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Duterte can fire Sereno? Up to Congress, says Palace
by Jess Diaz - February 17, 2018 - 12:01am
President Duterte can remove Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno by recalling the appointment issued to her by his predecessor, the vice chairman of the House committee on justice said yesterday.
Alvarez: Bong Go should run for senator
by Jess Diaz - February 17, 2018 - 12:00am
Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez wants presidential aide Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go to run for senator under the administration PDP-Laban ticket.
Transgender lawmaker joins military
by Jess Diaz - February 16, 2018 - 12:00am
The first transgender member of Congress, Rep. Geraldine Roman of Bataan, has joined the military.
Speaker Alvarez: Duterte will lead transition to federalism
by Jess Diaz - February 15, 2018 - 12:00am
President Duterte will remain the country’s chief executive in the transition to a federal system of government, Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez said yesterday.
Feuding PCSO execs urged: Bury the hatchet
by Jess Diaz - February 14, 2018 - 12:00am
Feuding officials of the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office were urged yesterday to bury the hatchet and start working together for the sake of people who seek the agency’s help.
Duterte now in the league of Gaddafi — Lagman
by Jess Diaz - February 11, 2018 - 12:00am
President Duterte is now in the league of leaders worldwide investigated by the International Criminal Court (ICC), opposition Rep. Edcel Lagman of Albay said yesterday.
House tackles ‘generic medicines only’ bill
by Jess Diaz - February 11, 2018 - 12:00am
The House of Representatives has opened floor deliberations on a bill that would require health professionals to prescribe only generic medicines since these are more affordable than branded drugs.
House orders survey of Tadeco land
by Jess Diaz - February 10, 2018 - 12:00am
The House committee on good government and public accountability has ordered a survey of the land leased by the Bureau of Corrections (BuCor) to the Tagum Agricultural Development Corp. (Tadeco).
Federalism will ease MM traffic – lawmaker
by Jess Diaz - February 10, 2018 - 12:00am
The proposed shift to a federal system of government, which is being pushed by President Duterte, will ease congestion and resolve the traffic problem in Metro Manila by spreading economic development and creating...
Leftist lawmakers seek probe on rice supply
by Jess Diaz - February 10, 2018 - 12:00am
The Makabayan bloc of leftist lawmakers yesterday joined the growing clamor for the House of Representatives to inquire into the country’s rice supply to determine whether there is really a shortage or su...
Justice will catch up with Duterte — lawmaker
by Jess Diaz - February 10, 2018 - 12:00am
President Duterte will eventually have to answer for the thousands of killings related to his anti-drug war and during his stint as mayor of Davao City, opposition Rep. Edcel Lagman said yesterday.
Duterte signs free irrigation law
by Jess Diaz - February 9, 2018 - 12:01am
President Duterte has signed a Congress-approved bill providing farmers free irrigation.
Lawmaker renews call for ban on ‘8’ plates
by Jess Diaz - February 9, 2018 - 12:00am
Navotas Rep. Tobias Tiangco yesterday reiterated his call for Congress or the House of Representatives leadership to prohibit the use of the special license plate number 8 among its members.
Opposition to appeal SC ruling on martial law
by Jess Diaz - February 8, 2018 - 12:00am
After calling the Supreme Court a “court of no resort” for upholding the legality of martial law extension in Mindanao, Rep. Edcel Lagman of Albay said yesterday he and his opposition colleagues would...
House invites Aquino to next Dengvaxia hearing
by Jess Diaz - February 8, 2018 - 12:00am
The House of Representatives’ committee on good government and public accountability yesterday invited former president Benigno Aquino III to its next hearing on the Dengvaxia immunization controversy.
House bill makes ATM hacking an economic sabotage
by Jess Diaz - February 7, 2018 - 12:00am
The House of Representatives approved on third and final reading on Monday night a bill classifying the hacking of a bank’s computer system and of automated teller machine (ATM) cards as economic sabotage punishable...
House OKs creation of housing department
by Jess Diaz - February 4, 2018 - 12:00am
The House of Representatives has approved on second reading a bill seeking to create a Department of Human Settlements and Urban Development that would address the housing needs of Filipino families.
Disaster funds dispersed under federalism – Andaya
by Jess Diaz - February 3, 2018 - 12:00am
Disaster or calamity funds will be dispersed to the regions or states under the envisioned federal system, a former budget secretary and now Bicol congressman said yesterday.
DFA urged to hire another passport printer
by Jess Diaz - February 2, 2018 - 4:24pm
The Department of Foreign Affairs should hire another passport printer so it could gradually erase its huge backlog in the issuance and renewal of passports, a lawmaker said Friday.
House OKs life imprisonment for ATM hackers
by Jess Diaz - February 2, 2018 - 12:00am
The House of Representatives has approved on second reading a bill declaring the hacking of automated teller machines (ATMs) or the computer system of a bank as economic sabotage punishable by life imprisonment and...
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