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Ban private cars on EDSA during rush hours – lawmaker
by Delon Porcalla - September 17, 2019 - 12:00am
Private vehicles should be banned from traversing EDSA during rush hours, a lawmaker proposed yesterday in anticipation of the expected surge of Christmas shoppers.
Government allots P63 billion for right-of-way payments
by Delon Porcalla - September 16, 2019 - 12:00am
The Duterte administration’s ambitious infrastructure program will get a total of P63 billion next year for right-of-way (ROW) payments, which have stalled the construction of roads and bridges and railways...
‘Lawmakers can recoup lost allocations in 2021 budget’
by Delon Porcalla - September 13, 2019 - 12:00am
The 65 or so congressmen who lost their district allocations in the previous leadership of former speaker Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo can still recover the funds in the next budget season of fiscal year 2021, Speaker...
Ombudsman probing Bato dela Rosa over freed inmates
by Delon Porcalla - September 12, 2019 - 12:00am
Sen. Ronald “Bato” dela Rosa is among the officials being investigated by the Office of the Ombudsman in relation to the Good Conduct Time Allowance (GCTA) law anomaly, a ranking administration lawmaker...
Higher subsistence for inmates urged amid BuCor irregularities
by Delon Porcalla - September 11, 2019 - 12:00am
An administration lawmaker is calling for an increase in the daily subsistence allowance for prisoners amid the overcrowding of penal facilities in the country.
DA budget may be augmented by P9 billion to aid farmers
by Delon Porcalla - September 11, 2019 - 12:00am
At least P9 billion in government funds will most likely be reallocated in next year’s budget of the Department of Agriculture (DA) to help farmers adversely affected by the Rice Tariffication Law.
House starts deliberations on P4.1-trillion budget today
by Delon Porcalla - September 10, 2019 - 12:00am
The House leadership led by Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano is scheduled to deliberate today on the most important bill in the chamber – the P4.1-trillion national budget for 2020.
House plenary debates on 2020 budget start this week
by Delon Porcalla - September 9, 2019 - 12:00am
Plenary debates on the proposed P4.1-trillion national budget for 2020 will start tomorrow as officials of the House of Representatives have given assurance that the chamber is on track with regard to its timetable...
BuCor beat judiciary on convicts – lawmaker
by Delon Porcalla - September 9, 2019 - 12:00am
While the wheels of justice grind exceedingly slow due to the judiciary’s careful nature, the country’s state penitentiaries have outdone the justice system by releasing inmates by the hundreds and thousands,...
DepEd: High dropout rate due to teenage pregnancy
by Delon Porcalla - September 5, 2019 - 12:00am
The spike in the number of out-of-school youths can be traced to teenagers who are forced into marriage due to underage pregnancy, the Department of Education (DepEd) said yesterday.
Marina mulls phaseout of wooden-hulled boats
by Delon Porcalla - September 3, 2019 - 12:00am
The Maritime Industry Authority (MARINA) is planning to phase out wooden-hulled boats, which comprise 80 percent of the country’s sea-going vessels.
Speaker vows no delay in 2020 budget approval
by Delon Porcalla - September 3, 2019 - 12:00am
Pulling out the bill containing the proposed P4.1-trillion national budget for 2020 at the height of budget briefings will definitely raise suspicions that members of the House of Representatives will make fund insertions,...
Quezon dam project backed amid questionable bidding
by Delon Porcalla - September 2, 2019 - 12:00am
Bidding requirements should be fully complied with before efforts to construct the Kaliwa Dam project in Quezon province could push through to address the dwindling water supply in the country, an administration...
House exec withdraws 2020 budget
by Delon Porcalla - September 2, 2019 - 12:00am
Another firestorm is apparently brewing at the House of Representatives under the leadership of Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano as next year’s P4.1-trillion national budget bill has been withdrawn by his ally...
Lawmaker wants DepEd reverted to DECS
by Delon Porcalla - August 30, 2019 - 12:00am
Former Manila mayor and now Buhay party-list Rep. Lito Atienza has refiled a bill in the House of Representatives seeking to revert the Department of Education (DepEd) to the Department of Education, Culture and...
House panel to start probe of Antonio Sanchez GCTA case
by Delon Porcalla - August 29, 2019 - 12:00am
The justice committee of the House of Representatives is scheduled to conduct its probe on the good conduct time allowance (GCTA) law, also known as Republic Act 10592, that could have freed rapist-killer and former...
Housing department laments P6.2-billion budget too small
by Delon Porcalla - August 26, 2019 - 12:00am
The Department of Budget and Management–approved P6.2-billion budget for the newly created Department of Human Settlements and Urban Development (DHSUD) will definitely take its toll on the mass housing projects...
BuCor inmate review should include Church, academe — lawmaker
by Delon Porcalla - August 26, 2019 - 12:00am
Men of the cloth and those from academe should also be included in the board that reviews the conduct of inmates inside New Bilibid Prison, and should not be limited to those from the Bureau of Corrections (BuCor),...
Joey Salceda rebuffs PCSO, bucks request for tax exemption
by Delon Porcalla - August 26, 2019 - 12:00am
While the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) is a revenue-generating agency, a key leader of the House of Representatives maintained that it does not need to be “exempt” from taxes imposed by...
Bill seeks to rename Camp Aguinaldo to Camp Antonio Luna
by Delon Porcalla - August 26, 2019 - 12:00am
A senior administration lawmaker has filed a bill at the House of Representatives that seeks to rename the main headquarters of the Armed Forces of the Philippines from Camp Emilio Aguinaldo to Camp General Antonio...
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