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Charter change is dead, says Gonzales

House Majority Leader Neptali Gonzales II. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

For a leader in the Lower House, proposals to amend the Constitution may as well be dead. This, as the proposals to amend the Constitution’s economic provisions continue to languish in Congress as the next presidential elections near, House majority leader Mandaluyong City Rep. Neptali Gonzales II said on Tuesday.

Posted: January 21st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

They will have to beg for ‘pork,’ lawmakers lament

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House Majority Leader Neptali Gonzales II. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

With the congressional pork barrel ostensibly ceasing to be a feature of future national budgets, lawmakers would have to lobby the various executive departments to obtain programs or projects for their constituents and districts, according to House Majority Leader Neptali Gonzales II.

Posted: December 18th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Congressmen to donate P10,000 each to Zamboanga victims

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Speaker Feliciano Belmonte. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

In the wake of the pork barrel scandal that has sullied its reputation, the House of Representatives has adopted a resolution for its members to donate part of their salaries to the victims of the violence in Zamboanga.

Posted: September 19th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

No suspension of lawmakers in pork barrel scam seen

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House Majority Leader Neptali Gonzales II. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The House of Representatives is also unlikely to suspend its members who may face complaints or charges in connection with the alleged P10-billion pork barrel scam.

Posted: September 17th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

RH, ‘desaparecidos’ bills now laws

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Without fanfare, President Benigno Aquino III signed the reproductive health (RH) bill into law last Dec. 21. It was signed together with the Anti-Enforced Disappearance Act. The highly contentious RH law provides “universal access” to reproductive health services and supplies such as contraceptives.

Posted: December 29th, 2012 in Banner Story,Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Much faster passage of RH bill seen; both sides claim victory

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House Majority Leader Neptali Gonzales II. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The suspense over the House of Representatives’ third and final reading on the controversial reproductive health bill is expected to be shorter this time around.

Posted: December 16th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

‘House vote on RH bill can go either way’

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House of Representatives. RYAN LEAGOGO/INQUIRER.net FILE PHOTO

President Benigno Aquino III on Monday aired a fresh call to lawmakers during a crucial caucus on the reproductive health bill in Malacañang: Vote on it according to your conscience, but do it soon.

Posted: December 3rd, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Some lawmakers see RH Bill won’t be certified as urgent by Aquino

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House of Representatives. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Despite meeting with lawmakers on Monday, some members of the House of Representatives said it was unlikely that President Benigno Aquino III would certify the Reproductive Health Bill as urgent.

Posted: December 3rd, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

RH bill on menu in Palace lunch with solons

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Monday’s “make or break” meeting between President Benigno Aquino III and members of the House of Representatives should determine the fate of the controversial reproductive health (RH) bill in the 15th Congress.

Posted: December 2nd, 2012 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Substitute RH bill faces rough sailing in House

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House majority leader Neptali Gonzales II. INQUIRER.net FILE PHOTO

House Majority Leader Neptali Gonzales II on Tuesday said the “parliamentary momentum” had shifted to the lawmakers who favor the passage of the substitute reproductive health (RH) bill that was formally accepted by the plenary on Monday.

Posted: November 28th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Gonzales: Amendments to anti-cybercrime law must be done now

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House Majority Leader Neptali Gonzales II. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

If amendments will be pushed for the Cybercrime Law, it should be done as soon as possible with the limited time left for the 15th Congress, House majority leader Neptali Gonzales II said on Tuesday.

Posted: October 2nd, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Deadlock over RH bill

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Senator Pia Cayetano. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The Senate has removed controversial provisions that purportedly promote abortion and the use of birth control devices in a bid to break a deadlock in its version of the reproductive health (RH) bill.

Posted: September 7th, 2012 in Banner Story,Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation | Read More »

Solons tell Sereno critics: Give her breathing space

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Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno. FILE PHOTO

Lawmakers on Friday urged critics of newly appointed Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno to give her some “breathing space” and time to undertake reforms in the judiciary.

Posted: September 1st, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

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