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Gabriela questions poverty reduction report of PSA
by Jess Diaz - December 10, 2019 - 12:00am
Women’s party-list group Gabriela yesterday questioned the poverty reduction report released last week by the Philippine Statistics Authority, which showed that six million Filipinos were out of the poverty...
Cayetano on budget: 95% reconciled
by Jess Diaz - December 10, 2019 - 12:00am
The bicameral conference committee on the budget is almost done with drafting the final version of the proposed P4.1-trillion spending program for next year, Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano said yesterday.
House, Senate delay 2020 budget approval
by Jess Diaz - December 9, 2019 - 12:00am
The House of Representatives and the Senate will not be able to approve the final version of the proposed P4.1-trillion 2020 national budget today because the conference committee tasked to come up with a common...
‘Congress creating an agency for every problem’
by Jess Diaz - December 9, 2019 - 12:00am
Rep. Lito Atienza of party-list group Buhay yesterday denounced what he described as the “propensity of Congress to create a department for every problem the nation is facing.”
House panel votes on Cha-cha on Wednesday
by Jess Diaz - December 9, 2019 - 12:00am
The committee on constitutional amendments of the House of Representatives is scheduled to vote on several Charter change (Cha-cha) proposals on Wednesday.
Senators pad own budget for 2020 by P2 billion
by Jess Diaz - December 8, 2019 - 12:00am
Senators have padded their own budget for next year, increasing it by P2 billion, for a total budget of up to P9.5 billion.
Senate to approve ‘sin tax’ hike bill next week
by Jess Diaz - December 6, 2019 - 12:00am
The Senate will finally approve the bill increasing the tax on beer and other alcohol products and taxing e-cigarettes and vape next week after months of considering it.
Back to square one for 2020 national budget
by Jess Diaz - December 6, 2019 - 12:00am
The House of Representatives-Senate conference on the proposed P4.1-trillion national budget for next year is back to square one.
Congress to approve 2020 budget on Monday
by Jess Diaz - December 5, 2019 - 12:00am
The House of Representatives and the Senate have agreed to approve a common draft of the proposed P4.1-trillion 2020 national budget next week despite passing widely disparate versions of the outlay. ...
Senators realign P206 billion in 2020 budget
by Jess Diaz - December 4, 2019 - 12:00am
Senators have realigned a total of P206.2 billion to their projects, programs and advocacies in their version of the proposed P4.1-trillion national budget for next year.
House to restore P10 billion palay-buying fund
by Jess Diaz - December 3, 2019 - 12:00am
The House of Representatives will work for the restoration of next year’s P10-billion palay-buying fund, which the Senate inexplicably cut by P3 billion.
Senate cuts palay-buying fund by P3 billion
by Jess Diaz - December 2, 2019 - 12:00am
The Senate has cut the palay procurement fund by P3 billion in its version of the proposed P4.1-trillion national budget for next year.
Filipino nurses exploited — Locsin
by Jess Diaz - December 1, 2019 - 12:00am
Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. has expressed support for the decision of the Senate to implement the recent Supreme Court (SC) ruling upgrading the basic monthly salary of government nurses.
House asks BOC to explain tax shortfalls
by Jess Diaz - November 30, 2019 - 12:00am
The House of Representatives committee on ways and means is requiring the Bureau of Internal Revenue and the Bureau of Customs to explain their collection shortfalls this year.
Free entry to Games except basketball, volleyball, football
by Jess Diaz - November 30, 2019 - 12:00am
At least 10,000 tickets for most sports events and an additional 15,000 for the closing ceremonies of the Southeast Asian Games will be made available to the public free of charge, Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano announced...
Duterte apologizes for SEAG snafus
by Jess Diaz - 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...
Firing VP akin to EJK — Lagman
by Jess Diaz - November 27, 2019 - 12:00am
Opposition Rep. Edcel Lagman of Albay yesterday likened to an extrajudicial killing President Duterte’s removal of Vice President Leni Robredo as co-chairperson of the Inter-Agency Committee on Anti-Illegal...
60 POGOs rake in P300 billion — lawmaker
by Jess Diaz - November 25, 2019 - 12:00am
The 60 Philippine offshore gaming operators accredited by the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corp. are raking in at least P300 billion in gross income, a senior lawmaker said yesterday.
Lawmaker warns DOH vs plague detected in China
by Jess Diaz - November 25, 2019 - 12:00am
Cagayan de Oro City Rep. Rufus Rodriguez yesterday warned the Department of Health and airport authorities against the possible entry here of a deadly plague detected in China.
‘Rice farmers losing P4 per kilo in harvest’
by Jess Diaz - November 25, 2019 - 12:00am
Rice farmers are losing P4 per kilo in the ongoing wet-season crop harvest due to the low price of their palay produce, a House leader said yesterday.
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