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‘Siling labuyo does not cure dengue’
by Delon Porcalla - June 17, 2024 - 12:00am
Amid the possible increase in dengue cases this rainy season, a doctor turned lawmaker yesterday warned the public that siling labuyo and other plants such as tawa-tawa have not been proven to cure dengue.
P6.2 trillion budget for 2025 to be House priority – Speaker
by Delon Porcalla - June 17, 2024 - 12:00am
After lawmakers have approved all of the priority bills of President Marcos, the next order of business for the House of Representatives will be the proposed P6.2-trillion national budget for 2025, Speaker Martin...
Economic Charter change absent in Escudero, Romualdez talks
by Delon Porcalla - June 14, 2024 - 9:51am
Senate President Francis Escudero and Speaker Martin Romualdez, in their first official meeting, only discussed legislation aimed at lowering rice prices and they remained silent on the issue of economic Charter...
House ‘Young Guns’ slam Senate wasteful spending
by Delon Porcalla - June 14, 2024 - 12:00am
With still unresolved differences over Charter change and absolute divorce, another word war has erupted between certain members of the House of Representatives and the Senate, this time over the use of public ...
Business groups back Meralco franchise renewal
by Delon Porcalla - June 10, 2024 - 12:00am
Two of the country’s most influential business organizations have joined key officials of the House of Representatives in endorsing the renewal of the legislative franchise of Pangilinan-led Manila Electric...
Bill revamping Philippine medical law OK’d on 2nd reading
by Delon Porcalla - June 10, 2024 - 12:00am
The House of Representatives has approved on second reading a measure that will finally amend a 65-year-old law prohibiting foreign medical students who studied in the country from practicing the profession in their...
‘Duterte, Bato free to attend House EJK probe’
by Delon Porcalla - June 7, 2024 - 12:00am
The committee on human rights of the House of Representatives is not keen on sending an invitation, much less issuing a subpoena, to former president Rodrigo Duterte and Sen. Ronald “Bato” dela Rosa,...
Speaker meets Chiz; no talks yet on economic Cha-cha
by Delon Porcalla - June 5, 2024 - 12:00am
Speaker Martin Romualdez and newly installed Senate President Francis “Chiz” Escudero met at Malacañang last Monday when President Marcos signed into law the Kabalikat sa Pagtuturo Act.
Charter Change? Yes
by Delon Porcalla - June 3, 2024 - 12:00am
Philippine legislators want the country to open up and lift its restrictive economic policies towards foreign investments, so that the country can still catch up with neighbors whose economies have soared for the...
Senate report on divorce bill gains support from senators
by Delon Porcalla - May 31, 2024 - 9:06am
Sen. Loren Legarda on Thursday expressed openness to legalize divorce after signing the committee report of the Senate version of the divorce bill.
Escudero-led Senate urged to pass economic Cha-cha
by Delon Porcalla - May 31, 2024 - 12:00am
Newly installed Senate President Francis Escudero should pass the economic Charter change bill that congressmen have approved, especially in light of a recent survey supporting the move, three top officials of the...
Free annulment proposed if absolute divorce bill fails
by Delon Porcalla - May 31, 2024 - 12:00am
Annulment should be made free of charge if the absolute divorce bill faces rough sailing at the Senate, Rep. Janette Garin said yesterday.
‘VP Sara’s P125 million in 11 days not theoretical’
by Delon Porcalla - May 30, 2024 - 12:00am
Militant opposition lawmakers refuted yesterday claims by Vice President Sara Duterte in her Supreme Court reply that the P125-million confidential and intelligence funds her office received was only “theoretical”...
DOH: COVID-19 cases mild, manageable
by Delon Porcalla - May 30, 2024 - 12:00am
Cases of COVID-19 in the Philippines remain mild and manageable amid flagged Omicron subvariants like KP.2 and KP.3 that have likely entered the country, according to the Department of Health.
House leader defends Meralco amid franchise renewal
by Delon Porcalla - May 29, 2024 - 12:00am
A ranking House of Representatives official yesterday defended the country’s largest private power distributor against supposed attacks and disinformation peddled by critics as the company renews its legislative...
Lagman prefers unicameral Congress
by Delon Porcalla - May 28, 2024 - 12:00am
After nearly 40 years, the bicameral Congress must be changed to a unicameral legislature, wherein gridlocks in the Senate and the House of Representatives would be done away with, according to...
Absolute divorce will become law, Lagman vows
by Delon Porcalla - May 28, 2024 - 12:00am
The absolute divorce bill will be signed into law regardless of former Senate president Vicente Sotto III’s opposition and the May 2025 midterm elections, according to the measure’s principal author,...
Government eyes land owned by Chinese drug lords
by Delon Porcalla - May 27, 2024 - 12:00am
The government is open to going after billions of pesos worth of privately owned lands acquired by alleged Chinese drug dealers, who reportedly went on a buying spree of real estate properties possibly in hopes of...
Lagman hopeful Senate leadership change may benefit economic Cha-cha
by Delon Porcalla - May 27, 2024 - 12:00am
Latest developments in the Senate could bring about changes in the way the House of Representatives-approved economic Charter change (Cha-cha) bill will fare, which may also be passed by the senators within the year,...
Lagman: House pro-divorce vote valid
by Delon Porcalla - May 24, 2024 - 12:00am
Absolute divorce bill principal author Rep. Edcel Lagman stood firm on the validity of the results of the voting of the bill Wednesday night, after former Senate president Tito Sotto claimed that a vote of 126 for...
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