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CUA: LET LGU EXECS JOIN LEGISLATIVE FLOOD PROBE

Local government unit (LGU) executives would welcome and participate in legislative inquiries into the flooding in the Cagayan region and other regions during the height of Typhoon Ulysses, as these could lead to improved systems that could prevent similar episodes in the future. This was stressed on Wednesday by Union of Local Authorities of the […]

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HOUSE HONORS DECEASED LAWMAKERS, STAFFERS

The House of Representatives recently honored its incumbent and former members and staffers who passed away in the midst of the coronavirus disease-19 (COVID-19) pandemic this year. The memorial service, led by Speaker Lord Allan Velasco, was held for Benguet Rep. Nestor Fongwan, Camarines Sur Rep. Marissa Andaya, Senior Citizens party-list Rep. Francisco Datol Jr., […]

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SOLONS WANT MORE FUNDING FOR DAR ‘MEGA FARMS’

Members of the House committee on appropriations are pushing for a P5 billion additional budget in the Department of Agrarian Reform’s (DAR) proposed P8.8-billion 2021 budget to support the agency’s ‘mega farms’ project. The House committee found the allocation for the DAR’s budget too small for the agency to fully implement land distribution and acquisition […]

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WHAT WERE THE 35 MOST DIFFICULT PROVINCES TO PENETRATE FOR PARTY-LIST GROUPS IN 2019?

In an election where 40% of incumbent party-list groups lost in their reelection bid, anybody and everybody would wonder why, and how.This article will not attempt to answer why 17 out of the 46 incumbent party-list groups lost in their reelection bid in the 2019 midterm elections. It will, however, emphasize how difficult it was, […]

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HOW DID 75% OF PARTY-LIST GROUPS WIN IN 2019?

In an election where 40% of incumbent party-list groups lost in their reelection bid, anybody and everybody would wonder why, and how. This article will not attempt to answer why 17 out of the 46 incumbent party-list groups lost in their reelection bid in the 2019 midterm elections. It will, however, make a pitch on […]

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HOUSE OKS BAYANIHAN 2 BILL ON FINAL READING

The House of Representatives recently approved on third and final reading a measure that would provide for the country’s response and recovery interventions for the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. With 242 affirmative votes, six negative votes, and no abstention, the chamber approved House Bill 6953 or the proposed Bayanihan to Recover as One Act […]

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HOUSE APPROVES E-GOV’T BILL ON FINAL READING

The House of Representatives approved unanimously on third and final reading the electronic government (e-government) bill which aims to enhance access to and delivery of public services. A total of 229 lawmakers voted in favor of House Bill 6927 or the proposed E-Government Act. The master plan should include a Philippine Government Interoperability Framework. Under […]

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HOUSE APPROVES ‘BETTER NORMAL’ BILL

A measure establishing public health and safety standards to stem the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) got a unanimous vote during its third and final reading at the House of Representatives. The chamber passed House Bill 6864, otherwise known as the proposed “Better normal for the Workplace, Communities and Public Places Act”, with 242 […]

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HOUSE LAUNCHES ‘IT’S A MASK!’ CAMPAIGN TO PROMOTE PROPER HEALTH AND SAFETY PROTOCOLS AMID COVID-19

The House of Representatives through the Committee on Tourism has launched an online campaign entitled “IT’S A MASK!” to showcase unity and “bayanihan” against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19). “IT’S A MASK!” Campaign is a collective effort of the legislators under the leadership of Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano where the House Members will lead the digital […]

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ABANTE: ABS-CBN WAS SOURCE OF ENTERTAINMENT AND INFORMATION FOR MILLIONS OF FILIPINOS

With different government agencies and regulatory bodies having testified that broadcast giant ABS-CBN had complied with the country’s laws and regulations governing it, House Minority Leader Benny Abante Jr. voted to grant ABS-CBN a fresh 25-year franchise, stressing in his vote the importance of elevating the decision to grant the network a new franchise to […]