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‘Philippines imminent recovery best time for economic Cha-cha’
by Delon Porcalla - January 20, 2021 - 12:00am
Now is the “best time” to introduce amendments to the prohibitive economic provisions of the 1987 Constitution, as the country has started to show signs of recovery from the global pandemic, leaders of...
‘Drilon, Lacson contradict selves on con-ass’
by Delon Porcalla - January 18, 2021 - 12:00am
Senators Franklin Drilon and Panfilo Lacson are apparently contradicting themselves in taking the position that the Senate and the House of Representatives should hold a joint session to convene as a constituent...
Congress vows COVID-19 budget oversight
by Delon Porcalla - January 18, 2021 - 12:00am
The House of Representatives is ready to perform budget oversight functions for government measures to combat COVID-19 as sessions in both houses of Congress resume today, according to its leaders.
Velasco ally chides newly formed Cayetano group
by Delon Porcalla - January 15, 2021 - 12:00am
A trusted ally of Speaker Lord Allan Velasco lashed back at the camp of ousted speaker Alan Peter Cayetano who recently formed a purported “independent majority bloc” named after BTS currently the world’s...
No political revisions in Cha-cha, Velasco vows
by Delon Porcalla - January 12, 2021 - 12:00am
The House of Representatives under the leadership of Speaker Lord Allan Velasco yesterday allayed the fears of senators and the public that tweaking certain provisions in the 1987 Constitution might include political...
House bill filed strengthening laws vs online child porn
by Delon Porcalla - January 11, 2021 - 12:00am
Stronger anti-child pornography laws should be in place to better protect minors from exploitation amid the fast-evolving digital culture that comes with technological advancements, a lawmaker stressed over the...
House: Business groups back economic Cha-cha
by Delon Porcalla - January 11, 2021 - 12:00am
Business groups, including the most influential in post-Marcos era administrations, have expressed support for the lifting of prohibitive economic provisions in the 34-year-old Constitution enacted during the time...
Former Mindoro lawmaker Umali, 63
by Delon Porcalla - January 8, 2021 - 12:00am
Former Oriental Mindoro congressman Reynaldo Umali, who contracted coronavirus disease 2019 last month, died of cardiac arrest yesterday. He was 63.
Velasco: Congress can help amend SSS, PhilHealth laws
by Delon Porcalla - January 8, 2021 - 12:00am
Speaker Lord Allan Velasco yesterday supported calls for the suspension of rate increases in the payment of Social Security System (SSS) and Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth) premiums, saying the House...
Duterte eyes Romualdez as admin’s VP bet in 2022
by Delon Porcalla - January 7, 2021 - 12:00am
A year and a half until the next elections, President Duterte has expressed his desire to recruit House Majority Leader Martin Romualdez as vice presidential candidate of his administration in the 2022 general ...
Name Cabinet officials who were given vaccine – Gordon
by Delon Porcalla - January 5, 2021 - 1:00am
Sen. Richard Gordon yesterday urged Cabinet officials who reportedly had themselves secretly vaccinated with smuggled serums from state-owned Sinopharm of China to come clean for transparency and allow health authorities...
Philippines gives green light to Janssen vaccine trials
by Delon Porcalla - December 30, 2020 - 12:00am
Belgium’s Janssen Pharmaceuticals Inc. becomes the first company to conduct clinical trials for its COVID-19 vaccine in the Philippines, the Food and Drug Administration announced yesterday.
Vice President’s 2021 budget hiked by P229 million
by Delon Porcalla - December 28, 2020 - 12:00am
Vice President Leni Robredo’s office is getting a P229-million increase, as reflected in the 2021 General Appropriations Bill ratified by Congress, placing her official budget for next year at P900 millio...
Philippines internet ‘second slowest’ in Asean, ranks 110th worldwide
by Delon Porcalla - December 28, 2020 - 12:00am
The country’s internet connection, considered a basic necessity during the COVID-19 pandemic, is still too slow.
Lawmakers: E-sabong bill to help revive economy
by Delon Porcalla - December 27, 2020 - 12:00am
Desperate times call for desperate measures.
Meralco lauded for extending no disconnection policy
by Delon Porcalla - December 22, 2020 - 12:00am
The Manila Electric Co. was commended by a leader of the House of Representatives yesterday for extending until January 2021 its no-disconnection policy to millions of its customers.
‘Vaccination passport’ eyed to help identify the inoculated
by Delon Porcalla - December 22, 2020 - 12:00am
A party-list congressman has filed a bill in the House of Representatives to help put an efficient system for persons inoculated with the coronavirus vaccine and pave the way for the so-called “vaccination...
House OKs proposed new passport law
by Delon Porcalla - December 18, 2020 - 12:00am
A consolidated bill updating the law to make the issuance of Philippine passports easier and stretch their validity to 10 years has been approved by two committees of the House of Representatives.
‘COVID-19 steered Philippines to digital economy’
by Delon Porcalla - December 18, 2020 - 12:00am
Months of lockdown due to the pandemic have forced the country’s telecommunications companies or telcos to improve internet services and steer the nation into the so-called digital economy, an economist in...
Group seeks revival of Anti-Subversion Law
by Delon Porcalla - December 16, 2020 - 12:00am
A party-list group supportive of President Duterte yesterday filed a bill seeking to revive the Anti-Subversion Law that was repealed 28 years ago as well as tag all communists in the country as criminals.
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