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Unlike in House, joint Senate panel rejects PCGG abolition

MANILA, Philippines – Unlike the House of Representatives, the Senate is not keen on abolishing the agency tasked to recover the billions of pesos plundered during the Marcos dictatorship, and transferring its powers to the Office of the Solicitor General (OSG). In their joint report on the strengthening of the ........»»

Category: newsSource: rappler rapplerJun 13th, 2018

House justice panel OKs bill giving PCGG s job to SolGen

MANILA, Philippines — The House Committee on Justice approved on Wednesday a substitute bill proposing the abolition of the Presidential Commission on Good G.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 6th, 2017

House panel approves PCGG abolition

House panel approves PCGG abolition.....»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  pepRelated NewsDec 6th, 2017

Unlike Senate, House panel stops using term 'extrajudicial killings' - GMA News

Unlike Senate, House panel stops using term 'extrajudicial killings' - GMA News.....»»

Category: newsSource:  googlenewsRelated NewsSep 18th, 2016

Solon claims victory vs PSAs

A LEFT leaning party-list congressman claimed victory yesterday after successfully making public the details of the alleged questionable seven power supply agreement (PSA) applications before the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC). Bayan Muna Party-List Rep. Carlos Zarate said the joint House panel inquiry on the matter made the people knowledgeable about….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsMay 30th, 2018

TO THE POINT: Halal BBL Assured, Yet Hangs

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 20 April) – Last Monday, April 16, the House joint panel, meeting to deliberate on the proposed amendments to the consolidated version of four proposals on the Bangsamoro Basic Law (House Bill Nos. 92, 6121, 6263 and 6475), shelved the consolidated version and adopted in toto HB 6475 – the […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsApr 20th, 2018

TO THE PONT: Halal BBL Assured, Yet Hangs

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 20 April) – Last Monday, April 16, the House joint panel, meeting to deliberate on the proposed amendments to the consolidated version of four proposals on the Bangsamoro Basic Law (House Bill Nos. 92, 6121, 6263 and 6475), shelved the consolidated version and adopted in toto HB 6475 – the […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsApr 20th, 2018

House panel approves Duterte-backed BBL version

While Muslim groups were holding a vigil, a joint committee of the House of Representatives approved yesterday the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law that President Duterte wants to implement for a lasting peace in Mindanao......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsApr 16th, 2018

Zuckerberg to face angry lawmakers as Facebook firestorm rages

WASHINGTON, D.C.: Amid a firestorm over Facebook’s data privacy scandal, Mark Zuckerberg appears before US lawmakers this week with mounting pressure for new regulations for social media platforms. The 33-year-old chief executive is expected to face a grilling before a Senate panel Tuesday, and follow up with an appearance in the House of Representatives the [...] The post Zuckerberg to face angry lawmakers as Facebook firestorm rages appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsApr 9th, 2018

Joint Senate panel OKs measure outlawing political dynasties in PH

A joint Senate committee has approved a proposed measure that would bar political dynasties in elective positions nationwide.   A total of 13 legislators endorsed on Wednesday evening Senate Bill No. 1765, the consolidated bill against political dynasties, which seeks to prohibit immediate and extended relatives from running for public office to succeed or replace a relative, or simultaneously serve with a relative in the same political jurisdiction.   Those who passed SB 1765 were Senate Minority Leader Frank Drilon, Senators Risa Hontiveros, Loren Legarda, Panfilo "Ping" Lacson, Grace Poe, Joseph Victor "JV" Ejercito, Paolo Benigno "Bam" Aquino IV, Nancy Binay, So...Keep on reading: Joint Senate panel OKs measure outlawing political dynasties in PH.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMar 22nd, 2018

Sereno not surprised over House panel approval of draft impeach case

  It came as no surprise for Chief Justice on-leave Maria Lourdes Sereno, who has been "eagerly" awaiting the House justice committee's approval of the articles of impeachment, as she prepares to face her looming impeachment trial before the Senate.   Lawyer Josa Deinla, one of the spokespersons of Sereno, said they already expected the decision of the House panel, which voted 33-1, ruling in favor of certifying the articles of impeachment against the country's top magistrate.   READ: House panel OKs articles of impeachment vs Sereno     "Hindi naman ikinagulat ng aming kampo kung ano yung narinig nating ulat sa committee on justic...Keep on reading: Sereno not surprised over House panel approval of draft impeach case.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMar 19th, 2018

LOOK: Why the House panel wants to impeach Sereno

MANILA, Philippines – The House justice committee on Monday, March 19, approved the articles of impeachment against Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno. The articles of impeachment are the formal set of charges the House will be presenting against Sereno once it faces the Senate, sitting as an impeachment court. In order for Sereno ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMar 19th, 2018

Transcript of Ambush Interview of Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III

March 14, 2018. On last night’s meeting with President Duterte SP Pimentel: Nagmeeting kami kagabi but it was about the BBL. We informed the president of the status in the Senate. Ang sabi ko, so far, so good, we are in the interpellation stage, unlike in the House nasa TWG stage pa sila. Q: Achievable…… link: Transcript of Ambush Interview of Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsMar 14th, 2018

Duterte ban sought under federalism

A university professor on Tuesday challenged proponents of federalism in Congress to bar President Duterte from running for President in the Federal Republic of the Philippines that they envisioned. "Ban Duterte, defend democracy," University of the Philippines assistant professor of political science Gene Lacza Pilapil said at a hearing called by the Senate committees on constitutional amendments and revision of codes and electoral reforms and people's participation. Pilapil addressed his challenge to President Duterte's PDP-Laban, members of the House of Representatives and the consultative committee on constitutional amendments during the eighth joint hearing on proposals to...Keep on reading: Duterte ban sought under federalism.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMar 14th, 2018

Prosecution panel readied

THE 11-man House prosecution panel is almost complete amid the looming impeachment trial of Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno in the Senate Impeachment Court. A House leader who refused to be named for lack of authority to speak on the matter said the election to the plenary of the 11-man….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsMar 11th, 2018

Enrile tapped as adviser in Sereno ouster trial

THE chairman of the House committee on justice yesterday named former Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile as private prosecution panel adviser, confirming reports that the former Senate leader will participate in the Lower Chamber’s mission to convict Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno in the Senate Impeachment Court. “[Former] Senate President….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsMar 11th, 2018

P750-M emergency fund for co-ops OKd

The bicameral conference committee on energy reconciled on Wednesday conflicting provisions of a bill seeking to provide electric cooperatives (ECs) a P750-million emergency and resiliency fund. During a hearing on Senate Bill 1461 and House Bill 7054, or the Electric Cooperatives Emergency and Resiliency Fund measures, the panel decided that the initial emergency fund for [...] The post P750-M emergency fund for co-ops OKd appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsMar 7th, 2018

House justice panel head girds for Sereno ouster trial in Senate

AHEAD of the scheduled voting this Thursday on the existence of probable cause to impeach Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno, the chairman of the House committee on justice has started picking the members of the 11-man House prosecution panel from more than 40 lawmakers-lawyers even as he declared that the….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsMar 4th, 2018

Pimentel: Senate seeking ‘solutions’ in marriage bill instead of outright divorce

SENATOR Aquilino Pimentel 3rd said on Wednesday that unlike their counterparts at the House of Representatives, the Senate preferred to look at proposed “solutions” in its version of the marriage bill rather than an outright divorce as the answer to a troubled union. “Kapag divorce kasi, ang iniisip natin eh yung American style na if [...] The post Pimentel: Senate seeking ‘solutions’ in marriage bill instead of outright divorce appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated NewsFeb 28th, 2018

Palace appeal: Consensus needed on Con-ass vote

The Senate and the House of Representatives must agree on how they should vote in a constituent assembly (Con-ass) so that amending the 1987 Constitution for a shift to federalism could proceed, Malacaang said on Tuesday as the senators insisted the representatives could not revise the Charter on their own. The senators have rejected joint voting on proposed amendments to the Constitution because they are outnumbered by the representatives, who, in turn, have decided to sit as a Con-ass and revise the Charter without the senators. The shift to federalism is a priority of President Duterte but the Senate-House stalemate has brought efforts to push the enterprise to a standstill....Keep on reading: Palace appeal: Consensus needed on Con-ass vote.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 23rd, 2018

Malacañang: Senate, House must reach consensus on joint voting impasse

MANILA, Philippines – Malacañang hopes the two chambers of Congress can discuss and agree on how to resolve the issue on joint voting, critical if the legislative is to move forward with the process to change the Constitution. "I think that's something that both houses of Congress must ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 23rd, 2018