Two partylist lawmakers have proposed the establishment of a funding program for local government units (LGUs) to be used exclusively for hazard mitigation strategies and initiatives aimed at saving lives and reducing risks and damages from calamities.
Representative Elpidio Barzaga Jr. of the National Unity Party (NUP) has warned that evidence of misuse of the Judiciary Development Fund (JDF) could be used as grounds to impeach magistrates of the Supreme Court (SC).
Speaker Feliciano Belmonte Jr. said the House of Representatives is now carefully studying recommendations for the Philippines to adopt a new school calendar that would be in sync with those of fellow member-countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations. (Asean).
Rep. Juliette Uy of the National Unity Party (NUP) is backing the construction of a P30 billion environment-friendly power plant in Misamis Oriental as part of the government’s sustained efforts to solve Mindanao’s power woes and guarantee energy stability in the island.
Speaker Feliciano Belmonte Jr. vowed to lead the House of Representatives in expediting its legislative work this year to support national government efforts in fighting corruption, promoting good governance and ensuring accountability.