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House may consider Duterte call to revive capital punishment

THE House of Representatives on Tuesday said it would consider President Rodrigo R. Duterte’s renewed call to revive the death penalty for heinous crimes, including drug trafficking.

House bloc seeks probe of electricity bills

A RESOLUTION calling for an investigation on the sudden spike in Manila Electric Co. (Meralco) electricity charges has been filed in the House of Representatives.

2021 budget to tackle virus impact

THE House of Representatives will work with the Executive branch in planning next year’s national budget, which will take into account the government’s post-coronavirus response.

House may hold virtual sessions when it resumes

THE House of Representatives may hold virtual sessions once Congress resumes on May 4 if the risk of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) still persists, House Speaker Alan Peter S. Cayetano said.

House bloc seeks end to ‘onerous’ military deals

A COALITION of 12 party lists at the House of Representatives filed a resolution on Friday calling for an end to several “onerous” military agreements between the Philippines and US.

House body approves bill on cooperatives

A HOUSE committee yesterday approved a consolidated bill that seeks to make the position of a cooperative officer mandatory in municipal, city and provincial levels.

House approves bill deferring village polls

THE House of Representatives yesterday approved on third and final reading a proposal to defer village and youth elections from May 2020 to Dec. 2022.

House approves CITIRA on final reading

THE HOUSE of Representatives on Friday approved on third and final reading the second package of the government’s tax reform program, fast-tracking the administration’s plans to lower income taxes and slash the incentives of businesses.

Three economic reforms bag House approval

THREE ECONOMIC REFORMS gained ground in the House of Representatives on Monday evening, with the measure removing restrictions on foreigners from practicing their professions in the Philippines and another simplifying taxes on financial instruments both bagging final approval.

House committee endorses P4.1-trillion budget

THE House of Representatives appropriations committee yesterday endorsed the P4.1 trillion national budget for next year, without changes, according to its chairman.

House chooses committee chairmen

THE House of Representatives on Wednesday elected the heads of some of its committees.

House bill tweaks capital punishment provision in Dangerous Drugs Act

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.

House OK’s bill penalizing owners of properties used in drug trade

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.

House approves bill waiving gov’t fees for fresh graduates

THE House of Representatives on Monday approved the bill exempting fresh graduates from government fees on pre-employment requirements.

House OK’s bill on incentives for acclaimed filmmakers

THE bill granting incentives to Filipino filmmakers granted honors in international film festivals has hurdled the House of Representatives on third and final reading.

New House bill on bereavement leave filed

A BILL GRANTING employees a bereavement leave of 12 days with full pay has been filed at the House of Representatives.

House approves bill on technical-vocational education and training

THE House of Representatives on Monday approved on third and final reading the “Tulong-Trabaho” bill that will provide free technical-vocational education and training (TVET).

House bill filed on stiffer penalties against flying voters

A BILL imposing stiffer penalties on “flying voters” has been filed at the House of Representatives ahead of the midterm elections in 2019.

Ex-BoC officer Guban detained for contempt

A JOINT panel in the House of Representatives on Thursday cited for contempt former customs intelligence officer Jimmy S. Guban over conflicting statements during...

House tackles budget as whole committee

THE HOUSE of Representatives on Tuesday constituted itself as the Committee of the Whole House to push through with the stalled budget deliberation beginning with fund realignments.

Budget debates stalled amid friction in House

PLENARY DEBATES on the proposed 2019 budget were stalled at the House of Representatives on Monday amid a brewing conflict among the House leaders.

House OK’s second tax reform

WITH 187-14-3 votes, the House of Representatives on Monday approved on third and final reading the second of up to five planned tax reform tranches that cuts the corporate income tax (CIT) rate and removes fiscal incentives deemed redundant.

House committee approves substitute bill on tax amnesty

THE HOUSE ways and means committee on Tuesday, Sept. 4, approved the substitute bill granting an amnesty on estate taxes, general unpaid taxes, and...

House extends validity of reparation funds for Martial law victims

The House of Representatives has approved on third and final reading the joint resolution, extending the validity of reparation funds for martial law victims...

House to resume budget work

THE HOUSE of Representatives is scheduled to proceed with hearings on the Executive’s proposed 2019 national budget when it reconvenes on Aug. 28, despite confusion on a compromise with economic managers.

House bill on service incentive leaves OK’d on second reading

A BILL that aims to increase the service incentive leave for employees to 10 days from five days hurdled second reading at the House of Representatives (HoR) last Wednesday, Aug. 15.

Budget spat puts in doubt Palace clout in House

OPPOSITION of the House of Representatives majority bloc to the P3.757-trillion proposed 2019 national budget caught Malacañang by surprise, at a time a newly installed leadership has just settled down in the chamber and with preparations for the May mid-term elections next year soon under way.

House ends minority leadership row, retains Suarez

By Charmaine A. Tadalan The House of Representatives on Tuesday, Aug. 7, ended weeks-long conflict among factions seeking to be officially recognized as the minority...

House passes on 3rd reading bill raising BSP capitalization

THE House of Representatives, voting 219-0, on Tuesday approved on third and final reading the bill strengthening the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP).

House shelves bill on recoverable system loss

Lawmakers on Tuesday, May 22, shelved the draft bill on recoverable system loss for further review after noting its provisions are similar to a...

House joint committees adopt BBL

By Charmaine A. Tadalan THE House of Representatives has adopted at a joint-committee level House Bill (HB) 6475, principally filed by Speaker Pantaleon D. Alvarez,...

Bill recognizing divorce obtained abroad hurdles House on third reading

The bill recognizing foreign decree of termination of marriage hurdled third reading at the House of Representatives on the last day of session before...

House committee eyes bigger budget share for Mindanao over next four...

The chair of the House committee on Mindanao Affairs bared plans to ask for higher budget for Mindanao in the next four years. Cagayan De...

House starts plenary debates on divorce bill

The House of Representatives on Monday, March 12, began the plenary debates on House Bill (HB) 7303 which seeks to institute absolute divorce in...

Tax reform, free tuition, among the more than 2,000 measures House...

THE House of Representatives reported a total of 2,100 measures processed — including a proposed tax reform package — during its first and second...

Congress ratifies tax reform bill

The Senate and the House of Representatives ratified the final version of the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) bill on Wednesday, Dec.13,...

House passes on final reading proposed base pay for military, uniformed...

THE House of Representatives has passed on third and final reading a measure to increase the base pay of military and uniformed personnel (MUP). Garnering...

Malacañang optimistic House, Senate will find budget middle ground

THE ADMINISTRATION is optimistic that the House of Representatives and the Senate will find a middle ground on the 2018 proposed P3.7-trillion budget and...

House to give in to Senate’s version of the 2018 national...

IT WILL only be a matter of time before the House of Representatives comes around to approving the adjustments made by the Senate in...

Speaker calls on Chief Justice to attend House impeachment hearing

SPEAKER Pantaleon D. Alvarez called on Chief Justice (CJ) Maria Lourdes P. A Sereno before the House justice committee investigation on her impeachment, instead...

Chief Justice still studying whether or not she will attend impeachment...

CHIEF Justice Maria Lourdes P.A. Sereno’s camp is now studying whether she will appear before her impeachment hearing on Wednesday, Nov. 22, before the...

Sereno urges public vigilance on impeachment proceedings

THE CAMP of Chief Justice Maria Lourdes P.A. Sereno in a statement on Monday, Oct. 30, called on public vigilance on the developing impeachment...

Lawyer groups flag House of Representatives’ use of ‘terrible powers’

TWO LAWYER GROUPS -- the Philippine Bar Association, Inc. (PBA) and the Integrated Bar of the Philippines (IBP) -- yesterday raised concern on the...