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Congressmen seek end to small-town lottery operations

Rep. Rufus Rodriguez. Photo from congress.gov.ph

A bill that seeks to prohibit all small-town lottery (STL) operations nationwide has been filed at the House of Representatives.

Posted: April 21st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Suggested traffic fix: Private villages can open roads for a fee

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As traffic in Metro Manila gets worse and requires more alternative routes, a House bill wants private subdivisions to open at least one road per village for public use, for which they can charge a minimal fee from motorists who will pass through.

Posted: March 29th, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

CARL extension OK, opines DOJ

Justice Secretary Leila de Lima. INQUIRER.net FILE PHOTO

The Department of Justice (DOJ) sees no legal or constitutional impediments to moves in the House of Representatives to extend anew the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Law (CARL), which is set to expire on June 30.

Posted: March 3rd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Lawmakers want deadweight GOCCs abolished

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Cagayan de Oro Rep. Rufus Rodriguez. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Lawmakers are pushing for the abolition of 19 government-owned and controlled corporations (GOCCs) and government financial institutions (GFIs) deemed “unnecessary, underperforming and losing.”

Posted: March 2nd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

State body to regulate NGOs sought

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

A bill has been filed in Congress seeking the creation of a state committee to regulate nongovernment organizations (NGOs) amid a widening pork barrel scam in which fake foundations were used to siphon off money from the Priority Development Assistance Fund and Disbursement Acceleration Program.

Posted: March 1st, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Lawmakers propose group to study safety of breast implants

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In this Jan. 22, 2007 file photo, a plastic surgeon performs breast implant surgery in Caracas, Venezuela.  AP FILE PHOTO

There’s a need for the authorities to take a closer look at the safety of breast implants, according to two lawmakers.

Posted: January 6th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

House to summon Marina execs over oil pollution fund

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House of Representatives. FILE PHOTO

The Maritime Industry Authority (Marina) has not collected a single centavo for the oil pollution compensation fund (OPCF) approved by Congress six years ago largely because shipping companies have balked at the cost.

Posted: December 21st, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

2 lawmakers seek to regulate journalism with ‘magna carta’

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Cagayan De Oro Rep. Rufus Rodriguez and Sen. Jinggoy Estrada.

Sen. Jinggoy Estrada’s controversial bill seeking to regulate journalism in the country has received support at the House of Representatives.

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

Lawmaker linked to ‘pork’ scam threatens to file raps vs Napoles

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Rep. Rufus Rodriguez. Photo from congress.gov.ph

A congressman linked to the alleged pork barrel scam on Thursday threatened to file charges against Janet Lim-Napoles following the discovery that P3.5 million of his allocation had gone to a fake nongovernment organization.

Posted: August 15th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Lawmakers dragged in pork barrel scam prepare defense

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Justice Secretary Leila de Lima. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Congressmen implicated in the alleged pork barrel scam have begun readying their defense, as Justice Secretary Leila de Lima warned on Wednesday, that members of the executive branch could also be included in the charges.

Posted: August 14th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

2 lawmakers deny earmarking pork barrel for computers

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Rep. Rufus Rodriguez. Photo from congress.gov.ph

Two lawmakers are disputing a Commission on Audit (COA) report that said P66-million worth of now missing computers were bought with their Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) or pork barrel.

Posted: July 28th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

‘Not with my pork’

Rep. Rufus Rodriguez. Photo from congress.gov.ph

Cagayan de Oro Rep. Rufus B. Rodriguez on Friday denied giving P1.969 million of his Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) to the Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) for the purchase of 55 computers which cannot be accounted for.

Posted: July 28th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Bills seeking to punish monopoly, unfair trade practices re-filed in Congress

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Speaker Feliciano Belmonte. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Bills seeking to punish companies engaged in unfair trade practices have been resurrected in the 16th Congress.

Posted: July 10th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

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