Sen. Panfilo Lacson on Sunday appealed to fellow lawmakers to scrap at least for next year some P68 billion in funding for “skeleton projects,” local multi-purpose buildings that are tinged with corruption.
Senate President Tito Sotto on Friday expressed elation over the Gallup Global study placing the Philippines tied for 12th place among the safest countries in the world to live in.
On November 3, American voters will choose whether President Donald Trump will go on to a second term or if his Democratic challenger Joe Biden will take the helm at the White House.
Speaker Lord Allan Jay Velasco is considering changing some of the committee chairpersons in the House of Representatives even if the term sharing agreement he had with ousted Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano involved replacing only one chairman.
President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday asked lawmakers not to include him in the leadership squabble affecting the House of Representatives.
President Rodrigo Duterte never announced in a private meeting with lawmakers on September 29 when House Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano should resign to give way to Marinduque Rep. Lord Allan Jay Velasco, Politiko learned from someone who attended the talk.
Bayan Muna Partylist Rep. Carlos Zarate was among the 11 lawmakers who voted in favor of the Kapamilya network’s franchise renewal in the House.
Sen. Win Gatchalian shares the list of lawmakers on Twitter.
South Korea’s parliament was shut down on Thursday and a group of lawmakers were in self-quarantine as the country recorded more than 400 new coronavirus infections.
Lawmakers are having a hard time deciding which sectors should receive the highest allocations under the P162-billion stimulus package named Bayanihan to Recover as One bill, Senator Imee Marcos said Wednesday (August 19).
President Rodrigo Duterte urged lawmakers on Monday to pass the proposed Bayanihan 2 or the Bayanihan to Recover as One law to expedite the implementation of measures to address the coronavirus pandemic in the country.
Lawmakers have scored the Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) over its proposal to place a divider between the driver and its passenger before allowing back-riding couples to ply the roads again.
ABS-CBN won’t be back on air anytime soon after the House legislative franchises committee voted to deny its franchise application Friday (July 9).
One of the lawmakers leading the congressional hearings on ABS-CBN’s franchise wants its news and current affairs division shut down even though its newscasts’ reach has been limited since the network went off the air.
There will no longer be a “fashion show” in this year’s State of the Nation Address (SONA), Malacañang said Tuesday.
Zero out of three. This is how Sen. Panfilo Lacson views the fitness, qualification, and competence of Francisco Duque III to stay at the Department of Health’s helm.
Agusan del Norte Rep. Lawrence Fortun on Sunday said the anti-terrorism bill was “dead in the water” following a slew of retractions and withdrawal of support from some lawmakers.
They may fume all they want, but lawmakers who had some P84 billion in insertions in the 2020 national budget are still not likely to get their “pork” anytime soon, Sen. Panfilo Lacson said Sunday.
President Rodrigo Duterte has realigned nearly P31 billion worth of infrastructure projects– which lawmakers had hoped to spend on their pet initiatives– to boost local government units’ (LGUs) capacity to address the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) crisis, Politiko has learned.
At least 20 lawmakers who were physically present during Monday’s special session of Congress have placed under mandatory self-quarantine after having direct contact with House committee on appropriations chair Eric Yap who tested positive for COVID-19 virus on Wednesday.
US lawmakers scrambled Tuesday to seal a deal that buttresses the teetering economy by giving roughly $2 trillion to hospitals, businesses and ordinary Americans buckling under the strain of the coronavirus pandemic.
Lawmakers may not be able to bring back health workers who died battling the COVID19 threat, but they have done something to help their relatives, as well as other health workers still in the line of duty.