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House ready for special session, vows passage of Bayanihan 2
by Edu Punay - July 4, 2020 - 12:00am
The House of Representatives is ready to hold a special session to pass the proposed second Bayanihan law, as the coronavirus disease 2019 contagion continues to wreak havoc on lives and the economy.
Lawmaker files virtual marriage bill
by Edu Punay - July 4, 2020 - 12:00am
A lawmaker has filed a measure that seeks to allow virtual marriage with the use of video, audio and data transmission devices.
ABS-CBN paid proper taxes — Exec
by Edu Punay - July 2, 2020 - 12:00am
ABS-CBN has no tax liability with the government and has been properly paying taxes, according to an executive of the television network.
Army general sued for ‘red-tagging’ lawmakers
by Edu Punay - July 2, 2020 - 12:00am
A militant lawmaker has filed criminal and administrative charges against Armed Forces of the Philippines Southern Luzon commander Maj. Gen. Antonio Parlade Jr. for allegedly “red-tagging” the Makabayan...
DFA set to repatriate 37,000 more OFWs
by Edu Punay - June 28, 2020 - 12:00am
Over 37,000 more overseas Filipino workers stranded abroad amidst the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic are set to be repatriated in the next four weeks, the Department of Foreign Affairs has bared.
Congress to hold special session for Bayanihan 2
by Edu Punay - June 27, 2020 - 12:00am
Congress is set to hold a special session to pass the proposed Bayanihan to Recover as One Act, also known as Bayanihan Act 2, that will extend measures to address the coronavirus disease 2019 or COVID-19 pandemic,...
Regulation of e-commerce industry pushed
by Edu Punay - June 25, 2020 - 12:00am
Valenzuela City Rep. Wes Gatchalian disclosed yesterday that online trade in the country has ballooned to a $7-billion industry and now needs regulation to protect both consumer and merchant.
House eyes virtual SONA
by Edu Punay - June 21, 2020 - 12:00am
The House of Representatives is considering using teleconference or a virtual fifth State of the Nation Address for President Duterte next month, possibly for the first time in history as the nation continues to...
Speaker: Give terror bill benefit of the doubt
by Edu Punay - June 21, 2020 - 12:00am
The House of Representatives is open to amending or even repealing the controversial anti-terrorism law, but only when there will be abuses in its implementation, according to Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano.
NPC, House leaders honor Danding
by Edu Punay - June 20, 2020 - 12:00am
Leaders of the Nationalist People’s Coalition yesterday paid tribute to their chairman emeritus Danding Cojuangco, who passed away last June 16.
1-year prescription period sought for cyber libel
by Edu Punay - June 19, 2020 - 12:00am
A ranking lawmaker yesterday proposed a one-year prescription period for the crime of cyber libel.
LTFRB eyes return of jeepneys by June 30
by Edu Punay - June 18, 2020 - 12:00am
The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) is eyeing the resumption of operations of public utility jeepneys or PUJs in Metro Manila by the end of the month.
Lawmaker to PhilHealth: Settle P18 billion bill
by Edu Punay - June 17, 2020 - 12:00am
State-owned Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth) has been urged to settle at least P18 billion in unpaid reimbursement claims of accredited hospitals nationwide.
House eyes P58 billion for tourism sector recovery
by Edu Punay - June 17, 2020 - 12:00am
The House of Representatives is eyeing a P58-billion fund for recovery of the country’s tourism industry from recession caused by the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic.
House panel OKs bill to protect informal workers
by Edu Punay - June 14, 2020 - 12:00am
A House panel has approved a bill providing protection for some 16 million workers in the informal sector.
Tax exemptions sought for micro online businesses
by Edu Punay - June 13, 2020 - 12:00am
Facing the prospect of getting taxed, online sellers may have found an ally in an administration lawmaker who wants the Bureau of Internal Revenue to exempt them and other entrepreneurs earning less than P3 million...
2 lawmakers clash at ABS-CBN franchise hearing
by Edu Punay - June 9, 2020 - 12:00am
The House of Representatives continued yesterday its hearing on the franchise renewal application of broadcast giant ABS-CBN even after it adjourned sine die.
Special session sought for stimulus bills
by Edu Punay - June 7, 2020 - 12:00am
A ranking congressman has called for the holding of special session of Congress for the enactment of measures that would enable the country to better recover from the economic impact of the coronavirus disease 2019...
18th Congress adjourns 1st regular session
by Edu Punay - June 6, 2020 - 12:00am
The first regular session of the 18th Congress adjourned yesterday with the passage of several pieces of legislation, including measures to help the country cope with the impact of the coronavirus disease 2019 ...
House passes anti-terrorism bill
by Edu Punay - June 3, 2020 - 12:00am
The House of Representatives has passed the proposed measure that seeks to impose harsher punishment on terrorist acts.
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