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This is where our taxes will go.
On Monday, August 22, the House of Representatives received the national government's proposed P5.268-trillion budget for 2023. House Speaker Ferdinand Martin Romualdez, who also happens to be President Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr.'s first cousin, obtained the copy from the Department of Budget ...
No need to apply for one again and again.
Birth, marriage, and death certificates issued by the Philippine Statistics Authority, the National Statistics Office, and local civil registries are now valid for life as the measure seeking their permanent validity lapsed into law.Sen. Ramon "Bong" Revilla Jr., who sponsored the measure ...
Congressmen and senators represent the people.
A congressman’s proposal to rename the Ninoy Aquino International Airport after the martyred senator's political nemesis, the late strongman Ferdinand Marcos, drew outrage online from those who said there are more pressing issues to address such as soaring inflation and a resurgent coronavirus.Despite the criticism, Negros Oriental Rep. ...
A fresh attempt at charter change.
Is the country ready for charter change and longer reigns? Pampanga Rep. Aurelio "Dong" Gonzales Jr. seems to think so, as he filed a fresh resolution to amend the 1987 Philippine Constitution, which would allow the President and Vice President to have ...
Another effect of the coronavirus pandemic.
It was only a matter of time, but the next social function to be affected by the coronavirus pandemic is weddings. Like many other cultures, Filipinos are weddings-crazy, and because of the effects of the coronavirus pandemic, it might be a while ...
A counterpart measure was also filed in the Senate.
On Monday morning (March 23), the House of Representatives Committee of the Whole approved on first reading House Bill 6616. It’s the so-called “emergency powers” bill that grants special privileges to President Rodrigo Duterte in order to respond to the COVID-19 crisis. Many ...
Business-owning families top list of richest Congress members
Eight of the top 10 richest members of Congress are owners, executives or members of families that control some of the country’s largest companies, Entrepreneur Philippines has found.We looked at the newly released summary of the 2016 statements of assets, liabilities and net worth ...
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