Posts Tagged House of Representatives

House on lockdown due to Omicron threat

Maris Federez   •   January 4, 2022

MANILA, Philippines — The House of Representatives (HOR) is now under lockdown amid the threat of coronavirus disease Omicron variant. HOR Secretary-General Mark Mendoza said the move is to prevent...

Solons call on government to fast track response vs Omicron

Maris Federez   •   January 3, 2022

  MANILA, Philippines — Two members of the House of Representatives have called on the national government to fast track measures to combat the COVID-19 Omicron variant and prevent the...

Congress ratifies Php5.024-T 2022 national budget

Maris Federez   •   December 15, 2021

  MANILA, Philippines — The Senate of the Philippines and the House of Representatives on Wednesday (December 15) approved the bicameral conference committee report on the proposed ₱5.024-trillion national budget...

Makabayan bloc wants probe on SSS, GSIS investments with Megawide Construction

Maris Federez   •   December 8, 2021

MANILA, Philippines — The Makabayan bloc in the House of Representatives appealed for an investigation to be set on the reported losses incurred by the country’s social insurance agencies in...

House aims to pass bill on oil excise tax reduction before session break

Maris Federez   •   November 26, 2021

MANILA, Philippines — Before the session breaks in December, the leadership in the House of Representatives is determined to approve the proposed legislation that seeks to reduce excise taxes imposed...

Proposed suspension of fuel excise tax filed in Lower House

Maris Federez   •   October 29, 2021

MANILA, Philippines — A bill proposing the suspension of the imposition of excise tax on petroleum products has been filed before the House of Representatives (HOR), Deputy Speaker Cagayan De...

Makabayan Bloc seeks probe into proliferation of smuggled vegetables in local markets

Robie de Guzman   •   September 30, 2021

  MANILA, Philippines – The House Makabayan bloc is pushing for an investigation into the alleged proliferation of smuggled vegetables in some markets across the country. In filing House Resolution...

House approves bill imposing taxes on digital transactions

Marje Pelayo   •   September 22, 2021

MANILA, Philippines — Lawmakers in the House of Representatives (HOR) approved on third and final reading a proposed measure imposing a 12% value-added tax (VAT) on all digital transactions in...

House to probe OCTA Research Group’s credentials, qualifications

Marje Pelayo   •   August 4, 2021

MANILA, Philippines – The House of Representatives is launching an investigation into OCTA Research Philippines “to ascertain the credentials and background” of its members. As an independent research group, the...

House suspends sessions during ECQ

Marje Pelayo   •   August 4, 2021

MANILA, Philippines – The House of Representatives announced that lawmakers will not hold plenary sessions once Metro Manila is placed under the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) from August 6 to...


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