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10 M trees planted to mark Earth Day
by Delon Porcalla - April 23, 2019 - 12:00am
An environmentalist party-list group initiated yesterday efforts to fight climate change by planting 10 million trees in celebration of this year’s Earth Day as it reaffirmed its commitment “to invest...
GMA respects Duterte’s veto of ‘pork’ realignments
by Delon Porcalla - April 22, 2019 - 12:00am
Speaker Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo is not picking a fight with President Duterte, who declared that he had vetoed P95.3 billion realigned by congressmen in the 2019 national budget because he considered the insertions...
Creation of ‘Rice Stock Exchange’ pushed
by Delon Porcalla - April 21, 2019 - 12:00am
With the implementation of the Rice Tariffication law, the national government should also establish an industry counterpart of the Philippine Stock Exchange to prevent price manipulation and supply shortages in...
‘Universal Health Care should be complemented with facilities, equipment’
by Delon Porcalla - April 21, 2019 - 12:00am
In implementing the Universal Health Care Law, the government should also make sure that Filipinos – especially those living below the poverty line – benefit from quality health care by way of right facilities...
Duterte to sign bill providing new incentives for startup businesses
by Delon Porcalla - April 18, 2019 - 12:00am
President Duterte is expected to sign a bill that will provide a fresh package of incentives for the development of innovative startup businesses in the country.
House: What about Senate lump sums? Congressmen mum on Duterte’s veto message vs corruption
by Delon Porcalla - April 18, 2019 - 12:00am
House officials were mum on President Duterte’s veto of their “unconstitutional” realignments in the 2019 budget, but would want to hear the Senate explain its own insertions and why these had...
Audit of water concessionaires urged
by Delon Porcalla - April 16, 2019 - 12:00am
An official of the House of Representatives has proposed that the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System (MWSS) order an external audit of the two private water...
‘House has complied with call for transparency’
by Delon Porcalla - April 15, 2019 - 12:00am
The 292-member House of Representatives led by Speaker Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo has fully complied with President Duterte’s call for transparency in government by submitting a “detailed line-item budget”...
Floirendo vows to stop Alvarez speakership
by Delon Porcalla - April 15, 2019 - 12:00am
So-called “banana king” Rep. Antonio “Tonyboy” Floirendo Jr. is determined to prevent his estranged friend and ousted speaker Pantaleon “Bebot” Alvarez from retaking the leadership...
DOH: 38 new HIV cases reported daily
by Delon Porcalla - April 12, 2019 - 12:00am
Be vigilant about HIV, the Department of Health (DOH) urged the public anew as it noted that the country is now seeing 38 new cases every day.
House OKs bill declaring Palawan district mining-free
by Delon Porcalla - April 11, 2019 - 12:00am
The House of Representatives has approved on third and final reading a bill seeking to declare the third district of Palawan as a mining-free zone.
Andaya insists senators afraid of publicizing ‘pork’ allotments
by Delon Porcalla - April 8, 2019 - 12:00am
Camarines Sur Rep. Rolando Andaya Jr. has repeatedly asked why senators are “so afraid” to itemize their billions of pesos worth of pork barrel allocations if they are really clean, unlike congressmen...
Bohol gubernatorial bets seek PNP, NBI help over threats
by Delon Porcalla - April 3, 2019 - 12:00am
Citing threats to their life, two candidates for governor in Bohol have sought the assistance of the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) and Philippine National Police (PNP).
Senators must explain budget slash – Rolando Andaya
by Delon Porcalla - April 3, 2019 - 12:00am
For shaving off P39 billion from the 2019 national budget and limiting funds for Build Build Build projects and state workers’ retirement benefits as a result, senators led by Vicente Sotto III need to do some...
Senators’ P83.6-billion ‘pork barrel’ derails infrastructure projects — Rolando Andaya
by Delon Porcalla - April 2, 2019 - 12:00am
An official of the House of Representatives warned the people yesterday that the P83.6 billion in government funds realigned by senators that remained non-itemized could derail President Duterte’s massive infrastructure...
GMA, Chinese premier meet in Hainan
by Delon Porcalla - April 1, 2019 - 12:00am
Speaker Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo met with Chinese Premier Li Keqiang and officials of the Boao Forum for Asia during the recently concluded BFA Annual Convention in Hainan, China.
House official on ‘pork’ distribution: Majority rules
by Delon Porcalla - April 1, 2019 - 12:00am
The leadership of the House of Representatives has declared that it will protect the interest of a majority of its 292 members even if 62 others have been affected by realignments in the distribution of pork barrel...
‘Tobacco exports keeping industry alive’
by Delon Porcalla - March 31, 2019 - 12:00am
Exports of quality-grade Philippine tobacco have resuscitated the barely surviving industry that has been hit hard by the government’s Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) law, which was tasked...
House OKs travel tax exemption for seniors, PWDs
by Delon Porcalla - March 29, 2019 - 12:00am
A committee of the House of Representatives has approved a measure that grants tax exemption for the travel of senior citizens and persons with disabilities.
48 Filipinos on death row in Malaysia
by Delon Porcalla - March 29, 2019 - 12:00am
Forty-eight people, mostly overseas Filipino workers, are facing the death penalty for violating 11 offenses under Malaysian laws, a lawmaker said yesterday.
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