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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...
Philippines to keep 6.2% growth rate in 2019
by Edu Punay - September 15, 2019 - 12:00am
The Philippine economy is expected to recover in the final quarter of this year to keep its growth momentum despite setbacks in the first half, an economist-lawmaker has said.
Review deal placing telco towers in bases — lawmaker
by Edu Punay - September 14, 2019 - 12:00am
A militant lawmaker in the House of Representatives yesterday called for review of the deal forged by the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) with the consortium tapped to be the country’s third telecommunications...
House on track to pass 2020 budget
by Edu Punay - September 14, 2019 - 12:00am
The House of Representatives is on track to pass the proposed P4.1-trillion national budget for 2020 and avoid the scenario of another reenacted budget, according to lawmakers.
House OKs P21.75-B DOJ budget for 2020
by Edu Punay - September 13, 2019 - 12:00am
The House of Representatives has approved the proposed P21.75-billion budget of the Department of Justice (DOJ) for 2020 despite questions on the legality of the creation of the Public Attorney’s Office (PAO)...
House panel OKs property reform measure
by Edu Punay - September 12, 2019 - 12:00am
The House ways and means panel yesterday approved the third package in the comprehensive tax reform program of the Duterte administration that seeks to reform the country’s real property valuation and assessment...
CHED budget cut by P11.65 billion for 2020
by Edu Punay - September 11, 2019 - 12:00am
The budget of the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) will go down by P11.65 billion next year, with universal access and financial assistance programs getting the biggest deductions, as provided by the free college...
Bill seeks faster internet connection in the Philippines
by Edu Punay - September 8, 2019 - 12:00am
A party-list lawmaker has pushed for legislation that would improve internet speed and connectivity in the country.
Palace drops Cha-Cha info drive
by Edu Punay - September 8, 2019 - 12:00am
The Presidential Communications and Operations Office (PCOO) has dropped its information campaign on amendments to the 1987 Constitution supposedly set for next year, which is a hint that the Duterte administration...
Congress divided on SOGIE bill
by Edu Punay - September 8, 2019 - 12:00am
Lawmakers in the House of Representatives are divided over the Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity or Expression (SOGIE) bill.
Corporate tax reform measure hits snag in Congress
by Edu Punay - September 8, 2019 - 12:00am
The Duterte administration’s priority legislative measure on corporate tax is moving sluggishly in the House of Representatives.
Lawmakers laud PCSO reforms
by Edu Punay - September 7, 2019 - 12:00am
Lawmakers in the House of Representatives have expressed support for reforms being implemented in the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO).
PCSO confident of hitting P25 billion target revenue
by Edu Punay - September 6, 2019 - 12:00am
The Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) is confident it will meet its P25-billion revenue target this year despite losses due to corruption in small-town lottery (STL) operators and suspension of lottery...
2020 budget refiled in House, no insertion
by Edu Punay - September 6, 2019 - 12:00am
The House version of the proposed P4.1-trillion national budget for 2020 has been refiled after it was withdrawn last week due to a plea to increase the budget of some of its members by P90 billion for additional...
Pay hike for goverment workers backed
by Edu Punay - September 5, 2019 - 12:00am
Lawmakers in the House of Representatives yesterday expressed support for the proposed increase in salary of all government employees.
Lawmakers want P90 billion more for their infrastructure projects
by Edu Punay - September 4, 2019 - 12:00am
The brewing firestorm at the House of Representatives over next year’s proposed P4.1-trillion national budget is apparently far from over.
House asked to probe LTO’s P3.2-billion IT project
by Edu Punay - August 31, 2019 - 12:00am
The House of Representatives was asked yesterday to look into the reported anomaly involving the P3.2-billion IT infrastructure project of the Land Transportation Office.
Penalty for teachers in ‘no homework’ bill dropped
by Edu Punay - August 31, 2019 - 12:00am
There will be no penalty for teachers in the proposed measure banning homework for elementary and secondary students during weekends, its proponent clarified yesterday, adding that he would still be pushing for the...
DA seeks involvement of farmers, LGUs’ in RCEF
by Edu Punay - August 30, 2019 - 12:00am
The Department of Agriculture (DA) wants to involve farmers, local government units (LGUs) and the private sector in the implementation of the P10-billion Rice Competitiveness Enhancement Fund (RCEF) under the Rice...
‘Designated survivor’ bills filed in Congress
by Edu Punay - August 30, 2019 - 12:00am
Just like in the movies, a “designated survivor” must be secured in case the President and all of his or her constitutional successors are killed or incapacitated in a terrorist attack or calamity.
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