House Bill 7303 is the farthest that any proposal to introduce divorce has made it in the lower chamber
Senator Panfilo Lacson, author of Senate Bill 1738, says at present there are 33 different ID cards issued by various government agencies, which lead to 'duplication of efforts and uncoordinated identity approaches'
The chairman of the House justice committee says there's more than enough evidence to convict Supreme Court Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno
This is the farthest a divorce law proposal has gone in the legislative process
'There are no strings to his volunteering his services,' says House justice committee chair Reynaldo Umali
Unlike the Corona impeachment, the Sereno impeachment went through the scrutiny of the House committee on justice
38 members of the House committee on justice deem there is probable cause in the impeachment complaint against Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno, while 2 members dissent
After months of deliberations, the House justice committee decides there's probable cause to impeach Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno
How will the House committee on justice tackle probable cause in the complaint?
All will be watching SC justices, especially the group known to be constitutionalists, and how they will act on this very crucial episode in the judiciary's history
(UPDATED) BIR Deputy Commissioner Arnel Guballa estimates that Sereno apparently failed to pay the bureau around P2 million, including interest and surcharges. Her camp says she paid P8.67 million for income earned from Piatco from 2004-2009.
Mendoza’s appointment is the topic of discussion of the House justice committee on Tuesday morning, as one of the last grounds in lawyer Larry Gadon’s impeachment complaint
After 5 months, the House impeachment committee is finally set to finish deliberations on the impeachment complaint against Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno
Lawmaker Edcel Lagman is among those who argue that divorce is needed in the Philippines
They say Maria Lourdes Sereno was included in the shortlist for Chief Justice even if she failed to submit her SALNs, documents that are required of all government officials
There is no way Speaker Alvarez can get a new constitution approved in a plebiscite at the time of the May 14 barangay elections
UNICEF Philippines Country Representative Lotta Sylwander says nutrition is 'not yet' a priority of the current administration, but 'there seems to be an increasing interest'
House Speaker Pantaleon Alavarez is insisting that the House of Representatives can push through with amending the Charter even without the Senate's participation
This isn't the first time the Speaker has criticized the Senate, which he has called 'mabagal na kapulungan (the slow chamber)'
Watch live on Rappler as the Senate and the House of Representatives convene in a joint session to decide on President Rodrigo Duterte's request to extend martial law
Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III says this would give the ruling party time to screen candidates for the 2019 midterm elections
Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III hopes the new tax reform package can be implemented by January 1, 2018
Do we really think that this Congress with a subservient majority can craft a Charter, independent and intelligent enough without bowing down to outside interests or powers?
The Civil Service Commission s proposed 2018 budget is at P1 5 billion slightly higher than its 2017 budget of P1 4 billion
We must change this perception by convincing the public and encouraging our employees to help reform the agency We need these players to do that says the embattled Customs commissioner
3rd UPDATE Lawmakers vote 261 18 to approve President Rodrigo Duterte s request to extend martial law in Mindanao
On World Population Day experts call on lawmakers to work towards the enactment of bills tackling the issue of teenage pregnancy in the Philippines
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On Tuesday March 7 the representatives present at the plenary session will be given 8 minutes each to explain their votes on HB 4727 Follow live updates here
130 congressmen want the Philippine government and communists to return to the negotiating table
An election lawyer says Roque could only be removed either via expulsion with a two thirds vote of all House members or through a ruling by the House of Representatives Electoral Tribunal
In the Philippines at least 4 agencies are handling functions that are usually done by a space agency The proposed PhilSA will be an attached agency of the Office of the President
UPDATED I plan to clarify this with the President to clear the misinformation and assure him of the party s commitment to the reforms for our Filipino people the Vice President says
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The Philippine Senate is a national body that needs to represent the full diversity of society but this is not encouraged under the system where we elect them
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Only President Benigno Aquino III gets a majority approval rating while none of the country s top officials get a majority trust rating in the March 2016 Pulse Asia Ulat ng Bayan survey
Incumbent returning senators top the surveys on the 2016 senatorial elections
Seven other legislators from the House of Representative join Bello on the trip
UPDATED Both the Senate and the House of Representatives are gearing to ratify the budget bill next week and later submit it to Malacañang for the President s signature
The House committee on public information votes 10 3 to approve the proposed Freedom of Information Act; The bill now moves to the plenary for deliberations
Are you an interruptible load program ILP participant? Congress is proposing government to shoulder your self generation costs
Rep Reynaldo Umali says a joint Congressional resolution will allow President Aquino to deal with the looming energy crisis but without the option of contracting additional capacity
The Speaker hopes to get the support of the President once Aquino is made to understand that only economic provisions will be amended
Napoles may be the poster queen of pork barrel but she does not have a monopoly of the PDAF of House members