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‘Heart disease still leading cause of death in Philippines’
by Delon Porcalla - March 1, 2024 - 12:00am
Heart disease remained the top cause of death in the country from January to September 2023, according to the Philippine Statistics Authority.
More jobs to keep Pinoys home, lawmakers told
by Delon Porcalla - March 1, 2024 - 12:00am
An economy stimulated by foreign investments could lead to the generation of more local jobs so that Filipinos will no longer seek work abroad, a former overseas Filipino worker said during deliberations of Resolution...
2 Mindanao lawmakers urge Quiboloy to face House
by Delon Porcalla - March 1, 2024 - 12:00am
Two lawmakers from different districts in Mindanao have urged Kingdom of Jesus Christ founder Apollo Quiboloy to comply with congressional subpoenas, if he really has nothing to hide.
Subsidies eyed for minimum wage earners
by Delon Porcalla - March 1, 2024 - 12:00am
The House committee on labor and employment is eyeing government subsidies for minimum wage earners, if only to offset inflation and its negative impact on their living conditions.
Seniors, PWDs to get P500 monthly grocery discount
by Delon Porcalla - February 29, 2024 - 12:00am
The monthly grocery discount for senior citizens and persons with disabilities will be increased to P500 in March.
‘Plebiscite in 2025 saves government P13 billion’
by Delon Porcalla - February 28, 2024 - 12:00am
The government can save some P13 billion if it holds the planned plebiscite on Charter change simultaneously with the May 2025 midterm elections, according to Commission on Elections Chairman George Garcia.
House sticking to Holy Week Cha-cha deadline
by Delon Porcalla - February 28, 2024 - 12:00am
Does President Marcos really want a Charter change plebiscite held simultaneously with the 2025 midterm elections? House members prefer to hear it directly from the horse’s mouth.
Marcos wants Cha-cha plebiscite in 2025 – Migz
by Delon Porcalla - February 27, 2024 - 12:00am
President Marcos prefers to have a plebiscite on constitutional amendments synchronized with the 2025 midterm elections in order to save public funds, Senate President Juan Miguel Zubiri said yesterday.
Mandatory rainwater system in houses to reduce flooding sought
by Delon Porcalla - February 26, 2024 - 12:00am
With the regular recurrence of dry spells, it is time to make the installation of a rainwater collection system “mandatory” in all buildings, residential or commercial, if only to mitigate flooding, according...
Bill legalizing motorcycle taxis pushed
by Delon Porcalla - February 26, 2024 - 12:00am
Speaker Martin Romualdez yesterday served notice to his colleagues in the House of Representatives about the “prioritization” of measures that will help mitigate the burden of commuters in public transportation,...
Entire House tackles economic Cha-cha today
by Delon Porcalla - February 26, 2024 - 12:00am
The House of Representatives will convene today the committee of the whole to deliberate on the proposed economic Charter change.
Congressmen take 2nd look at legislated wage hike
by Delon Porcalla - February 26, 2024 - 12:00am
The House of Representatives is re-examining its stand on a legislated wage increase, Majority Leader Mannix Dalipe announced yesterday.
House leaders: Don’t cut 4Ps budget
by Delon Porcalla - February 23, 2024 - 12:00am
Three leaders of the House of Representatives have appealed to Sen. Imee Marcos to break her supposed habit of realigning government funds allocated for the poorest of the poor.
‘House being faithful to provision on Cha-cha voting’
by Delon Porcalla - February 23, 2024 - 12:00am
Leaders of the House of Representatives are standing pat on Resolution of Both Houses 7, their version of economic Charter change, stating that the crucial issue of voting is clearly stipulated in the 1987 Cons...
53 Mindanao lawmakers oppose secession
by Delon Porcalla - February 22, 2024 - 12:00am
Describing it as a “step backward,” 53 of former president Rodrigo Duterte’s congressmen-friends in Mindanao have signed a manifesto in the House of Representatives rejecting his call for the secession...
Divorce bill reaches House plenary
by Delon Porcalla - February 22, 2024 - 12:00am
The divorce bill that Catholic bishops have vigorously opposed for decades has now reached the plenary level of the House of Representatives, where debates will begin.
‘Imee budget realigning led to millions not receiving 4Ps’
by Delon Porcalla - February 21, 2024 - 12:00am
Nearly 4.3 million poor Filipinos were deprived of cash aid under the government’s Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program in 2023 after Sen. Imee Marcos realigned the 4Ps funding of P13 billion in the national...
NEDA’s bid to scrap telcos’ congressional franchise requirement opposed
by Delon Porcalla - February 20, 2024 - 12:00am
The head of the 28-member minority bloc in the House of Representatives has opposed a proposal of the National Economic and Development Authority to scrap the legislative franchise requirement for telecommunications...
House files RBH7, mimics Senate economic Cha-cha
by Delon Porcalla - February 20, 2024 - 12:00am
Leaders of the House of Representatives have filed an “almost exact reproduction” of Senate Resolution of Both Houses No. 6 (RBH6), apparently in the hope of ending debates over clashing approaches to...
‘House outperforms Senate in approving LEDAC bills’
by Delon Porcalla - February 19, 2024 - 12:00am
Key officials of the House of Representatives have floated the disparity in the legislative performance of the two chambers of the bicameral Congress, where the Senate paled in comparison to the House.
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