The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) modernization program is getting an extra P8 billion in 2021 to restore the bulk of program funds earlier “repurposed” for the fight against Covid-19, Deputy Speaker and Surigao del Sur Rep. Johnny…
Rep. Johnny Pimentel
House Deputy Speaker and Surigao del Norte 2nd District Rep. Johnny Pimentel was supposed to be present at Batasang Pambansa on the day of President Duterte's SONA.
An official of the House of Representatives has called for the creation of a “strategic national reserve” of critical medical supplies to ensure that life-saving pharmaceuticals, devices and equipment get to those who need them most during…
An official of the House of Representatives has warned over the inevitable down trend in the tourism sector this year as the country stands to lose up to 1.2 million Chinese visitors due to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.
Amid the novel coronavirus outbreak, the Philippines’ booming tourism industry will likely take a hit from the slump in the number of Chinese visitors in the months ahead, House Deputy Speaker and Surigao del Sur Rep. Johnny Pimentel said…
The chiefs of the Philippine National Police (PNP) and the Public Attorney’s Office (PAO) have backed the creation of a new armed marshals service to protect members of the judiciary, according to one of the proponents, Deputy Speaker and…
Local government units are poised to get an additional P5.6 billion in 2020, representing their 40 percent share in government revenues from mining and forestry, Deputy Speaker and Surigao del Sur Rep. Johnny Pimentel said on Sunday.
Supreme Court Chief Justice Diosdado Peralta’s call for the establishment of a new agency patterned after the United States Marshals Service (USMS) has drawn the support of Deputy Speaker and Surigao del Sur Rep. Johnny Pimentel.
House Deputy Speaker and Surigao del Sur Rep. Johnny Pimentel on Tuesday backed calls for a House inquiry into the looming fee increases for Automated Teller Machines (ATM), following the move of bank regulators to lift a six-year freeze.
Amid a nationwide dengue surge, Congress is counting on the Department of Health (DOH) to release its report on the impact of Dengvaxia, Surigao del Sur Rep. Johnny Pimentel said Sunday.
Marinduque Rep. Lord Allan Velasco believed that some elitist politicians are behind the supposed smear campaign against him to derail his speakership bid this coming 18th Congress.
The camp Marinduque Rep. Lord Allan Velasco said there was “no formal agreement” on the proposed term-sharing between him and Taguig-Pateros Rep. Alan Peter Cayetano as far the speakership is concerned.
Reelected Surigao del Sur Rep. Johnny Pimentel on Saturday said he wants the country’s more than 430,000 hotel and restaurant workers to get 100 percent of the service charges collected by their employers.
Health and life insurance companies can no longer discriminate against Filipinos living with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) under the new AIDS Prevention and Control Law, Surigao del Sur Rep. Johnny Pimentel said on Tuesday.
After the passage of a bill extending to 105 days paid maternity leave benefit for working mothers, Surigao del Sur Rep. Johnny Pimentel said on Friday that fathers should also enjoy longer paternity leaves.
The Philippine National Police (PNP) on Friday expressed support for the measure seeking to recruit more women into police service.
Filipino workers in Kuwait who heed President Rodrigo Duterte’s call for them to come home may be redeployed to other foreign labor markets, should they still prefer to seek employment overseas, Surigao del Sur second-district Rep. Johnny…
Three committees of the House of Representatives have cleared the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) of wrongdoing after conducting an investigation into the multitrillion-peso power supply agreements (PSAs) of the Manila Electric Company…
Despite moves to pass a law to postpone the barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) elections in the lower house as swift as possible, Senate President Koko Pimentel still doubts that the measure can be passed before Congress adjourns for…
Surigao del Sur Rep. Johnny Pimentel hasn't forgotten his roots as a Liberal Party member even though he's now a proud stalwart of the ruling PDP-Laban.
The House of Representatives committee on good government and public accountability will reopen its inquiry into the Department of Health’s P3.5-billion dengue fever immunization drive following controversy about Dengvaxia’s safety and the…
The House of Representatives committee on good government and public accountability may investigate the alleged profiteering by senior executives in a stock trading scandal at the Social Security System, its chairman said on Sunday.
The national government has set aside P7 billion of its P3.767-trillion budget for 2018 to enable the National Food Authority to procure more unhusked rice or palay directly from local farmers for stockpiling, a lawmaker said on Sunday.