Albay Rep. Joey Salceda said that the P100 million that each lawmaker at the House of Representatives will be receiving PHP100 million under the proposed PHP4.1 trillion national budget for 2020 is not “pork barrel.” Salceda said that these were … Continue reading SALCEDA: P100-M FOR EACH SOLON IN 2020 BUDGET NOT ‘PORK BARREL’
₱30.4 million went to office consultants Former House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez is Number One in the list of biggest spenders in the House of Representatives for 2017, according to the Commission on Audit (COA). Based on the COA’s itemized list … Continue reading ALVAREZ IS MOST EXPENSIVE HOUSE MEMBER
Being “immoral” is only one of the many “sins” of Speaker Pantaleon “Bebot” Alvarez. He is accused of breaking up the Partido Demokratiko Pilipino (PDP), the party that helped propel former Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte to the Presidency in … Continue reading A snake in the grass
DEATH PENALTY BILL LOOMING AS DEATH SENTENCE VS. ALVAREZ SPEAKERSHIP ATIENZA: We should find another Speaker BY ROGER M. BALANZA Philippine legislators are dismayed at being arm-twisted into supporting a bill re-imposing death penalty and are after the head of … Continue reading COUP D’ETAT VS. SPEAKER ALVAREZ?
Partylist lawmakers: Not abolition, but reform By Cielito M. Reganit President Rodrigo Duterte’s has called for the abolition of the partylist system under a proposed federal government. But two partylist lawmakers urged for a review of the party-list system law … Continue reading DUTERTE WANTS PARTTLIST SYSTEM ABOLISHED
Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte warned of a revolutionary government should Congress not scrap the pork barrel fund of lawmakers. Duterte said he would move to dissolve Congress and impose martial law if the lawmakers refuse to cooperate with him … Continue reading DUTERTE TO ABOLISH CONGRESS IF LAWMAKERS WON’T GIVE UP PORK BARREL
A Davao City businesswoman has urged passage of a proposed law aiming to remove restrictive economic provisions of the Constitution and allow entry of more foreign investments. Nicole Bian of the technical-vocational (tech-voc) school, JIB Career Center, said President Benigno … Continue reading Davao businesswoman backs amendments to economic provisions of Constitution.
Despondency can bring out the craziest of ideas. In politics, dispondency can inflict acute nincompoopism that breeds bizarre ideas. Thanks to Cavite Rep. Elpidio Barzaga, the prelude to the presidential race in the May 2016 has been spiced up … Continue reading Political nincompoopism: Aquino as Roxas’ vice president
A member of the Philippine Congress has earned the tag ‘Congressman Marijuana’ for his authorship of a law legalizing use of marijuana for medical purposes. Firing at Isabela Representative Rodolfo Albano, the Alliance of Anti-Drug Advocates (AAA) came short of … Continue reading ISABELA SOLON TAGGED AS ‘CONGRESSMAN MARIJUANA’