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House revamp continues
by Delon Porcalla - October 20, 2020 - 12:00am
Reorganization in the House of Representatives will most likely continue as Speaker Lord Allan Velasco evaluates the performance of committee chairpersons.
Alvarez denies joining minority
by Delon Porcalla - October 20, 2020 - 12:00am
Former House speaker Pantaleon Alvarez yesterday threatened to file libel charges against The STAR for publishing an article that lumped him together with members of the chamber’s minority bloc.
House minority decimated
by Delon Porcalla - October 19, 2020 - 12:00am
The ascent of Speaker Lord Allan Velasco has further strengthened the super majority in the House of Representatives, with 284 of the 301-member chamber now belonging to the administration coalition led by President...
Higher COA budget sought vs corruption
by Delon Porcalla - October 16, 2020 - 12:00am
State auditors should be equipped with all the necessary tools to fight corruption in government, which prompted Congress to increase the Commission on Audit 2021 budget by P1.3 billion.
Nacionalista Party officially expresses support for Velasco leadership
by Delon Porcalla - October 16, 2020 - 12:00am
Las Piñas City Rep. Camille Villar, a leader of the Nacionalista Party, confirmed yesterday that the NP, the political party of former House speaker Alan Peter Cayetano, expressed its unequivocal support to...
Shakeup, realignments begin
by Delon Porcalla - October 15, 2020 - 12:00am
Speaker Lord Allan Velasco now has the full support of the “supermajority” in the House of Representatives after three power blocs loyal to his predecessor, Taguig-Pateros Rep. Alan Peter Cayetano, shifted...
New leadership overturns 2nd reading passage of budget bill
by Delon Porcalla - October 14, 2020 - 12:00am
The first order of business for the House of Representatives under the leadership of Speaker Lord Allan Velasco was to return to plenary debates the stalled P4.5-trillion national budget for 2021.
Lord of the House
by Delon Porcalla - October 14, 2020 - 12:00am
The slugfest over the leadership of the House of Representatives finally ended yesterday after more than 200 members of the chamber “ratified” their election of Rep. Lord Allan Velasco as the new Sp...
Cayetano claims support of 200 allies
by Delon Porcalla - October 13, 2020 - 12:00am
The real showdown over the speakership begins today, according to Rep. Alan Peter Cayetano as Congress convenes in a special session to tackle the budget and possibly vote to affirm or repudiate the election of his...
Allies install Lord Allan Velasco as new Speaker
by Delon Porcalla - October 13, 2020 - 12:00am
Allies of Marinduque Rep. Lord Allan Velasco installed him as the new Speaker of the House of Representatives yesterday, effectively ousting Taguig Rep. Alan Peter Cayetano, who challenged the validity of the procedure...
‘Government can’t afford to have reenacted budget’
by Delon Porcalla - October 9, 2020 - 12:00am
The government cannot afford to have a reenacted budget for next year as this year’s outlay was bereft of funds for COVID-19 recovery measures, particularly for the procurement of vaccines, testing equipment...
House OKs bill recognizing foundlings as natural-born Filipinos
by Delon Porcalla - October 7, 2020 - 12:00am
The House of Representatives has approved on third and final reading a measure that seeks to recognize foundlings as natural-born Filipino citizens since the current set-up makes, it hard for them to conduct official...
Duterte to Velasco: It’s your right time now
by Delon Porcalla - October 7, 2020 - 12:00am
It’s now the “right time” for him to take over as House speaker, Rep. Lord Allan Velasco said yesterday, quoting President Duterte during a meeting with him at Malacañang Monday night.
Speakership vote: Physical presence, not Zoom, urged
by Delon Porcalla - October 6, 2020 - 12:00am
As the House of Representatives prepares for a showdown over the speakership on Oct. 14, a lawmaker and a party-list coalition have called for their physical presence in the chamber instead of mere Zoom session,...
All top PhilHealth execs ordered to resign
by Delon Porcalla - October 2, 2020 - 12:00am
All officials of the Philippine Health Insurance Corp., including senior vice presidents, have been ordered to tender their courtesy resignation effective immediately by president and chief executive officer Dante...
Budget being held hostage – Velasco
by Delon Porcalla - October 2, 2020 - 12:00am
Incoming speaker Lord Allan Velasco has accused incumbent Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano of holding the 2021 national budget “hostage” to “perpetuate” himself in the House of Representatives...
Velasco invokes word of honor; Duterte steps into row
by Delon Porcalla - September 29, 2020 - 12:00am
Speaker-in-waiting Marinduque Rep. Lord Allan Velasco yesterday took a dig at incumbent Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano, challenging him to show his word of honor that he will indeed step down next month based on their...
Group forms E-Skwela Hubs
by Delon Porcalla - September 28, 2020 - 12:00am
A socio-civic organization has established nine “E-Skwela Hubs” so far in some parts of the country to complement the Department of Education blended learning, especially since it may not yet be fully...
House starts plenary debates on 2021 budget
by Delon Porcalla - September 28, 2020 - 12:00am
The House of Representatives will start today plenary debates on the P4.5-trillion national budget for 2021 that the executive department has proposed.
Mikey Arroyo raises idea of postponing 2022 polls
by Delon Porcalla - September 25, 2020 - 12:00am
The congressman-son of former president and speaker Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo yesterday asked the Commission on Elections if it has entertained the possibility of cancelling the May 2022 presidential elections because...
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