Budget deliberations for the proposed 2019 Php 3.757 trillion National Expenditure Program (NEP) are expected to resume after Malacañang and the House of Representatives finally reached a compromised over the cash-based budgeting scheme.
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For Senator Panfilo “Ping” Lacson, the reason behind the opposition of members of the House of Representatives toward shifting to a cash-based budget is simple: They stand to lose “pork.”
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The administration’s second tax reform package which aims to lower corporate income taxes (CIT) and modernize incentives was sponsored before the plenary of the House of Representatives on Tuesday.
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A reenacted budget will revive the so-called "Arroyonomics" infamous for playing fast and loose with public funds, Sen. Risa Hontiveros said on Tuesday.
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Senate Minority Leader Frank Drilon on Tuesday described the suspension of budget deliberations and talks of a reenacted budget “foolish and counter-productive.”
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The House of Representatives has approved on second reading the proposed institutionalization of the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps).
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The Senate unanimously backed cash-based budgeting, countering the House of Representatives on the issue.
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Speaker Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo is too busy with her work in the House of Representatives, that she could not possibly dip her hand in the scuffle between two factions of ruling party PDP-Laban, party President Senator Aquilino “Koko”…
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After seemingly contradicting itself not once but twice, can the House of Representatives under Speaker Gloria Arroyo still be trusted, particularly on Charter change?
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Senator Ralph Recto on Thursday sought an inquiry into the state of fisheries sector so that permanent solutions, and not just "stop gap" measures, will be formulated to guarantee steady supply of fish.
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No amount of sugarcoating will hide the fact that there will likely be pork barrel funds for members of the House of Representatives in the national budget for 2019.
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The House of Representatives on Tuesday approved on second reading the rice tariffication bill, which would help ease inflation and lower the price of the food staple.
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Speaker Gloria Macapagal Arroyo on Tuesday (August 7) has filed a resolution expressing the intent of the House of Representatives to vote separately with the Senate in amending the 1987 Constitution when they convene into a Constituent…
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This early, the proposed national budget for 2019 may be mangled beyond recognition, just so members of the House of Representatives can get their "pork barrel" funds.
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The ruling administration party, Partido Demokratiko Pilipino – Lakas ng Bayan (PDP Laban) is gearing up in preparation for next year’s mid-term polls despite a reported division among members over the leadership shift in the House of…
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Sen. Panfilo Lacson sounded the alarm Friday evening against possible pork in the House of Representatives under Rep. Gloria Arroyo's leadership.
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Toilet issues are "not petty matters," but important in satisfying the public’s need for healthy living, Senator Grace Poe said on Friday.
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The House of Representatives recently approved on final reading the “Anti-Privatization of Public Hospitals, Health Facilities and Health Services Act.”
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The House of Representatives' ways and means committee on Thursday approved "in principle" the second package of the Duterte administration's Comprehensive Tax Reform Package (CTRP), which aims to lower the corporate income tax (CIT) and…
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It took only a day for Davao del Norte Rep. Pantaleon “Bebot” Alvarez to move on following the controversial July 23 leadership scuffle that ousted him as Speaker of the House of Representatives.
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Speaker Gloria Macapagal Arroyo on Wednesday agreed that members of the Senate and the House of Representatives should vote separately if they decide to convene into a Constituent Assembly (Con-Ass) to amend the 1987 Constitution.
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Senator Cynthia Villar doesn’t seem to be impressed with Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte’s political party, Hugpong ng Pagbabago (HNP), even if the presidential daughter is emerging to be a force to be reckoned with in politics.