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Office of the President gets P6B

Office of the President gets P6B

A threat for an enormous budget cut for the Office of the President failed to materialize as the House of Representatives retained its proposed P6 billion appropriation for its 2018 operation.

CHR fears zero budget

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As the Commission on Human Rights budgetary fate hangs in a balance, officials fears that the House of Representatives will make good the threat aired by Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez for a zero budget for the constitutional agency.

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Congress voted unanimously yesterday to extend martial law and the suspension of the writ of habeas corpus in Mindanao for another 150 days as requested by President Duterte.

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President Duterte is unlikely to approve a bill that will exclude rape with homicide in the list of crimes punishable by death.

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The House of Representatives, voting 216 for, without negative votes and abstentions, last night approved on third and final reading House Bill 4767 extending the validity of Philippine passports to ten years.

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Two weeks before he steps down from office, President Aquino has vetoed two bills, the condonation of unpaid taxes of local water districts and the comprehensive nursing law.

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