Marcos: Congress can still pass BBL if House has quorum to approve it

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Senator Ferdinand Marcos Jr. on Tuesday said Congress may still be able to approve the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law if the House of Representatives can muster a quorum to tackle its own version of the bill. In a press statement, Marcos, chairman of the Senate...

Proposed 2016 budget to be passed before year end, Drilon assures Palace

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Senate President Franklin Drilon on Monday assured Malacañang that the chamber will pass the proposed P3-trillion 2016 national budget on schedule as it has done in the last five years. “The Senate will pass the 2016 budget on schedule, for the unimpeded and...

Aquino OKs law modernizing employment offices in LGUs

MANILA  (Mabuhay) — President Benigno Aquino III on Monday signed into law amendments to the Public Employment Service Office (PESO) Act. The law was signed during the 15th National PESO Congress held at the Philippine International Convention Center in Pasay City. It was...

Rep. Abigail Binay files COC to run for Makati mayor

MANILA, Oct 15 (Mabuhay) – Makati City Rep. Abigail Binay has decided to run for city mayor in the May 2016 elections. Binay filed her certificate of candidacy Thursday at the Commission on Elections office in Makati City. She will be running alongside Congresswoman Monique...

Solon wants artists recognized as professionals

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Artists, such as those engaged in visual and performing arts, may soon enjoy the same benefits being enjoyed by regular workers in the country should a bill filed by Iloilo Rep. Niel Tupas Jr. becomes a law. House Bill 6068 seeks the recognition of...

ACT CIS, Anakpawis, Coop-NATCCO among first party-lists to file candidacies

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Aside from key figures aspiring to fill government posts in next year’s elections, party-list groups were also among the early birds on the first day of filing of the certificate of candidacy (COC) at the Commission on Elections (Comelec) main office in Manila...

Pacquiao: No more absences if I win

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Filipino boxing icon Manny Pacquiao said he will give his full focus on being a senator should he win in the 2016 elections. Pacquiao said he will work harder should he win, recognizing the much bigger responsibilities that a senator handles. “Kaya po ako...

Solon calls for stricter laws, probe on Cebu Pacific delayed flights

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Amid delayed flights plaguing budget airline Cebu Pacific Air (CEB), a militant lawmaker on Saturday said stricter laws protecting the rights of passengers should be passed in order to curb “airline abuse.” Bayan Muna Representative and senatorial aspirant Neri...

Lawmaker pushes ‘no garage, no car’ bill

MANILA (Mabuhay) — A lawmaker in the House of Representatives on Wednesday pushed for the passage of a measure mandating individuals to secure a permanent parking space before purchasing a car. At the hearing of the House of Representatives transportation committee,...

Carpio should inhibit from Grace Poe citizenship case — Bello

MANILA, Sept 22 (Mabuhay) — A former Justice secretary-turned-lawmaker urged Supreme Court Associate Justice Antonio Carpio to inhibit from the citizenship issue of Senator Grace Poe. 1-Bap Representative Silvestre Bello III, in a press conference at the House of...