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House to look into Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program irregularities
by Jess Diaz - August 18, 2018 - 12:00am
The House of Representatives will look into irregularities unearthed by the Commission on Audit in the implementation of the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program or 4Ps.
House panel endorses wiretapping for drug cases
by Jess Diaz - August 18, 2018 - 12:00am
The House of Representatives committee on dangerous drugs has endorsed a bill that will allow wiretapping in illegal drug-related cases.
Speaker Arroyo: Not enough time for charter change
by Jess Diaz - August 16, 2018 - 11:54pm
Speaker Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo said yesterday there is not enough time to achieve President Duterte’s desire for charter change that would shift the nation to a new system of government.
House OKs rice tariff bill
by Jess Diaz - August 15, 2018 - 12:00am
The House of Representatives yesterday approved on third and final reading the rice tariffication bill, a priority measure of President Duterte.
House panels clear Noy on Dengvaxia
by Jess Diaz - August 15, 2018 - 12:00am
Two committees of the House of Representatives are clearing former president Benigno Aquino III on the dengue vaccination program in 2016 and the use of the controversial vaccine Dengvaxia.
House: Stop privatization of public hospitals
by Jess Diaz - August 13, 2018 - 12:00am
The House of Representatives, under the leadership of new Speaker Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, is urging the Duterte administration to stop selling public hospitals to the private sector.
‘2 million more Pinoys go poorer with inflation’
by Jess Diaz - August 12, 2018 - 12:00am
Higher inflation, or the increase in the prices of goods and services, could have made two million more Filipinos poor, lawmakers said yesterday.
Customs men kasabwat ng drug syndicate
by Jess Diaz - August 12, 2018 - 12:00am
Ibinunyag kahapon ni Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency Director Ge­neral Aaron Aquino na ang mga tauhan ng Bureau of Customs ay kasabwat umano ng drug syndicate na nagpasok sa bansa ng isang tonelada ng shabu...
‘Inflation may hit 6% without interventions’ - Joey Salceda
by Jess Diaz - August 11, 2018 - 12:00am
Inflation or the rate of increase in the prices of goods and services could reach a new record high this month if the government does nothing drastic to keep it in check, Albay Rep. Joey Salceda warned yesterda...
Benjamin Diokno to meet lawmakers on budget cuts
by Jess Diaz - August 10, 2018 - 12:00am
Congressmen will meet with Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno possibly next week on budget cuts for critical agencies and on the new “cash-based” spending scheme for 2019.
House says no ‘pork barrel’ insertions in P3.7-trillion budget
by Jess Diaz - August 9, 2018 - 12:00am
The House of Representatives won’t insert pork barrel funds in the proposed P3.757-trillion 2019 national budget, leaders of the chamber assured senators yesterday.
Executive order sets zero tariffs to ease food inflation
by Jess Diaz - August 9, 2018 - 12:00am
High food prices? Flood the market with imports.
TRAIN 2’s name modified to 'TRABAHO' after backlash
by Jess Diaz - August 8, 2018 - 12:00am
The House of Representatives committee on ways and means approved yesterday the second package of the administration’s controversial Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion program, which the Department...
Gloria Arroyo files resolution on separate con-ass voting
by Jess Diaz - August 8, 2018 - 12:00am
Speaker Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo yesterday filed a resolution calling for separate voting by the House of Representatives and the Senate on Charter change.
Government workers to get P122 billion pay hike next year
by Jess Diaz - August 5, 2018 - 12:00am
The more than one million government officials and employees will receive a total of P122 billion in salary increase next year, House Majority Leader Rolando Andaya Jr. said yesterday.
‘Not enough time for Cha-cha before polls’
by Jess Diaz - August 5, 2018 - 12:00am
There is no “material time” for Congress to finish Charter change (Cha-cha) before the May 2019 elections, according to House minority leader and Quezon Rep. Danilo Suarez.
P1 million reward up for arrest of 4 ex-lawmakers
by Jess Diaz - August 5, 2018 - 12:00am
A group calling itself Citizens Crime Watch yesterday offered a P1-million reward for information leading to the arrest of four former leftist lawmakers who are facing murder charges in Palayan City in Nueva Ec...
Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo hands off on House minority row
by Jess Diaz - August 4, 2018 - 12:00am
Speaker Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo appears to be taking a hands-off stance on the squabble for the minority leadership among three groups in the House of Representatives.
House panel passes TRAIN 2
by Jess Diaz - August 3, 2018 - 12:00am
The House of Representatives committee on ways and means yesterday endorsed the second package of the controversial Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion law.
GMA allies: Minority row settled, Suarez is it
by Jess Diaz - August 3, 2018 - 12:00am
For allies of Speaker Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, the squabble at the House of Representatives is now settled and Quezon Rep. Danilo Suarez, who voted for the former president to become House leader, retains his post...
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