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Speaker is caretaker of Teves’ congressional district
by Delon Porcalla - March 31, 2023 - 12:00am
Speaker Martin Romualdez has taken over as “caretaker” of the 3rd District of Negros Oriental, the congressional seat of Rep. Arnolfo Teves Jr. who is serving a two-month suspension for disorderly...
President Marcos economic managers, Cabinet members back Cha-cha
by Delon Porcalla - March 30, 2023 - 12:00am
While President Marcos does not consider Charter change a priority, key members of his economic team and Cabinet support moves to amend the economic provisions of the 1987 Constitution, a congressional leader said...
House leader open to Senate option on con-ass
by Delon Porcalla - March 29, 2023 - 12:00am
A senior administration lawmaker yesterday expressed support for the Senate’s plan to use the constituent assembly (con-ass) mode instead of the House of Representatives-approved constitutional convention in...
Lawmaker accuses biz groups of ‘flip-flopping’ on Cha-cha
by Delon Porcalla - March 28, 2023 - 12:00am
The chairman of the committee on constitutional amendments of the House of Representatives has accused the Makati Business Club and another business group of “flip-flopping” on their position on constitutional...
Ilocandia backs bill against tobacco smuggling
by Delon Porcalla - March 27, 2023 - 12:00am
The entire Ilocos region, which includes the Marcos bailiwick of Ilocos Norte, has expressed full support for the House of Representatives-approved bill against tobacco smuggling.
‘Teves’ suspension nothing to do with Degamo slay’
by Delon Porcalla - March 24, 2023 - 12:00am
It was his defiance of his fellow lawmakers’ call for him to return to the country and show up for work that “warranted” the 60-day suspension of Negros Oriental 3rd district Rep. Arnolofo...
Gabriela lauds divorce bill approval by House panel
by Delon Porcalla - March 23, 2023 - 12:00am
Women’s group Gabriela party-list has welcomed the approval by a House panel of a bill that may pave the way for absolute divorce in the country.
Teves a no-show despite House ultimatum
by Delon Porcalla - March 22, 2023 - 12:00am
Negros Oriental Rep. Arnolfo Teves Jr. failed to heed the 24-hour ultimatum of the ethics committee of the House of Representatives yesterday, prompting members of the panel to make a report and refer it to the plenary...
Lawmaker spearheads MOU vs gender-based violence
by Delon Porcalla - March 21, 2023 - 12:00am
A party-list group headed by the lawmaker-wife of Speaker Martin Romualdez has facilitated a tripartite memorandum of understanding to help victims of gender-based violence, particularly employees of the House of...
House urges Senate: Keep an open mind on hybrid con-con
by Delon Porcalla - March 20, 2023 - 12:00am
Regardless of their political leanings, senators should keep an “open mind” about the House of Representatives-approved measures that will establish a hybrid constitutional convention, especially if this...
Speaker: Jail for non-cooperation in House onion probe
by Delon Porcalla - March 20, 2023 - 12:00am
Speaker Martin Romualdez yesterday warned resource persons refusing to cooperate or lying in the House of Representatives’ inquiry on onion shortage that they could end up in detention.
Con-con to speed up economic progress – lawmaker
by Delon Porcalla - March 17, 2023 - 12:00am
Another administration lawmaker has pitched the need to “tweak” the restrictive economic provisions of the Constitution specifically through a hybrid constitutional convention.
Speaker rejects Teves’ 2-month leave request
by Delon Porcalla - March 17, 2023 - 12:00am
Speaker Martin Romualdez has denied the request of Negros Oriental 3rd District Rep. Arnolfo Teves Jr. to extend his stay in the United States for two more months, reminding him that fleeing will not do him...
Body cameras to deter drug recycling – Law maker
by Delon Porcalla - March 17, 2023 - 12:00am
Recycling of seized illegal drugs can be avoided if anti-narcotics agents are required to wear body cameras during operations, Surigao del Norte Rep. Robert Ace Barbers suggested yesterday.
House OKs funding bill for hybrid con-con
by Delon Porcalla - March 15, 2023 - 12:00am
Administration lawmakers gave their overwhelming support to a bill that would implement the Resolution of Both Houses 6 paving the way for a hybrid constitutional convention, which was approved on third and final...
Rightsizing bill gets House nod
by Delon Porcalla - March 15, 2023 - 12:00am
Voting 292-3, the House of Representatives yesterday approved on third and final reading a priority bill of President Marcos, which seeks to rightsize by way of streamlining the 1.6-million strong bureaucracy.
27 OFWs died of foul play in last 10 years
by Delon Porcalla - March 14, 2023 - 12:00am
A total of 27 overseas Filipino workers have died in the last 10 years, all victims of foul play as reported by the Department of Foreign Affairs, an official of the House of Representatives disclosed yesterday...
‘Senate can’t ignore House-approved hybrid con-con’
by Delon Porcalla - March 14, 2023 - 12:00am
Senators cannot turn a blind eye to the hybrid constitutional convention approved by the House of Representatives as such initiative mirrors the sentiment of the people in the grassroots represented by district and...
Speaker to Teves: Come home, return to work
by Delon Porcalla - March 14, 2023 - 12:00am
The leadership of the House of Representatives is calling on Negros Oriental 3rd District Rep. Arnolfo Teves Jr. to come back to the country and return to work as his travel authority expired last March 9.
Cholera, dengue cases rose significantly in 2022
by Delon Porcalla - March 13, 2023 - 12:00am
Dengue and cholera two illnesses regularly monitored by the Department of Health have significantly infected more Filipinos in 2022 than in pandemic year 2021, records obtained by the House of Representatives r...
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