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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.
DFA opens passport center in Dubai mall
by Jess Diaz - November 24, 2019 - 12:00am
The Department of Foreign Affairs on Thursday opened a passport renewal center in a mall in Dubai.
Lawmakers: All POGOs should be taxed
by Jess Diaz - November 22, 2019 - 12:00am
All of the 60 Philippine offshore gaming operators accredited by the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corp. (Pagcor) should be subject to local taxes, lawmakers said yesterday.
DA chief: Rice importation will continue
by Jess Diaz - November 22, 2019 - 12:00am
After days of confusion triggered by President Duterte’s order to stop rice importation, Agriculture Secretary William Dar made it clear yesterday that importation of the staple will continue in line with the...
Centralized bus dispatch system pushed
by Jess Diaz - November 21, 2019 - 12:00am
Marikina City Rep. Bayani Fernando yesterday pushed for a centralized bus dispatching system to ease traffic congestion along EDSA and other major roads in Metro Manila.
House consolidates bills regulating ATM fees
by Jess Diaz - November 20, 2019 - 12:00am
The House of Representatives is set to pass a bill that will regulate fees banks charge millions of customers for the use of their automated teller machines or ATMs.
House to approve Charter changes in January
by Jess Diaz - November 18, 2019 - 12:00am
The House of Representatives intends to approve its proposed Charter change amendments, including the lifting of term limits and shift to federalism, in the next three months.
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