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HOUSE RESUMES SESSION, FOCUS ON ECONOMY, SECURITY

Speaker Martin Romualdez said the House of Representatives would focus on strengthening national security and enhancing economic development in the remaining session of the 19th Congress.“As we embark on another session this April 29th, our legislative focus sharpens on the dual imperatives of national security and robust development. Recognizing that peace is the cornerstone of […]

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PH EYES FOREIGN INVESTMENTS IN REGIONAL BIZ FORUM

Speaker Martin Romualdez expressed optimism that the staging of the 6th Indo-Pacific Business Forum (IPBF) in Manila this year will draw a surge of foreign investments into the country, creating more jobs and livelihood opportunities for Filipinos.This developed after President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. extended his invitation to top US business leaders to participate in the […]

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3,000 AGUSAN DEL NORTE RESIDENTS GET HOUSE AID

Upon the directive of President Ferdinand Marcos Jr., the unprecedented Cash and Rice Distribution (CARD) Program of the House of Representatives led by Speaker Martin Romualdez granted 3,000 residents in Agusan del Norte belonging to vulnerable sectors — the poor, senior citizens, PWDs, single parents and indigenous peoples — financial and rice aid. The CARD […]

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AGUSAN DEL NORTE FARMERS, STUDENTS GET HOUSE AID

A total of 7,000 qualified residents of Agusan del Norte, consisting of farmers, students and small entrepreneurs, received cash aid and various other forms of assistance recently from programs conceived, formulated and supported by Speaker Martin Romualdez and the House of Representatives upon instruction of President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. to help struggling sectors cope with […]

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ROMUALDEZ VOWS SUPPORT FOR PALAWAN DEVELOPMENT

Speaker Martin Romualdez assured officials of Puerto Princesa City and the municipality of Aborlan in Palawan of his full support for the continued development not only for the third congressional district but for the entire province of Palawan.The House of Representatives designated the Speaker as caretaker of the third district in November last year following […]

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ESCUDERO: ROMUALDEZ IS BEHIND PEOPLE’S INITIATIVE

Senator Chiz Escudero said that House Speaker Martin Romualdez cannot feign ignorance about the Lower Chamber-led signature drive to amend the Constitution as he offered a video of the House leader in which the latter announced plans that they will pursue the people’s initiative (PI) to change the Charter. In that video, taken on December […]

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ICONIC PINOY JEEPNEY IMAGE TO STAY, SAYS ROMUALDEZ

Speaker Martin Romualdez vowed to help preserve the iconic image of traditional jeepneys even as he demonstrated that the House of Representatives is always open to Filipinos from all walks of life. “Basta ‘yong jeepney talaga ang, ‘yan talaga ang simbolo ng ating Pilipinas kaya dapat hindi ‘yan mawala, at suportado ko kayo dito. At […]

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HOUSE, PTV LAUNCH INTERACTIVE CONGRESSTV

Speaker Martin Romualdez launched the House of Representatives’ historic and pioneering CongressTV, where Filipinos will not be limited to merely monitoring legislative deliberations to push the pro-poor agenda of President Ferdinand Marcos, Jr., but also join, through an interactive platform, in the formulation of laws.  “CongressTV is our commitment to ensuring that no Filipino is left in the […]

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STARBUCKS TO LIFT ITS LIMIT ON SENIORS’ DISCOUNT

A House inquiry ordered by Speaker Martin Romualdez has prompted popular coffee chain Starbucks to lift the cap it has imposed on the 20-percent discount senior citizens and persons with disability (PWDs) are legally entitled to. Angela Cole, who identified herself as operations director of Starbucks Coffee, told the House committee on ways and means […]

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ROMUALDEZ WANTS JEEPNEY MODERNIZATION PLAN PROBED

Speaker Martin Romualdez directed the House Committee on Transportation to immediately look “into reports received by my office that corrupt practices may have tainted the conceptualization and planned implementation” of the government’s public utility vehicle (PUV) or jeepney modernization program.“The reports allege that existing transport officials are in cahoots with previous officials in negotiating for […]