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CA TO TACKLE RECTO’S CONFIRMATION ON MARCH 13

The bicameral Commission on Appointments (CA) will deliberate on Ralph Recto’s designation as Secretary of the Department of Finance (DOF) on March 13. “The CA’s committee on finance chaired by Sen. Ramon Revilla Jr. will hold its confirmation hearing on Secretary Recto’s ad-interim appointment on Wednesday,” CA Assistant Minority Leader and Surigao del Sur Rep. Johnny […]

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LEE CLOSES 2023 WITH 7 BILLS THAT BECAME LAWS

AGRI Party-list Rep. Wilbert T. Lee on the last day of the year expressed gratitude to his colleagues in the House and the members of his legislative staff after a productive first full year in the House of Representatives that resulted in seven authored bills being signed into law and 93 bills approved by the […]

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CONGRESS SETS ADDITIONAL P40B FOR IRRIGATION

House Human Rights Committee Chairperson Benny Abante Jr. on World Food Day said that the additional P40 billion Congress has allocated to improve irrigation in the country will help boost the productivity of the agricultural sector and rein in rising food prices that make it more difficult for millions of Filipino families to eat three […]

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VILLAFUERTE TO CONGRESS: OK 2 PRO-TEACHER BILLS

A week into this year’s celebration of National Teachers’ Month, CamSur Rep. LRay Villafuerte is asking  the Congress to put on the front burner twin measures bumping up the  pay and making permanent the teaching supplies’ allowance of some 800,000 public school teachers. Villafuerte made this appeal in support of President Marcos’ renewed commitment to deliver on his 2023 […]

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CONGRESSIONAL EDCOM TACKLES ECCD RESTRUCTURE

The Second Congressional Commission on Education explored the possibility of restructuring the Early Childhood Care and Development Council (ECCD Council) in a recent meeting between the two organizations. The meeting was attended by EDCOM 2 Co-Chairpersons Senator Win Gatchalian and Pasig City Representative Roman Romulo and Commissioner-Senator Pia Cayetano, as well as Executive Director Teresita […]

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CONGRESS COMMITS TO HELP PINOY SEAFARERS

Speaker Martin Romualdez said Filipino seafarers can depend on the full support of Congress to the initiative of President Ferdinand Marcos, Jr. meant to safeguard their rights, welfare, and well-being and promote as well the country’s entire maritime sector. “Under President Marcos’ leadership, we are committed to fostering an enabling environment that promotes the welfare […]

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CONGRESS OK ON BILL VS ‘NO PERMIT, NO EXAM’ SEEN

Quezon City Rep. Marvin Rillo has high hopes that Congress will soon enact the bill seeking to prohibit the oppressive “no permit, no exam” rule in all private and public educational institutions across all school levels. “Before Congress adjourned on June 3, the Senate agreed on May 31 to the request made by the House on […]

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JAIL TERM FOR PERJURING COPS, SOLDIERS PUSHED

Citing the need to uphold public trust for government employees – especially the police, military and other uniformed services – Senator Robin Padilla has filed a bill seeking up to 20 years in jail for military and uniformed personnel (MUPs) who give false testimony in congressional inquiries. Padilla filed Senate Bill 2265 in the wake […]

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DPWH UPDATES CONGRESS ON LAGUNA LAKESHORE PROJECT

A focus group meeting of the technical working group of the House Committee on Ecology was organized in connection with a proposed project within the Laguna Lake area. Representing Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Secretary Manuel Bonoan, Undersecretary Emil Sadain expressed strong support to the proposal of Congress to push the Laguna Lake […]

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SOLON URGES: PASS WORKERS’ FINANCIAL LITERACY BILL

The chair of the House of Representatives Committee on Labor and Employment expressed hope that a bill that would require employers to provide financial literacy and entrepreneurship programs to their employees would get the nod of Congress. “As we try to cope with rising prices of goods, the prevalence of financial scams and predatory loaning, […]