House OKs bill to address taxes for private schools

Meg Adonis, Nestor Corrales 06/15/2021

MANILA, Philippines — The House ways and means committee on Monday approved in principle a substitute bill that would define the tax rates for proprietary schools to allow them to avail of the 10-percent preferential rate on…

House plenary debates on Cha-cha to begin on Feb. 22

Neil Arwin Mercado - Reporter / @NAMercadoINQ 02/14/2021

MANILA, Philippines — The push for economic amendments in the Constitution remains in the House of Representatives, with plenary debates on the issue beginning on February 22. This was disclosed by the House committee on constitutional amendments…

The last cha-cha

Antonio T. Carpio - @inquirerdotnet 01/14/2021

The House of Representatives is attempting the last cha-cha before the end of President Duterte’s term. The purpose of this last cha-cha attempt is as clear as mud. Senate President Tito Sotto revealed that President Duterte wants…

House eyeing to finish Cha-cha debates before end of 2021

Daphne Galvez - Reporter / @DYGalvezINQ 01/10/2021

  MANILA, Philippines — The House of Representatives is hoping to finish the debates on charter change (Cha-cha) before the end of 2021. Speaker Lord Allan Velasco on Sunday assured that debates on the proposed amendments to the 1987…

Waste, Congress, and idiocy

Solita Collas-Monsod - @inquirerdotnet 10/10/2020

So much media attention has been given to the Cayetano-Velasco speakership controversy. And rightly so. In a nutshell, Alan Peter Cayetano reneged on his “gentlemen’s agreement” with Lord Allan Velasco on the speakership-sharing agreement. I did not…

Should you buy a home during Covid-19 economic recession?

PR 09/27/2020

Covid-19 broke out early 2020 and it has been a few months being stuck at home with limited movements outside the homes. There has also been changes on work set-up as well has school set-up for the…

Paolo Duterte confirms threat to declare House leadership posts vacant

Darryl John Esguerra - Reporter / @DJEsguerraINQ 09/20/2020

MANILA, Philippines — Presidential son and Deputy Speaker Paolo Duterte on Sunday confirmed sending a text message to his colleagues where he warned to move to declare as vacant the positions of Speaker and Deputy Speakers amid…

3 PhilHealth officials leave House hearing due to health reasons

Neil Arwin Mercado - Reporter / @NAMercadoINQ 08/12/2020

MANILA, Philippines — Three officials of Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth) have left the hearing being conducted in the House of Representatives due to health reasons. During Wednesday’s joint hybrid hearing of the House committees on good…

BREAKING: House approves Bayanihan 2 on final reading

Neil Arwin Mercado - Reporter / @NAMercadoINQ 08/10/2020

MANILA, Philippines — The House of Representatives on Monday approved on third and final reading the proposed Bayanihan to Recover As One Act, or the Bayanihan 2, to cushion the impact of the coronavirus pandemic to the…

When police officers help others and become builders

Alven Marie A. Timtim 08/03/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — When people care and work together, they can move mountains or in this case build a house. That is what policemen from Lapu-Lapu City Police Office’s Police Station 2 did and more. The…

Police execs’ Father’s Day gift to abandoned siblings: A house, scholarship

Alven Marie A. Timtim 06/21/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — What better way should Father’s Day be celebrated than at home with your family and children with some cakes and other delicious food for this very special occasion? Apparently, it is not the…

House panel OKs P568-B economic stimulus package

Neil Arwin Mercado 05/26/2020

MANILA, Philippines — To cushion the effects of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, the House of Representatives’ Defeat COVID-19 Committee (DCC) on Tuesday approved a P568 billion economic stimulus package for 2020 which includes a budget…

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