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Senators think charter change still has a long way to go in 18th Congress

Posted on Wednesday, 10 July 2019 01:22 AM | No Comments
Some senators are still not sold on the idea of instilling changes in the 1987 Constitution in the 18th Congress. This, despite President Rodrigo Duterte’s manifestations of pursuing the charter...

PDP-Laban to announce next House speakership bet this week

Posted on Thursday, 13 June 2019 12:23 AM | No Comments
The members of the Partido Demokratiko Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan (PDP-Laban) are leaving it to President Rodrigo Duterte as to who he will pick as the party’s bet for the Lower...

17th Congress closing rites to be held for outgoing members

Posted on Monday, 20 May 2019 07:11 PM | No Comments
More than 70 members of the House of Representatives are “graduating” on June 5 this year when the regular session of 17th Congress adjourns. These outgoing lawmakers, which make up...

Lower House reminds ex-solons to surrender protocol license plates

Posted on Thursday, 15 November 2018 12:18 PM | No Comments
MANILA, Philippines — House Majority Leader Rolando Andaya reminds all former members of the House of Representatives to surrender their protocol license plates. Andaya said the order is due to reports...

Lawmakers oppose DBM’s 2019 cash-based budget system

Posted on Thursday, 9 August 2018 06:31 PM | No Comments
    The House of Representatives is preparing to pass a resolution to withdraw their earlier support for the Budget Reform Bill and the implementation of the cash-based budgeting system...

Pre-SONA tension confuses public on House Speakership 

Posted on Monday, 23 July 2018 04:40 PM | No Comments
    QUEZON CITY, Philippines – It was an intense day for members of the Lower House, hours before the State of the Nation Address (SONA) of President Rodrigo Duterte....

House committee orders BIR to check on CJ Sereno’s income tax return

Posted on Thursday, 8 February 2018 10:55 AM | No Comments
MANILA, Philippines – The Lower House wants to check if Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno has hidden wealth which can be a ground for impeachment. The House Committee on Justice...

Criticisms on Senate’s slow passage of bills, not an issue – SP Pimentel

Posted on Tuesday, 9 January 2018 02:56 PM | No Comments
MANILA, Philippines – Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon has expressed concern over the negative remarks of the leadership of the Lower House against the Senate. Drilon said the Lower House...

Lower House restores CHR’s budget with a condition

Posted on Thursday, 21 September 2017 05:40 PM | No Comments
MANILA, Philippines —The Commission on Human Rights (CHR) should also investigate the crimes committed by drug addicts, such as rape, murder, and other heinous crimes. This was the condition the...

House restores budget for CHR, ERC and NCIP

Posted on Wednesday, 20 September 2017 10:12 PM | No Comments
MANILA, Philippines — The Lower House has restored the budget of the Commission on Human Rights (CHR), the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) and the National Commission on Indigenous People (NCIP)...