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House panel defers voting on Cha-cha
by Delon Porcalla - February 20, 2020 - 12:00am
The House committee on constitutional amendments reset yesterday’s voting on possible changes to the 1987 Constitution after the Department of the Interior and Local Government asked for more time to discuss...
Defections in Duterte dominant PDP-Laban continue
by Delon Porcalla - February 20, 2020 - 12:00am
The ruling Partido Demokratiko Pilipino yesterday lost another member in the House of Representatives after Biliran Rep. Gerardo Espina Jr. defected to Lakas-CMD party.
Lawmakers set to vote on Cha-cha today
by Delon Porcalla - February 19, 2020 - 12:00am
The committee on constitutional amendments of the House of Representatives is set to vote today on Charter change or constitutional amendment proposals.
New penalties for child abusers OK’d
by Delon Porcalla - February 19, 2020 - 12:00am
Voting 228-0, the House of Representatives approved on third and final reading last Monday a bill that provides stiffer penalties for violators of the country’s law on child abuse, exploitation and discrimination....
LTFRB allows pets in public vehicles
by Delon Porcalla - February 11, 2020 - 12:00am
The Land Transportation, Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) has allowed passengers to bring their pets in public utility vehicles.
We can defeat the virus – Duterte
by Delon Porcalla - February 11, 2020 - 12:00am
As the global death toll from the novel coronavirus acute respiratory disease continued to rise with no vaccine in sight, President Duterte assured Filipinos last night that “we can defeat the virus.&rdqu...
Duterte urged to compel water firms to pay P2 billion fine
by Delon Porcalla - February 10, 2020 - 12:00am
An independent lawmaker yesterday called on President Duterte to compel the country’s largest water concessionaires to pay the P2-billion fine the Supreme Court slapped on them for violating the Clean Water...
Telecommuting may help contain nCoV outbreak — lawmaker
by Delon Porcalla - February 10, 2020 - 12:00am
Employers can help the Duterte administration lessen the impact or spread of the novel coronavirus by allowing some of their employees to work from home, a key official of the House of Representatives proposed yesterday....
House minority wants probe on DICT confidential funds
by Delon Porcalla - February 10, 2020 - 12:00am
At least 17 members of the minority bloc in the House of Representatives have sought an inquiry on where the P300-million confidential and alleged “surveillance” funds of the Department of Information...
House panel approves divorce bill
by Delon Porcalla - February 6, 2020 - 12:00am
A committee in the House of Representatives approved in principle yesterday the Marriage Dissolution Bill, a measure equivalent to divorce in other countries.
Senate, House observe protocols vs coronavirus
by Delon Porcalla - February 5, 2020 - 12:00am
Senators will observe stricter protocols for visitors amid the 2019 novel coronavirus scare, Senate President Vicente Sotto III said yesterday.
‘Funds ready for Taal evacuees’
by Delon Porcalla - January 29, 2020 - 12:00am
Malacañang has assured people displaced by Taal Volcano’s continuing unrest that the government is ready to allot funds for their needs.
Supply constraints threaten to disrupt rice prices
by Delon Porcalla - January 23, 2020 - 12:00am
The relatively stable prices of rice in the local market may suddenly spiral out of control after Vietnam and Thailand the country’s two biggest rice suppliers decided to cut exports of the staple.
Batangas lawmakers initiate P30 billion budget for Taal rehab
by Delon Porcalla - January 23, 2020 - 12:00am
All representatives of the six districts of Batangas province yesterday spearheaded the filing of a bill at the House of Representatives allocating P30 billion as supplemental budget for the rehabilitation of areas...
Only ‘lean’ House team to hold session in Batangas
by Delon Porcalla - January 22, 2020 - 12:00am
The House opposition bloc defended Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano’s decision to hold sessions in Batangas City today, saying only a “lean team” will be present to hear the concerns of Taal Volcano...
House to hold session in Batangas City
by Delon Porcalla - January 21, 2020 - 12:00am
The House of Representatives approved yesterday a proposal of Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano to hold their session tomorrow in Batangas City.
Inspect power facilities in Batangas, DOE asked
by Delon Porcalla - January 20, 2020 - 12:00am
The Department of Energy should inspect power facilities in Batangas as these may have been affected by the explotion of Taal Volcano, a lawmaker said over the weekend.
‘Power firm with P7K capital bags P100 million deal’
by Delon Porcalla - January 20, 2020 - 12:00am
A senior administration lawmaker yesterday revealed an obscure and under-two-year-old independent power company that managed to bag a contract that raked in hundreds of millions of pesos with only P7,000 in paid-up...
House to probe return of polio
by Delon Porcalla - January 20, 2020 - 12:00am
The House of Representatives intends to investigate the reemergence of polio in the country and will summon Department of Health officials to explain the apparent failure of the government’s vaccination p...
Ex-Iloilo lawmaker and TESDA chief Syjuco, 77
by Delon Porcalla - January 15, 2020 - 12:00am
Former Iloilo congressman and Technical Education and Skills Development Authority director general Augusto “Buboy” Syjuco Jr. passed away due to a lingering illness. He was 77.
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