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Cayetano, other lawmakers return to quarantine
by Edu Punay - April 4, 2020 - 12:00am
Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano and several lawmakers have gone back to self-quarantine after Secretary Eduardo Año tested positive for the coronavirus disease 2019.
P200 billion eyed for virus-affected poor households
by Edu Punay - March 27, 2020 - 12:00am
The government will allot P200 billion to address the needs of 18 million poor families affected by government measures to combat the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic, the House of Representatives said yesterd...
Special powers in national emergency law watered down
by Edu Punay - March 26, 2020 - 12:00am
Congress watered down the budget and other powers sought by President Duterte in the newly enacted Bayanihan to Heal as One Act, to better address the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic.?
Cayetano denies comparing self to frontliners
by Edu Punay - March 25, 2020 - 12:00am
After drawing criticism and ridicule for what many believed was an attempt to portray himself and other officials as frontliners in the fight against COVID-19, Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano said yesterday he has nothing...
‘Congress special session, Duterte extra powers invalid’
by Edu Punay - March 25, 2020 - 12:00am
The special session of Congress and the chamber’s granting President Duterte special powers to combat the coronavirus disease 2019 epidemic were invalid, a veteran lawmaker said yesterday.
House sets historic text voting at session
by Edu Punay - March 22, 2020 - 12:00am
For the first time, House members are set to vote via text messaging and online video conferencing to replace floor deliberations to pass legislation needed to address the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic.
House seeks more funds to fight COVID-19
by Edu Punay - March 20, 2020 - 12:00am
Saying the P27.1-billion stimulus package of the national government will not suffice, House leaders are calling for additional fiscal measures to augment funds to address the surge in the number of coronavirus disease...
NBI concludes probe on PCSO corruption
by Edu Punay - March 15, 2020 - 12:00am
The National Bureau of Investigation has completed its probe on the reported massive corruption in the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office that led to suspension of its gaming operations last year.
House OKs lower capital for foreign retail
by Edu Punay - March 14, 2020 - 12:00am
The House of Representatives has approved a bill easing the capital requirement for foreign investors in the country’s retail trade industry.
House employee positive for COVID-19
by Edu Punay - March 14, 2020 - 12:00am
An employee of the House of Representatives has tested positive for the coronavirus disease 2019 as lawmakers go into a seven-week recess.
Lack of test kits, equipment hamper fight vs COVID-19
by Edu Punay - March 12, 2020 - 12:00am
It’s not the lack of funds but the lack of global supply of testing kits and personal protection equipment that poses the biggest challenge to government efforts to contain the coronavirus disease 2019, according...
House OKs P1.65 billion supplemental budget vs COVID
by Edu Punay - March 11, 2020 - 12:00am
The House appropriations committee yesterday approved a P1.65-billion supplemental budget for funding government’s effort to address the continuing threat of the coronavirus disease 2019.
NTC to issue provisional authority to ABS-CBN
by Edu Punay - March 11, 2020 - 12:00am
Broadcast giant ABS-CBN may temporarily heave a sigh of relief after the National Telecommunications Commission said yesterday it would allow the network to continue operating after its franchise expires in May...
House eyes early passage of 2021 budget
by Edu Punay - March 8, 2020 - 12:00am
The House of Representatives intends to pass the 2021 budget early by adjusting the budget calendar, Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano has bared.
House panel to probe Greenhills hostage drama
by Edu Punay - March 6, 2020 - 12:00am
The House committee on labor and employment is set to investigate the hostage-taking incident in a mall in Greenhills, San Juan City last week.
House plenary OKs bill hiking road users’ tax
by Edu Punay - March 6, 2020 - 12:00am
The House of Representatives has approved on second reading a bill increasing the road users’ tax, aimed at raising more revenue to finance road infrastructure and public utility vehicle modernization pr...
House hearing on ABS-CBN won’t giveway to SC
by Edu Punay - March 6, 2020 - 12:00am
The House committee on legislative franchises yesterday rejected calls to suspend its hearings on the franchise renewal application of broadcast giant ABS-CBN to give way to the resolution of the quo warranto petition...
Cayetano vows to step down in October
by Edu Punay - March 6, 2020 - 12:00am
Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano has vowed to honor the term-sharing agreement with Marinduque Rep. Lord Allan Velasco and step down from the post in October after the budget for 2021 is passed by the House of Repre...
House OKs OFW department
by Edu Punay - March 5, 2020 - 12:00am
The House of Representatives approved last night the bill creating a department for overseas Filipino workers.
House eyes revisions on vapes regulation
by Edu Punay - March 1, 2020 - 12:00am
Lawmakers are looking at revising regulations on e-cigarettes and vapes set in President Duterte’s executive order.
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