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House to convene as Con-Ass without Senate

The House of Representatives will convene into a Constituent Assembly to amend the 1987 Constitution with or without Senate participation.

Duterte’s travel ban divides opposition

House opposition solons apparently don’t see eye-to-eye when it comes to President Duterte’s directive prohibiting foreign travels for members of the executive branch.

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The House of Representatives has approved House Joint Resolution (HJR) 18 doubling the salaries of military and police personnel. It has now been forwarded to the Senate for a concurring resolution.

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Members of the Senate majority bloc yesterday said they fully support President Duterte’s plan to call Congress to a special session to act on proposals to give autonomy to Muslim Mindanao.

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The House of Representatives will act swiftly in passing two controversial social reform measures that could invite strong objections from the Catholic Church leadership.

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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.

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