APPF31 members sign joint communique

THE 31st Annual Meeting of the Asia-Pacific Parliamentary Forum (APPF31), hosted by the Philippine Congress, on Saturday culminated on a high note with the historic adoption of all 10 resolutions…

CHRISTMAS ALERT: Kiddie bouncy, squeaky plastic toys sold in local markets contain toxic chemicals

With Christmas fast approaching and shoppers gearing up for their gift-giving, safe toy advocate BAN Toxics issued a warning to the public concerning the sale of bouncy (also known as inflatable hoppers) and squeaky…

Access to universal healthcare, quality education in Asia-Pacific region pushed at APPF31

AS the global economies slowly pick up post-pandemic, Asia-Pacific parliamentarians gave their proposals and recommendations on improving regional cooperation on universal health care as well as education and culture at…

Filipino national Pacheco freed by Hamas – PBBM

PRESIDENT Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. confirmed on Saturday the release of Filipino national Gelienor “Jimmy” Pacheco on Friday, a few weeks after he was held hostage by the Palestinian militant…

DOH raises awareness on smoking, illegal substances among teens thru ‘Beat the bisyo race’

FIVE (5) schools from the municipality of Infanta, Pangasinan joined the “Beat The Bisyo Race” conducted by the Department of Health (DOH) – Ilocos Region and the local government of…

PH chairs APPF31 economic , trade discussions

WITH House of Representatives Committee on Appropriations Senior Vice Chair and Marikina City Rep. Stella Luz Quimbo presiding, member-Parliaments of the Asia-Pacific Parliamentary Forum (APPF) on Friday afternoon, held a…

Salceda boosts entry of PH into sovereign carbon credit market as potential PBBM accomplishment

HOUSE Ways and Means Chair Joey Sarte Salceda (Albay, 2nd district) says that the Philippines’ entry into the sovereign carbon credit market under the 2015 Paris Agreement could be a…

Speaker Romualdez: Serbisyo caravan to bring P500 M worth of programs cash aid to Isabela province

Speaker Ferdinand Martin G. Romualdez leads the launch of Bagong Pilipinas Serbisyo Fair (BPSF) of President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. at the Isabela Sports Complex in Ilagan, Isabela Saturday morning.…

Vietnam head of delegation , Romualdez meet at APPF31

Nguyen Duc Hai, Vice Chairman of Vietnam’s National Assembly and head of his country’s delegation to the 3-day Asia-Pacific Parliamentary Forum (APPF31) held at the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC)…

Gov’t extends P25.2M aid to Soccsksargen families affected by 6.8 magnitude earthquake–OCD

THE government extended a total of P25.2 million to the families affected by the 6.8 magnitude earthquake that hit Soccsksargen last week, the Office of Civil Defense (OCD) Regional Office…

4 na bata patay sa sunog sa Cebu City

APAT na bata kabilang ang sanggol ang nasawi  sa trahedya nang matupok ng apoy ang kanilang tinitirhang  bahay sa Cebu City nitong Huwebes, Nobyembre 23. Natukoy ng mga otoridad ang…

Trabahador sa pagawaan ng paputok sa Bocaue, patay

NASAWI ang isang  45-anyos na babae nang masabugan sa pagawaan ng paputok sa Bocaue , Bulacan. Nakilala ang biktimang si riza Villanueva , na isang trabahador  sa pabrika ng paputok.…

Speaker congratulates PBBM for securing $672.3M investment pledges in US trip 

SPEAKER Ferdinand Martin G. Romualdez congratulated on Monday President Ferdinand “Bongbong” R. Marcos Jr. for securing significant investment pledges worth $672.3 million and opening cooperation areas of particular importance to…

Coast guard arrests bomb threat suspect in Tawi-Tawi

PHILIPPINE Coast Guard (PCG) Commandant, CG Admiral Ronnie Gil L Gavan, has lauded two Coast Guard sea marshals who arrested a bomb threat suspect at the Port of Bongao, Tawi-Tawi,…

DOTr eyes ODA, PPP schemes to finance 3 big railway projects

THE Department of Transportation (DOTr) is considering official development assistance (ODA) or Public-Private Partnership (PPP) schemes to finance three big-ticket railway projects after the agency decided to drop China as…

TIEZA, NGCP dapat tiyakin na matupad ang kasunduan upang magkaroon ng sapat na suplay ng kuryente

HINIMOK ni Senador Win Gatchalian ang National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) at ang Tourism Infrastructure and Enterprise Zone Authority (TIEZA) na tiyakin ang pagsasakatuparan ng kanilang kasunduan sa…

DILG cites 246 LGUs in anti-illegal drugs drive

THE Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) on Wednesday recognized 246 local government units for their accomplishments and success in the battle against illegal drugs in their respective…

Zubiri, Romualdez hold press briefing for APPF31

SENATE President Juan Miguel “Migz” Zubiri and Speaker Ferdinand Martin G. Romualdez answer questions from the media during a press conference held Thursday afternoon at the Philippine International Convention Center…

Marcos assures Mindanao quake victims to receive all gov’t assistance

PRESIDENT Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. assured earthquake victims in Mindanao that they will receive all the necessary assistance from the government as he visited them on Thursday to personally oversee…

Bong Go pushes for multi-faceted strategy in addressing alarming rise in HIV cases among teens

SENATOR Christopher “Bong” Go, chairperson of the Senate Committee on Health, expressed his concern over the reported alarming increase in human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) cases in the Philippines, particularly among…

PCG starts laying out oil spill boom around half- submerged vietnamese in Palawan

THE Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) has started laying out oil spill booms around the half-submerged Vietnamese-flagged vessel, VIET HAI STAR, in the vicinity waters off Balabac, Palawan.  It had 4,000…

Members of Australian Parliament pay courteasy call to Speaker Romualdez, SDS Gozales, other lawmakers

MEMBERS of the Australian Parliament Mr. Steve Georganas (Adelaide); Mrs. Bridget Archer (Bass); and Ms. Tracey Roberts (Pearce) paid a courtesy call to Speaker Ferdinand Martin Romualdez at the House…

20 small Las Piñas businesses get cash aid from Rep. Camille

SMALL business owners from the 20 barangays of Las Piñas City have each received cash assistance from Rep. Camille A. Villar as part of her office’s livelihood assistance program for…

Ex-mayor binaril ng riding-in-tandem sa Davao City

PINAGBABARIL hanggang sa mapatay ang isang dating Mayor ng Cateel ,Davao Oriental sa harap ng fast food chain sa Barangay Buhangin Proper, Davao City , Miyerkules ng umaga. Patay sa…

House to work with PBBM to secure the release of 17 Filipino seafarers held by pirates in Red Sea

THE House of Representatives is working closely with the administration of President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. to monitor the safety and welfare of the 17 Filipino seafarers who were taken…

Appro panel approves funding provisions of 4 priority bills , other vital measures

THE House Committee on Appropriations approved on Wednesday the funding provisions for four priority measures on the Legislative Executive Development Advisory Council (LEDAC) agenda.  Among these priority bills was the…

Philippine salt industry development bill hurdles bicam

THE Bicameral Conference Committee composed of the members of the House and Senate Committees on Agriculture and Food convened to reconcile the disagreeing provisions of the House and Senate versions…

Frasco: Affordable caskets, funeral for poor passes congress committee

POOR families will soon have guaranteed access to affordable caskets and funeral services for their departed loved ones as House Bill No. 102 authored and sponsored by Deputy Speaker Congressman…

Agri chief says actions taken to assure supply, affordable prices of rice, sugar, onions

AGRICULTURE Secretary Francisco Tiu Laurel, Jr. assured lawmakers that his agency is closely watching the market and is taking steps to assure sufficient supply of food items at affordable prices,…

House OKs bill reducing the term of collective bargaining agreement to 3 years 

THE House of Representatives approved on Wednesday a bill reducing the duration and validity of the collective bargaining agreement (CBA) in terms of its representation aspect from five to three…

Proposed PhilATOM , other vital bills get house final nod

Voting 200-7, with two abstentions, the House of Representatives under the leadership of Speaker Ferdinand Martin Romualdez approved on third and final reading House Bill (HB) 9293, which seeks to…

Rep. Duterte wants penal facilities with farm areas to implement agri livelihood programs for PDLs 

DAVAO City 1st District Rep. Paolo Duterte has proposed that penal institutions with areas suitable for agriculture be mandated to implement a voluntary farm livelihood program for its detainees.   “This…

Panukalang mabigat na parusa sa preso na mahuhulihan ng iligal na droga, armas inaprubahan ng Kamara

BILANG na ang mga araw ng mga convicted drug lord na patuloy sa kanilang iligal na gawain kahit na nasa loob ng bilangguan. Ito ay matapos na aprubahan ng Kamara…

2 American pedophiles barred entry to PH

THE Bureau of Immigration (BI) said it barred from entering the country two convicted American pedophiles, who tried to enter the country via the international airport in Cebu over the…

Mag-aaral mula sa low-income households gawing prayoridad sa tulong pinansyal sa kolehiyo–Gatchalian

NAIS ni Senador Win Gatchalian na maging prayoridad ang mga mag-aaral na nasa low-income households o yung kabilang sa Listahanan 2.0 sa mga magiging benepisyaryo ng Tertiary Education Subsidy (TES)…

Proposed PH National Nuclear Energy Safety Act gets OK’d on 3rd reading

THE House of Representatives on Wednesday overwhelmingly approved on third and final reading the proposed law that would formalize the Marcos administration’s foray into nuclear energy development in many ways. …

Halos 400 residente nailikas ng PCG sa Northern Samar

NAILIKAS ng Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) ang halos 400 residente sa limang magkakatabing baranggay sa Catarman, Northern Samar, kasunod ng lagpas-taong tubig-baha kahapon, ika-21 ng Nobyembre 2023.  Binubuo ito ng…

Senate gears up for the country’s hosting of the 31st APPF

Senate President Juan Miguel Zubiri (Photo courtesy of Senate PRIB)  THE Senate has already set the stage for the 31st Annual Asia-Pacific Parliamentary Forum (APPF) where parliamentarians from all over the…

SMC , Ayala ink agreement to integrate Arca South CBD to Skyway Stage 4 project

Caption: San Miguel Corporation (SMC) and Ayala Land Inc. (ALI) sign integration agreement for the connection of the Arca South on and off ramps into the South East Metro Manila…

Taiwanese wanted for Telco fraud arrested in Pasay

THE Bureau of Immigration (BI) announced the arrest of a Taiwanese national wanted by authorities in Taipei for engaging in telecommunications fraud. In a statement, Immigration Commissioner Norman Tansingco identified…

Kamara, MMDA nagkasundo na hulihin ang expired ‘plate no.8 ‘

HOUSE Secretary-General Reginald S. Velasco (center), Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) Acting Chairman Atty. Romando S. Artes (right), and MMDA Director Atty. Victor Maria D. Nuñez (left) of the Traffic…

PCG rescues17 Vietnamese off half-submerged cargo vessel in Palawan

THE Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) and Philippine National Police Maritime Group (PNP MARIG) have rescued the 17 Vietnamese crew of a Vietnamese-flagged general cargo vessel, Viet Hai Star that is…

COA magsagawa dapat ng pre-audit sa mga proyekto ng pamahalaan- Cayetano

INEREKOMENDA ni Senator Alan Peter Cayetano noong Lunes sa Commission on Audit (COA) na suriin ang pagsasagawa ng pre-audit sa mga proyekto ng pamahalaan upang mapabuti ang pagpapatupad ng mandato…

Envi groups dismayed over hijack of plastics treaty negotiations by petrochem, plastics interests

As the third negotiations (INC3) for a global plastics treaty closed earlier this week, civil society organizations from different countries were disappointed over the seeming failure to move closer to…

Panel approves substitute bill on PH coffee industry dev’t

THE House of Representatives Committee on Agriculture and Food chaired by Quezon Rep. Wilfrido Mark Enverga on Tuesday approved the unnumbered substitute bill seeking to establish a national program for…

Empowered Children Empower the Nation

Photo by TINGOG HOUSE Committee on Accounts Chairperson and TINGOG Partylist Rep. Yedda K. Romualdez leads the exhibit “Empowered Children Empower the Nation” ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate National Children’s Month…

Libreng sakay ng Kamara-MMDA palalawigin hanggang Biyernes

PALALAWIGIN hanggang Biyernes ang libreng sakay na ibinibigay ng Kamara de Representantes at Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) sa mga pasaherong apektado ng libreng sakay. Ang pagpapalawig ng libreng sakay…

Aboitiz Construction to spearhead pipeline maintenance works for Apo Agua in Davao City

BUILDING SYNERGY. Aboitiz Construction secured a maintenance services project for Apo Agua Infrastructura, Inc. inDavao City. A contract signing activity was held last October 17. ABOITIZ Construction’s Industrial Maintenance team…

Speaker Romualdez welcomes 10 outstanding Boy Scouts to the house

SPEAKER Ferdinand Martin G. Romualdez joins the 2023 Ten Outstanding Boy Scouts of the Philippines (BSP) awardees, accompanied by BSP officials, for a group photo after welcoming them to the…

P1.9 bilyon para sa pag- hire ng non-teaching personnel ipinapanukala ng mambabatas

IPINANUKALA ni Senador Win Gatchalian ang paglalaan ng P1.9 bilyon para sa hiring ng non-teaching personnel, bagay na aniya’y makatutulong upang mabawasan ang dami ng trabaho ng mga guro at…

DNA ng ina ni Camilon nag-match sa nakuhang hibla ng buhok, dugo sa SUV

TUGMA ang nakuhang DNA sample mula sa ina ni  Catherine Camilon at sa nakuhang dugo at hibla ng buhok  sa inabandonang pulang SUV sa Batangas kamakailan  . Ayon kay Criminal…

Hunger falls in Visayas, Balance Luzon, but rises in Metro Manila, Mindanao

THE national Social Weather Survey of September 28-October 1, 2023, found that 9.8% of Filipino families experienced involuntary hunger – being hungry and not having anything to eat – at…

Rep Erwin Tulfo, 4 other solons wants to investigate the standard of public structure following strong quake in Mindanao

HOUSE Deputy Majority Leader Erwin T. Tulfo and his colleagues from the ACT-CIS partylist and two other lawmakers filed a resolution urging the House of Representatives to conduct and inquiry…

PCG conducts rescue ops in Catarman, Northern Samar due to flooding

THE Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) conducted a rescue operation at Barangay Macagtas, Catarman, Northern Samar at around 7AM today, 21 November 2023.  As of the latest report, three families have…

Tingog Partylist rushes aid for flood victims in Northern Samar

TINGOG Partylist, along with the Office of Speaker Martin Romualdez, is working round-the-clock to provide emergency relief assistance to thousands of families affected by severe flooding in Northern Samar province.…

Pagbaba ng bilang ng mahihirap na pamilyang Pilipino ikinatuwa ni Romualdez

IKINATUWA ni Speaker Ferdinand Martin G. Romualdez ang pagbaba ng bilang ng mga pamilyang Pilipino na ikinokonsidera ang kanilang sarili na mahirap at nakaranas na walang makain sa nakalipas na…

PCO dapat palakasin ang public awareness sa isyu sa WPS–Robin

UPANG kontrahin ang banta mula sa propaganda, misinformation at fake news sa West Philippine Sea issue – lalo na sa panahong malakas ang social media – hinimok ni Sen. Robinhood…

PH, US conduct joint exercises in West Philippine Sea

PRESIDENT Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. announced that the Armed Forces of the Philippines and the US Indo-Pacific Command will be conducting joint maritime and air patrols in the West Philippine…

255 katao arestado sa SACLEO ng Laguna PNP; P8-M droga nakumpiska

Camp BGen Paciano Rizal, Sta Cruz, Laguna – Arestado ang 255 na personalidad at kumpiskado ang humigit kumulang PhP8,019,585.00 halaga ng iligal na droga sa apat na araw na Simultaneous…

Kamara, MMDA, may libreng sakay sa mga commuter

NAGSANIB-pwersa ang Kamara de Representantes at ang Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) sa pagpapakalat ng “rescue vehicles” para makapagbigay ng libreng sakay sa mga pasahero na apektado ng tigil-pasada sa…

Panel approves bills on private basic education voucher program

THE House of Representatives Committee on Basic Education and Culture chaired by Pasig City Rep. Roman Romulo on Monday approved a substitute bill, as amended, establishing the Private Basic Education…

House tax panel okays CREATE MORE act

HOUSE Ways and Means Chair Joey Sarte Salceda (Albay, 2nd district) says that the Philippines should prepare for the consequences of the imposition of the Global Minimum Corporate Tax, which…

LIRMD holds traditional Christmas tree lighting

TO showcase the vibrancy of the Christmas spirit in its halls, the Legislative Information Resources Management Department (LIRMD) of the House of Representatives, on Monday lit its very own wooden…

Rep.Matugas thanks speaker for surfing cup support

SURIGAO Del Norte, 1st District Rep. Francisco Jose “Bingo” Matugas hands over to Speaker Ferdinand Martin G. Romualdez a surfing jersey signed by the champions of the 27th Siargao International…

4 lawmakers, mayor join Speaker Romualdez-led Lakas-CMD

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BI nabs Japanese national with fake visa

BUREAU of Immigration (BI) agents at the Ninoy Aquino Terminal 1 has intercepted a Japanese national attempting to leave the country with a counterfeit Special Resident Retiree’s Visa (SRRV). The…

Speaker Romualdez pinuri si PBBM sa nasungkit na $672.3 milyong investment pledge sa US

PINURI ni Speaker Ferdinand Martin G. Romualdez ngayong Lunes si Pangulong Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. nasungkit nitong investment pledges na nagkakahalaga ng $672.3 milyon na inaasahang magbubukas ng bagong oportunidad…

Customs seizes misdeclared exotic pests from Thailand

THE Bureau of Customs – Ninoy Aquino International Airport (BOC-NAIA) intercepted misdeclared pests from Thailand at the Sub-Port of Central Mail Exchange Center (CMEC) on November 13, 2023. Through the…

Marcos: VP Sara does not deserve to be ousted

VICE President Sara Duterte continues to enjoy the full support of President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. amid impeachment calls against her as the latter emphasized that she does not deserve…

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