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‘Plebiscite in 2025 saves government P13 billion’
by Delon Porcalla - February 28, 2024 - 12:00am
The government can save some P13 billion if it holds the planned plebiscite on Charter change simultaneously with the May 2025 midterm elections, according to Commission on Elections Chairman George Garcia.
House sticking to Holy Week Cha-cha deadline
by Delon Porcalla - February 28, 2024 - 12:00am
Does President Marcos really want a Charter change plebiscite held simultaneously with the 2025 midterm elections? House members prefer to hear it directly from the horse’s mouth.
Marcos wants Cha-cha plebiscite in 2025 – Migz
by Delon Porcalla - February 27, 2024 - 12:00am
President Marcos prefers to have a plebiscite on constitutional amendments synchronized with the 2025 midterm elections in order to save public funds, Senate President Juan Miguel Zubiri said yesterday.
Mandatory rainwater system in houses to reduce flooding sought
by Delon Porcalla - February 26, 2024 - 12:00am
With the regular recurrence of dry spells, it is time to make the installation of a rainwater collection system “mandatory” in all buildings, residential or commercial, if only to mitigate flooding, according...
Bill legalizing motorcycle taxis pushed
by Delon Porcalla - February 26, 2024 - 12:00am
Speaker Martin Romualdez yesterday served notice to his colleagues in the House of Representatives about the “prioritization” of measures that will help mitigate the burden of commuters in public transportation,...
Entire House tackles economic Cha-cha today
by Delon Porcalla - February 26, 2024 - 12:00am
The House of Representatives will convene today the committee of the whole to deliberate on the proposed economic Charter change.
Congressmen take 2nd look at legislated wage hike
by Delon Porcalla - February 26, 2024 - 12:00am
The House of Representatives is re-examining its stand on a legislated wage increase, Majority Leader Mannix Dalipe announced yesterday.
House leaders: Don’t cut 4Ps budget
by Delon Porcalla - February 23, 2024 - 12:00am
Three leaders of the House of Representatives have appealed to Sen. Imee Marcos to break her supposed habit of realigning government funds allocated for the poorest of the poor.
‘House being faithful to provision on Cha-cha voting’
by Delon Porcalla - February 23, 2024 - 12:00am
Leaders of the House of Representatives are standing pat on Resolution of Both Houses 7, their version of economic Charter change, stating that the crucial issue of voting is clearly stipulated in the 1987 Cons...
53 Mindanao lawmakers oppose secession
by Delon Porcalla - February 22, 2024 - 12:00am
Describing it as a “step backward,” 53 of former president Rodrigo Duterte’s congressmen-friends in Mindanao have signed a manifesto in the House of Representatives rejecting his call for the secession...
Divorce bill reaches House plenary
by Delon Porcalla - February 22, 2024 - 12:00am
The divorce bill that Catholic bishops have vigorously opposed for decades has now reached the plenary level of the House of Representatives, where debates will begin.
‘Imee budget realigning led to millions not receiving 4Ps’
by Delon Porcalla - February 21, 2024 - 12:00am
Nearly 4.3 million poor Filipinos were deprived of cash aid under the government’s Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program in 2023 after Sen. Imee Marcos realigned the 4Ps funding of P13 billion in the national...
NEDA’s bid to scrap telcos’ congressional franchise requirement opposed
by Delon Porcalla - February 20, 2024 - 12:00am
The head of the 28-member minority bloc in the House of Representatives has opposed a proposal of the National Economic and Development Authority to scrap the legislative franchise requirement for telecommunications...
House files RBH7, mimics Senate economic Cha-cha
by Delon Porcalla - February 20, 2024 - 12:00am
Leaders of the House of Representatives have filed an “almost exact reproduction” of Senate Resolution of Both Houses No. 6 (RBH6), apparently in the hope of ending debates over clashing approaches to...
‘House outperforms Senate in approving LEDAC bills’
by Delon Porcalla - February 19, 2024 - 12:00am
Key officials of the House of Representatives have floated the disparity in the legislative performance of the two chambers of the bicameral Congress, where the Senate paled in comparison to the House.
Congressmen: Advanced economies amend their constitutions
by Delon Porcalla - February 19, 2024 - 12:00am
From the United States up to Asia and Southeast Asia, advanced economies have had changes in their constitutions to keep their laws attuned to the evolving times, which paid off in terms of being global leaders in...
House not keen on backing Senate’s wage hike
by Delon Porcalla - February 16, 2024 - 12:00am
Officials of the House of Representatives are not keen on supporting the Senate-approved P100 legislated wage hike, citing reasons such as the capacity of employers to implement the measure.
What ceasefire?
by Delon Porcalla - February 16, 2024 - 12:00am
A day after their leaders shook hands for a ceasefire in their word war, members of the Senate and the House of Representatives continued their verbal tussle yesterday over the 1987 Constitution.
Senate OK’d AKAP fund – lawmakers
by Delon Porcalla - February 15, 2024 - 12:00am
Sen. Imee Marcos knew about the P26.7 billion allocated for the Ayuda sa Kapos ang Kita program under the Department of Social Welfare and Development as she signed the bicameral conference committee report when...
Bill seeks P50,000 entry-level pay for public school teachers
by Delon Porcalla - February 14, 2024 - 12:00am
The three-member militant Makabayan bloc filed yesterday a bill in the House of Representatives that will nearly double the entry-level salary of public school teachers nationwide, to the tune of P50,000...
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