Posts Tagged Congress

Duterte thanks Congress for pushing Bayanihan 3 law

Robie de Guzman   •   February 9, 2021

MANILA, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte has expressed his gratitude to the members of Congress for filing a bill seeking for the third installment of Bayanihan Law to help the...

Speaker Velasco files P420-B Bayanihan 3 bill

Freema Gloria   •   February 8, 2021

MANILA, Philippines — House Speaker Allan Velasco has filed a bill proposing a P420-billion fund to further help stimulate the country’s economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. In a press...

Sotto says Cayetano apologized, vowed to submit budget bill on Nov. 5

Marje Pelayo   •   October 8, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – Senator Vicente Sotto III confirmed on Thursday (October 8) that House Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano has called to apologize for his remarks that implied the Senate is...

House passes Bayanihan 2 on 3rd and final reading

Marje Pelayo   •   August 11, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – The country’s lawmakers in the present Congress will soon convene to harmonize their versions of the Bayanihan 2 Law. This, after the House of Representatives, on Monday...

CIBAC solons seek swift passage of 4-day work week proposal

Aileen Cerrudo   •   November 19, 2019

CIBAC Party-list Representatives have urged Congress to swiftly pass the Alternative Work Arrangement Bill for the sake of the Filipino workforce. CIBAC Party-list Representative Bro. Eddie Villanueva said the passage...

Congress on one-month break but Senate budget hearings, inquiry to continue

Robie de Guzman   •   October 2, 2019

MANILA, Philippines – Congress has adjourned its session for a month-long break but Senate said it is still business as usual in the upper chamber. Prior to its session adjournment...

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...

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