Del Mar storms out of RDC meeting but vows to get Congress’ approval

Jose Santino S. Bunachita 03/16/2018

AFTER PROPOSALS WERE EXCLUDED FROM PAPs When members of the Regional Development Council (RDC)-7 refused to outright endorse around P16 billion worth of underpass projects pushed by Cebu City North District Rep. Raul Del Mar, they had…

Congress should not rush Charter change — Marcos

Irene R. Sino Cruz 03/13/2018

SINCE the Constitution is a very important document, Congress should not rush work on its amendments, former Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos said yesterday. “I think it is optimistic (of Congress) to think that they can finish it…

Breakthrough Women’s Congress

Malou Guanzon Apalisok 03/12/2018

Cebu is celebrating a double milestone as it observes 2018 National Women’s Month. For the first time, the Provincial Women’s Commission co-chaired by Cebu Governor Hilario Davide III and Vice Governor Agnes Magpale has seen fit to…

UP Cebu grad chosen as Asia-Pacific VP in youth congress

Christian Orellano 03/05/2018

Justine Raphael Luis Balane was voted as Vice President for Asia-Pacific during the 33rd International Union of Socialist Youth (IUSY) World Congress last February in Montenegro. Balane, a Mass Communication graduate of the University of the Philippines…

Congress push for equal nationwide wage hike mulled

Jessa Mae O. Sotto 03/01/2018

LABOR groups are planning to file an equal minimum wage increase nationwide. Dennis Derige, spokesperson of the Partido Manggagawa (PM) Cebu said they are seeking for minimum wage increase for all minimum earners in the country, due…

True intentions

Editorial 01/11/2018

In pushing for Charter change and federalism, House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez and his allies in Congress have betrayed their true intentions to the public which is to remain in power beyond their terms next year. Alvarez started…

Palace set to transmit BBL draft to Congress — Abella

Inquirer.net 08/14/2017

Malacañang will submit to Congress this week the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) draft, a Palace official said Monday. “The Presidential Legislative Liaison Office will officially transmit the draft Bangsamoro Basic Law to Congress this week. We leave…

Congress votes to extend martial law

Inquirer.net 07/22/2017

Congress yesterday voted to extend martial law in Mindanao until the end of 2017. This was the result of the joint special session held in the House of Representatives, where both the lower House and the Senate…

President rallies allies in Congress to support extension of martial law

Inquirer.net, Morexette Marie B. Erram, Nestle L. Semilla 07/18/2017

President Rodrigo Duterte wants to extend martial law in Mindanao until the end of the year. Duterte, in a letter to Congress, said the “existing rebellion” in Mindanao would not end on July 22, the 60th day…

Congress to convene on martial law extension Saturday

Inquirer.net 07/17/2017

MANILA — President Rodrigo Duterte will call the Congress to a special session on Saturday, 9 a.m. to “consider” the extension of Martial Law in Mindanao. House of Representatives Majority Floor Leader Rodolfo Fariñas has said his…