House OKs bill declaring every Nov. 23 as Press Freedom Day Created on June 2, 2014, 10:34 am Posted by nup

The House of Representatives  has approved on third and final reading a partylist-authored bill declaring every 23rd of November as Philippine Press Freedom Day to highlight and recognize the importance of this  constitutionally guaranteed right in the country. 

Speaker assures public House to continue work despite ‘Napolist’ controversy Created on June 2, 2014, 10:34 am Posted by nup

The controversy generated by the so-called “Napolist” drawn up by pork scam mastermind Janet Lim-Napoles does not and will never affect the work of the members of the House of Representatives, Speaker Feliciano Belmonte Jr. said. 

Barzaga tells Palace critics: Stop blaming the President for PDAF anomalies Created on May 26, 2014, 10:18 am Posted by nup

The political opposition should stop blaming President Benigno Aquino III for the irregularities uncovered in the disbursement of the Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) because these were committed before he assumed office in 2010, Cavite Rep. Elpidio Barzaga Jr. said. 

Lawmakers press for computerization of basic education Created on May 26, 2014, 10:10 am Posted by nup

Representatives Julieta Cortuna and Mariano Piamonte of the A-TEACHER partylist organization want basic education modernized in the country by computerizing teaching and learning in elementary and high school campuses nationwide. 

Uy wants I.R.A. share for barangays created by local boards Created on May 19, 2014, 10:02 am Posted by nup

Representative Juliette Uy (2nd district, Misamis Oriental) has urged the Congress to pass a law granting barangays created by local Sanggunians their  just and equitable share from national taxes to enable them to efficiently deliver basic government services and implement development projects in their respective communities. 




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