House OKs Department of Disaster Resilience bill on 2nd reading

Inquirer.net 09/18/2018

THE House of Representatives on Tuesday approved on second reading a bill creating the Department of Disaster Resilience (DDR) which President Rodrigo Duterte had pushed. The lower chamber approved House Bill No. 8165 via viva voce or…

House approves Trabaho (Train 2) bill on final reading

Inquirer.net 09/10/2018

THE House of Representatives approved on third and final reading the Tax Reform for Attracting Better and High-quality Opportunities (TRABAHO) bill — the second tranche of the Duterte administration’s comprehensive tax reform program. With 187 voting in…

House OKs Mobile Portability Act on final reading

Inquirer.net 09/10/2018

A BILL allowing phone users to retain their mobile number at no extra cost if they switch from one service provider to another is a step closer to becoming a law after the House of Representatives unanimously…

Cops accused of purposely burning house; pension house damaged by fire

Gerard Vincent Francisco 09/05/2018

  The Cebu Provincial Police Office (CPPO) is looking into reports that some policemen set a house on fire in Barangay Tangke in Talisay City on Wednesday (September 5). Chief Inspector Janet Rafter of CPPO said there…

Fire hits pension house in Capitol Site

Intern 09/05/2018

  A pension house caught fire in Barangay Capitol Site, Cebu City at past 8 a.m. on Wednesday (September 5). Investigation showed that the fire started at the second floor of the establishment. Wilfredo Baje, 51, sustained…

Fire hits residential house in Mandaue City

Norman V. Mendoza 08/30/2018

A residential house was damaged by fire at San Vicente village in Barangay Subangdaku, Mandaue City at past 11 a.m. on Thursday (August 30). The Mandaue City Fire Station immediately deployed fire trucks and was able to…

House approves bill requiring paid 10-day incentive leave for workers

Inquirer.net 08/29/2018

THE House of Representatives approved on third and final reading a bill which seeks to require a 10-day yearly incentive leave with pay for employees, in a bid to “boost the workers’ morale, wellness, and productivity.” With…

A house divided

Editorial 08/24/2018

J.K. Rowling, through the character Prof. Albus Percival Wulfric Brian Dumbledore in her book “Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire” said, “we are only as strong as we are united, as weak as we are divided.”…

House passes revised agricultural tariffication bill on 2nd reading

Inquirer.net 08/07/2018

The House of Representatives has approved on second reading a bill seeking to replace quantitative restrictions (QRs) on imported rice with tariffs or taxes. The lower chamber approved House Bill (HB) 7735 or the “Revised Agricultural Tariffication…

Abellanosa gets house chairmanship

Morexette Marie B. Erram 08/04/2018

Last July’s showdown of leadership in the House of Representatives resulted to a change in the lower chamber’s committee chairmanships and memberships on Monday, (July 30). Among those who were elected anew to lead a committee was…

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