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Mobile internet seen 5x faster with Mislatel entry — lawmaker
by Jess Diaz - December 9, 2018 - 12:00am
Filipinos can expect internet five-times faster speed on their mobile phones within the next 18 months, Makati Rep. Luis Campos Jr. said.
House summons DBM chief on ‘pork’ in 2019 budget
by Jess Diaz - December 9, 2018 - 12:00am
The House of Representatives has summoned Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno to appear before the plenary session next week to answer questions on pork barrel funds inserted in the proposed P3.757-trillion 2019 national...
Federal charter not railroaded — Gloria Arroyo
by Jess Diaz - December 8, 2018 - 12:00am
Speaker Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo has denied that the House of Representatives railroaded the second-reading approval of a bill containing the chamber’s version of a federal constitution, arguing members deliberated...
Senators have more than P8-billion pork — lawmaker
by Jess Diaz - December 8, 2018 - 12:00am
The majority leader of the House of Representatives yesterday turned the tables on senators on the pork barrel issue, saying the latter have allocated for themselves more than P8 billion in such funds.
Joint Congress session on martial law extension set
by Jess Diaz - December 7, 2018 - 12:00am
The House of Representatives and the Senate will meet in joint session next week to tackle the proposed extension of martial law in Mindanao.
House panel tackles scrapping of fuel tax hike
by Jess Diaz - December 6, 2018 - 12:00am
Lawmakers yesterday began tackling measures scrapping taxes on oil products or at least suspending some of them, with opposition Rep. Edcel Lagman warning of street riots similar to those ignited in Paris by rising...
House to approve martial law extension; Senate divided
by Jess Diaz - December 5, 2018 - 12:00am
The House of Representatives will approve a request from President Duterte to again extend martial law in Mindanao.
Draft federal charter gets House nod
by Jess Diaz - December 5, 2018 - 12:00am
The House of Representatives approved on second reading yesterday a draft bill authored by Speaker Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo revising the 1987 Constitution’s current form of government into a presidential-bicameral-federal...
Rice prices to go down if...
by Jess Diaz - December 2, 2018 - 12:00am
Rice prices could go down by as much as P7 per kilo once the bill imposing tariffs on rice importation becomes a law in place of quantitative restriction (QR), Albay Rep. Joey Salceda said yesterday.
16.5 million more Pinoys to get free health insurance
by Jess Diaz - December 2, 2018 - 12:00am
An additional 16.5 million Filipinos are targeted to benefit from the Congress-approved Universal Health Care (UHC) bill, the principal author of the measure in the House of Representatives said yesterday.
Rodolfo Fariñas to run vs Imelda Marcos grandson for Ilocos Norte governor
by Jess Diaz - December 1, 2018 - 12:00am
Outgoing Ilocos Norte Rep. Rodolfo Fariñas said yesterday he decided to run for governor of the province because the Marcoses broke their peace deal.
Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo tossing charter change to next Congress
by Jess Diaz - December 1, 2018 - 12:00am
Speaker Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo indicated yesterday that she is prepared to leave the matter of Charter change to the next Congress.
Duterte wants to sign 2019 budget on December 15
by Jess Diaz - December 1, 2018 - 12:00am
President Duterte wants to sign the proposed P3.575-trillion 2019 national budget into law on Dec. 15 so there would be no need to reenact this year’s outlay, Albay Rep. Joey Salceda said yesterday.
NFA retained in rice tariffication bill
by Jess Diaz - November 30, 2018 - 12:00am
The bill replacing volume restrictions on rice importation with tariffs, which the two chambers of Congress have finally approved, retains the National Food Authority (NFA).
No letup in crackdown on illegal aliens — Immigration
by Jess Diaz - November 30, 2018 - 12:00am
The government should tighten the issuance of work permits to foreigners to discourage the illegal entry and stay in the Philippines of foreign nationals, congressmen belonging to the minority bloc said yesterday...
Restore death for drug traffickers, Senate urged
by Jess Diaz - November 29, 2018 - 12:00am
Restore the death penalty, at least for drug traffickers.
Lawmakers deny P60-million ‘pork barrel’ for each House member
by Jess Diaz - November 29, 2018 - 12:00am
Senators have their own pork barrel funds in the proposed P3.757-trillion 2019 national budget, congressmen belonging to the minority bloc in the House of Representatives said yesterday.
House OKs higher tax on liquor, cigarettes
by Jess Diaz - November 28, 2018 - 12:00am
The House of Representatives yesterday approved on second reading a bill increasing taxes on alcoholic products like beer and wine.
Third Pacquiao wants to sit in Congress
by Jess Diaz - November 25, 2018 - 12:00am
Another Pacquiao wants to be a lawmaker.
Budget delay won’t affect pay hike for state workers
by Jess Diaz - November 25, 2018 - 12:00am
The more than one million government workers will receive their fourth and last annual salary increase next year as scheduled, House of Representatives Majority Leader Rolando Andaya Jr. said yesterday.
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