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Congress resumes session today

Congress resumes session today.....»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsNov 6th, 2016

President Duterte’s first SONA today

President Duterte delivers his first State of the Nation Address (SONA) today, the 25th day of his administration, before a joint session of Congress at the Batasan. Like his Inaugural Address in Mala.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsJul 24th, 2016

President Duterte’s first SONA today

President Duterte delivers his first State of the Nation Address (SONA) today, the 25th day of his administration, before a joint session of Congress at the Batasan......»»

Category: newsSource:  mb.com.phRelated NewsJul 24th, 2016

An independent Philippine Senate

  THE next time Congress meets in session, it will be the 18th Congress, with an entirely new mem­bership of district congressmen and party-list representatives in the House elected last May 13, although many of them were also members of the 17th Congress. As for the Senate, 12 are holdovers from the previous body and […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsMay 18th, 2019

Fresh reform impetus seen in poll results

DOMINATION of the Senate race by bets endorsed by or associated with President Rodrigo R. Duterte promises to revive the impetus for reforms in his last three years in office, analysts agreed on Tuesday, and Malacañang lost no time in listing prompt approval of the P4.1-trillion 2020 national budget and a shift to a federal form of government among its priorities for the 18th Congress that opens its first regular session on July 22......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsMay 15th, 2019

NEDA lists priority bills for 18th Congress

As the country elects new lawmakers today, the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) has identified several priority measures to be proposed for inclusion in the legislative agenda......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 13th, 2019

Party-list (mis)representatives

Many of those claiming to represent these marginalized sectors do not belong to these sectors and are members of well-entrenched political dynasties and special interest groups. Some have been implicated in corruption investigations while others have been known to promote special business interests. They are among the 59 party-list representatives occupying seats in Congress today. The post Party-list (mis)representatives appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

Category: newsSource:  bulatlatRelated NewsMay 7th, 2019

PSL officials, players grace PSA Forum

Officials of the Philippine Super Liga (PSL) and reigning back-to-back Grand Prix champion Petron are coming over as guests in an all-volleyball session of the Philippine Sportswriters Association (PSA) Forum today at the Amelie Hotel-Manila......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 6th, 2019

Senate Will Prioritize Passage of 2019 Budget

Senator Loren Legarda, Chair of the Senate Committee on Finance, today said that the Senate will prioritize the passage of the proposed 2019 national budget when session resumes on Monday, January 14. Read More........»»

Category: newsSource:  filipinoexpressRelated NewsApr 28th, 2019

PSA guests

The two newly-appointed coaches of the national volleyball teams get to reveal their plans and programs as they join top officials of the Larong Volleyball sa Pilipinas Inc. (LVPI) as special guests in the first session of the Philippine Sportswriters Association (PSA) Forum for the year 2017 today at Shakey’s Malate......»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsJan 16th, 2017

Nation: Congress outlines key measures in brief session

THE SENATE is expected to tackle within the next two months a number of key measures under President Rodrigo R. Duterte's administration, including the emergency powers to address traffic, amendments to the Anti-Money Laundering Act (AMLA) and the expanded Sotto law on the rights of the media......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsJan 15th, 2017

‘I think it was Russia’ – CNN News

President-elect Donald Trump said for the first time Wednesday he believes Russia was responsible for hacking ahead of the election but contemptuously rejected allegations that Moscow mounted a campaign to compromise him. In his first news conference since winning the election, a combative Trump made clear he will not mute his style when he is inaugurated in nine days. He lashed out at media and political foes alike in a bravura performance. The Trump Tower press conference confirmed the President-elect's deep desire to quickly assert power once he's sworn in. He insisted on moving speedily &'8212; too speedily for some Republicans in Congress &'8212; to replace Obamacare. He also pledged swift action on building a wall along the border with Mexico and nominating a new Supreme Court justice. But it's also clear Trump will take office amid persistent questions about his relationship with Russia. While Trump was at the podium, his nominee to become secretary of state, Rex Tillerson, faced tough questions on Capitol Hill about whether the incoming administration will view Russia with sufficient skepticism. At the news conference, Trump finally conceded he believes Russian President Vladimir Putin's intelligence agencies were behind hacks on Democratic computers ahead of the election but argued that wouldn't happen again. &'8220;I think it was Russia,&'8221; Trump said. Putin &'8220;should not be doing it. He won't be doing it. Russia will have much greater respect for our country when I am leading it than when other people have led it.&'8221; Trump, who has vowed to improve relations with Russia despite some Republican opposition, said he did not know if he would get along with Putin and noted it's possible he won't. But he could not resist a swipe at his defeated Democratic election rival, Hillary Clinton. &'8220;Do you honestly believe Hillary would be tougher on Putin than me?&'8221; he asked. He added that Russia is not the only nation that hacks US targets and accused Democrats of not having sufficient cybersecurity programs. The news conference opened with the incoming White House press secretary, Sean Spicer, slamming a &'8220;political witch hunt&'8221; following reports that Russian operatives claim to have compromising personal and financial information about Trump. Vice President-elect Mike Pence also criticized the media before introducing Trump, who kept up his criticism of US intelligence. &'8220;I must say that I want to thank a lot of the news organizations here today because they looked at that nonsense that was released by maybe the intelligence agencies,&'8221; Trump said. He said any such move by the agencies would be a &'8220;tremendous blot on their record.&'8221; &'8220;A thing like that should never have been written, it should never have been had and it certainly should have never been released,&'8221; Trump said. The news conference follows exclusive reporting by CNN on Tuesday that classified documents presented last week to President Barack Obama and Trump included the allegations about Russia. The allegations were presented in a two-page synopsis that was appended to a report on Russian interference in the 2016 election and drew in part from memos compiled by a former British intelligence operative, whose past work US intelligence officials consider credible. Intel chiefs presented Trump with claims of Russian efforts to compromise him 01:38 The FBI is investigating the credibility and accuracy of these allegations, which are based primarily on information from Russian sources, but has not confirmed many essential details in the memos about Trump. The news conference, delayed from December, was scheduled for Trump to outline how he will address questions about possible conflicts-of-interest related to his vast business empire. Trump appeared beside a large pile of files he claimed were pertinent to the companies that are going to be placed in a trust to be run by his sons. He reiterated that he doesn't plan to release his tax returns, saying they are under audit and don't include relevant information After taking a handful of questions, Trump turned the event over to Sheri Dillon, an attorney who was on hand to discuss Trump's business interests. She said Trump planned to put in place a structure that will &'8220;completely isolate him from the management of the company.&'8221; &'8220;He further instructed that we build in protections that will assure the American people that the decisions that he makes and the actions he takes as President are for their benefit and not to support his financial interests,&'8221; she said. Trump will place all his financial and business assets in a trust, Dillon said. The Trump Organization, meanwhile, will not enter into any new deals abroad and all domestic deals will be subject to a heavy vetting process. The firm will also appoint a new ethics officer, she said. The President-elect has also terminated a number of deals set to close shortly, a step that had cost him millions of dollars, she said. Dillon argued that the decision had been made not to put all Trump's assets in a blind trust or to divest of all his assets because it would be impractical. She also said that Trump should not be forced to destroy the business that he had built up. &'8220;President Trump can't unknow he owns Trump Tower,&'8221; Dillon said, explaining why a blind trust would not be a workable solution to addressing conflicts of interest issues while he is President. Dillon said Trump would take other actions to avoid the appearance of a conflict over the Emoluments Clause [&'].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanaoexaminerRelated NewsJan 12th, 2017

Butch at PSA forum

Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) chairman William ‘Butch’ Ramirez perks up the final edition of the Philippine Sportswriters Association (PSA) Forum for the year 2016 as he serves as special guest of the weekly session today at Shakeyâ€.....»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsDec 12th, 2016

House reopens probe today with Dayan as witness

MANILA, Philippines – The House of Representatives will reopen today its investigation on the alleged links of Sen......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 23rd, 2016

Iqbal to Congress on BBL passage: don't fail us - Davao Today

Iqbal to Congress on BBL passage: don't fail us - Davao Today.....»»

Category: newsSource:  googlenewsRelated NewsNov 11th, 2016

English Articles

The Supreme Court upheld a 90-day preventive suspension on Senator Joseph Victor Ejercito, a few days before Congress will resume its session on Monday......»»

Category: newsSource:  manila_shimbunRelated NewsNov 4th, 2016

A special dev’t program for Mindanao

MINDANAO today has possibly the best opportunity to catch up with the rest of the country. For the first time in our history, we have a president from Mindanao – Rodrigo Duterte of Davao City. The two chambers of Congress are led by Senate Presiden.....»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsNov 3rd, 2016

LGU initiatives

THEY never learn. The very same tragedy visited Bocaue, Bulacan, in the exact spot and family. It claimed lives and victims back then, so also today. The most obvious question being, how many more encores are required for Congress or the national governme.....»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsOct 22nd, 2016

House posts 88% record attendance

MANILA, Philippines - The House of Representatives has posted record attendance in the first 39 session days of the 17th Congress......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 20th, 2016

Football, volley up at Forum

MANILA, Philippines - Football, volleyball and the Asian Beach Games make up for a busy session of the Philippine Sportswriters Association Forum today at Sh.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 5th, 2016