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Ex-Iloilo lawmaker and TESDA chief Syjuco, 77
by Delon Porcalla - January 15, 2020 - 12:00am
Former Iloilo congressman and Technical Education and Skills Development Authority director general Augusto “Buboy” Syjuco Jr. passed away due to a lingering illness. He was 77.
House to probe Phivolcs’ lack of warning on Taal
by Delon Porcalla - January 15, 2020 - 12:00am
While the House of Representatives recognizes the challenges faced by the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology, a senior administration lawmaker still wants an investigation on why it failed to inform...
House vows to improve Universal Health Care
by Delon Porcalla - January 13, 2020 - 12:00am
With next week’s resumption of session in Congress, Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano has given assurance that the House of Representatives will prioritize the passage of a bill that will complement the Duterte administration’s...
Ex-Batangas lawmaker found dead in burned car
by Delon Porcalla - January 10, 2020 - 12:00am
The charred remains of former Batangas second district congressman Edgar Mendoza and his two companions were found in a burned vehicle in Tiaong, Quezon yesterday.
4Ps, cash transfer get boost in 2020 budget
by Delon Porcalla - January 10, 2020 - 12:00am
A total of P145.3 billion has been earmarked for the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program and the Unconditional Cash Transfer Program that would benefit the poor, under the newly signed P4.1-trillion 2020 national...
P13 billion contingency fund may be used for OFW repatriation
by Delon Porcalla - January 9, 2020 - 12:00am
President Duterte can tap the P13-billion contingency fund in the P4.1-trillion national budget for this year for repatriating overseas Filipino workers in the Middle East particularly in Iraq amid rising tensions...
Duterte himself had declared drug war a failure — Lagman
by Delon Porcalla - January 8, 2020 - 12:00am
An opposition lawmaker yesterday reminded President Duterte that he had previously admitted that his administration’s war on drugs had failed.
‘Suspend fuel excise tax amid Middle East tension’
by Delon Porcalla - January 7, 2020 - 12:00am
If push comes to shove, the Duterte administration can suspend the government’s collection of excise taxes on fuel and other imported products to cushion the impact of the US-Iran tension and the new round...
2020 budget signed; Duterte warns vs ‘selfish greed’
by Delon Porcalla - January 7, 2020 - 12:00am
President Duterte yesterday urged agencies, lawmakers and civil society to be vigilant against what he described as the “selfish greed” of a few who may seek to use the 2020 national budget to pursue...
Group to appeal SC bus ban ruling
by Delon Porcalla - January 6, 2020 - 12:00am
A party-list group, which is among the petitioners questioning the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority ban on provincial buses along EDSA, yesterday vowed to file a motion for reconsideration after the Supreme...
Buhay ng 1.2-M Pinoy sa M.E. nasa panganib
by Delon Porcalla - January 6, 2020 - 12:00am
Nasa panganib uma­no ang mga buhay ng nasa 1.2 mil­yon documented overseas Filipino workers sa Gitnang Silangan dahil sa nangya­ring drone attack ng US na ikinasawi ng mataas na heneral ng Iran na bumisita...
Palace urged to release P4 billion Marawi rehab fund
by Delon Porcalla - January 3, 2020 - 12:00am
House Deputy Speaker Mujiv Hataman is calling on the national government to release the remaining P4-billion fund for the rehabilitation of war-torn Marawi City, saying only 17 percent of the P5.1-billion allocated...
House to fast-track bills on motorcycle taxis
by Delon Porcalla - January 3, 2020 - 12:00am
The chairman of the House committee on transportation has vowed to expedite the consolidation or approval of 15 pieces of legislation on two-wheeled public transportation amid horrendous traffic in the country’s...
Duterte’s extension of unused 2019 budget lauded
by Delon Porcalla - December 27, 2019 - 12:00am
A key leader of the House of Representatives has expressed optimism that President Duterte’s decision to extend the unutilized budget this year until December 2020 is on the right track, as this will further...
House to send Duterte advance copy of 2020 budget
by Delon Porcalla - December 23, 2019 - 12:00am
The House of Representatives is sending today an advance copy of the proposed P4.1-trillion 2020 national budget to President Duterte, his staff and the Department of Budget and Management to give them longer time...
Benguet lawmaker Fongwan, 68
by Delon Porcalla - December 20, 2019 - 12:00am
Benguet lawmaker Nestor Fongwan Sr. died on Wednesday. He was 68.
House bill seeks to double deposit insurance to P1 million
by Delon Porcalla - December 18, 2019 - 12:00am
A senior administration lawmaker has filed a bill at the House of Representatives that seeks to double the current P500,000 bank deposit insurance to P1 million that will be covered by the Philippine Deposit Insurance...
Quezon City lawmaker awarded 2019 TOYM for public service
by Delon Porcalla - December 16, 2019 - 12:00am
Senior administration congressman Alfred Vargas of Quezon City’s fifth district has been chosen as this year’s awardee for the prestigious The Outstanding Young Men for public service.
15 years in prison eyed for vandalism
by Delon Porcalla - December 16, 2019 - 12:00am
A committee of the House of Representatives has endorsed, for plenary approval, a measure that will impose up to 15 years imprisonment for vandals and those found stealing or destroying government property or s...
MWSS cancels water contract extension
by Delon Porcalla - December 12, 2019 - 12:00am
he government has revoked the extension of the contracts of the two Metro Manila water concessionaires from 2022 to 2037 – a move that the firms said yesterday has alarmed investors and jeopardized their financial...
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