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DICT urged: No permits for telco towers in camps
by Jess Diaz - October 14, 2019 - 12:00am
The Department of Information and Communications Technology should not issue permits for the transmission towers of the third telecommunications company if these would be inside military camps, Cagayan de Oro City...
‘POGO workers going TNT’
by Jess Diaz - October 14, 2019 - 12:00am
A party-list lawmaker yesterday urged the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corp. to take steps in preventing thousands of Chinese nationals working for Philippine offshore gaming operators from turning into TNTs or...
Speakership term sharing may be scuttled — House leaders
by Jess Diaz - October 13, 2019 - 12:00am
The term-sharing arrangement between Reps. Alan Peter Cayetano of Taguig-Pateros and Lord Allan Velasco of Marinduque for the position of speaker of the House of Representatives may soon be scuttled, leaders of the...
House open to longer phase-out period for tax perks
by Jess Diaz - October 12, 2019 - 12:00am
The House of Representatives is open to the proposed longer phase-out period for what it considers as unnecessary tax incentives being enjoyed by more than 3,000 corporations.
‘House to approve state workers’ pay hike before yearend’
by Jess Diaz - October 11, 2019 - 12:00am
The House of Representatives intends to approve the proposed new round of salary increase for government officials and employees before the end of the year, Majority Leader Martin Romualdez said yesterday.
‘Road tax hike unfair to new car owners’
by Jess Diaz - October 9, 2019 - 12:00am
An enormous increase in road user tax would be unfair to thousands of employees who have recently bought cars, a lawmaker said yesterday, amid plans in the House of Representatives to hike the tax paid by over 11...
Tax revenue from sugary drinks hits P24.9 billion in H1, exceeds goal
by Jess Diaz - October 8, 2019 - 12:00am
The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) generated P24.9 billion in additional revenue from excise tax collections on sugar sweetened beverages (SSB) in the first half of the year, the Department of Finance (DOF) said...
Motorcycle crashes No. 9 killer in Philippines
by Jess Diaz - October 6, 2019 - 12:00am
Motorcycle accidents are now the ninth leading cause of death among Filipinos, according to the Land Transportation Office.
Lawmaker seeks probe on fuel pricing
by Jess Diaz - October 5, 2019 - 12:00am
A congresswoman belonging to the opposition Liberal Party is urging the House of Representatives to look into the pricing formula of oil companies.
Garin offers to resign over Dengvaxia
by Jess Diaz - October 3, 2019 - 12:00am
Former health secretary and now Iloilo Rep. Janette Garin yesterday offered to resign from her post over the Dengvaxia controversy.
Business groups express support for economic Cha-cha
by Jess Diaz - October 2, 2019 - 12:00am
The Makati Business Club and the Management Association of the Philippines are supporting the economic Charter change initiative of the House of Representatives, which aims to relax or lift foreign ownership restrictions...
Bayan Muna mulls challenging Mocha appointment before SC
by Jess Diaz - October 2, 2019 - 12:00am
Party-list group Bayan Muna is considering questioning before the Supreme Court (SC) the appointment of controversial pro-Duterte blogger Mocha Uson.
Mikee Romero Urges Collegiate Leagues ‘Stop Fielding Foreigners’
by Jess Diaz - October 1, 2019 - 12:00am
Deputy Speaker Mikee Romero is seeking a ban on foreign players in collegiate competitions like the University Athletic Association of the Philippines (UAAP) and National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA).
P9.5-billion budget realignments legal — House leaders
by Jess Diaz - September 29, 2019 - 12:00am
Leaders of the House of Representatives yesterday defended the chamber’s decision to realign up to P9.5 billion in appropriations in the proposed P4.1-trillion national budget for next year.
House eyes longer term for lawmakers, LGU execs
by Jess Diaz - September 29, 2019 - 12:00am
The House of Representatives is eyeing a longer term of office for lawmakers and thousands of officials of provinces, cities and towns.
Foreign groups push lifting of business ownership limits
by Jess Diaz - September 28, 2019 - 12:00am
Foreigners doing business in the country want economic restrictions in the Constitution that limit foreign ownership of land and businesses, including media and telecommunications, totally lifted.
House to transmit P4.1-trillion budget to Senate
by Jess Diaz - September 28, 2019 - 12:00am
The House of Representatives will send the proposed P4.1-trillion national budget for 2020 to the Senate on Tuesday for its consideration and approval.
House gives DOH P250 million vs polio
by Jess Diaz - September 26, 2019 - 12:00am
The House of Representatives is giving the Department of Health (DOH) additional funds to combat the polio virus, which has resurfaced in the country after 19 years.
House allots P77 billion for coconut farmers
by Jess Diaz - September 24, 2019 - 12:00am
The House of Representatives is reviving a vetoed bill intended to benefit more than three million coconut farmers throughout the country using levies collected during the Marcos regime.
Duterte, lawmakers excluded from pay hike
by Jess Diaz - September 24, 2019 - 12:00am
President Duterte, senators and the 300 members of the House of Representatives are not included in the new round of salary increase for government personnel, Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano said yesterday.
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