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‘Government lost P1.3 trillion in 3 years to tax exemptions’
by Jess Diaz - August 19, 2019 - 12:00am
The government lost P1.3 trillion over three years to “unnecessary” tax exemptions and other incentives thousands of businesses are allowed “to enjoy forever,” the chairman of the House of...
‘Officials convicted of graft must be barred from post’
by Jess Diaz - August 19, 2019 - 12:00am
Elective and appointive officials convicted of graft and corruption by the Sandiganbayan should immediately be barred from holding public office, Samar Rep. Edgar Mary Sarmiento said yesterday.
House mulls road user’s tax hike
by Jess Diaz - August 19, 2019 - 12:00am
The House of Representatives is considering an increase in the road user’s tax, which the government collects from millions of owners of motor vehicles, including motorcycles.
Alcoholism costs government P200 billion yearly – study
by Jess Diaz - August 18, 2019 - 12:00am
Alcohol abuse is costing Filipino taxpayers about P200 billion yearly, according to a study by the House of Representatives ways and means committee and the Department of Finance (DOF).
Lawmaker seeks compromise on EDSA bus ban
by Jess Diaz - August 18, 2019 - 12:00am
Deputy speaker and Camarines Sur Rep. Luis Raymund Villafuerte is proposing a compromise on the plan of the Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) to ban provincial buses from traversing EDSA and to remove bus...
‘Ronald Cardema just an observer, not a House member’
by Jess Diaz - August 17, 2019 - 12:00am
Former National Youth Commission chairman and disqualified first nominee of Duterte Youth party-list Ronald Cardema is just an “observer” whenever he visits the House of Representatives, and not a c...
Fewer abused wives, deaths with higher alcohol taxes — lawmakers
by Jess Diaz - August 17, 2019 - 12:00am
Proponents of the proposed increases in levies on beer and other intoxicating drinks are citing the evils of alcohol use to make their case and win support for their proposal from their colleagues in Congress and...
PDP-Laban names Pacquiao, Velasco as party leaders
by Jess Diaz - August 17, 2019 - 12:00am
The ruling PDP-Laban has appointed boxing icon Sen. Manny Pacquiao and Marinduque Rep. Lord Allan Velasco as party leaders, Pampanga Rep. Aurelio Gonzales Jr., the party’s executive vice president, announced...
Congress urged to regulate ATM transaction charges
by Jess Diaz - August 16, 2019 - 12:00am
Party-list group Bayan Muna yesterday urged Congress to pass a bill regulating fees that banks impose for transactions done through automated teller machines (ATMs) like withdrawals.
Expanded health care funds short by P30 B
by Jess Diaz - August 16, 2019 - 12:00am
Funds for the expanded or universal health care (UHC) program, which the government will implement starting in January next year will be short by P30 billion, a Department of Finance (DOF) official said yester...
Recto, 3 others named House deputy speakers
by Jess Diaz - August 15, 2019 - 12:00am
The House of Representatives has named four more deputy speakers as the chamber continues to organize itself and its committees.
Duterte to submit P4.1-T 2020 budget next week
by Jess Diaz - August 14, 2019 - 12:00am
President Duterte is scheduled to submit his proposed P4.1-trillion national budget for 2020 to the House of Representatives next Tuesday.
‘House to prioritize economic Cha-cha’
by Jess Diaz - August 14, 2019 - 12:00am
The House of Representatives will most likely prioritize changes in the economic provisions of the Constitution over proposed amendments that affect the nation’s political system.
House eyes one year to solve EDSA traffic
by Jess Diaz - August 13, 2019 - 12:00am
The chairman of the House of Representatives committee on transportation yesterday promised to offer a “roadmap to finally solve the traffic problem along EDSA.”
Zero corruption on ‘pork,’ Cayetano asks colleagues
by Jess Diaz - August 13, 2019 - 12:00am
Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano is asking members of the House of Representatives to avoid corruption in the use of pork barrel funds and other taxpayer’s money allocated to their districts or constituencies.
House to probe looming increase in ATM fees
by Jess Diaz - August 13, 2019 - 12:00am
The committee on banks and financial intermediaries of the House of Representatives is set to look into the looming increase in fees for bank transactions done through automated teller machines (ATMs).
‘Nurses, teachers joining PNP due to higher pay’
by Jess Diaz - August 12, 2019 - 12:00am
Many new nurses and teachers are opting to join the Philippine National Police (PNP) because of higher pay, the chairperson of the House of Representatives committee on health said yesterday.
Lawmakers seek P28.5 billion for rural electrification
by Jess Diaz - August 12, 2019 - 12:00am
Several lawmakers yesterday urged the House of Representatives to allocate at least P28.5 billion to energize the remaining barangay communities still without electricity.
Bagong nurse, teacher nag-aaplay sa PNP
by Jess Diaz - August 12, 2019 - 12:00am
Maraming bagong nurse at teacher ang mas pinipili nang pumasok sa Philippine National Police (PNP) dahil sa mas mataas na suweldo rito.
House to probe slay of Abu Sayyaf surrenderees
by Jess Diaz - August 11, 2019 - 12:00am
The House of Representatives will look into the killing of three former Abu Sayyaf bandits in a law enforcement operation in Basilan on Aug. 2.
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