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Andaya tells Malacañang: Bare vetoed parts in 2019 budget

Posted on Tuesday, 16 April 2019 05:09 PM | No Comments
MANILA, Philippines – A leader of the House of Representatives on Monday urged Malacañang to bare the details of the provisions in the 2019 national budget that were vetoed by...

Senators express concern over Chinese vessels in PH waters, probe sought

Posted on Friday, 5 April 2019 10:49 PM | No Comments
Senators expressed their concerns over the presence of Chinese vessels in Philippine waters. Senator Risa Hontiveros has filed a resolution on Thursday (April 4) to investigate on the issue. According...

Better benefits for brgy. health workers, nutrition scholars—Sen. Ejercito

Posted on Friday, 29 March 2019 06:15 PM | No Comments
QUEZON CITY, Philippines — Reelectionist Senator JV Ejercito vows to push for better compensation and benefits for Barangay Health Workers (BHWs) and Barangay Nutrition Scholars (BNS). This is after the...

Lawmakers want quality check on China-funded Kaliwa Dam project

Posted on Monday, 25 March 2019 06:20 PM | No Comments
PASAY CITY, Philippines – Infrastructure projects under the Philippine-China agreement are now under scrutiny by lawmakers including the controversial Kaliwa Dam and the Chico River Pump Irrigation Projects. One of...

Congress eyes investigation on water crisis

Posted on Friday, 15 March 2019 10:46 AM | No Comments
The Senate and House of Representatives called on the Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System (MWSS), Maynilad, Manila Water, and the National Water Regulatory Board to explain the water service interruptions...

Tulong Trabaho Act signed into law

Posted on Wednesday, 13 March 2019 06:53 PM | No Comments
President Rodrigo Duterte has signed Tulong-Trabaho Act which provides its recipients free access to Technical-Vocational Education and Training (TVET). The law provides funds that will finance scholarships, as well as...

Senate leadership supports call for Duterte to veto ‘pork insertions’

Posted on Wednesday, 6 February 2019 05:52 PM | No Comments
PASAY CITY, Philippines – Lawmakers are racing against time to finally pass the P3.7 trillion proposed 2019 national budget as they have until Friday (February 8) to extend session and...

GIS EXCLUSIVE: Atty. Larry Gadon wants lower energy rate, free books for students if elected

Posted on Monday, 4 February 2019 03:49 PM | No Comments
QUEZON CITY, Philippines – Senatorial candidate Atty. Lorenzo ‘Larry’ Gadon wants to focus on lowering the price of electricity if elected to the Senate in the 2019 midterm polls. On...

GIS EXCLUSIVE: Atty. Erin Tañada to espouse workers’ pay, lower power rate if elected

Posted on Wednesday, 30 January 2019 02:07 PM | No Comments
QUEZON CITY, Philippines — Former House Deputy Speaker Atty. Lorenzo ‘Erin’ Tañada III is eyeing measures that will ease the burden of common Filipinos if re-elected to public office. On...

Protests welcome Senate hearing on tobacco excise tax

Posted on Tuesday, 29 January 2019 05:21 PM | No Comments
PASAY CITY, Philippines – The Senate’s inquiry on the proposed excise tax on tobacco products was welcomed by protesters who are advocates of the bill. Sin-tax supporters called on legislators...