Solons ask PSA to explain termination of PSAHelpline

January 19, 2020
LAWMAKERS yesterday demanded an explanation from the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) over its abrupt termination of PSAHelpline, resulting to complaints on the agency’s alleged poor online service for the requests of authenticated birth certificate, marriage certificate, death certificate, and certificate of no marriage (Cenomar).

Disaster dep't creation pressed

January 17, 2020
“Time and again, the wrath of nature reminds us to come up with strategic and systematic approaches to disaster prevention, mitigation, preparedness and response,” said Yedda Romualdez, the chairperson of the House Committee on the Welfare of Children and one of the principal proponents of DDR.

Help first before probe

January 16, 2020
THE House of Representatives should prioritize the delivery of aid to the victims of Taal Volcano eruption and set for later the investigation into the alleged failure of the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Philvocs) to provide the public adequate monitoring about the tragedy.

PH athletes seen to bag gold in Japan Olympics

January 16, 2020
CARRYING the momentum of the Filipino athletes’ superb performance in the recently concluded 30th Southeast Asian Games, the chairman of the House committee on youth and sports development yesterday expressed confidence the country will finally snatch the elusive gold in the coming XXXII Olympiad which will be held in Tokyo, Japan, August this year.

Greater House feat assured

January 12, 2020
HOUSE Majority Leader and Leyte Rep. Martin Romualdez yesterday assured another remarkable performance this year by the House of Representatives with the Cayetano leadership pushing for the timely passage of President Rodrigo “Rody” Duterte’s legislative agenda aimed at making the life of Filipinos more comfortable.

No ‘objectionable’ item in 2020 budget

January 12, 2020
TWO House leaders on Sunday welcomed a budget official statement that there is no “objectionable” item found in the P4.1 trillion 2020 national budget that President Rodrigo “Rody” Duterte recently signed into law, proving that the Cayetano-Romualdez-led House leadership is against pork barrel, parking of funds and insertions.

Cayetano leads meet on OFWs’ concerns

January 12, 2020
THE House of Representatives under the leadership of Speaker Alan Peter “Compañero” Cayetano will tackle this Monday through a special meeting the current situation of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) in Iraq and other countries in the Middle East, particularly the repatriation efforts amid the tensions between Iran and the United States.

Solon: Angkas can’t question LTFRB ruling

January 08, 2020
A party-list lawmaker on Wedneday said motorcycle taxi operator Angkas has no business questioning the decision of the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) reducing its fleet of riders from 30,000 to 10,000 and should even be thankful that they are allowed to operate even without any governing law.

Duterte set to sign 2020 budget today

January 05, 2020
“The President has been working hard to make a comfortable life for Filipinos. The economic growth is attributed to the sound economic policy of President Duterte who has been pursuing structural reforms needed to guarantee the country’s economic takeoff,” said Romualdez, recalling that the surging economy earned the Philippines an upgrade to BBB+, the country’s highest credit rating in history from Standard & Poor’s Global Ratings (S&P).