RTVM to direct Bongbong Marcos’ 2nd Sona — House official

Gabriel Pabico Lalu 07/17/2023

MANILA, Philippines — President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr.’s second State of the Nation Address (Sona) will now be directed by the Radio Television Malacañang (RTVM), House of Representatives Secretary General Reginald Velasco said on Monday. In an…

No more laughs: P3-M Pagcor logo draws calls for probe

Jeannette Andrade 07/14/2023

You’ve laughed at the parodies. Now comes the serious part. Two days after being unveiled, the new logo of the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corp. (Pagcor) continued to draw scrutiny not only for its design and rationale,…

Car dealers, who impose ‘installment mode’ called out

Jeanette Andrade - @inquirerdotnet 06/22/2023

MANILA, Philippines — Assistant Majority Leader Ernesto Dionisio Jr. wants the House of Representatives to look into the supposedly unfair practice of car dealers of limiting buyers to installment payment modes, depriving consumers of the right of…

House adopts Senate version of Maharlika bill

Beatrice Pinlac 05/31/2023

MANILA, Philippines — The House of Representatives has accepted the Senate’s version of the controversial Maharlika Investment Fund (MIF) bill. A bicameral conference committee hearing was held on Wednesday to reconcile conflicting provisions between the chambers’ versions…

Speaker Romualdez addresses ‘coup’ rumors; says House ‘to focus on work’

Faith Argosino 05/21/2023

MANILA, Philippines — Speaker Martin Romualdez on Sunday addressed “coup” rumors at the House of Representatives following Pampanga 2nd District Rep. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo’s statement, saying that her actions may have been misinterpreted and it is not her…

Arroyo breaks silence: My actions were misconstrued, I was accused of staging House coup

Gabriel Pabico Lalu 05/19/2023

MANILA, Philippines — Former president and incumbent Pampanga 2nd District Rep. Gloria Macapagal Arroyo broke her silence on her replacement as a senior deputy speaker, saying that her actions may have been misconstrued leading to claims that…

House opposition finds ally: Paolo Duterte votes vs charter change

Gabriel Pabico Lalu 03/15/2023

MANILA, Philippines — The opposition in the House of Representatives has found an unlikely ally in Davao City 1st District Rep. Paolo Duterte when he voted against a bill seeking to amend the Constitution. Duterte, the eldest…

Bill allowing married women to retain maiden surnames approved on 2nd reading

Gabriel Pabico Lalu - Reporter / @GabrielLaluINQ 03/14/2023

MANILA, Philippines — A proposal that would allow married women to retain and use their maiden surnames has been approved by the House of Representatives on the second reading. House Bill No. 4605 authored by Manila 4th…

Proposed creation of Negros Island Region gets House nod on final reading

Carla Gomez 03/07/2023

BACOLOD CITY — The House of Representatives unanimously approved House Bill 7355 seeking the creation of the Negros Island Region (NIR) on third and final reading on Monday, March 6. The bill, that seeks the creation of…

Not a peso should be spent for Con-con; give P28B to poor families instead — Makabayan

Gabriel Pabico Lalu - Reporter / @GabrielLaluINQ 03/02/2023

MANILA, Philippines — Members of the Makabayan coalition again assailed proposals to amend the 1987 Constitution through a constitutional convention (Con-con), saying that not a single peso should be spent on delegates as many poor families can…

Battle of the brains

Manuel L. Quezon III - @inquirerdotnet 03/01/2023

Sen. Robinhood Padilla wants the Constitution amended, but not in the manner proposed by the House of Representatives. The House, recognizing what polls have been suggesting for decades now, wants to pursue amendments by means of an…

Entrepreneurship subject should be included to junior, senior high school curricula — Rep. Rama

Wenilyn B. Sabalo 02/24/2023

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Rep. Eduardo “Edu” Rama Jr. (Cebu City Second District) has proposed a bill requiring the inclusion of Entrepreneurship as a separate subject in the junior and senior high school curricula. The congressman filed…

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