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THE GOVERNMENT’s flagship “Build Build Build” infrastructure development program — meant to spur overall economic growth to a sustained faster pace — has suffered delays due to a lack of workers, President Rodrigo R. Duterte himself admitted on Thursday night.
A MOTION for reconsideration has been filed before the Supreme Court (SC) over its decision denying Palawan its 40% share in the Malampaya gas project.
A BILL requiring the protection and sustainable management of forests has been approved by the House of Representatives on second reading.
THE House Committee on Transportation is hearing arguments from technical experts in preparation for the possible regulation of sea cargo fees amid opposition from the shipping industry.
SENATORIAL candidates under Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio’s Hugpong ng Pagbabago (HNP) kicked off their election campaign in Pampanga on Tuesday, while the opposition Liberal Party’s eight candidates under the Otso Diretso banner began their stumping in Caloocan City, a hotspot in President Rodrigo R. Duterte’s drug war.
THE HOUSE committee on Metro Manila Development on Monday raised concerns about the Manila Bay cleanup, questioning plans for further reclamation.
SPEAKER Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo is set to convene the Oversight Committee on Disaster Management over the Congress break to look into the implementation of the flood control projects in Iloilo City.
A BILL protecting the rights of agrarian reform beneficiaries (ARBs) entering into Agribusiness Venture Arrangements (AVA) has hurdled the House Committee on Agrarian Reform.
A MEASURE granting migrant workers discounts on remittance fees has been approved on second reading at the House of Representatives.
THE HOUSE of Representatives on Thursday approved a second time the bill amending Republic Act No. 9165, or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act, to remove on second reading provisions imposing capital punishment on certain drug offenses.
THE House contingent to the Bicameral Conference Committee is ready to sign the committee report for the P3.757-trillion 2019 national budget, Rep. Rolando G. Andaya, Jr. of the 1st district of Camarines Sur, who chairs the chamber’s Appropriations Committee, said on Wednesday.
A BILL imposing penalties on negligent owners or lessors of properties used in the illegal drug trade hurdled the House of Representatives on third and final reading.
THE House Ways and Means Committee on Monday approved the measure granting additional privileges to persons with disability by increasing incentives to their employers.
THE HOUSE of Representatives has approved on third and final reading the bill allowing and regulating the use of motorcycles as public utility vehicles.
CONFIDENT THAT the bicameral conference committee will meet its Feb. 6 deadline on the budget bill ratification, Deputy Speaker Prospero A. Pichay, Jr. said on Monday that the “no-el” (no election) scenario in May is unlikely.
THE Bicameral Conference Committee tasked to reconcile the disagreeing provisions of the proposed Innovative Startup bill targets ratification by Wednesday, Feb. 6.
THE House panel in the bicameral conference committee on the national budget has “demand(ed)” that the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) submit a report on the remaining balance of the 2018 national budget.
A BILL establishing a pension and social security benefit scheme for agricultural workers has been filed at the House of Representatives.
HOUSE Appropriations Committee chair Rolando G. Andaya, Jr. flagged an estimated P50 billion in public funds “lying idle” in offices under the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) and Department of Trade and Industry (DTI).
LAWMAKERS making up the bicameral conference committee now hammering out the final version of the proposed P3.757-trillion national budget for 2019 have committed to ensuring ratification next week, with the measure containing a provision that would spare new infrastructure projects from the 45-day public works ban ahead of the May 13 mid-term elections.
By Charmaine A. Tadalan, Reporter THE SANDIGANBAYAN first division on Thursday granted the camp of former senator Ramon B. Revilla, Jr. 20 days to comment...
WEDNESDAY validated expectations of “bloody” bicameral conference committee talks on the proposed P3.757-trillion national budget for this year, with no less than the Senate president threatening to withdraw the version of his chamber from the table before lawmakers concerned met again on the spending plan that day.
PROSECUTORS of the Office of the Ombudsman have filed a motion asking the Sandiganbayan to execute its decision that former senator Ramon B. Revilla, Jr. should “jointly” pay P124.5 million with co-accused Richard A. Cambe and Janet Lim-Napoles, in connection with their plunder case.
THE BUREAU of Internal Revenue (BIR) -- which contributes about three-fourths of total government tax revenues -- grew collections by a tenth last year from 2017, although it fell short of its target by four percent, according to data released at a hearing on Tuesday of the House of Representatives Ways and Means committee.
THE House committee on appropriations on Tuesday agreed to the motion of Leyte 3rd district Rep. Vicente S.E. Veloso to issue a show-cause order to Secretary Benjamin E. Diokno of the Department of Budget and Management (DBM), allowing him to explain why he should not be cited in contempt for failing to appear in the hearings on alleged anomalies in the proposed 2019 budget.
THE House Ways and Means Committee on Monday approved a measure extending the travel tax exemption to dependents of overseas Filipino Workers (OFW) and establishing an OFW Sovereign Fund to encourage investment.
SPEAKER Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo proposed an additional P10 billion in funding for the Department of Health (DoH) to the House contingent of the bicameral conference committee tasked to harmonize the 2019 budget bills.
THE House of Representatives approved on second reading a bill extending the effectivity of incentives granted to tourism enterprise zones (TEZ) for another seven years.
THE coup at the House of Representatives that catapulted Pampanga (2nd District) Rep. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo to the speakership, on that very day of July 23 last year, when President Rodrigo R. Duterte was scheduled to deliver his State of the Nation Address, was a signal even to the surprised reporters covering the House that Mr. Duterte did not have a sure grip on his allies.
AMID the backlash to its bill on criminal liability, the House of Representatives on Wednesday approved on second reading an amended version of that bill lowering the age of “social” responsibility to 12 years old, from the originally proposed age of nine years old the chamber had earlier passed.
THE House of Representatives on Wednesday approved on second reading the bill legalizing and regulating the use of medical marijuana, a measure supported by Speaker Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo.
THE House Committee on Energy on Tuesday approved a measure proposing to tap P123 billion from the Malampaya fund as a subsidy to help settle obligations of the National Power Corp. (NPC).
THE SENATE on Monday approved its version of the P3.757-trillion proposed national budget for 2019 on second and third reading in quick session and moved to form a bicameral conference panel.