Posts Tagged House of Representatives

House Speaker Velasco renews push for Bayanihan Law 3 amid COVID-19 surge

Robie de Guzman   •   March 25, 2021

MANILA, Philippines — House Speaker Lord Allan Velasco has renewed his call for the passage of Bayanihan to Arise as One Act, also known as Bayanihan 3, that will provide...

House OKs bill on housing rental subsidy for informal settlers

Robie de Guzman   •   March 25, 2021

  MANILA, Philippines – The House of Representatives on Thursday approved on third and final reading a bill seeking the creation of a housing rental subsidy program for informal settler...

Velasco places Lower House on 4-day lockdown

Marje Pelayo   •   March 18, 2021

MANILA, Philippines – House Speaker Allan Velasco has placed the entire House of Representatives on a four-day lockdown beginning Thursday (March 18) until Sunday (March 21) in response to the...

House OKs ban on billboards during typhoons

Marje Pelayo   •   March 3, 2021

MANILA, Philippines — The House of Representatives (HOR) approved on third and final reading a bill that seeks to ban the display of billboards during typhoons as a public safety...

House begins plenary debates on proposed economic charter changes

Robie de Guzman   •   February 22, 2021

MANILA, Philippines – The House of Representatives on Monday started its plenary deliberations on proposals seeking to amend the “restrictive” economic provisions of the 1987 Philippine Constitution. Ako Bicol Party-list...

House to pass bill on vaccine indemnity fund on Feb. 22 – Velasco

Robie de Guzman   •   February 19, 2021

MANILA, Philippines – The House of Representatives is set to approve on Monday, February 22, a bill seeking to establish an indemnification fund and expedite the procurement of vaccines against...

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...

House of Representatives tightens health protocols after 34 more staff test positive for COVID-19

Robie de Guzman   •   February 1, 2021

MANILA, Philippines – The House of Representatives has recorded additional novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) cases in a second mass testing it conducted on its members and employees for the month...

House committee chair assures term extension not included in Cha-Cha

Aileen Cerrudo   •   January 28, 2021

MANILA, Philippines — House Committee on Constitutional Amendments chairperson Alfredo Garbin Jr. has assured that term extension of elected government officials will not be included in the proposed constitutional amendment....

House approves ‘Bating Filipino’ bill on final reading

Aileen Cerrudo   •   January 20, 2021

MANILA, Philippines—With 212-1-1 votes, the House of Representatives approved the ‘Bating Filipino’ bill on third and final reading. House Bill 8149 aims to institutionalize a new way of greeting by laying...

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