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Belmonte: House willing to give Aquino emergency powers

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The House of Representatives is amenable to granting President Benigno Aquino emergency powers to address the looming power crisis, Speaker Feliciano Belmonte Jr. said Tuesday.

Posted: July 22nd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Palace House allies to SC: We are also supreme


This was the position stated by an administration stalwart as two bills were filed seeking to abolish or reform the Supreme Court’s multibillion-peso Judiciary Development Fund (JDF) ahead of President Aquino’s warning on Monday night of a clash between the executive and the judiciary, and the possibility that the third branch of government, the legislature, might have to step in.

Posted: July 16th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Belmonte: Aquino should face nation to defend DAP in his Sona

Speaker Feliciano Belmonte  INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

President Aquino should take the chance during his State of the Nation Address (Sona) to defuse the political firestorm unleashed by the Supreme Court decision striking down the Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP), Speaker Feliciano Belmonte Jr. said on Tuesday.

Posted: July 9th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Speaker, 2 legislators say Aquino fairly handled pork scam cases

Speaker Feliciano Belmonte Jr.: Just right. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Leaders of the House of Representatives are satisfied with the unfolding prosecution of Senators Juan Ponce Enrile, Bong Revilla and Jinggoy Estrada and their coaccused in the pork barrel scam case, especially with President Aquino staying on the sidelines as a neutral observer.

Posted: June 23rd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Antidynasty bill faces ‘loosening up’ in House

Speaker Feliciano Belmonte Jr. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Speaker Feliciano Belmonte Jr. is looking into the possibility of fixing the political dynasty limit to more than two family members in elective positions to ensure the anti-political dynasty bill’s passage in Congress.

Posted: June 14th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »