Ungab upbeat on okay of 2020 budget

December 08, 2019
THE chairman of the House Committee on Appropriations yesterday said lawmakers agreed to do their best to approve the bicameral conference committee report on the proposed next year’s P4.1 trillion national budget tomorrow morning and ratify it on the same day.

Education probe urged

December 06, 2019
The lady House leader agreed that PISA, a student assessment of 15-year-old learners across 79 countries done by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), should be taken by all stakeholders as an opportunity to reflect on the current plight of the Philippine education system and respond to its needs.

House eyes okay of P4.1Tr national budget next week

December 03, 2019
Despite the inclement weather caused by Typhoon Tisoy that prompted Malacañang and the House of Representatives to suspend work Tuesday, Davao City Rep. Isidro Ungab, the panel chairman, said his one-on-one meetings with Sen. Sonny Angara, who chairs the Senate Committee on Finance, to reconcile the conflicting figures of next year’s national budget will push through.

Rally behind our athletes -- Romualdez

December 01, 2019
HOUSE Majority Leader and Leyte Rep. Martin Romualdez yesterday urged the public to continue rallying behind Filipino athletes and coaches competing in the 30th Southeast Asian Games (SEAG) as his colleagues called for an end to the blame game on issues tied to the preparations for the biennial meet.

Last case against GMA thrown out

December 01, 2019
CITING lack of evidence, the Office of the Ombudsman has dismissed the last plunder complaint belatedly filed against former President and Speaker Gloria Macapagal Arroyo and several officials of the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) over the use of the Confidential and Intelligence Fund (CIF).

Budget okay before Xmas break assured

December 01, 2019
THE chairman of the House Committee on Appropriations on Sunday assured the ratification of the proposed P4.1-trillion national budget before Congress goes on Christmas break starting December 21, saying the House and Senate staffs were very busy over the weekend preparing the working figures that the bicameral conference committee would reconcile.

HIV cases up -- and growing

December 01, 2019
EVERY 12 hours, a Filipino – most likely male and aged between 15 to 34 years old – is dying of severe health complications from the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), a House leader said yesterday on the occasion of World AIDS Day.