President Barack Obama invited a showdown with newly empowered Republicans in Congress, ordering far-reaching changes to the US immigration system that will protect nearly 5 million people from deportation while testing the limits of his presidential powers.
By DJ Yap
The minority may offer some resistance but the House of Representatives is expected to approve by a large margin next week the grant of special powers for President Aquino to address the projected energy shortfall next year.
By DJ Yap
The freedom of information (FOI) bill is one step closer to passage with the consolidation of its 24 different versions at the House of Representatives, but one of the authors has cried foul over its restrictive passages.
By Marc Jayson Cayabyab
MANILA, Philippines –House of Representatives officials prevented the Sandiganbayan officials from seizing prized artworks supposedly displayed at Ilocos Norte Rep. Imelda Marcos’s office. According to the anti-graft court’s Sheriff report, the Sandiganbayan tracked down nine prized paintings in Marcos’s office in Congress. 1) “Madonna and Child” by Michelangelo Buonarotti; 2) “Vase of Red Chrysanthemums” by […]
By Jocelyn R. Uy
The Commission on Elections (Comelec) is urging legislators to consider passing this early a bill creating a Presidential Debate Commission in time for the May 2016 polls.