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HOUSE MOURNS DEATH OF CAMNORTE REP. MARISOL PANOTES

Speaker Lord Allan Velasco led the House of Representatives in mourning the death of Camarines Norte Representative Marisol Panotes. On Friday, Panotes’ daughter, Rosemarie, confirmed her passing in a Facebook post but did not indicate the cause of death of the lawmaker who represented the province’s Second District since 2016. Rosemarie will replace her mother […]

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18 BILLS GET HOUSE OK BEFORE ELECTION BREAK

With only two session days left before it adjourns for the election period, the House of Representatives wasted no time to approve on third and final reading a flurry of important bills, including the proposed Magna Carta of Barangay Health Workers and mandatory continuing benefits to all medical workers during public health emergencies.The House is […]

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HOUSE RESUMES SESSION AMID OMICRON VARIANT THREAT

The House of Representatives returns to a post-holiday break session with strict health and safety protocols in place amid the ongoing threat of the highly contagious Omicron coronavirus variant.Speaker Lord Allan Velasco said these protocols are necessary to protect House members and employees as the legislative chamber “continues to fulfill its mandate of producing laws […]

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HOUSE WILL PUSH FOR BILLS VS COVID-19 – VELASCO

Speaker Lord Allan Velasco assured the public that the House of Representatives will continue to pass vital measures that will help the country in its fight against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic. “Rest assured that we in the House of Representatives will remain steadfast and resolute in enacting vital pieces of legislation that will help […]

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P5-T 2022 NAT’L BUDGET GETS HOUSE OK – VELASCO

The House of Representatives approved on third and final reading the proposed P5.024-trillion budget for 2022. With 238 affirmative votes, 6 negative votes, and no abstention, the chamber passed House Bill 10153, or the 2022 General Appropriations Bill (GAB), which is the last full year budget to be enacted under the administration of President Rodrigo […]

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BILL EXTENDING VOTER REGISTRATION GETS HOUSE OK

The House of Representatives unanimously approved a measure seeking to extend the voter registration deadline for another 30 days. With 193 affirmative votes, the chamber approved House Bill 10261, which proposes to fix the last day of registration of voters for the 2022 polls. Currently, the Commission on Elections (Comelec) set the deadline on September […]

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HOUSE HONORS OLYMPIAN ONYOK VELASCO

The House of Representatives, led by Speaker Lord Allan Velasco, paid tribute to 1996 Atlanta Olympics boxing silver medalist Mansueto “Onyok” Velasco Jr. and his valuable contributions to the Philippine boxing community. Onyok was awarded with a Congressional Certificate of Recognition during a luncheon hosted by Speaker Velasco in honor of 2020 Tokyo Olympic medalists […]

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GERIATRIC INSTITUTE GETS HOUSE PANEL OK – VELASCO

A House of Representatives panel approved the tax provision of the measure seeking to create a National Center for Geriatric Health and Research Institute (NCGHRI). In an online hearing, the House Committee on Ways and Means approved the substitute bill that would establish dedicated medical facilities and geriatric specialty centers across all regions. “The NCGHRI […]

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PETECIO, PAALAM, MARCIAL TO GET HOUSE MEDALS

The House of Representatives will bestow the Congressional Medal of Distinction on boxers Nesthy Petecio, Carlo Paalam and Eumir Marcial for winning two silver medals and a bronze for the Philippines in the recently concluded Tokyo Summer Olympics.Speaker Lord Allan Velasco, Majority Leader Ferdinand Martin Romualdez and Minority Leader Joseph Stephen Paduano have filed House […]

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BILL BANNING SINGLE-USE PLASTIC GETS HOUSE OK

The House of Representatives approved on final reading a bill banning single-use plastic to better address the pollution linked to these disposable items. With 190 affirmative votes, zero negative votes, and one abstention, the chamber passed on third reading House Bill 9147, which seeks to regulate the production, importation, sale, distribution, provision, use, recovery, collection, […]