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Duterte certifies as urgent anti-terror bill
by Delon Porcalla - June 2, 2020 - 12:00am
President Duterte has certified as urgent a bill that seeks to strengthen the government’s campaign against terrorism, but is being criticized by groups concerned that it would lead to human rights violat...
Calida, NTC chief attend House probe on ABS-CBN franchise
by Delon Porcalla - June 2, 2020 - 12:00am
Solicitor General Jose Calida and National Telecommunications Commissioner commissioner Gamaliel Cordoba attended yesterday’s hearing of the House of Representatives on the franchise application of television...
Meralco assures customers of refund on ‘excessive’ charges
by Delon Porcalla - May 28, 2020 - 12:00am
The Manila Electric Co. yesterday assured the House of Representatives that consumers allegedly billed triple the average amount of their monthly consumption could avail themselves of refund if payments are found...
House probes ABS-CBN franchise renewal today
by Delon Porcalla - May 26, 2020 - 12:00am
The House of Representatives is set to conduct a hearing today on the franchise renewal of broadcast giant ABS-CBN.
Union groups decry sabotage of ABS-CBN franchise renewal petition
by Delon Porcalla - May 25, 2020 - 12:00am
The ABS-CBN Rank and File Employees’ Union and the ABS-CBN Supervisory Employees’ Union yesterday denounced what they described as a massive attack by trolls to sabotage an online signature campaign to...
Garin defends combined use of rapid, PCR tests
by Delon Porcalla - May 25, 2020 - 12:00am
Former health secretary and now Iloilo congresswoman Jannette Garin has defended the combined use of rapid tests and reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction machines which have been launched with the help...
Lawmaker bats for e-government system
by Delon Porcalla - May 25, 2020 - 12:00am
The government, from the national down to local levels, has to keep up or at least cope with the long-time digitization systems of private businesses that have now been highlighted by the global public health emergency...
House panel wants clinics in public schools
by Delon Porcalla - May 22, 2020 - 12:00am
A committee of the House of Representatives has consolidated three measures aimed at putting up clinics in all public schools nationwide, especially following projections that the threat of coronavirus disease 2019...
‘Cha-cha effort dead in the water’
by Delon Porcalla - May 22, 2020 - 12:00am
Nearly two years before President Duterte steps down, efforts to amend the 1987 Constitution and push for a federal system of government may now be dead in the water.
Bicam not needed for ‘fiscally sound’ Senate CITIRA
by Delon Porcalla - May 22, 2020 - 12:00am
Congressmen do not have to meet senators in a bicameral conference committee meeting on the proposed Corporate Income Tax and Incentives Rationalization Act if they are convinced the Senate’s version of the...
Philippines may soon tax Netflix, other digital platforms
by Delon Porcalla - May 20, 2020 - 12:00am
The national government is determining how to tax apps and social media networks, including the popular streaming service Netflix, which have not been on the Bureau of Internal Revenue list of taxpayers.
House plenary recalls ABS-CBN franchise OK
by Delon Porcalla - May 19, 2020 - 12:00am
To pave the way for possible amendments, the leadership of the House of Representatives recalled yesterday the approval it gave on second reading to the bill granting ABS-CBN a provisional franchise.
Cover all COVID hospitalization expenses, PhilHealth urged
by Delon Porcalla - May 18, 2020 - 12:00am
All hospitals in the country, whether public or private, should make sure that bills of all coronavirus disease 2019 patients are covered by the Philippine Health Insurance Corp. and should have “zero balance...
House panel to probe ABS-CBN violations
by Delon Porcalla - May 18, 2020 - 12:00am
A key leader of the House of Representatives served notice to the Lopez-owned ABS-CBN that the chamber will still look into alleged violations of the TV giant’s legislative franchise even if a new franchise...
‘Government must allocate budget for COVID-19 vaccine’
by Delon Porcalla - May 12, 2020 - 12:00am
An ounce of prevention will always be better than a pound of cure, according to a lawmaker, who said the national government should set aside a certain amount of funds to be used for a vaccine against coronavirus...
House threatens NTC execs with contempt
by Delon Porcalla - May 12, 2020 - 12:00am
The House committee on legislative franchise wants officials of the National Telecommunications Commission cited for contempt if they fail to explain satisfactorily their reason for ordering ABS-CBN to shut dow...
LTFRB allows only 29 bus routes on EDSA
by Delon Porcalla - May 11, 2020 - 12:00am
From the previous 61 bus routes along EDSA, the Land Transportation, Franchising and Regulatory Board will allow only 29 routes for passenger buses along the major thoroughfare once the enhanced community quarantine...
Congress resumes session today
by Delon Porcalla - May 4, 2020 - 12:00am
Congress will resume session today with lawmakers set to prioritize measures to help the country recover from the coronavirus disease 2019 crisis under a “new normal” that could slow down legislative...
Seniors up in arms over quarantine rules
by Delon Porcalla - April 30, 2020 - 12:00am
The Employers Confederation of the Philippines and congressmen yesterday raised concern over the government’s directive prohibiting senior citizens and young people from going outside under the general community...
‘Pandemic a wake-up call for government on managing outbreaks’
by Delon Porcalla - April 28, 2020 - 12:00am
If we cannot be pandemic-proof, we should at least be pandemic-capable.
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