Newly-installed Speaker Lord Allan Velasco vowed Tuesday to restore the “sense of statesmanship” in the House of Representatives following a tense speakership battle with Taguig Rep. Alan Peter Cayetano.
MANILA – Several lawmakers are set to gather on Monday and elect Marinduque Rep. Lord Allan Velasco as Speaker of the House of Representatives.
House Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano has reaffirmed the House’s commitment to focus on the 2021 national budget and set aside other issues, effectively shelving discussions on constitutional amendments for the rest of the year.
Senator Richard Gordon is the most tardy legislator in the first regular session of the 18th Congress, records show.
House Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano on Wednesday renewed his call to the members of the 18th Congress to fast-track the passage of the bill that will create the Department of Disaster Resilience (DDR).
President Rodrigo Duterte still trusts Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) president and Chief Executive Officer Ricardo Morales despite the fresh corruption allegations hounding the agency, Senator Bong Go said Monday (July 27).
Sen. Panfilo Lacson on Monday debunked anew claims by some sectors that the anti-terrorism bill was railroaded amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
President Rodrigo Duterte will not certify the proposed Bayanihan to Recover as One Act as urgent “for now,” Malacañang said.
With very strong reservations. This was how Sen. Panfilo Lacson voted on Monday for the passage of a proposed measure seeking harsher punishment against perjury and false testimonies.
Cagayan de Oro City Rep. Rufus Rodriguez is asking Congress to grant shuttered a provisional franchise to ABS-CBN that’s valid until the end of the 18th Congress on June 30, 2022.
The Senate on Wednesday adopted a resolution “expressing the sense of the Senate” to allow ABS-CBN Corporation and its subsidiaries to operate beyond the expiration of its franchise.
Members of the 18th Congress may be sued for “grave inaction” if it will allow ABS-CBN’s franchise to expire next month without even setting the various bills and resolutions that were filed for hearing, Deputy Minority Floor Leader Carlos Zarate said.
Senator Grace Poe on Sunday urged fellow lawmakers to ensure that broadcasting network ABS-CBN would continue to operate while Congress is still deliberating on its franchise extension.
Top honchos of the ruling PDP Laban party in the House of Representatives have joined calls for the renewal of the legislative franchise of broadcast giant ABS-CBN.
Senate unveils brass marker for 18th Congress
President Rodrigo Duterte attended as a mentor in the baptism of Sara Kristina Velasco, daughter of Rep. Lord Allan Velasco, held at the Shangri-La Hotel in Makati City on Sunday.
The House of Representatives under the 18th Congress may set the record for the fastest budget deliberation in its history as congressmen are expected to approve the proposed P4.1-trillion budget for 2020 on final reading respectively this Friday.
Iginiit ni Senator Risa Hontiveros na mas open ang Senado ngayong 18th Congress sa divorce bill.
The National Unity Party (NUP) is confident that House Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano will heed to the term-sharing deal for Speakership earlier brokered by President Rodrigo Duterte.
The leadership of the National Unity Party (NUP) has vowed to uphold the term-sharing deal brokered by President Rodrigo Duterte for the House leadership this 18th Congress.
The Party-list Coalition Foundation, Inc. (PCFI) said it will await who will be recognized by the poll body as the qualified nominee of the embattled party-list group Duterte Youth.
The Commission on Elections wants 1-Pacman Rep. Mikee Romero why he allowed former National Youth Commission chairperson Ronald Gian Carlo Cardema join the party-list bloc in Congress.
Senator Panfilo Lacson is open to legalizing divorce in the country– provided that the party who initiated the proceedings can’t marry again.
The House leadership under Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano will ensure tighter coordination with the Palace and the Senate to avoid even a single presidential veto of bills to be approved by the 18th Congress, according to Majority Leader Martin Romualdez.