House approves Judiciary Independence Enhancing Act

MANILA (Mabuhay) — The House of Representatives has approved on second reading a measure banning the re-appointment of a regular member of the Judicial and Bar Council (JBC) who has already served the full term. Rep. Niel C. Tupas, Jr. (5th District, Iloilo), chairperson of...

Mar, Grace in tug of war over NPC?

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Is the Nationalist People’s Coalition (NPC) torn between Interior Secretary Mar Roxas and neophyte Senator Grace Poe? NPC congressmen on Tuesday showed up at Roxas’ headquarters to show support for the Liberal Party’s (LP)...

Bill proposes ‘Day of Rising’ to celebrate ‘bayanihan’ spirit

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – A bill has been filed in the House of Representatives to declare November 8 the “Day of Rising” to commemorate the Filipino “Bayanihan” or community spirit in the wake of Super Typhoon “Yolanda” last year. Oriental Mindoro Representative Salvador Leachon...

House body OKs bill promoting non-violent discipline of kids

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The House Committee on the Welfare of Children has reported out for floor deliberation a bill promoting positive and non-violent discipline of kids. House Committee on the Welfare of Children chairperson Zamboanga del Sur Representative Aurora Cerilles said...