‘House has no basis to order arrest of Sereno’

Inquirer.net 11/28/2017

THERE is no constitutional or legal basis for the House of Representatives to order the arrest of Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno, legal expert Romulo Macalintal said Tuesday. Macalintal noted that, if the House Committee on Justice…

Solon’s bill seeks to penalize employers for delayed wages

Inquirer.net 10/15/2017

A bill seeking to penalize government and private employers who repeatedly fail to pay their employees salaries on time without justifiable reasons has been filed at the House of Representatives. In filing House Bill No. 6537, Rep.…

Biazon: ‘Premature’ to seek BOC replacement

Inquirer.net 09/03/2017

IT may be “premature” for the House of Representatives’ dangerous drugs committee to seek the replacement of the Bureau of Customs in response to the smuggling of P6.4-billion worth of shabu (crystal meth) in May. This was…

CEBU BIZ, LABOR GROUPS BUCK 4-DAY WORKWEEK

Futch Anthony Inso, Inquirer.net, Norman V. Mendoza 08/27/2017

Business, labor and government officials in Cebu yesterday have opposed the measure approved on third and final reading by the House of Representatives that seeks to allow a four-day workweek by increasing the normal daily work hours.…

Bill on polls delay set for approval this month

Inquirer.net 08/13/2017

  The Commission on Elections (Comelec) should go slow in its printing of ballots for the October 2017 barangay elections because the House of Representatives expects to approve a seven-month postponement by the end of August, according…

Death penalty approved on second reading

03/01/2017

Just as the country started its celebration of Lent, the House of Representatives on Ash Wednesday approved on second reading the bill seeking to restore the death penalty. This after the House majority on Wednesday’s session approved…

EJK or death after due process?

Inquirer.net 02/07/2017

Lawmakers in the House of Representatives were made to choose between two types of death – death under summary killings or death under capital punishment? This was the question posed by justice committee chairperson Oriental Mindoro Rep.…

Roque will not give up House seat unless Congress orders him to

Dominic D. Yasay 01/27/2017

Kabayan Partylist Rep. Herminio “Harry” Roque will continue to refuse to vacate the seat in the House of Representatives after he was ousted as member of the partylist. He said only Congress has the right and power…

DRUG TRAIL STILL LEADS TO BILIBID

Ador Vincent S. Mayol 01/04/2017

P15.6 million shabu seized Tuesday traced to an inmate inside the National Bilibid Prison in Muntinlupa City. The new haul is on top of the P194.7 million drugs recovered in CV in 2016 Despite the strict security…

Disgraceful legislative hearings

Malou Guanzon Apalisok 11/28/2016

The testimony of Ronnie Dayan, former bodyguard and boyfriend of Senator Leila de Lima before the House committee on justice probing the proliferation of drug syndicates in the New Bilibid Prison was expected to demolish the senator,…

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