House to start deliberations on ‘PDAF-less’ national budget for 2015 Created on August 5, 2014, 10:13 am Posted by nup

The House of Representatives will start on Aug. 6  deliberations on the proposed P2.606 trillion national budget for 2015, which Speaker Feliciano Belmonte Jr. said is devoid of Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF)  allocations or any item specifying the post-identification of projects. 

Extension of 10-year income tax exemption for shipping industry sought Created on July 28, 2014, 9:49 am Posted by nup

A lawmaker wants to extend the period of income tax exemption granted to Philippine shipping ventures by another 10 years to sustain the development and competitiveness of the local shipping industry as well as ensure the stable employment of Filipino seafarers. 

Belmonte bares legislative priorities for 2nd regular session of Congress Created on July 28, 2014, 9:43 am Posted by nup

Speaker Feliciano Belmonte Jr. said amendments to the economic provisions of the Constitution, along with other reform measures designed to help realize the Aquino administration’s goal of inclusive growth, are among the legislative priorities of the House of Representatives in the 2nd regular session of the 16th Congress. 

Lawmaker wants to ban telcos from sending ads, promos to consumers Created on July 21, 2014, 10:40 am Posted by nup

A partylist lawmaker has proposed a measure prohibiting telecommunications companies from sending unsolicited materials such as ads and promotional messages to mobile phone subscribers via SMS. 

Barzaga rejects speculations on brewing war between Palace, SC Created on July 21, 2014, 10:21 am Posted by nup

Cavite Rep. Elpidio Barzaga Jr. has dismissed speculations about a brewing war between the Executive Branch and the Judiciary, following President Aquino’s speech criticizing the Supreme Court over its unanimous decision declaring Malacanang’s Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP) unconstitutional. 




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