September 17, 2013 - 12:00am
The House of Representatives plans to further limit the number of infrastructure projects lawmakers can identify and endorse under the proposed P2.268-trillion national budget for 2014, Majority Leader and Mandaluyong...
Probe sought on P1.31-billion purchase of textbooks through direct contracting
by Paolo Romero and Jess Diaz - April 17, 2012 - 12:00am
Cagayan Rep. Jack Enrile urged President Aquino yesterday to order an investigation into the procurement of textbooks worth P1.31 billion through direct contracting, which various civil society groups claim to have...
LP not intimidated by Binay-Erap coalition
by Paolo Romero and Jess Diaz - April 10, 2012 - 12:00am
The ruling Liberal Party (LP) is not intimidated by the move of PDP-Laban of Vice President Jejomar Binay and Pwersa ng Masang Pilipino (PMP) of former President Joseph Estrada to join forces for the 2013 elections,...
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