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Congress ratifies AMLA changes
by Edu Punay - January 22, 2021 - 12:00am
Congress has ratified the measure amending the country’s anti-money laundering law.
House passes media workers’ welfare bill
by Edu Punay - January 20, 2021 - 12:00am
The House of Representatives has passed a bill seeking to provide better benefits for media workers.
Lawmakers seek amendments to Oil Deregulation Law
by Edu Punay - January 17, 2021 - 12:00am
Lawmakers in the House of Representatives have pushed for amendments in the Oil Deregulation Law amid unrestrained oil price hikes in the country.
House supermajority wants separate voting on Cha-cha
by Edu Punay - January 17, 2021 - 12:00am
The House of Representatives will pursue its plan to decide and vote on the proposed liberalization of economic provisions in the 1987 Constitution separately from the Senate.
Congressmen disagree on Cha-cha procedural rules
by Edu Punay - January 16, 2021 - 12:00am
The renewed bid in Congress to amend the 1987 Constitution kicked off this week with an early, if familiar, hurdle as congressmen disagreed on procedures to be followed.
Cayetano, ousted House leaders form independent bloc
by Edu Punay - January 14, 2021 - 12:00am
Former speaker Alan Peter Cayetano has formed an independent bloc in the House of Representatives, posing a challenge to the legislative agenda of his successor, Speaker Lord Allan Velasco.
Speaker: No to no-el despite Cha-cha move
by Edu Punay - January 13, 2021 - 12:00am
The 2022 national elections will proceed despite the move in Congress to amend the 1987 Constitution, Speaker Lord Allan Velasco vowed yesterday.
House leaders laud enactment of additional pandemic response measure
by Edu Punay - January 10, 2021 - 12:00am
House leaders yesterday lauded President Duterte for the timely enactment of additional measures in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
House supermajority coalition split on Cha-cha
by Edu Punay - January 10, 2021 - 12:00am
The proposal to amend the 1987 Constitution while the nation continues to face the coronavirus pandemic has split the supermajority coalition in the House of Representatives.
House bill sets Philippines archipelagic sea lanes
by Edu Punay - January 9, 2021 - 12:00am
As the territorial dispute with China over areas in the West Philippine Sea remains unresolved, a measure setting limits on the entry and passage of foreign vessels and aircraft in the country’s territorial...
House works on suspension of PhilHealth premium hike
by Edu Punay - January 7, 2021 - 12:00am
Lawmakers are now working on the necessary measure to defer the scheduled increase in Philippine Health Insurance Corp. contributions this year.
NBI urged to run after vaccine smugglers
by Edu Punay - January 7, 2021 - 12:00am
A congressman yesterday called on the National Bureau of Investigation to run after the smugglers of Sinopharm vaccine into the country’s black market.
House majority seeks fair probe on congressmen in PACC list
by Edu Punay - January 3, 2021 - 12:00am
The House majority is supporting President Duterte’s campaign against corruption, including the investigation of several congressmen allegedly involved in anomalous public works projects.
Duterte veto on intel fund disclosure questioned
by Edu Punay - January 1, 2021 - 12:00am
Militant lawmakers yesterday questioned the veto by President Duterte of a provision in the 2021 national budget law that requires him to report to Congress the government’s use of intelligence funds.
‘Swift budget spending key to economic rebound’
by Edu Punay - December 31, 2020 - 12:00am
The government will need to speed up its spending of the P4.5-trillion national budget next year to expedite the nation’s economic recovery from the pandemic, an economist in Congress said yesterday.
Speaker to PACC: Turn over lawmakers’ cases to ombudsman
by Edu Punay - December 31, 2020 - 12:00am
Speaker Lord Allan Velasco was surprised to learn from the members of the House of Representatives whom President Duterte implicated in a corruption scandal that the Presidential Anti-Corruption Commission never...
Lawmakers in PACC list cry foul, deny accusations
by Edu Punay - December 30, 2020 - 12:00am
Lawmakers publicly tagged by President Duterte in corruption and anomalous public works projects yesterday denied wrongdoing and vowed to submit themselves to any investigation to clear their names.
Proposal for tax-free import of COVID-19 vaccine backed
by Edu Punay - December 25, 2020 - 12:00am
A congresswoman yesterday supported a call to allow private companies to import tax-free doses of the COVID-19 vaccine for their employees’ use.
Death for killer cops? Congressmen divided
by Edu Punay - December 24, 2020 - 12:00am
Proposals to revive the death penalty have re-emerged as a subject of debate in Congress, following Sunday’s chilling video footage of a policeman shooting an unarmed mother and her son to death in Tarlac...
House OKs bill granting 50% discount on OFW remittance fees
by Edu Punay - December 20, 2020 - 12:00am
The House of Representatives has passed a measure providing discounts on overseas Filipino workers’ remittance fees.
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