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Impeachment Team Assemble: Pelosi Just Tapped These 7 Democrats to Take Trump’s Trial to the Senate

Credit to Author: Greg Walters| Date: Wed, 15 Jan 2020 15:54:23 +0000

For only the third time in U.S. history, a select team of House members will now cross over to the Senate side of the Capitol Building to act as prosecutors in the impeachment trial of a sitting president.

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Pelosi assails ‘weakness’ of Trump, Netanyahu

Credit to Author: jvicente| Date: Sat, 17 Aug 2019 07:02:25 +0000

Nancy Pelosi

WASHINGTON — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Friday the U.S.-Israel relationship can withstand the “weakness” of President Donald Trump and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who shook diplomatic norms this week in barring two members of Congress from visiting the country. Pelosi told The Associated Press that the “weakness of Netanyahu and the weakness of Donald […]

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House panel OKs bill lowering corporate tax, fixing incentives for businesses

Credit to Author: jespinosa| Date: Wed, 14 Aug 2019 06:56:28 +0000

House panel OKs bill on liquor tax hike

MANILA, Philippines — The House ways and means committee approved Wednesday the second tranche of the Duterte administration’s comprehensive tax reform program which seeks to cut the corporate income tax (CIT) rate and rationalize incentives for businesses.  Voting 27-2, the panel approved House Bill No. 313 of committee chair and Albay 2nd District Rep. Joey […]

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Congress to receive NEP on Aug. 20; Budget hearings on by Aug. 22 – Ungab

Credit to Author: ggaviola| Date: Wed, 14 Aug 2019 01:28:27 +0000

MANILA, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte will submit the 2020 National Expenditure Program (NEP) to Congress on Tuesday, August 20, with budget deliberations to follow two days after, House appropriations panel chairman and Davao City 3rd District Rep. Isidro Ungab said Wednesday. “Sa Tuesday, August 20 mag-submit ng NEP ang executive,” Ungab told INQUIRER.net. Ways […]

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2 solons reject proposal to revive Anti-Subversion Act

Credit to Author: Alexander Magno| Date: Tue, 13 Aug 2019 11:24:07 +0000

MANILA, Philippines — Bayan Muna Reps. Carlos Zarate and Eufemia Cullamat on Tuesday rejected the proposal to revive the Anti-Subversion Act, saying it would give rise to more human rights violations in the country. The two progressive lawmakers also slammed the proposal of Interior Secretary Eduardo Año as “anti-democratic” and a “throwback to Marcosian dictatorship.” […]

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Pimentel on PDP-Laban leadership change: It’s all up to party members

Credit to Author: ggaviola| Date: Wed, 07 Aug 2019 22:34:38 +0000

MANILA, Philippines – Amid rumors of a change in leadership within the ruling Partido Demokratiko Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan (PDP-Laban) party, its president, Senator Aquilino Pimentel III, on Wednesday night said the decision still depends on its members. 

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House leaders want no vetoed bill in 18th Congress

Credit to Author: ggaviola| Date: Tue, 06 Aug 2019 04:54:21 +0000

MANILA, Philippines  – Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano and Majority Leader Martin Romualdez on Tuesday said they are pushing for monthly meetings with senators, Cabinet members and other key government executives to avoid even a single presidential veto of bills to be approved by the 18th Congress.

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Cayetano: Paolo Duterte set to be House Deputy Speaker

Credit to Author: jvicente| Date: Fri, 19 Jul 2019 09:55:54 +0000

Cayetano: Paolo Duterte set to be House Deputy Speaker

House Speaker candidate and Taguig-Pateros Rep. Alan Peter Cayetano has ended rumors of discord between him and Davao City 1st District Rep. Paolo Duterte, announcing that the latter will likely be the Deputy Speaker for Political Affairs.

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