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Peralta is new chief justice
by Delon Porcalla - October 24, 2019 - 12:00am
President Duterte has appointed Diosdado Peralta as the new chief justice, besting two other associate justices shortlisted for the Supreme Court vacancy following the retirement of Lucas Bersamin, Executive Secretary...
Nurses’ salary upgrade may take effect next year
by Delon Porcalla - October 23, 2019 - 12:00am
The Supreme Court -sanctioned P30,531 entry level monthly salary for government nurses might be implemented next year after Congress conferred with the Department of Budget and Management, an administration lawmaker...
PNP chief bets told: Submit to lifestyle checks
by Delon Porcalla - October 23, 2019 - 12:00am
A lawmaker yesterday urged the three top contenders for Philippine National Police chief to voluntarily submit themselves to a lifestyle check to prevent another belated exposé of possible corruption
‘Repeal law vs offending religious feelings’
by Delon Porcalla - October 22, 2019 - 12:00am
An independent opposition lawmaker has filed a bill at the House of Representatives that aims to repeal an “archaic” provision in the country’s Revised Penal Code that punishes persons who have...
Congress urged to facilitate nurses’ pay hike
by Delon Porcalla - October 21, 2019 - 12:00am
The Senate and the House of Representatives should pass a joint resolution authorizing the increase in the basic pay of government nurses to avert the mass exodus of these medical professionals who remain in demand...
20 projects eyed for 20 poorest provinces in 2020
by Delon Porcalla - October 18, 2019 - 12:00am
The government will give priority to the 20 poorest provinces with the implementation of 20 projects in 2020, according to Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano.
‘Craft laws, policies for climate change protection’
by Delon Porcalla - October 17, 2019 - 12:00am
Deputy Speaker Loren Legarda is calling on her colleagues at the House of Representatives to craft pieces of legislation and important policies aimed at helping protect the country’s vulnerability to the harsh...
94 lawmakers support Marawi victims compensation bill
by Delon Porcalla - October 16, 2019 - 12:00am
At least 94 lawmakers have signed as co-authors of a bill seeking to provide compensation to victims of the Marawi siege in 2017.
House probe sought on Manila Bay’s ‘continuous pollution’
by Delon Porcalla - October 16, 2019 - 12:00am
The “continuous pollution” of Manila Bay has prompted a senior administration lawmaker to call for an inquiry into the status of the bay’s rehabilitation.
Over 220 bills processed by House in 20 session days
by Delon Porcalla - October 15, 2019 - 12:00am
The House of Representatives under the leadership of Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano has processed a total of 220 bills, including key tax reform measures pushed by President Duterte, a key official of the chamber revealed...
Philippines railway systems ‘way behind’ international standards — LRTA exec
by Delon Porcalla - October 14, 2019 - 12:00am
The country’s decades-old railway systems are way behind the quality of those of its Asian neighbors and well below international standards, an official of the Light Rail Transit Authority has admitted before...
National ID system to benefit farmers, fisherfolk
by Delon Porcalla - October 11, 2019 - 12:00am
About 16.3 million Filipinos who don’t have any proof of identity according to the World Bank’s Identification for Development Initiative are expected to benefit from the first batch of registration for...
House backs Duterte’s recalibrated foreign policy
by Delon Porcalla - October 9, 2019 - 12:00am
President Duterte is on the right track in his foreign policy decisions, particularly his recalibration of diplomatic ties with Russia which recently hosted his official visit, a key House leader said yesterday...
Congressmen to senators: Stop spreading fake news on budget
by Delon Porcalla - October 7, 2019 - 12:00am
Allies of President Duterte in the House of Representatives have called on their colleagues in the Senate to stop making innuendos on the P4.1-trillion national budget for 2020.
House leadership vows 2020 budget ‘pork’-free
by Delon Porcalla - October 5, 2019 - 12:00am
A House leader has assured the public as well as skeptical senators that the P4.1-trillion national budget for 2020 that was approved in record time is free of any pork barrel.
Seizing partner’s ATM card abuse – lawmaker
by Delon Porcalla - October 5, 2019 - 12:00am
The act of confiscating the automated teller machine (ATM) card of a partner or spouse is tantamount to economic abuse and should be illegal, according to a proposed measure in the House of Representatives.
DOH gets P500-million budget for anti-rabies program
by Delon Porcalla - September 30, 2019 - 12:00am
The Duterte administration has allocated funding of P500 million next year for the National Rabies Prevention and Control Program of the Department of Health (DOH).
House probe set on Malaysian firm’s P8.3-billion PCSO deal
by Delon Porcalla - September 30, 2019 - 12:00am
An administration congressman has filed a resolution in the House of Representatives that seeks to investigate a Malaysian firm’s P8.3-billion lottery system contract with the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes...
Senators told: Stop interfering in House affairs
by Delon Porcalla - September 30, 2019 - 12:00am
Leaders of the House of Representatives yesterday asked their counterparts in the Senate to observe at the barest minimum some “inter-parliamentary courtesy” and avoid interfering in their legislative...
US, Philippine security concerns to hound 3rd telco
by Delon Porcalla - September 26, 2019 - 12:00am
The ambitious digital infrastructure initiative of the country’s third telco Dito Telecommunity Inc. may take longer than expected due to issues of “national security,” both domestically and from...
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