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THE HOUSE of Representatives maintained its decision to hold the “Question Hour” on Tuesday and declined Budget Secretary Benjamin E. Diokno’s postponement request.
THE House of Representatives is set to hold “Question Hour” on Tuesday to look into alleged insertions into the proposed 2019 National budget.
THE House of Representatives approved on second reading the bill proposing to incorporate innovation in the development policy of Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs).
THE HOUSE of Representatives has approved on second reading the bill creating the Davao International Airport Authority.
THE MAKABAYAN bloc of Congress said Thursday that the government must disclose loan agreements the Philippine government entered into with China.
THE House Committee on Ways and Means on Wednesday began deliberating bills and resolutions seeking to suspend the increase of the excise taxes on fuel.
THE House Committee on Ways and Means is open to lowering the proposed P10 excise tax on plastic bags as a compromise with the industry.
THE HOUSE Committee on Interparliamentary Relations and Diplomacy approved on Tuesday the resolution supporting the Philippines’ withdrawal of its membership from the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU).
THE House Committee on Transportation’s Monday discussions on student fare discounts continued with resource persons calling the tax relief scheme for transport operators unworkable.
PHILIPPINE National Police (PNP) Chief Director-General Oscar D. Albayalde on Monday said a kidnapping case will be refiled against former Bayan Muna representative Satur C. Ocampo and his companions over the transport of minors in Talaingod town, Davao del Norte, on Nov. 28.
TWO House bills seeking to impose an excise tax on the use of plastic bags were filed at the House of Representatives.
A BILL creating a Regional Investment and Infrastructure Coordinating Hub (RICH) in central Luzon was approved by three House committees.
A BILL reorganizing the agency in charge of promoting energy conservation and efficiency was approved on second reading at the House of Representatives via voice voting.
TWO tax reforms -- one simplifying levies on financial instruments and the other raising the rate for cigarettes -- advanced in the House of Representatives on Tuesday.
THE HOUSE WAYS and Means Committee on Monday continued deliberations of the bills raising excise taxes on tobacco products to P40 to P60 per pack from P35, which is intended to fund Universal Health Care (UHC).
A BILL imposing higher excise taxes on alcohol products was approved on second reading at the House of Representatives on Monday.
COMMISSIONER Stella Luz A. Quimbo of the Philippine Competition Commission (PCC) will run in the midterm elections for representative of the 2nd district of Marikina City, incumbent Rep. Romero S. Quimbo, the commissioner’s husband, confirmed.
THE SIGNING into law of the bill amending Batas Pambansa 68, or the Corporation Code of the Philippines, is expected by year’s end, Camiguin Rep. Xavier Jesus D. Romualdo said.
THE HOUSE Committee on Labor and Employment has approved the bill seeking to provide assistance to new graduates by waiving government fees charged from pre-employment requirements.
A BILL granting civil service eligibility to contractual government employees who have been in service for three consecutive years has been filed at the House of Representatives.
THE HOUSE WAYS and Means Committee on Wednesday approved the bill simplifying the tax regime for financial investors, which forms part of the government’s comprehensive tax reform program (CTRP).
A PLANNED general tax amnesty stepped closer to offer as the House of Representatives on Tuesday approved the measure on third and final reading a day after the Senate did the same, while a proposal to increase the tax on alcohol products bagged committee approval.
DEPUTY SPEAKER Prospero A. Pichay, Jr. of the 1st district of Surigao del Sur said the House of Representatives will extend session until Dec. 19 to work on the P3.757-trillion budget at the request of the Senate.
A RESOLUTION proposing another six-month extension of martial law in Mindanao in view of the midterm elections in May 2019 has been filed at the House of Representatives.
A BILL lowering the optional retirement age for government employees to 56 years has been approved by the House Committee on Government Enterprises and Privatization.
ILOCOS Norte-2nd district Rep. Imelda R. Marcos has cited “multiple organ infirmities” as the reason for her absence in her conviction at the Sandiganbayan for graft last Friday.
THE bill granting incentives to Filipino filmmakers granted honors in international film festivals has hurdled the House of Representatives on third and final reading.
THE HOUSE of Representatives, via voice voting, approved on second reading on Tuesday a bill proposing to establish a regulatory framework for Islamic banks.
THE HOUSE Committee on Banks and Financial Intermediaries on Tuesday approved a measure providing for the protection of financial consumers.
THE PROPOSED Revised Corporation Code of the Philippines, which extends corporate life indefinitely, was approved on third and final reading at the House of Representatives on Monday.