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House gives P10 million cash incentives for SEAG gold medalists
by Edu Punay - December 6, 2019 - 12:00am
The House of Representatives has decided to honor winning Filipino athletes in the 30th Southeast Asian (SEA) Games by giving additional cash incentives to gold medalists.
House to probe 100 multinational firms for ‘technical smuggling’
by Edu Punay - December 6, 2019 - 12:00am
The House ways and means committee will look into the alleged technical smuggling by over 100 multinational companies on their imports passing through the Bureau of Customs.
16 million Pinoys still smoke despite tobacco crackdown
by Edu Punay - December 5, 2019 - 12:00am
At least 16 million Filipinos have continued smoking cigarettes despite the crackdown on tobacco products amid concern over their harmful effects on health, government data showed.
Philippines eyes bid to host 2030 Asian Games
by Edu Punay - December 5, 2019 - 12:00am
Even before the conclusion of the 30th Southeast Asian (SEA) Games, the government is already setting its sights on the Asian Games a decade away.
Cayetano backs probe on ‘fake news’ in SEAG
by Edu Punay - December 3, 2019 - 12:00am
Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano yesterday expressed support for the plan of his colleagues in the House of Representatives to investigate the spread of fake news on the country’s hosting of the 30th Southeast Asian...
DOH now favors regulation of vapes, e-cigs
by Edu Punay - December 3, 2019 - 12:00am
From pushing for a total ban, the Department of Health and Food and Drug Administration are now willing to go along with the regulation of electronic cigarettes and vaping products.
Bill seeks ban on phones, gadgets in grade school
by Edu Punay - December 2, 2019 - 12:00am
A lawmaker from Bulacan has proposed a ban on the use of smartphones and other electronic gadgets in all schools by students from Grade 10 and below.
Cayetano confident of Duterte support amid SEAG woes
by Edu Punay - December 1, 2019 - 12:00am
House Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano, who also heads the Philippine Southeast Asian Games Organizing Committee, is confident that he still enjoys the support of President Duterte amid the controversies hounding the...
House moves to amend EPIRA
by Edu Punay - December 1, 2019 - 12:00am
The House of Representatives has moved to amend Republic Act 9136 or the Electric Power Industry Reform Act as Marinduque Rep. Lord Allan Velasco, chair of committee on energy, started last week the hearing on the...
Duterte apologizes for SEAG snafus
by Edu Punay - November 30, 2019 - 12:00am
Even as glitches in the hosting of the 30th Southeast Asian Games abated, President Duterte apologized last night to the foreign participants for snafus and reiterated that there would be accountability, even if...
House bill seeks P8.4 billion more for rice farmers
by Edu Punay - November 29, 2019 - 12:00am
A ranking lawmaker yesterday pushed for a supplemental budget of P8.4 billion for this year to address needs of farmers severely affected by plummeting prices due to the Rice Tariffication Law.
Cayetano: Hold me accountable after SEAG
by Edu Punay - November 29, 2019 - 12:00am
No sacred cows; Rody may tap retired COA auditors.
Meat processing industry probed on ASF outbreak
by Edu Punay - November 28, 2019 - 12:00am
A joint panel at the House of Representatives will focus on the processed meat industry as it continues its investigation into the African swine fever outbreak in the country.
NCRPO: Public vapers can’t refuse police ‘invitation’
by Edu Punay - November 28, 2019 - 12:00am
It’s an “invitation” you can’t refuse.
No House leadership change despite games controversy
by Edu Punay - November 27, 2019 - 12:00am
The leadership of Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano in the House of Representatives remains intact despite massive criticisms hurled against him over issues hounding the country’s hosting of the 30th Southeast Asian...
PCSO execs probed for corruption — PACC
by Edu Punay - November 26, 2019 - 12:00am
The Presidential Anti-Corruption Commission has started its investigation of officials of the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office allegedly involved in corruption, an official announced yesterday.
Philippine needs President, Vice President elected in tandem
by Edu Punay - November 24, 2019 - 12:00am
The country’s president and vice president should be elected in tandem, just like in the US.
House OKs real property valuation reform bill
by Edu Punay - November 24, 2019 - 12:00am
The House of Representatives has approved the third package in the comprehensive tax reform program of the Duterte administration, which seeks improvements in the country’s real property valuation and assessment...
Massacre spawns bill expediting probes
by Edu Punay - November 24, 2019 - 12:00am
With justice still elusive for his wife and dozens of other victims of the Ampatuan massacre, Maguindanao Rep. Esmael “Toto” Mangudadatu has filed a measure seeking to expedite investigation of cases...
DOH reminds smokers of alternate ways to quit
by Edu Punay - November 23, 2019 - 12:00am
Amid fresh reports of health risks from vaping, the Department of Health has reminded smokers wishing to quit to shun electronic cigarettes and vapes as alternatives to their unhealthy habit.
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