The House of Representatives on Friday night approved on third and final reading a measure granting President Rodrigo Duterte the authority to expedite the processing and issuance of national and local permits, licenses, and certifications during national emergencies.
Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano is not keen on the Makabayan bloc’s proposal for the 305-member House of Representatives to vote on ABS-CBN’s franchise application even if it has been denied by the legislative franchises committee.
With committee deliberations on ABS-CBN’s franchise over, presidential son Davao City Rep. Paolo “Pulong” Duterte and Iglesia Ni Cristo (INC) are reportedly stepping up pressure on lawmakers to shut the media giant down for good.
Deputy Speaker and Pampanga Rep. Aurelio Gonzales Jr. is calling on the government to postpone the reopening of all public and private schools until a vaccine against Covid-19 is developed and made available in the country.
Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano is creating a congressional committee and another set of subcommittees that would enable House members to monitor from the safety of their homes how frontliners are fighting the virus war.
The House of Representatives on Wednesday adopted on second reading a measure seeking a one-year extension of the availability of the 2019 budget until next year.
The House of Representatives will hold marathon sessions, both in the plenary and committee level, to ensure passage of the P4.1 trillion national budget for 2020 before the end of the year, Majority Leader Martin Romualdez announced on Wednesday.
About 12 congressmen from regions affected by the dengue outbreak sought a private audience with Health Secretary Francisco Duque late Monday afternoon to discuss immediate and long-term solutions on the latest health emergency plaguing the country today.
The House leadership on Monday night agreed unanimously to donate a portion of their salary for relief operations in Batanes, which was rocked by deadly earthquakes early Saturday morning, Majority Leader Martin Romualdez said on Tuesday.
House Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano, Majority Leader Martin Romualdez and Minority Leader Benny Abante filed on Monday a resolution expressing the chamber’s sympathies for those affected by Saturday’s twin earthquakes in Batanes.
Albay Rep. Joey Salced thanked his colleagues for electing him chairman of the House committee on ways and means of the House of Representatives, vowing to enact legislation that would attract investments and create jobs.