Hybrid election system pushed

October 20, 2019
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).

‘Intellectual giant’ mourned

October 20, 2019
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.

505 OFWs diagnosed with HIV in 2019

October 18, 2019
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.

Yolanda bill okay hailed

October 16, 2019
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.

Transport problem decried

October 09, 2019
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.”