House panel denies ABS-CBN’s franchise bid

Neil Arwin Mercado - Reporter / @NAMercadoINQ 07/10/2020

MANILA, Philippines — The franchise bid of media giant ABS-CBN was denied Friday by the House of Representatives Committee on Legislative Franchises after a series of hearings. With all eyes on the House panel waiting for the…

House panel OKs P1.6-B budget for response vs COVID-19 

Neil Arwin Mercado 03/10/2020

MANILA, Philippines — The House committee on appropriations on Tuesday approved a P1.6-billion supplemental budget for the country’s response against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19). During the committee’s hearing on bills seeking supplemental budget for COVID-19 response efforts,…

House panel OKs postponement of 2020 barangay, SK polls

Pathricia Ann Roxas - Inquirer.net 09/24/2019

MANILA, Philippines — The House committee on suffrage and electoral reforms approved Tuesday bills postponing the 2020 Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) elections to the second Monday of May 2023. Committee chair and Negros Occidental 4th District…

House panel OKs bill making Baybayin the national writing system

Inquirer.net 04/24/2018

Baybayin, an ancient script of the Philippines used before the Spanish colonial period, is now on its way to becoming the official national writing system of the Philippines with the approval of the proposed National Writing System…

House panel may step into SSS execs’ stock trading mess

Inquirer.net 11/19/2017

The House committee on good government and public accountability is poised to investigate the alleged profiteering of Social Security System (SSS) senior executives through stock trading. “If the resolution filed by Congressman Carlos Zarate is referred to…

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