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Bill legalizing motorcycle taxis pushed

February 26, 2024
Speaker Martin Romualdez yesterday served notice to his colleagues in the House of Representatives about the “prioritization” of measures that will help mitigate the burden of commuters in public transportation, like the proposal to utilize motorcycle ...

Bicam OKs 2024 national budget

December 12, 2023
Senators and congressmen comprising the bicameral conference committee of Congress approved yesterday the final version of the P5.768-trillion national budget for 2024, where the “legacy” budget allocations of President Marcos have been outlined.

Judicious use of CIF sought

October 9, 2023
In view of the public outcry for more transparency, the rules governing utilization of confidential and intelligence funds (CIFs) should be “tightened” to prevent politicians from wasting hard-earned taxpayers’ money, a militant lawmaker suggested over...

An Waray party-list unseated

September 27, 2023
The House of Representatives has officially removed from its roll of members the An Waray party-list after the Commission on Elections disqualified the group for allegedly violating the law governing sectoral representatives in Congress.

Ombudsman bares hacking of case records

September 11, 2023
The internal computer system of the Office of the Ombudsman has been hacked and at least three persons managed to gain access to administrative and graft cases against government officials, Ombudsman Samuel Martires disclosed to lawmakers yesterday.