Davao City Representative Karlo Alexei Nograles of the National Unity Party (NUP) is pushing the creation of a Cabinet-level government agency that would focus on sports development and the needs of Filipino athletes in the country.
Seventy members of the House of Representatives, including Deputy Speaker Roberto Puno of the National Unity Party (NUP), are set to either complete their third and last terms or seek higher elective positions this year.
Some two dozen measures passed by the House of Representatives aimed at improving the country’s health care system and protecting the welfare of women and children have remained pending in the Senate, congressional records show.
Speaker Feliciano Belmonte Jr. cited the Philippine Competition Act, which aims to level the playing field for business and ensure better delivery of services to consumers, as among the major accomplishments of the 16th Congress.
Lord Allan Jay Velasco of the National Unity Party (NUP) was sworn in last Feb. 1, 2016 as the duly elected representative of the lone district of Marinduque after the Supreme Court denied with finality all appeals to stop his oath taking.