15th Congress - updates

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#PugadBaboy: Pambansang Absentee

Jan 07, 2015 - 5:00 AM

Fourth try for 'Lemon Law'

Aug 31, 2013 - 7:23 PM

The bill seeks to protect the right of consumers against deceptive unfair and unfriendly sales and trade practices

‘Unlike Enrile, Drilon leadership to act on reforms’

Jul 19, 2013 - 2:01 PM

Sen Alan Cayetano says the Drilon leadership will propose reforms to tighten the use of the Senate s budget

'NOT JUST TALK.' Incoming Senate Majority Leader Alan Peter Cayetano says unlike the Enrile leadership, the Drilon administration will not just talk about reforms but act to tighten the use of Senate funds. Photo by Rappler/Ayee Macaraig

P500M a year: Will Senate slash bloated committees?

Jul 17, 2013 - 2:45 PM

Oversight committees in the Senate are pratically as many as its regular committees Many of them are redundant and outdated

Ledesma, Pacquiao top House absentees

Jun 25, 2013 - 12:11 PM

Who are the top absentees in the House in the 15th Congress? Who registered a perfect attendance?

CRASH COURSE. The 16th Congress opens July 22. Photo by Egay G. Aguilar

LIST: 70 bills vetoed by Aquino

Jun 10, 2013 - 10:44 PM

Here s the list prepared by the Bills and Index Service of the House of Representatives

House scrambles to pass bills on last session day

Jun 06, 2013 - 9:04 PM

Congress ratifies the bicameral report on the expansion of science and technology scholarships and other priority bills on the last session day

Third-termers. House honors graduating representatives. Photo by Rappler

Senate adjourns, fails to ratify extradition treaties

Jun 06, 2013 - 8:34 PM

Due to a lack of quorum the Senate fails to ratify extradition treaties with India the United Kingdom and Spain

NO QUORUM. The Senate fails to pass 3 extradition treaties due to a lack of quorum. The chamber though passed bills like the measure on math and science scholarships sponsored by outgoing Sen Edgardo Angara. Photo from Angara's office

Class of 2013: The graduating senators

Jun 04, 2013 - 10:18 AM

Angara Arroyo Lacson Pangilinan and Villar are retiring What legacy are the graduating senators leaving behind?