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Belmonte proposes House committee on audit

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Speaker of the House Sonny Belmonte opens the regular session of the 16th Congress on Monday prior to President Benigno S. Aquino III State of the Nation Address at the House of Representative in Quezon City.
INQUIRER PHOTO / GRIG C. MONTEGRANDE

House Speaker Feliciano Belmonte Jr. pushed Monday for the creation of a “public accounts and audit committee” with the power to watch over the spending of all government agencies as an exercise of legislative oversight.

Posted: July 28th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Belmonte to colleagues: Make history, pass Bangsamoro basic law

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Photo by Hotaru Niitsu/INQUIRER.net

Speaker Feliciano Belmonte Jr. on Monday called on the House of Representatives to make history by passing the Bangsamoro basic law, which aims to implement the recently signed peace accord between government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF).

Posted: July 28th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Senate adopts resolutions

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The Senate formally opens the second regular session of Congress on Monday with only 20 out of 24 members present. Maila Ager / INQUIRER.net

Several resolutions were adopted by the Senate when it opened the second regular session of the 16th Congress on Monday.

Posted: July 28th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Senate opens session minus jailed members

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The Senate formally opens the second regular session of Congress on Monday with only 20 out of 24 members present.  Maila Ager/INQUIRER.net

Far from the usual threats of change in leadership, the Senate on Monday opened the second regular session of the 16th Congress still reeling from a massive corruption scandal which has shocked the country.

Posted: July 28th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Palace vows to file Bangsamoro law as Congress opens

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Communications Secretary Herminio Coloma.  INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Malacañang on Sunday said it would push through with the filing of the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) once Congress opens for its second regular session.

Posted: July 27th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

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