Lacson urges Duterte: Veto ‘pork insertions’ in 2019 budget

“Lawmakers are incorrigibly insatiable and beyond redemption” Senator Panfilo Lacson on Tuesday called on President Rodrigo Duterte to use his line-item veto power to remove the alleged “pork” insertions of lawmakers in the proposed 2019 national budget. “Mr. President, you … Continue reading Lacson urges Duterte: Veto ‘pork insertions’ in 2019 budget

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House panel OKs bill lowering age of criminal liability

FROM 15 TO 9 The House Committee on Justice approved on Monday a bill lowering the age of criminal liability from 15 to nine years old, which amends Republic Act 9344 or the Juvenile Justice and Welfare Act of 2006. … Continue reading House panel OKs bill lowering age of criminal liability

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PANELO: Trillanes’ threat claims ‘mere imagination’

Malacañang on Thursday said it is only Senator Antonio Trillanes IV’s mere imagination that makes him think of threats allegedly coming from President Rodrigo R. Duterte’s camp. In a Palace press briefing, Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo said he is no … Continue reading PANELO: Trillanes’ threat claims ‘mere imagination’

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ANDAYA: ALVAREZ ALSO GOT BIGGEST PIE IN 2017, 2018 ANNUAL BUDGETS

House to continue probe on budget ‘irregularities’ As the sitting Speaker of the House of Representatives, Davao del Norte First District Rep. Pantaleon Alvarez also got the biggest pie among congressmen of funds for government projects under the annual budgets … Continue reading ANDAYA: ALVAREZ ALSO GOT BIGGEST PIE IN 2017, 2018 ANNUAL BUDGETS

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House OKs draft federal charter on final reading

The House of Representatives on Tuesday approved on third and final reading its proposed federal charter. With 224 affirmative votes, 22 negative votes and three abstentions, the Lower Chamber approved Resolution of Both Houses 15, which seeks to propose revisions … Continue reading House OKs draft federal charter on final reading

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HOUSE, SENATE JOINTLY TACKLES MARTIAL LAW EXTENSION

The House of Representatives and the Senate on Wednesday convened in a joint session to tackle President Rodrigo Duterte’s request for a one-year extension of martial law in Mindanao. Duterte asks Congress to extend martial law in Mindanao The joint … Continue reading HOUSE, SENATE JOINTLY TACKLES MARTIAL LAW EXTENSION

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ALVAREZ GOT P5 BILLION IN 2019 NATIONAL BUDGET

Former Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez allocated himself with PHP5 billion in government projects in the PHP3.757-trillion proposed national budget for 2019. Alvarez’s closest allies, former Majority Leader Rodolfo Farinas was allocated PHP3.5 billion, while former Chairman of the House Committee on … Continue reading ALVAREZ GOT P5 BILLION IN 2019 NATIONAL BUDGET

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Floirendo heads delegates to APA Meeting in Turkey

Davao del Norte 2nd District Rep. Antonio “Tonyboy” Floirendo Jr. heads the Philippine delegates to the Asian Parliamentary Assembly’s 2nd Executive Council Meeting and 11th Plenary Session being held in Turkey from November 29 to December 3. Other lawmakers attending … Continue reading Floirendo heads delegates to APA Meeting in Turkey

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