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Bill creating Philippines own CDC gets House nod
by Delon Porcalla - March 5, 2021 - 12:00am
The House of Representatives has approved a measure that seeks to establish a Philippine version of the United States’ Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to better handle infectious illnesses such as...
Sandigan clears Pichay, 2 others in graft case
by Delon Porcalla - March 4, 2021 - 12:00am
The Sandiganbayan has reversed its earlier decision convicting Surigao del Sur First District Rep. Prospero Pichay Jr. and two former officials of the Local Water Utilities Administration of graft for sponsoring...
Lawmaker: Take down ‘no trespassing’ sign to foreign investors
by Delon Porcalla - March 1, 2021 - 12:00am
It’s high time that the country’s 34-year-old virtual and clearly implied “no trespassing” sign to foreign investors is removed, so that the economy can flourish and the exodus of Filipinos...
Care for elderly, PWDs may soon become law
by Delon Porcalla - March 1, 2021 - 12:00am
Abandoning or neglecting the elderly and persons with disabilities may soon become punishable by law after a bill was filed in the House of Representatives penalizing persons found to have abused that sector of...
Ex-Cavite gov Maliksi, 82
by Delon Porcalla - February 26, 2021 - 12:00am
Former Cavite governor and congressman Erineo Maliksi died yesterday. He was 82.
Government lost P7.7 billion in 2020 after 119,596 businesses close
by Delon Porcalla - February 23, 2021 - 12:00am
About P7.767 billion in “forgone revenues” have been incurred by the government as a result of the months-long lockdown, courtesy of around 119,596 businesses that have shut down due to the global pandemic,...
House approves vaccine indemnification fund
by Delon Porcalla - February 23, 2021 - 12:00am
Voting 225 with six abstentions, the House of Representatives approved on third and final reading House Bill 8648 (Emergency Vaccine Procurement Act), which expedites vaccine procurement and allocates P500 million...
House starts plenary debates on economic Cha-cha
by Delon Porcalla - February 22, 2021 - 12:00am
Proponents and opponents of the House of Representatives’ move to amend restrictive economic provisions in the 1987 Constitution will start their debates when Congress resumes sessions today.
‘Relieve cops in Cebu lumad school raid’
by Delon Porcalla - February 19, 2021 - 12:00am
Several lawmakers have sought the relief of police officers behind the raid on an educational center catering to lumad students in Talamban, Cebu on Monday.
Bayanihan 3 gains support from 224 House members
by Delon Porcalla - February 17, 2021 - 12:00am
Speaker Lord Allan Velasco’s proposed P420-billion stimulus package, Bayanihan 3, gained more support from his colleagues at the House of Representatives and now includes 224 out of the 300-member legislative...
Lawmaker urges BSP to defer ATM fee hike
by Delon Porcalla - February 15, 2021 - 12:00am
The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas should be compassionate and not add to the burden of Filipinos, by suspending the implementation of its new policy where fees of automated teller machine transactions will be increased...
Bicol airport 75% complete
by Delon Porcalla - February 12, 2021 - 12:00am
The construction of the Bicol International Airport is almost 75 percent complete, Albay Rep. Joey Salceda said yesterday, quoting Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade.
House defers plenary debates on Cha-cha
by Delon Porcalla - February 11, 2021 - 12:00am
The House of Representatives has deferred by a week its deliberations on the Resolution of Both Houses 2, which seeks to amend restrictive economic provisions in the 1987 Constitution.
Government’s contact-tracing average ratio only 1:7
by Delon Porcalla - February 10, 2021 - 12:00am
Speaker Lord Allan Velasco has filed a resolution seeking the creation of a unified contact tracing protocol to boost the government’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Defer 3-strike policy vs RFID users, TRB urged
by Delon Porcalla - February 9, 2021 - 12:00am
The Toll Regulatory Board should defer the three-strike policy against motorists using RFID or radio frequency identification lanes without enough load until the interoperability of the two major tollway operators...
Speaker pushes P420 billion Bayanihan 3 for COVID-19 recovery
by Delon Porcalla - February 8, 2021 - 12:00am
The super majority coalition and the minority bloc in the House of Representatives have joined forces for the passage of a bill providing a P420-billion fund that will help stimulate the country’s economic...
Senate to scrutinize CREATE bill for possible insertions
by Delon Porcalla - February 2, 2021 - 12:00am
While the bicameral conference committee has approved the Corporate Recovery and Tax Incentives for Enterprises bill, senators will still go over the tax measure for possible insertions.
34 lawmakers, House staff infected
by Delon Porcalla - February 1, 2021 - 12:00am
Thirty-four members and employees of the House of Representatives have tested positive for COVID-19 during the chamber’s second mass testing initiative.
Bicam OKs CREATE bill for business recovery
by Delon Porcalla - February 1, 2021 - 12:00am
Senators and congressmen have ironed out their conflicting versions in the Corporate Recovery and Tax Incentives for Enterprises bill during their bicameral conference committee meetings, and the tax reform measure...
NPC bloc shuns federalism in economic Cha-cha
by Delon Porcalla - January 29, 2021 - 12:00am
The head of the 40-member Nationalist People’s Coalition bloc in the House of Representatives declared that federalism would not be included in proposals to lift the restrictive economic provisions of the 1987...
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