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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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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 […]
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VP Binay to prioritize passage of FOI bill under his presidency

MANILA, Jan 26 (Mabuhay) – The Freedom of Information (FOI) bill may finally be passed into law after years of languishing in Congress if Vice President Jejomar Binay becomes the next president of the Philippines. In an interview on Tuesday […]
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Grace Poe’s my sister’ – Bongbong

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. has only one word to describe Senator Grace Poe: “sister.” “Wala. Pinaninindigan ko na e (I am already standing by it),” Marcos said in jest when he played “fast-talk” during a weekly […]
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Odds bleak for reversing veto on SSS pension: Villar

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – Lawmakers are unlikely to succeed in overriding President Aquino’s veto on the P2,000 monthly increase for Social Security System (SSS) pensioners, Senator Cynthia Villar admitted Friday. Villar said that at least 16 senators – two-thirds of the...
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Over 20k VCMs for 2016 polls to arrive in PHL this month

MANILA (Mabuhay) – More than 20,000 vote counting machines (VCMs) from Smartmatic Corporation are expected to arrive in the country before the year ends. In a statement on Saturday, the Smartmatic said that a total of 21,000 machines is due […]