Posts Tagged House of Representatives

‘Bitter Talaga Sila’: Cayetano slammed for riding on BTS popularity for clout

Marje Pelayo   •   January 15, 2021

MANILA, Philippines — Seven lawmakers who previously held key positions in the House of Representatives (HOR) coined the slogans “Back to Service” and “Bayanihan, Tapang at Serbisyo” as their newest...

Velasco backs Duterte order to suspend PhilHealth rate hike

Robie de Guzman   •   January 5, 2021

MANILA, Philippines – House Speaker Lord Allan Velasco on Tuesday expressed support for President Rodrigo Duterte’s order to suspend the increase in the premium contributions of the Philippine Health Insurance...

Leonen ‘confident’ House solons to ‘do right thing’ on impeach bid

Robie de Guzman   •   December 7, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – Supreme Court Associate Justice Marvic Leonen on Monday expressed confidence that members of the House of Representatives will “do the right thing” on the impeachment complaint filed...

House records 98 new cases after COVID-19 mass testing

Robie de Guzman   •   December 1, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – Ninety-eight individuals in the House of Representatives tested positive for novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) following a mass testing conducted in the lower chamber. In a statement on...

Quezon City gov’t, Congress to work closely to Batasan COVID-19 cases

Robie de Guzman   •   December 1, 2020

MANILA, Philippines — The Quezon City government and the House of Representatives have agreed to work closely to control and manage the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) cases in the lower...

House names contingent to bicam panel on proposed 2021 national budget

Robie de Guzman   •   November 26, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – The House of Representatives said it has formed a 21-member contingent to the bicameral conference committee on the proposed P4.506-trillion nation budget for 2021. House Speaker Lord...

House approves bill protecting consumers from fraudulent Internet transactions

Marje Pelayo   •   November 25, 2020

MANILA, Philippines — The House of Representatives (HOR) on Monday (November 23) approved on third and final reading House Bill 7805 or the proposed ‘Internet Transactions Act’. The bill seeks...

House probe on Ulysses’ floods to focus on finding solutions – Velasco

Robie de Guzman   •   November 23, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – House Speaker Lord Allan Velasco on Monday said he wants the panel investigation on the severe flooding that submerged parts of Cagayan and Isabela areas to focus...

House eyes P5-B increase in 2021 calamity fund

Robie de Guzman   •   November 23, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – The House of Representatives is pushing to hike the calamity fund for 2021 by at least P5 billion to aid in the reconstruction of areas devastated by...

Cayetano tells Velasco: Honor word on House leadership posts

Robie de Guzman   •   October 15, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – Taguig-Pateros Representative Alan Peter Cayetano reminded Speaker Lord Allan Velasco to honor his word to retain leadership positions in the House of Representatives after the transition of...

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