Pacquiao on his absence as Sarangani Rep.: ‘Tinatamad ako doon sa Kongreso’

John Eric Mendoza 01/30/2022

MANILA, Philippines — Presidential aspirant Sen. Manny Pacquiao on Saturday gave a candid answer on the reason behind his being a top absentee in the House of Representatives. Pacquiao, who was the former representative of the lone…

Cortes: Team Mandaue intact and united for 2022 polls

Mary Rose Sagarino 07/06/2021

MANDAUE CITY, Philippines — There will be no big changes on the lineup of Team Mandaue for the May 2022 elections. Mayor Jonas Cortes said he, together with Vice Mayor Glenn Bercede and all current city councilors,…

Gwen to virtually attend another Congress hearing

Morexette Marie B. Erram 06/16/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The Capitol on Wednesday, June 16, 2021, confirmed to members of the media that Governor Gwendolyn Garcia will be virtually attending another Congressional hearing. This time, the governor will be attending a hearing…

Cutie del Mar vs Mimo Osmeña in Cebu City North?

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 06/03/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Rachel “Cutie” del Mar, the daughter of the late Cebu City North District Representative Raul del Mar, and Mariano “Mimo” Osmeña, the son of Former Cebu Governor Emilio “Lito” Osmeña may be running…

House approves bill protecting freelancers on final reading

Katrina Hallare - Reporter / @KHallareINQ 03/25/2021

MANILA, Philippines — A bill seeking the protection of freelance workers has been approved on third and final reading in the House of Representatives. During Thursday’s session, 195 members of the lower chamber approved on final reading…

House approves bill renaming MCIA in honor of Lapulapu

Morexette Marie B. Erram 03/25/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The House of Representatives on Thursday, March 25 passed on third and final reading a bill seeking to rename the Mactan Cebu International Airport (MCIA). The lower chamber of Congress announced that a…

House suspends work for 2 days due to ‘alarming’ rise in COVID-19 cases

Neil Arwin Mercado 03/23/2021

MANILA, Philippines — Work operations at the House of Representatives will be suspended for two days amid the “alarming” rise of COVID-19 cases particularly in Metro Manila. In a memorandum, House Secretary General Mark Llandro Mendoza said…

Quezon lawmaker in hot water for getting vaccine jab as ‘substitute’ for doctor-son

Krissy Aguilar - Reporter / @KAguilarINQ 03/04/2021

MANILA, Philippines — Government is mounting a probe on a member of the House of Representatives who had been among the first recipients of the coronavirus vaccine that was reserved for health care workers. Vaccine czar Carlito…

Date is set: House resuming Cha-cha debates on Jan. 13

Neil Arwin Mercado 01/08/2021

MANILA, Philippines — The House of Representatives will resume its debates on charter change (Cha-cha) on January 13, but lawmakers assured that discussions will only be on proposed amendments in the economic provisions of the 1987 Constitution.…

House adopts resolution urging Duterte to allow face-to-face classes in Batanes

Neil Arwin Mercado, Tonette Orejas - @inquirerdotnet 11/16/2020

MANILA, Philippines — The House of Representatives adopted Monday a resolution urging President Rodrigo Duterte to allow the conduct of face-to-face classes in the province of Batanes. In pushing for the face-to-face classes in Batanes, House Resolution…

Power struggle in Congress

John Nery - @jnery_newsstand 10/13/2020

We can be morally indignant at the power struggle in the House of Representatives, happening out in the open in the middle of a pandemic that the government has barely contained. We can be coldly analytical about…

Duterte tells Congress: Resolve your issue or I will do it for you

Darry John Esguerra 10/08/2020

MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte warned members of the House of Representatives to immediately resolve the budget impasse or else he will take matters into his own hands. “Gusto ko lang sabihin in one straight statement:…

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