Posts Tagged Congress

De Lima appeals to Congress not to repeal GCTA law

Robie de Guzman   •   September 4, 2019

MANILA, Philippines – Detained Senator Leila de Lima on Wednesday appealed to her colleagues in Congress not to repeal the Republic Act 10592 or the good conduct time allowance (GCTA)...

House OKs tax hike on alcohol, vape products on third reading

Aileen Cerrudo   •   August 21, 2019

The House of Representatives has approved on third and final reading the bill which seeks to increase taxes on alcohol and vape products. Based on House Bill No. 1026 “distilled...

DBM submits P4.1 trillion proposed 2020 national budget to Congress

Aileen Cerrudo   •   August 20, 2019

The Department of Budget and Management (DBM) has submitted the proposed 2020 national budget to the House of Representatives on Tuesday (Aug 20). Majority of the proposed budget will go to...

House Bill seeks higher salary, benefits for media workers

Aileen Cerrudo   •   August 2, 2019

House Bill 2476 has been filed in Congress seeking higher salary and additional benefits for media workers in the country. Based on the security of tenure for media workers, authored...

Congress pushes for Department of disaster preparedness and resilience

Aileen Cerrudo   •   July 30, 2019

Congress is pushing for the creation of the Department of Disaster Resiliency and Alertness Management (DReAM) for all disaster-resilience related matters. House Bill No. 2001 or the proposed “Disaster Resiliency...

IN PHOTOS: Lawmakers go local with dresses for Duterte’s SONA

Aileen Cerrudo   •   July 23, 2019

Lawmakers wore simple and locally designed dresses during President Rodrigo Duterte’s State of the Nation Address (SONA) on Monday (July 22). Senator Grace Poe wore a simple white terno. Poe...

Palace: the Filipino suicide bomber a cause for concern

Aileen Cerrudo   •   July 11, 2019

One of the two suicide bombers who was confirmed to be Filipino is a cause for concern according to Malacañang. The attacker was identified as Norman Lasuca, 23 years old....

DOH lauds tobacco tax bill passage in Congress

Aileen Cerrudo   •   June 6, 2019

The Department of Health (DOH) lauded Congress for approving the bill that seeks to increase taxes in tobacco and alcohol. The Senate has approved the said bill, 21-0 during the...

Palace on Congress’ failure to pass ROTC bill: ‘Not a problem’

Robie de Guzman   •   June 5, 2019

MANILA, Philippines – Malaca؜ñang on Tuesday said it would not mind if the proposal seeking to implement a mandatory Reserved Officers Training Corps (ROTC) program in the public and private...

How the ‘Super Majority’ can affect passage of proposed bills

Maris Federez   •   May 22, 2019

Having proposed bills approved in Congress is and has always been a numbers game. Majority votes by members of the Senate and the House of Representatives are always needed for...


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