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House goes on recess without tackling FOI bill

Philippine Congress. FILE  PHOTO

The Freedom of Information Bill remained hanging in its sponsorship stage until the last session day before the House of Representatives went on recess for the campaign period for the May elections.

Posted: February 6th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Absenteeism imperils FOI bill in House

Deputy House Speaker Lorenzo "Erin" Tañada. PHOTO BY RYAN LEAGOGO

Proponents of the freedom of information (FOI) bill are worried that the expected absenteeism of lawmakers next year would derail debates on the measure and its passage in the House of Representatives before it goes on break for the May elections.

Posted: December 24th, 2012 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Did you know


Today, Aug. 10, is the 113th birth anniversary of nationalist statesman Lorenzo Tañada, known as the “Grand Old Man of Philippine Politics.”  A former Philippine senator, he was elected in 1948 and re-elected three times.  Known as a civil rights advocate, Tañada died on May 29, 1992, at the age of 94.

Posted: August 9th, 2011 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »