PRESS RELEASES »

House passes bill rationalizing the income requirement for LGUs

The House of Representatives has approved on second reading a bill rationalizing the income requirements for the conversion of a municipality into a component city, creation of a province and the declaration of highly urbanized status in the case of component cities.... Read More

House approves measure requiring the use of Philippine tourist spots in postage stamps

The House of Representatives approved on 2nd reading Thursday a bill requiring the Philippine Postal Corporation to issue postage stamps depicting Philippine tourist spots.... Read More

Romulo advocates the rights of airline passengers

In line with his pro-consumer advocacy, Pasig Rep. Roman T. Romulo, Chairperson of the House Committee on Higher and Technical Education filed House Bill No. 5069 otherwise known as “Airline Passenger Bill of Rights Act” which seeks to strengthen the rights of airline passengers while at the same time impose liabilities on airlines on the occasion of unreasonable denial of boarding, loss or damage of baggage, delays or cancellation of flights and those resulting to injuries or death.... Read More

Presidential State of the Nation Address (SONA) 2014


LIVE WEBCAST OF PLENARY SESSION »

LIVE WEBCAST OF PLENARY SESSION

Watch the live webcast of today's session at the House of Representatives plenary hall.



ONLINE ROSTER OF PHILIPPINE LEGISLATORS »

First Philippine LegislatureHouse Members from the 1st Philippine Legislature (1907) to the 15th Congress of the Republic of the Philippines.

The Online Roster of Philippine Legislators contains the names of House Members who served in the Philippine legislature from the 1st Philippine Legislature (1907) to the 15th Congress of the Republic of the Philippines. It features an alphabetical listing of House Members by name, by legislative district and by legislative period.




LEGISLATIVE INFORMATION SYSTEM »

img

The LEGIS is a browser-based system that allows a user connected to the Internet to access, retrieve, print or save structured bills information and status as well as download full texts of bills, republic acts, House Journals, House publications and other published legislative materials and documents.

To guide visitors on using the system, a manual is available for downloading - LEGIS Manual.



CONGRESS ONLINE POLL

Rep. Jorge Almonte, chairman of the House Committee on Public Information, said the proposed Freedom of Information (FOI) bill seeks to implement the constitutional right of the people to access official records, documents, research papers, decisions and other information involving public interest.

However, several lawmakers insist that the FOI bill should also contain a "right of reply" provision which would require media to allot airtime or print media space to aggrieved parties or to those claiming to be unjustly placed in a bad light by news stories.

Do you agree that a "right of reply" provision must be incorporated in the proposed FOI statute.

Yes

No

Undecided

Total votes: 461 View results