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Salceda eyes billions in funding for Philippines economic recovery
by Delon Porcalla - April 13, 2021 - 12:00am
The House of Representatives’ main resident economist hinted yesterday that he is trying to find more funding sources from the recession-hit government, in an attempt to speed up the country’s economic...
Ivermectin now being sold online
by Delon Porcalla - April 6, 2021 - 12:00am
A key leader of the House of Representatives yesterday warned online shopping platforms against claiming that Ivermectin tablets can cure COVID-19, after reports came out that the animal anti-parasitic drug can help...
Caloocan congressman gets COVID-19
by Delon Porcalla - April 5, 2021 - 12:00am
Another senior member of the House of Representatives has contracted COVID-19.
Newborn abandoned near Batasan complex
by Delon Porcalla - March 30, 2021 - 12:00am
A baby was abandoned on a sidewalk near the Batasang Pambansa complex in Quezon City yesterday.
Speaker endorses impeach raps vs Leonen
by Delon Porcalla - March 29, 2021 - 12:00am
Speaker Lord Allan Velasco has endorsed the impeachment complaint filed against Supreme Court Associate Justice Marvic Leonen, three months after it was filed by an anti-corruption watchdog group in December 20...
House panels concur with Duterte’s amnesty proclamations
by Delon Porcalla - March 25, 2021 - 12:00am
Two committees at the House of Representatives adopted yesterday four resolutions concurring with President Duterte’s proclamations granting amnesty to members of rebel groups who have committed crimes in pursuit...
House bill adjusts smoking age from 18 to 21
by Delon Porcalla - March 24, 2021 - 12:00am
A pending bill in the House of Representatives will significantly adjust by three years the minimum age at which individuals will be allowed to smoke, which will be from the current legal age of 18 to 21 years ...
Demolish wall across Bilibid road, BuCor urged
by Delon Porcalla - March 23, 2021 - 12:00am
Officials in Muntinlupa City appealed yesterday to the Bureau of Corrections (BuCor) to demolish the concrete wall it constructed along Insular Prison Road.
House urged: Drop Cha-cha, focus on vaccine rollout
by Delon Porcalla - March 22, 2021 - 12:00am
With the resurgence of COVID-19 cases, the House of Representatives leadership under Speaker Lord Allan Velasco should just “drop” its move to amend the 1987 Constitution, and focus instead on the immunization...
Senators hit proposed private sector vaccine procurement ban
by Delon Porcalla - March 22, 2021 - 12:00am
The plan of the Department of Health to bar infant milk manufacturers, sugary beverage makers and other private firms from procuring COVID-19 vaccines for their workers is illegal, unauthorized and exposes officials...
House OKs bill penalizing game-fixing
by Delon Porcalla - March 17, 2021 - 12:00am
Voting 211-0, the House of Representatives approved on third and final reading the measure that will pave the way for the indictment of individuals who will be found guilty of game-fixing in any kind of sport.
Lawmakers warn PNP: Hands off lawyers
by Delon Porcalla - March 15, 2021 - 12:00am
Lawmakers yesterday warned the Philippine National Police not to go after defense counsels of people accused of crimes or red-tag human rights lawyers because they are fulfilling duties protected under the Cons...
‘Vietnam, Cambodia, Myanmar surpassing Philippines’
by Delon Porcalla - March 15, 2021 - 12:00am
Vietnam, Cambodia and Myanmar, despite their respective political upheavals, will overtake the Philippines in terms of economic progress if Filipinos continue to resist opening up the economy to draw more foreign...
House OKs drag racing ban for PUV drivers
by Delon Porcalla - March 12, 2021 - 12:00am
Bus and jeepney drivers caught drag racing along thoroughfares face hefty fines and a penalty of one year in prison under a proposed measure approved on second reading by the House of Representatives yesterday.
House committee OKs bill raising deposit insurance
by Delon Porcalla - March 8, 2021 - 12:00am
A proposed measure that seeks to double the current P500,000 Philippine Deposit Insurance Corp. insurance per bank deposit has been approved by the House Committee on Banks and Financial Intermediaries.
House backs Duterte’s amnesty grant to rebels
by Delon Porcalla - March 8, 2021 - 12:00am
The House of Representatives leadership, under Speaker Lord Allan Velasco, gave assurance yesterday of the swift adoption of four resolutions granting amnesty to four rebel groups, in support of President Duterte...
Bill creating Philippines own CDC gets House nod
by Delon Porcalla - March 5, 2021 - 12:00am
The House of Representatives has approved a measure that seeks to establish a Philippine version of the United States’ Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to better handle infectious illnesses such as...
Sandigan clears Pichay, 2 others in graft case
by Delon Porcalla - March 4, 2021 - 12:00am
The Sandiganbayan has reversed its earlier decision convicting Surigao del Sur First District Rep. Prospero Pichay Jr. and two former officials of the Local Water Utilities Administration of graft for sponsoring...
Lawmaker: Take down ‘no trespassing’ sign to foreign investors
by Delon Porcalla - March 1, 2021 - 12:00am
It’s high time that the country’s 34-year-old virtual and clearly implied “no trespassing” sign to foreign investors is removed, so that the economy can flourish and the exodus of Filipinos...
Care for elderly, PWDs may soon become law
by Delon Porcalla - March 1, 2021 - 12:00am
Abandoning or neglecting the elderly and persons with disabilities may soon become punishable by law after a bill was filed in the House of Representatives penalizing persons found to have abused that sector of...
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