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Gloria Arroyo wants P100 million to buy land for poor
by Delon Porcalla - January 23, 2019 - 12:00am
Speaker Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo will ask the bicameral conference committee to provide a P100-million fund for acquisition of land that will be distributed to more than 6,000 urban poor members.
Coverage of budget bicam sought
by Delon Porcalla - January 23, 2019 - 12:00am
To ensure transparency, bicameral conference committee deliberations on the 2019 national budget should be open to live media coverage, House appropriations committee chairman Camarines Sur Rep. Rolando Andaya said...
House passes Road Board abolition bill
by Delon Porcalla - January 22, 2019 - 12:00am
The House of Representatives yesterday passed on third and final reading a bill that seeks to abolish the supposed graft-ridden Road Board.
House OKs bill lowering criminal liability age to 9
by Delon Porcalla - January 22, 2019 - 12:00am
The House of Representatives approved yesterday a bill lowering the age of criminal liability from 15 to nine years without jail time.
Rolando Andaya Jr. quits as majority leader, heads appropriations
by Delon Porcalla - January 22, 2019 - 12:00am
The key official of the House of Representatives who spearheaded the probe on the alleged flood fund scam and budget insertions of Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno resigned from his post yesterday, but took another...
House resumes flood fund probe
by Delon Porcalla - January 21, 2019 - 12:00am
The joint rules and public accounts committees of the House of Representatives resume today their investigation on the multibillion-peso flood fund scam, where the alleged beneficiaries were the in-laws of Budget...
House holds hearing on kids’ age of criminal liability
by Delon Porcalla - January 21, 2019 - 12:00am
The House of Representatives resumes today its deliberations on a bill that lowers the age of criminal liability of children allegedly used by syndicates in their illegal activities from 15 to nine years old.
Road Board abolition now a tax measure
by Delon Porcalla - January 18, 2019 - 12:00am
The House of Representatives approved on second reading the revised version of the Road Board bill, which Congress will now consider as a “tax measure,” as President Duterte called for its immediate abolition....
Rodel Batocabe slay whistle-blower gets P20 million
by Delon Porcalla - January 18, 2019 - 12:00am
The witness who blew the whistle in the murder of Ako Bicol congressman Rodel Batocabe last month is now P20 million richer, courtesy of the bounty President Duterte offered for anybody who could provide leads for...
Rodel Batocabe’s successor takes oath
by Delon Porcalla - January 17, 2019 - 12:00am
The fourth nominee of Ako Bicol party-list yesterday took his oath as the newest member of the House of Representatives.
Medical marijuana works, says Gloria Arroyo
by Delon Porcalla - January 16, 2019 - 12:00am
She’s no pothead, but Speaker Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo has used cannabis medical patches, and she swears they work.
House body orders national pilot testing for Angkas
by Delon Porcalla - January 15, 2019 - 12:00am
The House of Representatives has adopted a resolution directing the Department of Transportation to implement a nationwide pilot run on the use of motorcycle taxis like Angkas despite a freeze order issued by the...
House of Representatives resumes flood control fund probe
by Delon Porcalla - January 15, 2019 - 12:00am
The joint committee of rules and public accounts of the House of Representatives will resume today its investigation into the alleged multibillion-peso flood control fund scam.
Senate aims to pass budget next week
by Delon Porcalla - January 15, 2019 - 12:00am
The Senate is aiming to pass next week the proposed P3.757-trillion national budget for this year following Malacañang’s repeated appeal for Congress to approve the measure as soon as possible.
AMLC aid sought in flood fund scam probe
by Delon Porcalla - January 14, 2019 - 12:00am
The rules committee of the House of Representatives is seeking the assistance of the Anti-Money Laundering Council (AMLC) after bank records showed a sub-contractor received at least P70 million in funds relating...
Congress resumes session today
by Delon Porcalla - January 14, 2019 - 12:00am
Passing the P3.75-trillion national budget for this year will be a priority as Congress resumes session today.
Duterte won’t intervene in flood fund scam probe — Gloria Arroyo
by Delon Porcalla - January 12, 2019 - 12:00am
President Duterte has not intervened in the investigation of the rules committee of the House of Representatives on the alleged P332-billion flood control scam, Speaker Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo said yesterday.
Andaya to Diokno: Annual budget not your ‘personal kitty’
by Delon Porcalla - January 11, 2019 - 12:00am
While the Department of Budget and Management (DBM)’s role in the preparation of the annual national budget is significant, it is not a “personal kitty” whose utilization can be decided on a whim...
House leader hits ‘flying backhoe’ for 5 Bicol projects
by Delon Porcalla - January 11, 2019 - 12:00am
A single backhoe has been used simultaneously in implementing flood control projects in five different areas in Bicol in one day by a construction firm tagged in the multibillion-peso scam.
Andaya threatens legal action if gov’t pay hike stalled
by Delon Porcalla - January 9, 2019 - 12:00am
House Majority Leader Rolando Andaya Jr. threatened yesterday to press for the implementation of the salary increase for government employees if the Department of Budget of Management (DBM) will delay it due to...
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