By Norman Bordadora
The number of senators that dealt with Janet Lim Napoles to defraud Filipinos of billions of pesos in pork barrel funds would be enough to constitute a quorum, the number of members needed to conduct business in the Senate or at least 13, former Sen. Panfilo Lacson said on Wednesday.
Four lawmakers wanted the House of Representatives to investigate the impact on depositors of the closure of over 300 banks in the country over the past 16 years.
By Tetch Torres-Tupas
The Makabayan bloc at the House of Representatives on Tuesday asked the Supreme Court to extend the restraining order it issued against the imposition of the P4.15 per kilowatt hour rate increase.
By Leila B. Salaverria
Interior Secretary Manuel Roxas II was roundly criticized on Monday, for appearing to use the government’s rehabilitation of Super Typhoon “Yolanda” (Haiyan)-stricken areas to boost his candidacy in the 2016 presidential elections where he has been touted to be the ruling Liberal Party’s standard bearer.
A lawmaker urged the House of Representatives to conduct an investigation into the mining accidents in the country involving foreign and local firms.
Mall goers may save more shopping money if a bill that bans the payment of parking fees is passed.
By Gil C. Cabacungan
Members of the House of Representatives want to summon Wilson de Vera, the alleged “envoy” of Metro Rail Transit (MRT) general manager Al Vitangcol III, to an investigation of allegations that the transport official tried to extort $30 million from Czech train car builder Inekon Group 21 months ago.
A House panel approved a bill that would extend the prescriptive period for filing of graft cases from 15 years to 30 years.
By Leila B. Salaverria
Children with special needs may have a different set of educational requirements, but this no excuse to deprive them of the chance to grow and learn.
By Judy Quiros and Williamor Magbanua
Davao Oriental Gov. Corazon Malanyaon denied Tuesday that she ever coursed her allotments from the Priority Development Assistance Fund to the controversial National Agribusiness Corp. (Nabcor) while she was a member of the House of Representatives.
Roberto P. Nazareno, former secretary general of the House of Representatives, passed away on Tuesday. He was 81.
By Maila Ager
Senate President Franklin Drilon is urging the Sandiganbayan to conduct a speedy trial on the “pork barrel” scam so that the innocent would be set free and the guilty would be punished and jailed.
Motorists who carpool may be rewarded with free parking or gas discount if a bill at the House of Representatives becomes a law.