Belmonte seeks executive action to save SSS pension hike plan Created on January 18, 2016, 3:02 am Posted by nup

After President Benigno Aquino III thumbed down a measure raising monthly pensions for Social Security System members by P2,000, Speaker Feliciano Belmonte Jr. has proposed that  Malacanang and the SSS board provide for a smaller increase in benefits to partially ease the plight of retirees in the private sector.

Aquino to press BBL anew before House members this week Created on January 11, 2016, 5:09 am Posted by nup

President Benigno Aquino III plans to meet with members of the House of Representatives this week to make another pitch for the passage of the Basic Law on the Bangsamoro Region when the Congress resumes session on Jan. 18, 2015.


Barzaga panel probes PCSO on alleged hospital aid to rich patients Created on January 11, 2016, 5:07 am Posted by nup

The Games and Amusements Committee of the House of Representatives is investigating reports that officials of the  Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) have been extending hospital aid to their affluent relatives and friends.

House panel to tackle bill expanding grounds to disqualify nuisance bets Created on January 4, 2016, 5:26 am Posted by nup

The suffrage committee of the House of Representatives will soon tackle a proposal making running for profit during elections  a ground to classify a candidate as a nuisance bet. 

Speaker confident BBL, Charter change would be passed in 16th Congress Created on January 4, 2016, 5:25 am Posted by nup

The House of Representatives still has time to approve the proposed Basic Law on the Bangsamoro Region, amendments to the economic provisions of the Constitution, and the measure strengthening Public-Private Partnerships  during the remaining working days of the 16th Congress, Speaker Feliciano Belmonte Jr. said.




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