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Duterte to convene LEDAC to boost infrastructure plans

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – President Rodrigo Duterte will convene an advisory body with lawmakers to boost his plans to overhaul the country’s creaking infrastructure and untangle crippling traffic jams in the capital, Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Ernesto Pernia said Tuesday. The...
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Drilon still prefers to amend Constitution via Con-con; says it won’t need President’s approval

MANILA  (PNA) – Senate President Pro-Tempore Franklin Drilon said Monday that if it were up to him, he would still prefer that the Constitution be amended via a Constitutional Convention (Con-con) instead of a Constituent Assembly (Con-ass). Lawmakers from both […]
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Duterte warns Congress vs taking advantage of proposed cha-cha

By Joann Santiago MANILA, Aug. 3 (PNA) – President Rodrigo R. Duterte on Wednesday called on lawmakers to do their part in changing the Constitution but warned them not to take advantage of it otherwise face the consequence. “Mamili kayo…You […]
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Alvarez elected as next Speaker in 17th Congress

MANILA, July 25 (Mabuhay) — As expected, Davao Del Norte Rep. Pantaleon “Bebot” Alvarez on Monday was elected as the next Speaker of the House of Representatives in a landslide vote of 251 lawmakers. The gavels were banged around 10 […]
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Past, present senators remember ‘trailblazer’ Helena Benitez

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – Lawmakers from the present and past Congresses gathered at the Senate Tuesday to pay their last respects to former Senator Helena Benitez, who passed away on July 14 at the age of 102. The necrological services began […]
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14 lawmakers, 11 of them LP jump ship to PDP-Laban

By Sammy F. Martin MANILA  (PNA) – Eleven officers and members of ruling Liberal Party (LP) on Thursday joined the exodus of politicians making a beeline for the PDP-Laban, the party of President-elect Rodrigo Duterte. Fourteen lawmakers, 11 of them […]
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NPC, Makabayan bloc express support for Duterte

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – The incoming Duterte administration’s stock is rising among lawmakers in the Lower House as more come out to support the presumptive president in the 17th Congress. The latest is the country’s second largest political party, the Nationalist […]
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Comelec say winning senators might be known three days after elections

MANILA  (PNA) – The Commission on Elections (Comelec) said the proclamation of winning senators may be close to the announcement made in the 2013 polls. Comelec Spokesperson James Jimenez noted that the names of the new lawmakers may be known […]
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Solons want Antipolo City officially declared as Capital of Rizal Province

MANILA    (PNA) – Lawmakers from Rizal province are confident that the Senate would finally pass, before the close of the 16th Congress, the House-approved HB 4773 transferring the capital and seat of government of the Rizal from Pasig City to […]
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Too late the hero

The sudden change of hearts of 64 Congressmen who recently signed a resolution to override President Aquino’s veto of the proposed P2000 SSS pension hike came a bit too late. It is good to know that a number of lawmakers […]