Divorce bill okayed by House: ‘It’s not a monster’

Krixia Subingsubing - Reporter / @KrixiasINQ 05/23/2024

MANILA, Philippines — The bill allowing absolute divorce in the country has been approved on third and final reading by the House of Representatives on Wednesday in a 120-9 vote for 129 Representatives, who voted. The bill…

House divorce bill moves; no action from Senate

05/19/2024

The ball is now in the Senate’s court to pass their own version of the divorce bill, opposition lawmakers said, as they themselves hoped for a speedy third reading for the bill before the 19th Congress ends its second…

Rody Duterte’s adviser Yang to be invited to House drug probe

Faith Argosino 05/13/2024

MANILA, Philippines — Michael Yang, the economic adviser of former President Rodrigo Duterte, will be invited to the House of Representatives’ next hearing relating to the over P3 billion drug bust at a warehouse in Mexico, Pampanga…

House execs to look into reason for high basic commodity prices

Gabriel Pabico Lalu 04/24/2024

MANILA, Philippines — The House of Representatives will look into the reason for the high cost of basic commodities, despite farmers, manufacturers, and grocery stores denying making any substantial price changes. This was revealed by Speaker Ferdinand…

SMNI franchise revoked by House for violations

Jeanette Andrade - @inquirerdotnet 03/21/2024

MANILA, Philippines — A bill revoking the franchise granted to Swara Sug Media Corp. has been passed by the House of Representatives on third and final reading on Wednesday, March 20. Swara Sug Media Corp. operates under…

House moves closer to Cha-cha goal after 6 hearings

Krixia Subingsubing 03/07/2024

The House of Representatives, meeting as a whole committee, took a significant step towards Charter change (Cha-cha) by approving Resolution of Both Houses No. 7 (RBH 7) on Wednesday. This step is similar to endorsing a committee…

Motorcycle taxi measure pushed in House — speaker

Jeanette Andrade - @inquirerdotnet 02/26/2024

MANILA, Philippines — A measure that would legalize motorcycle taxis as an alternative public transport would be given priority at the House of Representatives. This was the assurance that House Speaker Martin Romualdez gave to the public…

House panel summons televangelist Quiboloy for SMNI franchise probe

Jeanette Andrade 02/08/2024

The House committee on legislative franchises issued on Wednesday a subpoena to televangelist Apollo Quiboloy, requiring him to attend an inquiry about the franchise of Sonshine Media Network International (SMNI), believed to be owned by the founder…

House panel OKs substitute bill to expand aid to teachers, students in private schools

Gabriel Pabico Lalu 11/20/2023

MANILA, Philippines — A House of Representatives panel has approved a still unnumbered substitute bill that would expand the government assistance given to teachers and students in private schools. During the hearing of the House Committee on…

Website of House of Representatives attacked by hackers

Luisa Cabato 10/15/2023

MANILA, Philippines — Another Philippine government website has been defaced by hackers. The website of the House of Representatives was vandalized before noon Sunday, Oct. 15, by a group calling itself “3MUSKETEERZ.” A troll face meme with…

Confidential funds: House gives zero secret funds for OVP, DepEd, DICT, DFA, DA

10/10/2023

MANILA, Philippines — Confidential funds will not be given to civilian agencies of the government such as the Office of the Vice President (OVP) and the Department of Education (DepEd), a House of Representatives panel has decided.…

Teves expelled from House; disorderly conduct, chronic absence cited

Gabriel Pabico Lalu - Reporter / @GabrielLaluINQ 08/16/2023

MANILA, Philippines — Negros Oriental 3rd District Representative Arnolfo Teves Jr. has been expelled from the roll of the House of Representatives. The expulsion comes after 265 lawmakers voted to adopt the latest recommendations from House Committee…

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