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LIST: Duterte's priority bills in SONA 2019

Jul 22, 2019 - 11:38 PM

These are a mix of new proposals and laws he had sought for a long time

SONA 2019. President Rodrigo Duterte delivers the State of the Nation Address on July 22, 2019, during the opening of the 18 Congress. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Duterte didn't lobby enough, only 5 of 18 priority bills became laws

Jul 03, 2018 - 9:00 AM

(UPDATED) In two years, President Rodrigo Duterte has convened the Legislative-Executive Development Advisory Council only 4 times

DISTRACTED? Thirteen bills prioritized by President Rodrigo Duterte in his first two SONAs remain pending in both the House and the Senate. Illustration by Alejandro Edoria/Rappler

Malacañang: Alvarez is our ally, squabble with Sara has no effect on pet bills

Feb 24, 2018 - 4:50 PM

But Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque has declined to comment further on the rift between House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez and presidential daughter Sara Duterte-Carpio

PUSHING THE CONVERSATION:  Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez stresses that he is pushing charter change to help President Rodrigo Duterte realize his four major campaign promises: to go after illegal drugs, reduce crime, fight corruption, and install a federal form of government. Photo courtesy of the House of Representatives

Duterte to MILF: BBL still a priority

Sep 05, 2017 - 3:18 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte tells MILF leaders that he will talk to Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III and Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez about the passage of the BBL

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte meets with Moro Islamic Liberation Chair Al Haj Murad Ebrahim during a meeting at the Malacañan Palace on September 4, 2017. Also joining Murad are Bangsamoro Transition Commission Chair Ghazali Jaafar, and Moro Islamic Liberation Front peace implementing panel Chair Mohagher Iqbal. ROLANDO MAILO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Ledac agrees to pass federalism, national ID bills by December

Aug 30, 2017 - 7:20 PM

The two bills along with 12 others are classified as urgent by the Ledac Executive Committee

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Jul 24, 2017 - 1:54 PM

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FULL TEXT: Let us legislate for the future generation – Alvarez

Jul 24, 2017 - 12:33 PM

Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez admits that the previous House session was marked with unprecedented challenges

HOUSE PRIORITIES. Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez delivers his speech as he opened the 2nd regular session of the 17th Congress. Photo by Rappler

House prioritizes BBL, bills on same-sex civil unions, gov’t reorganization

Jul 24, 2017 - 11:22 AM

UPDATED Speaker Alvarez presents this year s House agenda

HOUSE PRIORITIES. Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez reopens the session on July 24. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

No death penalty law before Duterte's 2nd SONA – Sotto

Apr 06, 2017 - 1:30 PM

Among those eyed to be passed by June 2017 are bills on the coco levy trust fund free internet in public places and free higher education

1st Ledac meeting takes up tax reform, salary hike for military

Jan 31, 2017 - 3:37 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte emphasizes security concerns at the first full Ledac meeting under his administration

LEDAC CONVENED. President Rodrigo Duterte presides over the Legislative-Executive Development Advisory Council (LEDAC) Meeting at the State Dining Room of Malacañang Palace on January 30, 2017. Photo by King Rodriguez/Presidential Photo

LIST: Priority bills of the Duterte administration

Sep 15, 2016 - 4:21 PM

To aid the passage of these bills the Duterte administration aims to convene the Legislative Executive Development Advisory Council every two months

CABINET MEETING. President Rodrigo Duterte presides over the 6th Cabinet Meeting in Malacañang State Dining Room on September 14, 2016. Photo by Albert Alcain/PPD

16th Congress adjourns: Which bills endorsed by Aquino did it pass?

Feb 07, 2016 - 3:24 PM

Not passing the proposed Bangsamoro law the FOI Act and anti political dynasty bill doesn t mean Congress wasn t working hard in the last 3 years

NEW HOPE. The house opens anew with its period of interpellation on the passage of the Bangsamoro Basic Law at the second regular session of the 16th Congress at the House of Representatives in Quezon City on Tuesday, June 2. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

FULL TEXT: Belmonte details House priority bills

Jul 27, 2015 - 1:15 PM

Speaker Feliciano Belmonte Jr reiterates his call to amend the restrictive economic provisions of the 1987 Constitution

Passage of FOI bill 'just around the corner'

Aug 04, 2014 - 5:02 PM

But the committee has yet to produce a consolidated version of all FOI bills filed in the House of Representatives

FOI, Bangsamoro among Aquino's priority bills

Jul 30, 2014 - 6:10 PM

The list transmitted to the House of Representatives contains bills pertaining to the 2015 budget DAP investments the Philippine territories peace and order among others

5th FOI SNUB. Still no mention of the freedom of information bill in President Aquino's 5th State of the Nation Address. Photo by Francis Malasig/EPA

What happened to priority bills from SONA 2013? Not much

Jul 26, 2014 - 8:15 AM

In his 2013 State of the Nation Address President Aquino 11 bills to pass and laws to review and amend immediately See the status of each one year on

'Bangsamoro law first; not FOI, anti-dynasty bills'

May 05, 2014 - 7:37 PM

Malacañang the Senate and the House do not count the freedom of information and anti political dynasty bills as priority The President has higher priorities in his plate the Palace says

PRIORITIES. Leaders of both chambers of Congress met Monday, May 5, to set their agenda until June, before the 1st regular session of the 16th Congress ends. File photo by Rappler

Gov't to push land use, fiscal incentive bills in 16th Congress

Feb 12, 2013 - 2:17 PM

Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Arsenio Balisacan says both measures will be refiled once Congress reopens in June

ECONOMY AND ELECTRICITY. Socio-economic planning chief Arsenio Balisacan stresses the need to put up new power plants. Photo by Malacañang bureau

Status of Aquino's priority bills

Aug 05, 2012 - 2:20 PM

President Aquino s priority bills are rotting in Congress

Lip service? Aquino's 'priority' bills rot in Congress

Aug 05, 2012 - 12:56 PM

Less than a year left in the 15th Congress only 4 out of 26 priority measures of President Aquino have become laws