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‘Philippines in good fiscal position to combat COVID-19’
by Delon Porcalla - March 26, 2020 - 12:00am
The government will not go bankrupt even if at least P275 billion in this year’s national budget were allotted to fight the spread of the coronavirus disease 2019, Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano assured the public...
Congress grants Duterte covid standby powers
by Delon Porcalla - March 24, 2020 - 12:00am
Congress passed last night a bill declaring a state of national emergency that would give President Duterte “limited” powers to help contain the spread of the 2019 coronavirus disease.
MVP heeds Duterte’s call; Jack Ma donates test kits
by Delon Porcalla - March 18, 2020 - 12:00am
Telecommunications magnate Manny V. Pangilinan is among the business tycoons who responded to the call of President Duterte on Monday night to help their employees financially survive the enhanced community quarantine...
House employee, Negros councilor die of COVID
by Delon Porcalla - March 16, 2020 - 12:00am
A 41-year-old “sickly” employee of the House of Representatives’ printing office succumbed yesterday to coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), bringing to 11 the total number of deaths in the country...
Temporary home schooling eyed to avoid spreading virus
by Delon Porcalla - March 13, 2020 - 12:00am
It would be best at this point for both public and private schools to observe a homeschooling program as new cases of the coronavirus disease 2019 keep increasing, a lawmaker proposed yesterday.
House OKs bill doubling road users’ tax
by Delon Porcalla - March 12, 2020 - 12:00am
The House of Representatives has approved on third and final reading a bill seeking to increase by as much as 90 percent the cost of keeping a car.
House approves OFW department bill
by Delon Porcalla - March 12, 2020 - 12:00am
Voting 173-11 with no abstentions, the House of Representatives yesterday approved on third and final reading a bill that seeks to create a new agency for overseas Filipino workers.
Cayetano: Revamp won’t affect Velasco
by Delon Porcalla - March 11, 2020 - 12:00am
Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano assured his presumptive successor Marinduque Rep. Lord Allan Velasco that he will not be affected by the minor revamp of committee chairs at the House of Representatives.
GMA, JDV bury hatchet
by Delon Porcalla - March 10, 2020 - 12:00am
The falling out between former president Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo and former speaker Jose de Venecia is now apparently “water under the bridge.“
Senators seek economic stimulus package
by Delon Porcalla - March 10, 2020 - 12:00am
Senators yesterday called for the immediate implementation of a multibillion-peso stimulus package to help the country survive serious threats to the economy, including the spread of the coronavirus disease 201...
Number of POGO workers continues to rise
by Delon Porcalla - March 9, 2020 - 12:00am
More Chinese and other foreign nationals are opting to work in Philippine offshore gaming operator companies despite stricter regulations imposed by the government, the Department of Labor and Employment report...
Leadership change in October? House row continues
by Delon Porcalla - March 5, 2020 - 12:00am
Amid renewed allegations of corruption in district allocations, Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano asserted yesterday that House deliberations for the 2021 national budget will be done under his leadership.
Complaints against ABS-CBN delaying franchise renewal — Speaker
by Delon Porcalla - March 3, 2020 - 12:00am
Complaints about unfair labor practices and not just partisan reporting have contributed to the delay in the House of Representatives’ deliberations on the renewal of TV giant ABS-CBN’s legislative franchise,...
Cayetano opponents lose key House posts
by Delon Porcalla - March 3, 2020 - 12:00am
A minor revamp has been implemented in the House of Representatives, just days after Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano revealed an alleged plot to oust him, as three officials close to his perceived successor were removed...
‘Foreign ownership of public utilities to benefit consumers’
by Delon Porcalla - March 2, 2020 - 12:00am
Allowing 100-percent foreign ownership of public utilities, with certain important restrictions, will ultimately benefit Filipino consumers who want lower costs and better services, the House bill’s author...
Congressmen can remove me – Cayetano
by Delon Porcalla - March 2, 2020 - 12:00am
It is now a free-for-all at the House of Representatives.
House leadership coup rumors spark word war
by Delon Porcalla - February 28, 2020 - 12:00am
A word war erupted between Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano and speaker-in-waiting Marinduque Rep. Lord Allan Velasco yesterday, just seven months before their supposed term-sharing agreement takes effect.
DOTr: Belated MRT-7 revisions needed
by Delon Porcalla - February 27, 2020 - 12:00am
The belated revisions on the Metro Rail Transit Line 7 is a balance between the need to update infrastructure and the project proponent’s need for a return on its investment, an official of the Department of...
‘Media protection is people power revolt legacy’
by Delon Porcalla - February 25, 2020 - 12:00am
An independent opposition lawmaker has reminded the public that the protection of media is one of the legacies of the 1986 people power revolt, as the country celebrates today the 34th anniversary of the bloodless...
COVID-19 may cost P72 billion in lost Chinese tourist receipts
by Delon Porcalla - February 24, 2020 - 12:00am
At least P72 billion in tourism earnings may be lost by the Philippines due to the coronavirus disease as 1.2 million Chinese tourists are seen to cancel their visit to the country this year, a House official said...
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