Solons hit ‘sleeping’ Digong at Asean Summit; want his medical report

Inquirer.net 11/15/2018

An opposition lawmaker believed Thursday that President Rodrigo Duterte skipped events in the 33rd Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) Summit in Singapore to merely evade criticisms from other claimants of the West Philippine Sea (WPS) amid…

Solons say militarization of BOC ‘illegal’

Inquirer.net 10/29/2018

Progressive lawmakers from the House Makabayan bloc rejected on Monday President Rodrigo Duterte’s order for the military to take over the operations of the corruption-hit Bureau of Customs (BOC), branding it as “unconstitutional” and “illegal.” In a…

Solons: Arming brgy chiefs will be ‘recipe for disaster’

Inquirer.net 06/13/2018

Opposition lawmakers have expressed fear that arming barangay (village) captains would be a “recipe for disaster” and could only lead to more abuse and violence in local villages in the country. At the oath-taking of newly elected…

Solons want refund used on Dengvaxia recipients

Inquirer.net 04/15/2018

Two members of the House of Representatives have filed joint resolutions seeking to allocate the P1.16-billion refunded by dengue vaccine manufacturer Sanofi-Pasteur to the monitoring of 870,000 recipients and the autopsies of those who died allegedly due…

Localize health insurance, solons urged

Morexette Marie B. Erram 02/01/2018

Cebu City Mayor Tomas Osmeña called on Congress to allow local governments to institute their own health insurance system to prevent private hospitals from profiteering. “The only thing PhilHealth will provide us is how much they’re paying…

CBCP is wary of Con Ass; asks solons for ‘total transparency,’ ‘purity of motives’

Ador Vincent S. Mayol 01/29/2018

CHARTER CHANGE The influential Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) on Monday asks the public to be cautious over the plan of Congress to form into a Constituent Assembly (Con Ass) and called on all Filipinos…

Two solons back Angkas regulation; Cebu City hearing eyed

Doris Mae Mondragon 01/24/2018

Cebu City Mayor Tomas Osmeña said two Cebuano lawmakers proposed that local governments be allowed to regulate the operations of Angkas, a motorcycle-for-hire service during a House transportation committee Wednesday. “ATM (At the moment): speaking at the…

More solons seek Sereno’s impeachment

Inquirer.net 08/30/2017

  Twenty-five members of the House of Representatives endorsed the impeachment complaint filed on Wednesday against Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno. The complainant, lawyer Larry Gadon, filed the verified complaint at the office of the House Secretary…

Solons slam reinstatement of Supt. Marcos

Inquirer.net 07/13/2017

Senator Richard Gordon slammed Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Director General Ronald “Bato” dela Rosa for failing to tell President Duterte that reinstating Supt. Marvin Marcos and 18 other cops involved in the murder of Albuera, Leyte…

Solons want to study suspension of polls

Fe Marie Dumaboc, Nestle L. Semilla 03/28/2017

Caminero okay with suspending elections but not appointing officials Most of Cebu’s legislators were non-committal about the Duterte administration’s plans to suspend this year’s barangay elections. Reps. Gwendolyn Garcia, Ramon “Red” Durano VI and Peter John Calderon…

Duterte to solons : Why exclude rape, plunder

Inquirer.net 03/04/2017

Why were rape and plunder removed from the crimes punishable by death penalty? President Rodrigo Duterte said he was curious why the two heinous crimes were taken out from the list of crimes punishable by death. “I…

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