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House aims to OK bills creating 3 new departments by March

Jan 19, 2020 - 11:49 AM

Lawmakers want to create new government departments focused on overseas Filipino workers, water resources, and disaster resilience

PRIORITY BILLS. The House of Representatives will focus on 3 bills creating new departments once session reopens on January 20, 2020. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

After 17 years, construction of Senate building moves forward

Mar 20, 2018 - 5:38 PM

The Senate has agreed to pay a maximum of P90,000 per square meter for a 18,320-square meter lot in Fort Bonifacio

PASAY TO TAGUIG. The Senate transfer to its 'new, iconic' building in Taguig moves forward. Photo from Wikimedia Commons

Ex-PDEA exec Marcelino being pressured to testify vs me – De Lima

Sep 22, 2016 - 9:01 PM

Hours after the senator s announcement Lieutenant Colonel Ferdinand Marcelino says he is not being coerced by anyone from government though someone tried to find out if he has something negative to say about the former justice chief

COERCED? Marine Lt Col Ferdinand Marcelino, a former official of PDEA whose drug case was dismissed in June 2016, is supposedly forced to testify against Senator Leila De Lima. File photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Quality over quantity: House passes bills 'needed by our people' in 2015

Dec 24, 2015 - 9:00 AM

Speaker Feliciano Belmonte Jr says the House of Representatives focused this year on quality and responsive legislation : Hindi ito paramihan ng numero

IT'S QUALITY. Instead of quantifying their accomplishments, the House leadership said the Congress was able to pass important and 'responsible' bills.