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SOURCE: Press and Public Affairs Bureau


Enough evidence to support plunder case vs. individuals in budget mess, says Andaya
21-January-2019, 08:37:08 PM

House Majority Leader Rolando Andaya, Jr. on Monday expressed confidence that the House Committee on Rules has already established enough evidence to support the filing of a plunder case against individuals involved in the flow of P81 million worth of public funds to the bank account of Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno’s in-laws.... Read More

SGMA moves to put P100M to urban poor housing
21-January-2019, 07:04:13 PM

In keeping with her goal of providing housing security to the urban poor, former President and now Speaker Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo today will ask the members of the bicameral committee on the budget to work to provide funding for the acquisition of titles of urban poor housing beneficiaries.... Read More

Justice committee approves bill lowering age of criminal responsibility to 9
21-January-2019, 07:00:11 PM

The House Committee on Justice chaired by Rep. Doy Leachon (1st District, Oriental Mindoro) approved on Monday an unnumbered substitute bill which seeks to bring down the age of criminal responsibility from 15 to nine years old.... Read More

Solon files bill requiring transport officials to take PUVs once a month
21-January-2019, 06:56:33 PM

Transportation officials may soon be required to take public utility vehicles once a month.... Read More

Committee approves extension of incentive schemes for tourism enterprises
21-January-2019, 06:50:44 PM

The House Committee on Ways and Means, chaired by Rep. Estrellita Suansing (1st District, Nueva Ecija), approved on Monday an unnumbered substitute bill to House Bills 7333 and 7535, which seeks to amend the provisions of Republic Act 9593 or the “Tourism Act of 2009” and extend the granting of incentives for tourism enterprises for seven more years.... Read More

Press Statement of Majority Leader Rolando Andaya Jr. Re: From the GHQ to the Frontlines
21-January-2019, 04:09:47 PM

I am stepping down as Majority Leader today to assume the chairmanship of the Committee on Appropriations.... Read More

Retain P20B increase in DA budget to lower inflation -- SGMA
21-January-2019, 02:30:55 PM

Former President and House Speaker Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo today said she will push her earlier move to increase by about P20 billion the proposed P123.7-billion allocation for 2019 of the Department of Agriculture (DA).... Read More

House oks on final reading bill providing assistance to new grads
21-January-2019, 01:34:12 PM

Fresh graduates may soon no longer have to shell out money to pay for government fees and charges for pre-employment document requirements.... Read More