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THE HOUSE Banks and Financial Intermediaries Committee approved on Friday a bill seeking to expand the loan assistance program, rediscounting and other credit accommodation facilities of government financial institutions to help micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) cope with the effects of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).
THE House of Representatives’ Defeat COVID-19 Committee on Thursday approved a substitute measure to House Bill 6709 which calls for a P1.5-trillion spending program over three years to address slowing economic growth and create jobs.
SEVERAL lawmakers have agreed to extend the effectivity of a law giving President Rodrigo R. Duterte special powers to deal with the coronavirus pandemic.
THE HOUSE committee on constitutional amendments will suspend hearings on proposed changes to the 1987 Constitution pending the country’s battle against COVID-19.
THE House of Representatives will probe delays in the distribution of the government’s P200-billion cash aid to 18 million poor and near-poor households, a congressman said on Wednesday.
THE Senate and House of Representatives got “very good” net public satisfaction ratings of +62 and +51 in the past quarter, while the Supreme Court got a “good” rating of +49, according to the latest poll by the Social Weather Stations (SWS).
THE House of Representatives on Monday elected new heads for the appropriations and Electoral Tribunal committees amid a rumored coup against its Speaker.
THE House committee on constitutional amendments is considering including among its recommended changes to the charter a provision to expand internal revenue allotments (IRAs) for provinces, cities, towns, and barangays throughout the country, its chairman said.
AS THE battle for House speakership drags on with more players joining the fray, Presidential son and Davao City 1st district Rep. Paolo Z. Duterte has formed a coalition in the hope of uniting the House.
AS THE BATTLE for House speakership drags on with more players joining the fray, two lawmakers believe that what is crucial is for the new leader to have an understanding of and support the administration’s economic reform agenda.
THE HOUSE of Representatives will summon Peter Joemel Advincula, who claims to be the narrator “Bikoy” in a series of videos, for a probe that will look into possible liabilities of social media sites like Facebook and YouTube for damaging content like his “Ang Totoong Narcolist (The Real Narcolist).”
THE House of Representatives approved on final reading a bill which seeks to provide free dialysis treatment for indigent patients.
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 an amended version of the Road Board abolition bill, in time for a Bicameral Conference Committee scheduled next Monday, House Majority Leader Rolando G. Andaya, Jr. said.
THE HOUSE of Representatives on Wednesday recommitted the resolution, carrying its version of a draft Federal Constitution, to re-include the Vice-President in the presidential line of succession, a move backed by Speaker Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo.
The bicameral conference committee tasked to reconcile the two versions of the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) has agreed to retain provisions already granted to...
As populist parties in Rome mobilize for an early election, Italian assets are once again being scrutinized for stresses that undermine the euro project. The...
LONDON -- First-time buyers in the UK property market are paying a record amount to purchase a home, with Londoners shelling out almost double...