Speaker Feliciano Belmonte scoffed at the United Nationalist Alliance (UNA) for styling itself as the team to beat in the 2013 elections despite being numerically inferior in Congress and in local government units compared with the Liberal Party (LP) and its coalition partners.
Belmonte pointed out that size was a factor in getting coalition partners.
The Speaker said this was the reason LP had agreed to join forces with the Nationalist People’s Coalition (NPC) of Eduardo “Danding” Cojuangco and Nacionalista Party (NP) of Senator Manuel Villar,
The University of Southeastern Philippines, the first state university in the Region, commemorated its 33 years of delivering quality education to its students. On December 15, 1978, Batas Pambansa Bilang 12 was passed, thereby, creating the University of Southeastern Philippines. In celebration of USeP’s 33rd founding anniversary, the University set a six-day activity-based program that started on December 12.
The House of Representatives has approved on third and final reading a bill providing just and proficient parameters in the treatment of children in conflict with the law, especially youth offenders who acted with discernment.
House Bill 6052, which seeks to strengthen the Juvenile Justice System in the country, amends Republic Act 9344 or the "Juvenile Justice and Welfare Act of 2006."
House Assistant Majority Leader and Davao City Rep. Karlo Alexei Nograles yesterday appealed to the country’s colleges and universities not to aggravate the burdens of parents whose children were barely coping with the spiraling cost of tertiary education by prescribing scandalously expensive textbooks.
“We have seen the green light given to educational institutions to increase tuition fees. Now, schools are compelling students to use books priced way beyond their parents’ means. This is completely unacceptable,” Nograles lamented.
House Speaker Feliciano Belmonte Jr. has accepted the honorary chairmanship of the administration coalition National Unity Party.
“I accept and I’m honored by your invitation,” Belmonte said in response to the proposal of NUP president and Nueva Ecija Rep. Rodolfo Antonino.
Belmonte is current vice chairman of the Aquino-led Liberal Party.