Posts Tagged Lower House

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...

PDP-Laban to announce next House speakership bet this week

Maris Federez   •   June 13, 2019

The members of the Partido Demokratiko Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan (PDP-Laban) are leaving it to President Rodrigo Duterte as to who he will pick as the party’s bet for the Lower...

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...

Lower House reminds ex-solons to surrender protocol license plates

admin   •   November 15, 2018

MANILA, Philippines — House Majority Leader Rolando Andaya reminds all former members of the House of Representatives to surrender their protocol license plates. Andaya said the order is due to reports...

Lawmakers oppose DBM’s 2019 cash-based budget system

admin   •   August 9, 2018

    The House of Representatives is preparing to pass a resolution to withdraw their earlier support for the Budget Reform Bill and the implementation of the cash-based budgeting system...

Pre-SONA tension confuses public on House Speakership

Marje Pelayo   •   July 23, 2018

    QUEZON CITY, Philippines – It was an intense day for members of the Lower House, hours before the State of the Nation Address (SONA) of President Rodrigo Duterte....

House committee orders BIR to check on CJ Sereno’s income tax return

UNTV News   •   February 8, 2018

MANILA, Philippines – The Lower House wants to check if Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno has hidden wealth which can be a ground for impeachment. The House Committee on Justice...

Criticisms on Senate’s slow passage of bills, not an issue – SP Pimentel

UNTV News   •   January 9, 2018

MANILA, Philippines – Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon has expressed concern over the negative remarks of the leadership of the Lower House against the Senate. Drilon said the Lower House...

Lower House restores CHR’s budget with a condition

admin   •   September 21, 2017

MANILA, Philippines —The Commission on Human Rights (CHR) should also investigate the crimes committed by drug addicts, such as rape, murder, and other heinous crimes. This was the condition the...

House restores budget for CHR, ERC and NCIP

UNTV News   •   September 20, 2017

MANILA, Philippines — The Lower House has restored the budget of the Commission on Human Rights (CHR), the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) and the National Commission on Indigenous People (NCIP)...


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