A picture is worth 186 House votes

Segundo Eclar Romero - @inquirerdotnet 10/16/2020

President Duterte’s enigmatic political partnership with his daughter Mayor Sara Duterte, 42, to whom he has entrusted the mayorship of Davao City, has lent considerable influence to the presidential daughter, which plays out every now and then…

House panel denies ABS-CBN’s franchise bid

Neil Arwin Mercado - Reporter / @NAMercadoINQ 07/10/2020

MANILA, Philippines — The franchise bid of media giant ABS-CBN was denied Friday by the House of Representatives Committee on Legislative Franchises after a series of hearings. With all eyes on the House panel waiting for the…

Palawan governor offers 200K-liter bulk water supply projects in north, south Cebu

Rosalie Abatayo 12/15/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Palawan Governor and businessman Jose Chavez Alvarez has manifested his interest to take over the bulk water supply production project in Carmen town following the termination of Cebu province’s joint investment agreement (JIA)…

Alvarez not giving up on death penalty, divorce bills

/INQ.net 05/21/2019

MANILA, Philippines – Former speaker Pantaleon Alvarez is far from giving up on his pet bills as he vowed to refile proposed laws reimposing the death penalty and instituting absolute divorce and dissolution of marriage in the…

Alyssa Muhlach Alvarez flies to Bolivia today to compete at Reina Hispanoamericana 2018

Michelle Joy L. Padayhag 10/19/2018

ALMOST two weeks after she was crowned as Reina Hispanoamericana Filipinas 2018, Alyssa Muhlach Alvarez is off to Santa Cruz, Bolivia today for Reina Hispanoamericana 2018 pageant. Alvarez told Cebu Daily News that she has only 12…

Osmeña’s birthday wish: ‘Oust Alvarez’

Morexette Marie B. Erram, USJR Intern 07/23/2018

Aside from becoming a more progressive Cebu City, Mayor Tomas Osmeña has another birthday wish as he will turn 70 on Thursday, July 26. In a press conference today (July 23), Osmeña expressed hope that reports on…

Alvarez: ‘No-el’ in 2019 practical to speed up federal shift

Inquirer.net 07/11/2018

It would be practical to suspend the 2019 elections to facilitate the country’s possible shift to a federal form of government, House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez said on Wednesday. When asked if it would be easier to postpone…

Alvarez: No more need for NFA council

Inquirer.net 04/08/2018

SPEAKER Pantaleon Alvarez on Sunday backed President Rodrigo Duterte’s order to abolish the National Food Authority (NFA) Council amid the reported shortage of low-priced rice in the country. Interviewed over radio dzMM, Alvarez said there is no…

Alvarez’ bill tells transport operators to get a franchise

Inquirer 12/27/2017

Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez and other House leaders have formally filed the bill requiring transport operators to secure a franchise from Congress. The provision is included in House Bill No. 6776, which would merge the Land Transportation Office…

Speaker Alvarez: Mocha for Senator

Jose Santino S. Bunachita 11/17/2017

How does Senator Mocha sound to you? If House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez can have his way, he wants Assistant Secretary Mocha Uson of the Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) to be one of the senatorial candidates of…

Alvarez, Pimentel girlfriends lead gift-giving in Cebu City

Ador Vincent S. Mayol 11/17/2017

As part of the humanitarian mission of the Partido Demokratiko Pilipino – Lakas ng Bayan (PDP-Laban), the girlfriends of two of the country’s top legislators led the distribution of gift packs to at least 3,000 residents of…

Alvarez files bill creating national railway regulator

Inquirer.net 10/21/2017

House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez has filed a bill that will consolidate the regulation of the country’s train systems into a proposed Philippine National Railway Authority (PNRA) and set up government corporations in Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao to…

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