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Villar’s daughter declines deputy speaker post
by Delon Porcalla - November 20, 2020 - 12:00am
The congresswoman-daughter of former Senate president Manny Villar and senator-wife Cynthia declined late Wednesday her nomination as one of the deputy speakers of the House of Representatives.
Cebu lawmaker Del Mar, 79
by Delon Porcalla - November 18, 2020 - 12:00am
The representative of the first district of Cebu City, Raul del Mar, died on Monday. He was 79.
House to probe flooding in Cagayan, Isabela
by Delon Porcalla - November 17, 2020 - 12:00am
The House of Representatives will investigate the circumstances behind the heavy flooding that submerged the provinces of Cagayan and Isabela during the onslaught of Typhoon Ulysses (international name Vamco).
Alvarez bolts Duterte’s PDP-Laban party
by Delon Porcalla - November 16, 2020 - 12:00am
Former speaker Pantaleon Alvarez yesterday served notice that he was leaving the ruling PDP-Laban party of his friend President Duterte and is now joining an apolitical organization, where he can pursue his advocacy...
House resumes session, to ratify 2021 budget
by Delon Porcalla - November 16, 2020 - 12:00am
After a monthlong break, the House of Representatives will resume session today to focus on priority bills and the immediate ratification of the P4.5-trillion national budget for 2021.
Cayetano welcomes SEAG probe
by Delon Porcalla - November 13, 2020 - 12:00am
Former Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano is ready to face any investigation with regard to alleged anomalies involving the country’s hosting of the 2019 Southeast Asian Games, which opposition Sen. Risa Hontiveros...
DTI: Online scams rose 500 percent this year
by Delon Porcalla - November 10, 2020 - 12:00am
The Department of Trade and Industry reported that online scams have increased five-fold from 2,457 cases reported in 2019 to 14,869 complaints recorded from January to October this year, including seven months under...
1.5 million government employees to start getting Christmas bonus
by Delon Porcalla - November 10, 2020 - 12:00am
The 1.5 million government workers will be receiving their Christmas bonus equivalent to a month’s salary plus a P5,000 cash gift starting this week, a senior administration lawmaker disclosed yesterday.
Lawmakers seek better pay, benefits for environmental workers
by Delon Porcalla - November 9, 2020 - 12:00am
Key administration members of the House of Representatives are pushing for the passage of measures that will not only help protect the country’s resources, but also uplift the lives of personnel who ensure...
House to prioritize 5 anti-corruption bills
by Delon Porcalla - November 6, 2020 - 12:00am
The House of Representatives under Speaker Lord Allan Velasco has laid out five priority bills aimed at weeding out bureaucratic corruption, which the administration of President Duterte vowed to address until ...
Motorists without RFID to be given ticket
by Delon Porcalla - November 5, 2020 - 12:00am
Starting Dec. 1, motorists passing the North Luzon and South Luzon Expressways with no RFID stickers attached to their vehicles will be penalized by the Land Transportation Office.
‘Creation of DDR to provide clearer chain of command’
by Delon Porcalla - November 4, 2020 - 12:00am
Sen. Bong Go has reiterated his call for the creation of a Department of Disaster Resilience, saying that while current mechanisms are in place, policy makers must be open to improving these further to ensure that...
House panel OKs on-site relocation of informal settlers
by Delon Porcalla - November 2, 2020 - 12:00am
A House of Representatives panel has approved a substitute bill that will allow on-site relocation of thousands of informal settlers in the country and also provide them with their means of livelihood.
House revamp continues
by Delon Porcalla - October 20, 2020 - 12:00am
Reorganization in the House of Representatives will most likely continue as Speaker Lord Allan Velasco evaluates the performance of committee chairpersons.
Alvarez denies joining minority
by Delon Porcalla - October 20, 2020 - 12:00am
Former House speaker Pantaleon Alvarez yesterday threatened to file libel charges against The STAR for publishing an article that lumped him together with members of the chamber’s minority bloc.
House minority decimated
by Delon Porcalla - October 19, 2020 - 12:00am
The ascent of Speaker Lord Allan Velasco has further strengthened the super majority in the House of Representatives, with 284 of the 301-member chamber now belonging to the administration coalition led by President...
Higher COA budget sought vs corruption
by Delon Porcalla - October 16, 2020 - 12:00am
State auditors should be equipped with all the necessary tools to fight corruption in government, which prompted Congress to increase the Commission on Audit 2021 budget by P1.3 billion.
Nacionalista Party officially expresses support for Velasco leadership
by Delon Porcalla - October 16, 2020 - 12:00am
Las Piñas City Rep. Camille Villar, a leader of the Nacionalista Party, confirmed yesterday that the NP, the political party of former House speaker Alan Peter Cayetano, expressed its unequivocal support to...
Shakeup, realignments begin
by Delon Porcalla - October 15, 2020 - 12:00am
Speaker Lord Allan Velasco now has the full support of the “supermajority” in the House of Representatives after three power blocs loyal to his predecessor, Taguig-Pateros Rep. Alan Peter Cayetano, shifted...
New leadership overturns 2nd reading passage of budget bill
by Delon Porcalla - October 14, 2020 - 12:00am
The first order of business for the House of Representatives under the leadership of Speaker Lord Allan Velasco was to return to plenary debates the stalled P4.5-trillion national budget for 2021.
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