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Medical marijuana? Lawmakers, Catriona Gray agree
by Delon Porcalla - December 18, 2018 - 12:00am
Proponents in Congress of the medical marijuana legalization bill have found an ally in Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray.
Bicam reconciles simulated birth rectification bill
by Delon Porcalla - December 17, 2018 - 12:00am
Legal adoption of children has been made simpler and more efficient.
Surge of flood control projects questioned
by Delon Porcalla - December 17, 2018 - 12:00am
In 2004, there was the fertilizer fund scam. This time, funds for numerous “flood mitigation projects” have reportedly led to a huge increase in national budget allocation from 2017 to 2018.
House resolution urges Duterte to fire budget chief
by Delon Porcalla - December 13, 2018 - 12:00am
Administration lawmakers called on President Duterte last night to fire Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno, whose integrity they are questioning for “accommodating and merging family with public interests.”...
Diokno must explain insertions, underspending before House
by Delon Porcalla - December 10, 2018 - 12:00am
Aside from explaining why government “underspending” reached a whopping P1.3 trillion, Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno should also bring with him to Congress “pertinent documents” regarding...
Government allots P9 billion to rural health care professionals
by Delon Porcalla - December 10, 2018 - 12:00am
The national government has allotted P9 billion of its budget next year for the deployment of doctors, nurses, midwives and dentists to rural areas that are most in need of medical attention.
Lawmaker pushes tax amnesty measure
by Delon Porcalla - December 9, 2018 - 12:00am
Corporate and individual taxpayers who will avail of tax amnesty under House Bill 8554 will also be free of any tax suit by the Bureau of International Revenue, a lawmaker said Friday.
Gloria Arroyo guarantees House approval of martial law extension
by Delon Porcalla - December 6, 2018 - 12:00am
Speaker Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo yesterday guaranteed the approval by the House of Representatives of the recommendation by the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) to extend by another year martial law in Mind...
Anti-scalping bill filed in House
by Delon Porcalla - December 4, 2018 - 12:00am
As an offshoot of the intense competition between the University of the Philippines (UP) Fighting Maroons and Ateneo de Manila University’s Blue Eagles, a bill was filed in the House of Representatives yesterday...
Firecracker bill awaiting House approval
by Delon Porcalla - December 3, 2018 - 12:00am
Despite President Duterte’s stance against firecrackers, the House of Representatives has yet to pass a bill seeking stricter measures in the use and sale of firecrackers and other pyrotechnic devices.
House OKs bill amending antiquated wiretapping law
by Delon Porcalla - December 3, 2018 - 12:00am
With 216 votes, the House of Representatives has approved on third and final reading a bill that aims to authorize wiretapping in cases involving drug trafficking and other related cases.
Mandatory ROTC bill pending in House
by Delon Porcalla - November 26, 2018 - 12:00am
Reinstituting the mandatory Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) for Grades 11 and 12 in public and private schools nationwide will not be an uphill battle because a bill is already pending at the House...
Lawmaker safe, pilot injured in helicopter crash in Tarlac
by Delon Porcalla - November 23, 2018 - 12:00am
A party-list congressman was declared safe while a pilot suffered head injuries when a military helicopter crash-landed in Crow Valley in Tarlac yesterday.
Jericho Nograles named Davao City legislative caretaker
by Delon Porcalla - November 23, 2018 - 12:00am
Speaker Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo has designated Rep. Jericho Nograles of Puwersa ng Bayaning Atleta party-list as the legislative caretaker of the first district of Davao City after its incumbent congressman, Karlo,...
House resumes plenary debates on Gloria Arroyo's draft charter
by Delon Porcalla - November 23, 2018 - 12:00am
After repeated delays, House lawmakers on Wednesday resumed plenary debates on a draft charter prepared by Speaker Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo that is separate from the federalism proposal of a consultative committee...
7-month martial law extension in Mindanao sought
by Delon Porcalla - November 21, 2018 - 12:00am
An administration lawmaker from Mindanao yesterday moved to extend martial law in the region for seven months or until June 2019.
Rep. Edcel Lagman to Supreme Court: Making Filipino an elective ‘unconstitutional’
by Delon Porcalla - November 21, 2018 - 12:00am
Treating Filipino and Philippine literature as “optional subjects” in college is in direct contradiction to the 1987 Constitution, which makes the latest decision of the Supreme Court “unconstitutional,”...
Party-list group ousts Rep. Eugene de Vera
by Delon Porcalla - November 20, 2018 - 12:00am
A party-list congressman was ousted by his group and dropped from the roll of lawmakers despite his call to wait for a final ruling of the House of Representatives Electoral Tribunal.
House sees passage of P3.7 trillion national budget in November 2018
by Delon Porcalla - November 20, 2018 - 12:00am
Final amendments by the House of Representatives to the proposed P3.7-trillion national budget for 2019 may be over before the end of this month, and ready for President Duterte’s signature or enactment into...
House approves bill vs corporal punishment
by Delon Porcalla - November 16, 2018 - 12:00am
The House of Representatives has approved a measure that will discourage and prevent parents and other adults from inflicting punishment on children or minors with the intent of causing physical pain.
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