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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

BBL ‘political settlement’ for MILF – Dimaporo

  A lawmaker from Mindanao on Wednesday said the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL), currently being harmonized by a Congress joint panel, is a "political settlement" for the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF). "If you ask me if this is for the Moro people, this is [a] political settlement for the MILF," Lanao del Norte 1st District Rep. Mohamad Khalid Dimaporo said on the sidelines of the bicameral conference committee meetings on the BBL in Pasig City. He is also a part of the House contingent for the bicam. The lawmaker also said the Senate wants Bangsamoro parliament that would be controlled by the Mindanao rebel group. "Even look at the party system. This is what the Sena...Keep on reading: BBL ‘political settlement’ for MILF – Dimaporo.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 11th, 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

Unlike House, Senate backs cash-based 2019 budget

MANILA, Philippines – Unlike the House of Representatives, the Senate supports Malacañang's proposed cash-based budgeting for 2019. (READ: What is cash-based budgeting? ) Senate President Vicente Sotto III and Senate finance committee chairperson Loren Legarda relayed the chamber's position after an all-senators caucus was held on Tuesday, August 14. "The entire Senate, in ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated News21 hr. 43 min. ago

Lacson, Pangilinan still skeptical of Charter change despite Arroyo proposal

Two senatorsremained skeptical ofCharter change (Cha-cha) proposal even after Speaker Gloria Arroyo'slatest move to break the impasseon the issue. OnTuesday, Arroyo said that agreeing to the proposal to allow the House of Representatives and the Senate to vote separately would be the only way to move forward on Cha-cha. READ:Arroyo: House to vote separately from Senate on Cha-cha "Still a resounding no," Sen. Panfilo Lacson saidin text message when asked if the Senate would now consider Cha-cha after Arroyo's statement. "That's her statement now, yes," he said. "Once we have tied ourselves into adopting a joint resolution for a joint session with the HOR, there is no guarante...Keep on reading: Lacson, Pangilinan still skeptical of Charter change despite Arroyo proposal.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 1st, 2018

Arroyo wants House to work hand in hand with Senate for federalism

MANILA, Philippines – Unlike her ousted predecessor Pantaleon Alvarez, Speaker Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo wants to work closely with the Senate to pave the way for federalism. Negros Occidental 3rd District Representative Alfredo Benitez and Nueva Ecija 4th District Representative Magnolia Antonino made the statement in a news briefing they held ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJul 31st, 2018

Arroyo: House to work with Senate on charter change

Unlike her predecessor who said the House of Representatives would push Charter change for federalism with or without the Senate, new Speaker Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo said yesterday congressmen would work with senators on Cha-cha......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 25th, 2018

Bicam Approves Final Version of Bangsamoro Basic Law

The congressional bicameral conference committee on Wednesday night approved the final version of the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL), which was renamed as the Organic Law for the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao. The bicameral panel, under the leadership of House Majority Leader Rodolfo Fariñas and Senate Majority Leader Juan Miguel Zubiri, was able […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsJul 19th, 2018

Bicam panel OKs measure creating Bangsamoro Autonomous Region

  One year to the day of the submission of the draft measure to Congress, a bicameral panel approved on Wednesday night the final version of the Bangsamoro Organic Law that is seen as a crucial component to bringing peace and development to Mindanao.   The conference committee's report on the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) will be submitted to the Senate and the House of Representatives for ratification on July 23 before it is signed into law by President Rodrigo Duterte.   No date has been set for the signing.   The approval came after six days of marathon hearings marked by intense discussions that necessitated an intervention from the ...Keep on reading: Bicam panel OKs measure creating Bangsamoro Autonomous Region.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 19th, 2018

Bicam expected to approve reconciled BBL bill Tuesday

The bicameral conference committee on the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) is set to resume on Tuesday its discussions on the measure and approve Congress' reconciled versions of the bills. Jointly presided by House Majority Leader Rodolfo Farias and Senate Majority Leader Juan Miguel Zubiri, the bicameral panel is expected to end its debates on the disagreeing provisions of House Bill 6475 and Senate Bill 1717. The debates started on July 9 and suspended deliberations of the law's 18 articles past midnight last Friday, July 13. Farias earlier said they would immediately forward the reconciled BBL version to President Rodrigo Duterte for his consideration. If Duterte appro...Keep on reading: Bicam expected to approve reconciled BBL bill Tuesday.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 16th, 2018

PNP rejects Sotto request for De Lima to hold panel hearings

The Philippine National Police on Wednesday rejected the request of Senate President Vicente Sotto III to allow opposition Sen. Leila De Lima to conduct committee hearings while in detention at Camp Crame......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 11th, 2018

Bicam drops anti-dynasty provision in Bangsamoro bill

MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – The joint panel finalizing the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law has deleted the measure's anti-dynasty provision. Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon and 3 other members of the bicameral conference committee confirmed this to Rappler on Monday, July 9, during the first day of closed-door deliberations.  The contingent of ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJul 9th, 2018

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