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The House committee on legislative franchises also recommends an inquiry on the sale of Philippine Depositary Receipts by all industries required to be 100% Filipino-owned, including media
'We will show them that in the face of repression, an awakened people will resist and fight back' says Bayan Muna Representative Carlos Zarate
Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano also appeals to the military to 'work together' with the government to ensure there will be 'zero abuses' should the anti-terror bill becomes law
Martial Law implementer Juan Ponce Enrile tells lawmakers that though the Marcos regime took over ABS-CBN, the title of the facilities 'remained with the owners'
Various groups across key sectors say the approval of the bill reflects government's misplaced priorities
'This law is not meant to combat terrorism. It is meant to give the state the power to tag whomever they please as a terrorist. Hindi pa ba tayo natuto?' says House Deputy Speaker Mujiv Hataman of Basilan
(3rd UPDATE) The bill would allow the proposed Anti-Terror Council, which would be composed of top Cabinet officials, to order the arrest of people it deems to be terrorists
COVID-19 could have dire implications for the megacity’s housing crisis. With a government that's historically misfired in supplying homes to its poorest, is there any hope?
But Senator Grace Poe says there's nothing wrong with the Senate pushing through with its hearing, since the upper chamber has done this in the past for bills on the national budget and tax hikes
(UPDATED) ABS-CBN's franchise expires on March 30, but Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano says the House must tackle priority bills first
Pancake House is jumping on the fluffy pancakes trend, and we're definitely not complaining!
'We cannot allow these brazen attacks on judges to go on without a forceful answer,' says Deputy Speaker and Surigao del Sur Representative Johnny Pimentel
Franko House admits he didn't play his 'best game' as Alaska remains at the bottom of the standings at 0-4
Senator Francis Tolentino proposes that housing funds under other agencies be consolidated under the Department of Human Settlements and Urban Development instead
In a face-off with the defense chief, leftist lawmakers denounce 'red-tagging' by the government and challenge him to show evidence of their alleged involvement with the New People’s Army
The House appropriations committee asks for PCSO's legal basis for supporting Malasakit Centers, a pet project of Senator Bong Go. Albay Representative Edcel Lagman says he has received complaints about Bicol Malasakit Centers.
Officially called 'Houses of Hope,' proponents in the Philippines say youth detention centers are places for reformation and education, but critics slam many of them as 'hellholes' where children are treated like caged animals
Over 1,400 high-ranking uniformed personnel take two housing units each. NHA tells COA this was upon the orders of the President.
After its foray into the affordable housing sector, Century Properties Group gears up to also provide housing to the young workforce
The company initially planned to get only P2 billion in funding but was met with 'significant interest,' raising P3 billion
The new department replaces the Housing and Urban Development Coordinating Council and the Housing and Land Use Regulatory Board
(3rd UPDATE) If passed into law, House Bill 8541 would create a national agency in charge of space science, engineering, and other related fields
Lawmakers give their nod to Resolution of Both Houses 15 after dedicating only 3 days of plenary sessions for debates
Expelled ABS representative Eugene de Vera is running for Marikina 2nd District congressman in the 2019 polls
Ex-House majority leader Rodolfo Fariñas defends ousted congressman Eugene de Vera, arguing that the latter's removal as House member is illegal
Vice President Leni Robredo also slams House committee on constitutional amendments chair Vicente Veloso for his defense of the proposed provision removing her in the line of succession
Speaker Gloria Macapagal Arroyo has given the House committee on constitutional amendments marching orders to finish work on the proposed new charter 'on time'
It leaves it with local government units to group themselves and petition Congress to turn them into autonomous states or regions
Speaker Gloria Macapagal Arroyo and Leyte 1st District Representative Yedda Romualdez sing 'Happy Birthday' to journalists covering the House and celebrating their birthdays
Speaker Gloria Macapagal Arroyo says the House committee on constitutional amendments should focus on convincing the Senate to convene into a Constituent Assembly, which will then discuss the proposed constitution
How did formidable forces of Gloria Macapagal Arroyo, Sara Duterte Carpio, and Imee Marcos topple Pantaleon Alvarez in the House of Representatives?
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House Bill No. 7295 also increases the maximum campaign expenditure that political parties and candidates without political parties may spend per voter
House Bill 5236 seeks to quell public confusion on how cops should be addressed, says its principal author former police general Romeo Acop
During an all-member caucus, House members agree to pass the measure to move the barangay polls to October
House Bill 1035 is scheduled for committee discussion nearly two years after it was referred to the committee
President Rodrigo Duterte and his administration have no control over the International Criminal Court, Magdalo Representative Gary Alejano says
We track the proposed revisions to the 1987 Constitution, based on draft constitutions and proposed changes by the House of Representatives
House Speaker Pantaleon Alavarez is insisting that the House of Representatives can push through with amending the Charter even without the Senate's participation
Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez insists on his interpretation of the Constitution, even if it differs from that of his colleagues in the Senate and the framers of the 1987 Charter
Magtitiwala ka bang isulat ng mga maginoong ito ang kinabukasan ng bayan at ng susunod na henerasyon?
(UPDATED) The Speaker says funds have been reallocated for free college tuition and for the salary hikes for soldiers and policemen
(UPDATED) House opposition leader Albay 1st District Representative Edcel Lagman says the move was done in the bicameral conference 'reportedly upon instructions of Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez'
If the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion bill is signed into law by President Rodrigo Duterte, Filipinos will have higher take-home pay but will have to shell out more for fuel, cars, tobacco, and sugar-sweetened drinks
This makes the Kadamay members ineligible for another housing unit from the government
Kadamay members who joined the Occupy Bulacan movement in March say they can't complete the requirements for job applications because their barangay won't issue them residence certificates
The bill makes it illegal for people will mental health conditions to be placed in solitary confinement, and also covers drug dependents who surrender and turn out to be mentally ill
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 Senate's counterpart measure suggests a different date, October 2018