Cayetano insists ouster plot ‘verified’ despite Velasco’s denial

Credit to Author: Divina Nova Joy Dela Cruz| Date: Thu, 27 Feb 2020 07:30:58 +0000

DESPITE a denial from Marinduque Rep. Lord Alan Velasco, Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano claimed he has verified information on a move to oust him from his post. “Up to this day, I continue to honor the term-sharing agreement brokered by no less than President Rodrigo Duterte when the 18th Congress convened in July 2019. From the […]

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Divorce in PH won’t be ‘quickie’ — House panel

Credit to Author: Divina Nova Joy Dela Cruz| Date: Wed, 12 Feb 2020 06:30:58 +0000

DIVORCE in the Philippines will not be a “quickie” process to dismantle marriages, the chairman of the House of Representatives’ Technical Working Group (TWG) said on Wednesday. “This is not a quick process because there is a judicial proceeding wherein the judge will be the one to grant or deny a petition for approved divorce,” […]

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House adjourns session in under 5 mins as lady legislators go on official travel

Credit to Author: The Manila Times| Date: Tue, 11 Feb 2020 10:00:33 +0000

THE House of Representatives opened and closed the plenary session in less than 5 minutes on Tuesday due to a lack of quorum. Right after the invocation, Deputy Majority Leader and Zamboanga Sibugay 1st District Rep. Wilter Palma moved to adjourn the session, as lady legislators were on an official travel and event outside the House […]

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House okays bill punishing ‘electronic violence’ against women, children

Credit to Author: The Manila Times| Date: Tue, 04 Feb 2020 13:04:25 +0000

THE House of Representatives has approved on third and final reading a bill defining electronic violence against women and their children and prescribing corresponding penalties. Voting 227-0-0 on Tuesday, lawmakers passed House Bill 5869 or the proposed Expanded Anti-Violence Against Women and their Children Act. The bill seeks to amend Section 3, paragraph (a) of […]

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Southern Leyte lawmaker takes oath as newest House member

Credit to Author: The Manila Times| Date: Tue, 17 Dec 2019 09:30:39 +0000

SOUTHERN Leyte Rep. Roger Mercado took his oath on Tuesday as member of the House of Representatives. Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano administered the oath, a day after the House received certification from the special provincial board of canvassers for Southern Leyte, which proclaimed Mercado as the winning candidate for the lone district of Southern Leyte. REINA C. […]

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Senate, House adopt bicam report on 2020 budget

Credit to Author: The Manila Times| Date: Wed, 11 Dec 2019 04:00:34 +0000

THE Bicameral Conference Committee (bicam) report on the proposed P4.1 national budget for 2020 has been adopted by both panels of the Senate and the House of Representatives. Both panels met early morning on Wednesday at the Manila Polo Club in Makati City and finally inked the bicam report. Sen. Juan Edgardo “Sonny” Angara, chairman […]

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Cayetano assures House he will step down as Speaker when asked

Credit to Author: The Manila Times| Date: Thu, 28 Nov 2019 09:49:48 +0000

SPEAKER Alan Peter Cayetano said on Thursday that there was no need for members of the House of Representatives to mount a coup d’etat to wrest the leadership from him. In an ambush interview at the Club Filipino in San Juan City, Cayetano said he did not want to speculate about moves to replace him […]

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