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THE House of Representatives passed on third and final reading the bill renewing the franchise granted to Rajah Broadcasting Network, Inc. (RBN), owned by businessman and presidential adviser Ramon “RJ” P. Jacinto.
THE P3.757-TRILLION Budget Bill for 2019 is unlikely to hurdle the House of Representatives ahead of the Oct. 12 recess.
A BILL granting additional pay to Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) employees on the night shift might encourage workers in other industries to demand similar benefits, a wage regulator said.
THE BILL expanding the definition of sexual harassment in the workplace or educational institutions has hurdled second reading at the House of Representatives.
THE TRUTH & Justice Coalition on Tuesday filed a complaint before the Office of the Ombudsman against House Majority Leader Rolando G. Andaya Jr. and his wife over alleged dishonesty in their Statement of Assets, Liabilities and Networth (SALN).
IN WHAT MAY be the last chapter of a long and complicated political career, House Speaker Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo aims to fulfill what she regards as her mission now, or “our objective...to push for the President’s legislative agenda.”
THE House Ways and Means Committee approved on Monday a substitute bill imposing a variable royalty on mining margins of 1-5% for firms outside designated mineral reservations, softening the Department of Finance’s (DoF) draft bill which had called for a 5% royalty on gross output on miners everywhere.
THE House of Representatives on Monday approved on third and final reading the “Tulong-Trabaho” bill that will provide free technical-vocational education and training (TVET).
A BILL imposing stiffer penalties on “flying voters” has been filed at the House of Representatives ahead of the midterm elections in 2019.
A BILL exempting small-scale miners from tax on gold sales to the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) has hurdled second reading at the House of Representatives.
HOUSE Speaker Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo on Thursday urged the government’s economic managers to work “faster” in addressing inflation.
THE BUREAU of Customs (BoC) surpassed its collection target for the eighth straight month in September, Commissioner Isidro S. Lapeña told lawmakers in the House of Representatives on Monday.
THE PROPOSED Expanded Maternity Leave bill cleared the Bicameral Conference Committee on Monday with the two chambers agreeing to 105 days of leave for qualified female workers.
THE Bicameral Conference Committee tasked to reconcile versions of the increased paid maternity leave bill will begin its work on Monday with a target to ratify the bill ahead of the congressional break.
THE Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) is expected to launch a feasibility study for the Pampanga Delta Development Program (PDDP) by Oct. 11, Speaker Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo said.
THE House Committee on Ways and Means on Wednesday deferred consideration of the proposed mining tax reform as the positions of the Department of Finance (DoF) and the mining industry are currently irreconcilable.
SENATORS ON Wednesday weighed in on an alleged “Red October” destabilization plot involving the political opposition, with the minority leader dismissing the alleged plot as a “fantasy tale taken from a Tom Clancy thriller.”
REPRESENTATIVE Edcel C. Lagman of the first district of Albay challenged the validity of the House Justice Committee’s decision to dismiss the consolidated impeachment complaints against Chief Justice Teresita Leonardo-de Castro and six other Supreme Court Associate Justices for lack of votes.
THE House of Representatives is committed to have the 2019 budget bill approved on third reading before Congress adjourns on Oct. 12, Speaker Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo said.
PRESIDENT Rodrigo R. Duterte’s trust and approval ratings fell considerably in a September poll by Pulse Asia released on Tuesday.
THE HOUSE of Representatives Ways and Means Committee on Monday raced to tackle more of the Executive’s proposed tax reforms in a bid to approve as many of them as possible before lawmakers turn their attention to preparations for next year’s midterm elections, this time focusing on making capital income and financial intermediary taxes simpler, fairer and more efficient.
SPEAKER Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo said she is supporting the speedy passage of environmental measures such as restrictions on the use of plastic.
A PROPOSAL to give government a bigger share in mining revenues goes back to square one, as House Speaker Gloria M. Arroyo on Thursday asked the Department of Finance (DoF) to submit a new draft that would consider inputs from miners.
The Commission on Higher Education (CHEd) has agreed to remove the service requirement for beneficiaries of free tuition in government schools from the Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) of the Universal Access to Quality Tertiary Education Act of 2017.
MALACAÑANG said it will implement any decision by the Office of the Ombudsman on the complaints filed against Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) Assistant Secretary Esther Margaux J. Uson.
THE Philippines is running the risk of losing mining investors if the government passes the bill raising the mining excise tax to 5% from 2% under the second package of the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) law, according to the Chamber of Mines of the Philippines (CoMP).
FROM the drug war to the economy, “Democracy and Governance” has been challenged today to the point that now warrants upholding the truth, resource speakers said in a forum on Thursday with that theme.
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