Congress wants bills suspending barangay polls, SIM card registration passed by October

Gabriel Pabico Lalu 09/10/2022

MANILA, Philippines — The House of Representatives and the Senate have agreed to pass key bills — one suspending the barangay elections this December and another allowing the registration of subscriber identity module (SIM) cards — by…

Bongbong Marcos to Congress: Make ROTC mandatory in senior high school

Neil Arwin Mercado - Reporter / @NAMercadoINQ 07/25/2022

MANILA, Philippines — President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. has called on Congress to pass a law mandating the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) program for senior high school students. In his first State of the Nation Address (Sona)…

Frasco files bill to create dialysis clinics, 9 other measures on 1st day of Congress

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 07/01/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu Fifth District Representative Vincent Franco “Duke” Frasco filed 10 legislative measures on the very first day of 19th Congress on July 1, 2022. Frasco filed legislation for the establishment of dialysis clinics…

Coop-NATCCO Partylist to Cebu cooperatives: Help us

Doris C. Bongcac 04/27/2022

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu — The number of votes that they had been getting from the different cooperatives in the country had been dwindling in the last three elections. From garnering about a million votes and after winning…

Cindi Chan, Mayor Chan’s wife, to run for Lapu-Lapu Lone District’s Congress seat

Futch Anthony Inso 10/08/2021

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines — Cindi Chan, First lady and Lapu-Lapu City Tourism Cultural and Historical Affairs Commission (TCHAC) chairperson, said that he would prioritize tourism, education, and the implementation of infrastructure projects in the city if she…

Existentialist threat to the Senate

Antonio T. Carpio - @inquirerdotnet 10/07/2021

Congress exists to enact laws. Congress cannot intelligently enact laws unless it has timely and accurate information from the departments and agencies of the Executive branch. To secure such timely and accurate information, the Constitution has empowered…

Local legislators in Cebu bid for higher elective positions

Morexette Marie B. Erram 10/06/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Several local legislators in Cebu will be seeking higher positions in the 2022 National Elections. Incumbent Provincial Board Members Jose Mari “Tata” Salvador (2nd District) and Celestino “Tining” Martinez III (ex-officio member) on…

The long goodbye

Manuel L. Quezon III - @inquirerdotnet 07/28/2021

The State of the Nation Address (Sona), besides being a requirement, is supposed to achieve two things. It’s supposed to highlight what the administration has done over the past year, and justify the money the President will…

Chan: Renaming MCIA is honoring Datu Lapulapu

Futch Anthony Inso 03/30/2021

  LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines — Lapu-Lapu City mayor Junard “Ahong” Chan said Congress’ move in renaming the Mactan-Cebu International Airport in honor of Datu Lapulapu is giving honor to the chieftain. In a press conference today, March…

Asian markets mixed as inflation fears play against recovery hopes

Agence France Presse 02/18/2021

HONG KONG – Asian markets were mixed Thursday on profit-taking and growing worries about inflation, which offset long-running optimism about the global recovery as vaccines are rolled out, infection rates slow and Joe Biden’s stimulus winds through…

Lawmakers push P420-billion Bayanihan 3

Nestor Corrales 02/08/2021

MANILA, Philippines — Reeling from public criticism of lawmakers’ desire to tinker with the Constitution, there is now an emerging consensus in the House of Representatives to pass a third big-time economic stimulus package to shore up…

US Justice Department charges 15 over Capitol violence

Reuters 01/09/2021

WASHINGTON – The US Justice Department announced Friday that it has charged 15 people involved in the assault on Congress, including one man accused of possessing bombs made to act like “homemade napalm.” But Ken Kohl, a…

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