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House lawmakers dismayed over Mariano rejection mull bolting out of majority bloc

House lawmakers dismayed over Mariano rejection mull bolting out of majority bloc.....»»

Category: newsSource: manilatimes_net manilatimes_netSep 6th, 2017

House lawmakers dismayed over Mariano rejection mull bolting out of majority bloc

House lawmakers dismayed over Mariano rejection mull bolting out of majority bloc.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsSep 6th, 2017

24 opposition lawmakers get zero infrastructure funding in 2018 budget

MANILA, Philippines – The era of zero pet project for opposition lawmakers has returned. Some 24 members of the House of Representatives, the majority of them from the opposition bloc, will not get any infrastructure projects for their districts or beneficiaries in the newly-signed budget for 2018. President Rodrigo Duterte signed the P3.767 trillion budget […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsDec 19th, 2017

Arroyo orders recall of ex-lawmakers No. 8 car plates

MANILA, Philippines – Speaker Gloria Macapagal Arroyo wants former lawmakers to return protocol license plates with the number 8 issued to them when they were still in office. House Majority Leader Rolando Andaya relayed Arroyo’s order during the plenary session on Wednesday, November 14.  Andaya read the memorandum ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsNov 14th, 2018

Trump’s drubbing should jolt Duterte

Democrats wrested back control Tuesday of the US House of Representatives, even if they failed to break the Republicans’ shaky majority in the Senate, according to early returns in the US midterm election that saw rejection of President Trump’s divisive politics......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 8th, 2018

House ethics probe looms over lawmaker John Bertiz

MANILA, Philippines – ACTS-OFW Representative John Bertiz's own allies are eyeing an ethics complaint against him following the backlash over his recent controversial actions caught on video. No less than House Minority Leader Danilo Suarez said that the more than 44 lawmakers in his bloc are already set ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsOct 1st, 2018

Makabayan bloc wants annual commemoration of First Quarter Storm

MANILA, Philippines – Progressive lawmakers in the Makabayan bloc filed a bill to declare January 26 as the anniversary of the First Quarter Storm.  The following legislators filed House Bill (HB) No. 8271 on Thursday, September 20, the eve of the 46th anniversary of the declaration of Martial Law ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsSep 20th, 2018

Fariñas, Alvarez deny ‘parking’ money for lawmakers in 2019 budget

MANILA, Philippines – The former leadership of the House of Representatives denied accusations that more than P51 billion was “parked” in infrastructure allocations under the proposed 2019 budget that would supposedly be used later by favored lawmakers. Ousted speaker Pantaleon Alvarez and former majority leader Rodolfo Fariñas both ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsSep 20th, 2018

Makabayan on pork barrel : Lawmakers fighting over people s money

MANILA, Philippines – Progressive lawmakers from the Makabayan bloc slammed the House leadership and committee on appropriations chairperson Karlo Nograles for feuding over the "pork barrel" in the proposed P3.757-trillion budget for 2019. "The Makabayan bloc denounced the ongoing fight over the P55-billion pork barrel between the Duterte and Arroyo ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsSep 19th, 2018

Lawmakers realign P51 billion in DPWH funds to other agencies

MANILA, Philippines – Lawmakers agreed to realign to other government agencies a total of P51.792 billion originally earmarked for various infrastructure projects under the  proposed P555.7-billion budget  of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) for 2019.  On Tuesday, September 18, House Majority Leader Rolando Andaya moved to convene ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsSep 18th, 2018

Fariñas bloc takes Suarez minority leadership row to SC

MANILA, Philippines – Former House majority leader Rodolfo Fariñas made good on his promise to go to the Supreme Court (SC) to contest the minority leadership of Quezon 3rd District Representative Danilo Suarez.  Fariñas, who represents Ilocos Norte 1st District, sent reporters on Wednesday, September 12, a copy of his ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsSep 12th, 2018

House probe sought into NFA’s alleged misuse of rice funds

MANILA, Philippines – Progressive lawmakers in the Makabayan bloc are seeking a congressional investigation into the National Food Authority (NFA) for diverting ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsAug 31st, 2018

Plan to legalize rice smugglers’ operations hit

Lawmakers from the opposition bloc in the House of Representatives deplored yesterday the “stupidity” displayed by Department of Agriculture (DA) officials led by Secretary Emmanuel Piñol in proposing plans to import more rice and fish as well as legalize rice smuggling. Source link link: Plan to legalize rice smugglers’ operations hit.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsAug 30th, 2018

Plan to legalize rice smugglers’ operations hit

Lawmakers from the opposition bloc in the House of Representatives deplored yesterday the “stupidity” displayed by Department of Agriculture (DA) officials led by Secretary Emmanuel Piñol in proposing plans to import more rice and fish as well as legalize rice smuggling......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 29th, 2018

Makabayan bloc wants House probe into Zamboanga City rice crisis

MANILA, Philippines – Progressive lawmakers in the Makabayan bloc want the House of Representatives to investigate the rice shortage in Zamboanga City that led to a state of calamity.  The following lawmakers filed House Resolution (HR) No. 2108 on Wednesday, August 29: ACT Teachers Representatives Antonio Tinio and ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsAug 29th, 2018

What the impeachment complaint against SC justices will have to hurdle

Four opposition lawmakers have filed an impeachment complaint against the seven sitting Supreme Court associate justices who voted to grant the quo warranto petition against former chief justice Maria Lourdes Sereno. The complaint comes as a surprise as majority of the lower house is allied with the same administration that called for Sereno’s ouster. Reps. […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsAug 24th, 2018

Makabayan bloc wants overhaul of 2019 proposed budget

Lawmakers from the Makabayan bloc on Wednesday called for an overhaul of the proposed 2019 national budget, which they rejected over apparent cuts on funds for social services. "We reject the budget that was submitted by the President to this house," ACT Teachers Representative Antonio Tinio said during a press briefing. "We call for an overhaul, and for an increase in the specific sectors and departments," he added. According to Tinio, their decision was based on cuts on government's budget for education, health, and housing. "We reject it because of the huge cuts in basic social services, sa education, health, housing, at iba pa, sa kawalan ng disenteng sweldo para sa k...Keep on reading: Makabayan bloc wants overhaul of 2019 proposed budget.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 15th, 2018

Budget spat puts in doubt Palace clout in House

OPPOSITION of the House of Representatives majority bloc to the P3.757-trillion proposed 2019 national budget caught Malacañang by surprise, at a time a newly installed leadership has just settled down in the chamber and with preparations for the May mid-term elections next year soon under way. The post Budget spat puts in doubt Palace clout in House appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsAug 13th, 2018

New budget system bucked

ALL members of the House of Representatives are against the cash-based system of budgeting and spending being pushed by the Department of Budget and Management (DBM). This was according to Majority Leader Rolando Andaya Jr. who said one of the concerns of the lawmakers is that the system could deprive….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsAug 9th, 2018

Lawmakers Worry Over P3.757-T 2019 Cash-Based Budget

MANILA — Several lawmakers have expressed concern over the proposed PHP3.757-trillion cash-based budget for 2019, which contained “budget cuts” and is slightly lower than this year’s PHP3.767-trillion, House Majority Leader Rolando Andaya said on Wednesday. Emerging from an all-member caucus, Andaya said some lawmakers even suggested to return the budget to the Department of Budget […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsAug 9th, 2018

33 lawmakers denounce arrest warrants vs Liza Maza, 3 others

MANILA, Philippines – A total of 33 lawmakers signed a resolution expressing the “utmost concern” of the House of Representatives over the issuance of arrest warrants against former party-list representatives Liza Maza, Rafael Mariano, Satur Ocampo, and Teddy Casiño.  House Resolution 2064 was primarily filed on Thursday, August ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsAug 9th, 2018