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House vows P100 billion trust fund for coco farmers
by Edu Punay - October 14, 2019 - 12:00am
The House of Representatives has vowed to pass before year-end the measure seeking to create a P100-billion trust fund for the use of farmers in the coconut industry, which President Duterte prioritized but had previously...
House augments drug rehab budget by P240 million
by Edu Punay - October 13, 2019 - 12:00am
The House of Representatives has augmented the proposed funds for the government’s drug war next year by P250 million although, this time, the focus is on rehabilitation.
Monday commute for government execs pushed
by Edu Punay - October 13, 2019 - 12:00am
Inspired by the commute challenge to presidential spokesman Salvador Panelo, a lawmaker has proposed a law requiring all government officials to take public transport to work every Monday.
Lawmaker wants P465 million budget cut for trains restored
by Edu Punay - October 13, 2019 - 12:00am
A party-list lawmaker on Friday pushed for the restoration of the P465-million cut in the proposed budget of the Light Rail Transit Authority for 2020 to help address the perennial public transport problem in Metro...
Bersamin: No rigging of decision on VP poll protest
by Edu Punay - October 11, 2019 - 12:00am
Chief Justice Lucas Bersamin is reassuring the public that there is no manipulation of the Presidential Electoral Tribunal (PET)’s decision on the vice presidential election protest.
400 kilos of processed meat seized in Ilocos Sur
by Edu Punay - October 10, 2019 - 12:00am
At least 400 kilos of processed meat feared contaminated with African swine fever were seized at a checkpoint in Barangay Bio, Tagudin, Ilocos Sur on Tuesday.
Lawmakers reject call to repeal Rice Tariffication Law
by Edu Punay - October 9, 2019 - 12:00am
Leaders of the House of Representatives yesterday rejected calls to repeal Republic Act 11203 or the Rice Tariffication Law to address the crisis hounding rice farmers.
House augments DepEd budget by P800 million
by Edu Punay - October 6, 2019 - 12:00am
The House of Representatives has augmented the proposed budget of the Department of Education (DepEd) for next year by P800 million.
Lawmakers: Use P29 B from CCT to help farmers
by Edu Punay - October 4, 2019 - 12:00am
House leaders are pushing for the use of some P29 billion from the government’s conditional cash transfer (CCT) program to purchase palay from farmers severely affected by the implementation of Republic Act...
House augments AFP, PNP budgets by P2 billion
by Edu Punay - October 3, 2019 - 12:00am
The House of Representatives has augmented the proposed budgets for the Armed Forces of the Philippines and the Philippine National Police next year by P2 billion to modernize their facilities.
House probe on P35 million Batocabe bounty sought
by Edu Punay - October 2, 2019 - 12:00am
The House of Representatives will conduct an inquiry into the disbursement of the P35 million reward for the arrest of the killers of Ako Bicol party-list Rep. Rodel Batocabe last December.
Project for homeless Pinoys launched in Quezon City today
by Edu Punay - October 1, 2019 - 12:00am
A public-private cooperation initiative seeking to build one million houses for one million homeless Filipino families will be launched today, with Quezon City as a pilot area.
House panel OKs rainwater harvesting facility for new buildings
by Edu Punay - September 29, 2019 - 12:00am
The House committee on Metro Manila development has approved a measure requiring all new establishments in the metropolis to have a rainwater harvesting facility to help address perennial problems of flooding and...
Freight and courier industry needs to be regulated — DICT
by Edu Punay - September 28, 2019 - 12:00am
Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) Secretary Gringo Honasan is asking Congress to pass a law regulating the freight and courier industry in the country.
House asked to probe swine fever outbreak
by Edu Punay - September 28, 2019 - 12:00am
Militant lawmakers yesterday pushed for a legislative inquiry in the House of Representatives on the outbreak of African swine fever (ASF) that threatens the country’s hog industry.
House panel OKs lower capital requirement for foreign retailers
by Edu Punay - September 26, 2019 - 12:00am
The House Committee on Trade and Industry has approved the measure allowing foreign investments in the local retail sector.
House OKs labor education subject in college
by Edu Punay - September 26, 2019 - 12:00am
The House of Representatives yesterday approved a bill seeking to integrate labor education in social science subjects in the college curriculum.
House realigns P9.5 billion in 2020 proposed budget
by Edu Punay - September 26, 2019 - 12:00am
The House of Representatives has approved the realignment of some P9.5 billion in funds in the proposed P4.1-trillion national budget for next year.
House panel starts deliberations on death penalty revival
by Edu Punay - September 25, 2019 - 12:00am
The House of Representatives started yesterday deliberations on the proposal to revive the death penalty.
Funding for 3 departments may still increase
by Edu Punay - September 23, 2019 - 12:00am
The proposed appropriations for at least three departments under the P4.1-trillion national budget for next year may still increase despite its passage in record time by the House of Representatives last Friday...
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