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House leader backs declaration of climate emergency

THE DECLARATION of a climate emergency in the Philippines would encourage swift action to combat climate change and ease its impacts, the Speaker of the House of Representatives said on Sunday.

Speaker vows funding for cancer control law

THE HOUSE of Representatives will push adequate funding for Republic Act 11215 or the National Integrated Cancer Control Act of 2019 during the bicameral conference on the proposed national budget for next year, its Speaker said on Wednesday.

House transmits P4.5-trillion 2021 budget bill to Senate

THE House of Representatives on Tuesday transmitted to the Senate its final version of the 2021 General Appropriations Bill (GAB), containing P4.5 trillion worth of spending items for next year’s budget.

House legislators file counterpart bill granting President more powers to minimize...

HOUSE LEGISLATORS have filed their bill which would grant the President authorization to reduce red tape powers during national emergencies such as the current pandemic.

House leaders agree to fast-track budget approval after row

SPEAKER Lord Allan Q. Velasco and his predecessor Alan Peter S. Cayetano have agreed to work together to fast-track the passage of next year’s P4.5-trillion national budget after fighting over the position, according to the presidential palace.

Cayetano ousted as Speaker in rogue session

ALAN PETER S. CAYETANO was ousted as Speaker on Monday after a number of congressmen declared his post vacant at a session held outside the House of Representatives.

Duterte endorses Cayetano and Velasco under term-sharing for House speakership

PRESIDENT RODRIGO R. Duterte has, after all, named a preference — two, that is — for House speaker in an attempt to end what has become a thorny fight for the post.