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Speaker exhorts FFCCCII to create more jobs
by Sheila Crisostomo - March 26, 2023 - 12:00am
Speaker Martin Romualdez urged Filipino-Chinese businessmen yesterday to help the government and Congress create more jobs locally so that Filipinos need not go abroad for work.
Degamo’s wife wants Teves expelled from House
by Sheila Crisostomo - March 25, 2023 - 12:00am
The wife of slain Negros Oriental governor Roel Degamo has asked the House of Representative to expel Rep. Arnolfo Teves Jr. of the province’s third district for “unsolved killings” related to “politics...
House OKs 23 priority bills, adjourns for Holy Week
by Sheila Crisostomo - March 23, 2023 - 12:00am
As Congress goes on recess for the Holy Week, the House of Representatives has approved on third and final reading 23 of 31 bills identified by the Legislative-Executive Development Advisory Council as priority measures...
House suspends Teves for 60 days
by Sheila Crisostomo - March 23, 2023 - 12:00am
Negros Oriental 3rd District Rep. Arnolfo Teves Jr., who has refused to return to the country and report for work amid allegations of his involvement in high-profile murder cases, has been suspended by the House...
House approves suspension of PhilHealth premiums, retaining maiden names
by Sheila Crisostomo - March 22, 2023 - 12:00am
House lawmakers yesterday approved on third and final reading two proposals, including one that seeks to grant the President the power to suspend an increase in the premiums of the members of the Philippine Health...
House gives Teves 24-hour ultimatum
by Sheila Crisostomo - March 21, 2023 - 12:00am
The House committee on ethics and privileges yesterday gave Negros Oriental Rep. Arnolfo Teves Jr. 24 hours to personally appear before the panel to explain his absence without official leave from the House of ...
‘Ninja cops, informants declaring only 30% of drug hauls’
by Sheila Crisostomo - March 16, 2023 - 12:00am
“Ninja cops” and their informants declare only 30 percent of a drug haul then recycle and convert the rest of the confiscated items into cash, according to Rep. Robert Ace Barbers.
Government hit over slow response on oil spill
by Sheila Crisostomo - March 16, 2023 - 12:00am
A lawmaker lamented what she described as the government’s slow response to the oil spill from the sunken motor tanker MT Princess Empress.
Women lawmakers take over House
by Sheila Crisostomo - March 14, 2023 - 12:00am
The plenary session of the House of Representatives had an all-women ensemble of officers yesterday in celebration of Women’s Month.
Villar wants more birthing facilities in barangays
by Sheila Crisostomo - March 9, 2023 - 12:00am
In celebration of National Women’s Month, House Deputy Speaker and Las Pinas Rep. Camille Villar yesterday pushed for the passage of a measure seeking the creation of more birthing facilities in every bar...
Galila Arts Festival set
by Sheila Crisostomo - March 8, 2023 - 12:00am
The fourth district of Pangasinan will hold the Galila Arts Festival from March 10 to 19 to celebrate its “flourishing creative community,” Rep. Christopher de Venecia announced yesterday.
Intervention sought for 83 Pinoys on death row abroad
by Sheila Crisostomo - March 6, 2023 - 12:00am
A party-list congressman is seeking “immediate intervention” to save 83 overseas Filipinos on death row in other countries, mostly in Malaysia.
DSWD warns vs fake texts
by Sheila Crisostomo - March 5, 2023 - 12:00am
The Department of Social Welfare and Development yesterday warned the public of fake text messages and social media posts claiming that all senior citizens will receive a monthly social pension of P1,000 starting...
P9.5 billion for Con-con ‘a drop in the bucket’ – congressman
by Sheila Crisostomo - March 2, 2023 - 12:00am
For one of the proponents of the holding of a constitutional convention (Con-con) to amend the 1987 Constitution, the P9.5-billion budget needed for Charter change is “just a drop in the bucket.”
House appropriations panel kicks off economic oversight hearing
by Sheila Crisostomo - March 1, 2023 - 12:00am
The House committee on appropriations yesterday kicked off an oversight hearing to see how the lower chamber can work with the economic team of President Marcos to address the country’s economic woes.
Proactive steps needed to avert sardines shortage
by Sheila Crisostomo - February 26, 2023 - 12:00am
An economist-lawmaker at the House of Representative yesterday asked the Department of Trade and Industry and the Department of Agriculture to take “proactive steps” to prevent a shortage of canned sardines...
Lawmaker proposes AirTag tracking for BOC
by Sheila Crisostomo - February 26, 2023 - 12:00am
To curb smuggling, Batangas Rep. Ralph Recto yesterday proposed the use of Bureau of Customs “air tags,” an electronic tracking system, to monitor cargo.
Diokno bucks removal of bank funds for MIF  
by Sheila Crisostomo - February 25, 2023 - 9:30am
Finance Secretary Benjamin Diokno is against proposals to scrap the planned contributions of the central bank and state-run banks to the Maharlika Investment Fund, as he maintained their contributions’ potential...
3 Tulfos in House?
by Sheila Crisostomo - February 25, 2023 - 12:00am
Former social welfare secretary Erwin Tulfo will likely assume the post left by resigned ACT-CIS party-list congressman Jeffrey Soriano, bringing to three the Tulfos occupying seats in the House of Representati...
ODA law put 25 million-euro investment on hold – French envoy
by Sheila Crisostomo - February 14, 2023 - 12:00am
At least 25 million euros (about P1.45 billion) worth of French investment was put on hold due to restrictions in the Official Development Assistance Act of 1996, which does not allow private sector financing.
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