126 lawmakers back Romualdez for Speaker

“I am not the correct person to endorse someone to be the next Speaker. I only have a personal bet but do not intend to influence Congress. It is best if the newly elected members of the House of Representatives individually decide who among those who are interested to become the next Speaker can truly bring good governance and positive change to Congress, to the Filipino people, and to our country,” said the Davao City mayor.

House to get busy in last session days

THE leadership of Speaker Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo is committed to passing more pending legislative bills, hoping to muster enough quorum in the remaining nine session days as the outgoing 17th Congress returns to work this Monday after the midterm polls, a House leader said Sunday.

Ensure Persons with Disability law enforcement, Romualdez urges

LEYTE first district Representative-elect Martin Romualdez yesterday asked the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) and the National Council on Disability Affairs (NCDA) to update the public and Congress on the compliance rate of a “malasakit” (compassionate) law exempting persons with disabilities (PWDs) from the payment of value-added tax (VAT) on certain goods and services.

Eastern Visayas cry for dev’t will now be heard

“The trust given by the public to Tingog is the reason why we are here. We cannot afford to disappoint them. Thus, with the support of the President Rodrigo Duterte administration and the public, Tingog will do its share to realize its vision for a progressive Eastern Visayas,” said Romualdez after Tingog ranked 18th out of 134 party-list groups with 387,019 votes as of Thursday.

Yes to good governance -- Romualdez

This was asserted by Philippine Constitution Association (Philconsa) President Martin Romualdez, returning Leyte first district congressman, after nine senatorial bets endorsed by President Duterte and re-elected Davao City Mayor and Hugpong ng Pagbabago (HNP) chairperson Sara Duterte gave clear indication of winning the 2019 midterm elections based on partial and unofficial results.

New age of PH-Japan seen

HERALDING a new age of Philippine-Japanese friendship, Speaker Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo and Ambassador of Japan to the Philippines His Excellency Koji Haneda celebrated on Tuesday the ascension of Emperor Naruhito to the Chrysanthemum Throne.

Romualdez to continue malasakit advocacies

PHILIPPINE Constitution Association (Philconsa) president Martin Romualdez, also president of the Lakas-Christian Muslim Democrats (CMD) and former House Independent Bloc of the previous 16th Congress, thanked all his supporters for believing in his ability to continue his “malasakit” (compassionate) advocacies.

Romualdez couple to supporters:

LEYTE First District congressional candidate Martin Romualdez and his wife Tingog party-list First Nominee Yedda Marie M. Kittilstvedt-Romualdez yesterday thanked their endorsers and supporters led by Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte Carpio as they aired hope for positive election results in their favor.

‘Expedite land titles for poor’

Director Jeanette Cruz of the Housing and Urban Development Coordination Council (HUDCC) explained that the National Housing Authority (NHA) was not able to fully exercise their administration over the area because of a special patent that was still not provided by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources-National Capital Region (DENR-NCR).

Ex-Speaker Nograles laid to rest

He is survived by his wife Rhodora Bendigo Nograles and children Dr. Kristine Elizabeth Nograles-Hugo, Cabinet Secretary Karlo Alexei Nograles, Puwersa ng Bayaning Atleta (PBA) party-list Rep. Jericho Jonas Nograles, and recent bar passer Margarita Ignacia Nograles.