THE chairman of the House committee on natural resources has sought a congressional inquiry into the status of the cleanup drive of the heavily polluted Manila Bay as ordered by President Rodrigo Duterte.
A HOUSE leader has pushed for a hybrid election system (HES) that calls for the manual voting and counting of ballots at the precinct level and the electronic transmission and canvassing of votes by the Commission on Elections (Comelec).
HOUSE Majority Leader and Leyte Rep. Martin Romualdez and Tingog party-list Rep. Yedda Marie Kittilstvedt-Romualdez said the country lost another “intellectual giant” with the passing of former Senate President Aquilino “Nene” Pimentel, Jr.
Albay Rep. Joey Sarte Salceda, who chairs the House Committee on Ways and Means, congratulated his colleagues after Cayetano received another “good” +49 net satisfaction rating based on the third quarter 2019 Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey.
AT LEAST 505 overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) were diagnosed human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-positive from January to June this year, up 12 percent from the 451 discovered in the same period in 2018, the ACTS-OFW Coalition of Organizations said yesterday.
House Bill (HB) No. 4960, which was principally authored by Romualdez and her husband, House Majority Leader and Leyte Rep. Martin Romualdez, substituted for HB No. 3300 to also declare November 8 of every year a special non-working holiday in the Eastern Visayas.
NEW CLARK City – Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano yesterday lauded the sterling performance of House Majority Leader Martin Romualdez as he vowed to continue the work of the House of Representatives to improve the lot of Filipinos.
AT least 94 lawmakers, including House Majority Leader and Leyte Rep. Martin Romualdez have co-authored a resolution seeking to provide compensation to the people of Marawi City who have been suffering from the effects of the siege in 2017.
A FORMER child star-turned congresswoman challenged singer-actress Regine Velasquez on Sunday to take an educational visit to Payatas after the latter allegedly made a recent social media post describing the place, which is part of her legislative district, as “mabaho” or smelly.
MARINO party-list Rep. Sandro L. Gonzalez yesterday announced that Macnell Lusotan shall assume his post as the second representative of the party-list after he is officially sworn in by Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano on November 4, when the House resumes its session.
A PROPOSAL to earmark an initial P1.3 billion for a Marijuana Research and Development Fund does not sit well with Buhay Hayaang Yumabong (Buhay) party-list Rep. Lito Atienza, who is strongly opposed to the backdoor decriminalization of the narcotic drug.
TINGOG party-list Rep. Yedda Romualdez on Sunday called on law enforcement authorities to step up their campaign against online sexual exploitation of Filipino children following the police bust of an international syndicate preying on minors in Central Visayas.
THE chairman of the House committee on transportation on Wed-nesday lamented the absence of a decent mass public transportation system despite the huge allocations under the annual national budget, prompting him to issue an apology to commuters who suffer from what he called Metro Manila’s “mass transport crisis.”
A VICE chairperson of the House Committee on Metropolitan Manila Development yesterday said authorities should ensure all trains of Metro Rail Transit (MRT) 3 are moving instead of creating “business class” coaches.