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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

‘If we have nothing to hide, why make access to SALN extremely difficult?’

  MANILA, Philippines --- Opposition lawmakers at the House of Representatives were up in arms against the looming approval of a proposed resolution that would impose stricter rules on access to congressmen's statements of assets, liabilities, and net worth (SALNs).   They branded the proposal as a "suspicious" move that "negates the principles of transparency and accountability."   Albay 1st District Rep. Edcel Lagman urged his colleagues to block House Resolution No. (HR) 2467, which aims to make any request for SALN access and disclosure to have the approval of the majority in plenary session, which he said is "sought to be enforced for the first time...Keep on reading: ‘If we have nothing to hide, why make access to SALN extremely difficult?’.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 1st, 2019

Andaya seeks probe into ‘missing’ budget for Bangsamoro plebiscite

MANILA, Philippines – House Majority Leader Rolando Andaya Jr wants lawmakers to investigate why the budget needed for the plebiscite to ratify the Bangsamoro Organic Law (BOL) next month was allegedly not included in the proposed 2019 budget.  On Monday, January 14, Andaya slammed Department of Budget and Management (DBM) ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 14th, 2019

Gov’t can implement salary hike without 2019 budget – lawmakers

MANILA, Philippines – Ranking members of Congress told Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno that the government can still implement the 4th tranche of the salary hike for government workers even without the approval of the proposed P3.757-trillion budget for 2019. House Majority Leader Rolando Andaya Jr said the reenacted ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 8th, 2019

Andaya justifies review of draft spending bill

The worsening budget deficit of the government should prompt lawmakers to recognize that the proposed P3.8-trillion national budget for 2019 is "out of touch with reality," House Majority Leader Rolando Andaya Jr. said on Monday. At the same time, the Camarines Sur representative said Congress should "reexamine" the draft spending bill, which was still pending in the Senate after Andaya and other House members questioned "insertions" in the expenditure program submitted by Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno. Economic pinch "We are walking on a tightrope and we need a really good balancing act ... The numbers for 2018, as far as the country's fiscal deficit is concerned, do not loo...Keep on reading: Andaya justifies review of draft spending bill.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 8th, 2019

Makabayan lawmakers deny communist tag

On the eve of the 50th anniversary of the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP), the seven-member Makabayan bloc in the House of Representatives yesterday denied being communist “legal fronts.”.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 25th, 2018

Makabayan bloc joins calls to sack Diokno

The Makabayan bloc at the House of Representatives joined other lawmakers in urging President Rodrigo Duterte to fire Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno over alleged anomalous insertions and allocations in the…READ The post Makabayan bloc joins calls to sack Diokno appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsDec 24th, 2018

Senators meet in Jan over reconvening bicam to abolish Road Board

THE Senate majority bloc will meet in January to discuss a suggestion that the Senate and the House of Representatives reconvene the bicameral conference committee to further strengthen the abolition…READ The post Senators meet in Jan over reconvening bicam to abolish Road Board appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsDec 24th, 2018

Lawmakers raise P3-M reward to capture Batocabe s killers

BACOLOD, Philippines – The Visayan bloc in the House of Representatives raised at least P3 million in reward money for whoever could provide information that would lead to the arrest of the killers of AKO Bicol Representative Rodel Batocabe . Negros Occidental 3rd District Representative Alfredo Benitez, leader of the Visayan bloc, secured ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsDec 23rd, 2018

3 lawmakers got biggest pork | The Manila Times Online

FORMER House speaker Pantaleon Alvarez, former majority leader Rodolfo Farias and former appropriations committee chairman Karlo Nograles got the biggest budget allocations for pet public works projec.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsDec 12th, 2018

House approves charter change

Led by a supermajority dominated by administration allies, the House of Representatives on Tuesday voted to pass a resolution to amend the 1987 Constitution. In a session presided over by Deputy Speaker and Sorsogon Rep. Evelina Escudero, a total of 224 lawmakers voted in favor of Resolution of Both Houses No. 15, just five votes more than the required 219, or three-fourths of the total House membership of 292 required to amend the Charter. Hasty Twenty-two congressmen, mostly belonging to opposition groups like the leftist Makabayan bloc, the so-called Magnificent 7 and several belonging to the recognized minority group led by the House Minority Leader, Quezon Rep. Danilo Suare...Keep on reading: House approves charter change.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 11th, 2018

3 lawmakers got biggest ‘pork’

FORMER House speaker Pantaleon Alvarez, former majority leader Rodolfo Fariñas and former appropriations committee chairman Karlo Nograles got the biggest budget allocations for pet public works projects in their districts,…READ The post 3 lawmakers got biggest ‘pork’ appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated NewsDec 11th, 2018

99 lawmakers to get huge ‘pork’ – Andaya

House Majority Leader Rolando Andaya Jr. revealed on Friday that 99 lawmakers are set to get even bigger allocations than his congressional district in Camarines Sur and that of Speaker…READ The post 99 lawmakers to get huge ‘pork’ – Andaya appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsDec 8th, 2018

Lacson insists: It’s ‘pork’; a ‘blessed few’ to get more

Senator Panfilo Lacson is standing by his allegation that the P60 million allocated for each member of the House of Representatives in the proposed national budget is pork, saying a "blessed few" may even get more.   "They excised P20B from the 51.792B proposed national budget and appropriated P60M to each of their 297 members, probably more to a blessed few since a simple computation tells me there is an excess of 2.17B," Lacson said in a text message on Thursday.   "If that isn't pork, tell me what is?" he said.   Lacson issued the statement when sought for comment on House Majority Leader Rolando Andaya, Jr.'s statement that the funds for lawmakers...Keep on reading: Lacson insists: It’s ‘pork’; a ‘blessed few’ to get more.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 29th, 2018

House Makabayan bloc demands full transparency on PH-China deal

      The Duterte administration has the obligation to fully disclose the government's agreements with China for a joint oil and gas exploration in the West Philippine Sea (WPS), progressive lawmakers from the House Makabayan bloc asserted Thursday. ACTS Teachers Reps. Antonio Tinio and France Castro, Gabriela Rep. Emmie de Jesus, and Kabataan Rep. Sarah Elago called for a "full transparency" on the 29 agreements. President Rodrigo Duterte and Chinese President Xi Jinping witnessed the signing of said deals during the latter's two-day visit in the Philippines on Monday to Tuesday. READ:PH, China sign MOU on oil and gas development, 28 other deals "...Keep on reading: House Makabayan bloc demands full transparency on PH-China deal.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 22nd, 2018

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