Posts Tagged 17th Congress

Senators think charter change still has a long way to go in 18th Congress

Maris Federez   •   July 10, 2019

Some senators are still not sold on the idea of instilling changes in the 1987 Constitution in the 18th Congress. This, despite President Rodrigo Duterte’s manifestations of pursuing the charter...

17th Congress closing rites to be held for outgoing members

Robie de Guzman   •   May 20, 2019

More than 70 members of the House of Representatives are “graduating” on June 5 this year when the regular session of 17th Congress adjourns. These outgoing lawmakers, which make up...

Senate to prioritize Tax Reform Package, Anti-Terrorism Bill and Federalism in the reopening of session

UNTV News   •   July 24, 2017

MANILA, Philippines — Senate President Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel has laid down the Senate’s priority bills in the opening of the second regular session of the 17th Congress on Monday. “In...

House to support bigger allocation for infra projects in 2018 budget

UNTV News   •   July 17, 2017

MANILA, Philippines — Lower House lawmakers pin-point four priority legislation for the 2nd regular session of the 17th Congress. House Deputy Speaker Gwendolyn Garcia said they will initially focus on...

Committee chairmanship assigned to a number of senators

admin   •   July 26, 2016

39 permanent committees of the senate assigned to hear the processes, bills, resolutions and various national issues. The constitutional amendments and revision of codes will be chaired by Sen. Franklin...

Sen. Pres. Pimentel assures fair leadership, law enactment towards change

admin   •   July 25, 2016

QUEZON CITY — The session of the 17th Congress formally commenced this morning. In Senate, newbie senators took their oath of office first before formally voting for their new senate...

Issue on senate presidency in 17th Congress, solved – Sen. Koko Pimentel

admin   •   July 1, 2016

MANILA, Philippines — Senator Koko Pimentel do not see the senate presidency as a big issue among him and his colleagues. He said, the issue is already settled because he...

Get acquainted with the neophyte congressmen of 17th Congress

admin   •   June 29, 2016

Some are saying that the next Congress will be more exciting. Because aside from the controversial bill that President-elect Rodrigo Duterte wants enacted, different personalities will be working with each...

Neophyte congressmen undergo mock session

admin   •   June 23, 2016

Neophytes or first-time congressmen of the 17th Congress enter into a mock debate. Each is trained on the job of a congressman particularly during sessions such as debating, voting, and...

Revival of death penalty to be first bill filed in 17th Congress

admin   •   June 17, 2016

Muntinlupa representative Ruffy Biazon is certain that now is the right time to revive the death penalty. Once the 17th Congress opens, he will immediately file the bill on death...


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