LLANESCA T. PANTI, TMT

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The Freedom of Information (FOI) bill was finally tossed for plenary debates three months after it was approved by the House public information committee. The move came after the House appropriations committee unanimously approved the budget for the FOI measure. “We are happy with the decision of the appropriations committee…

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The government should have full control of the management and ownership of the Metro Rail Transit (MRT) 3 to effectively address the issues plaguing the rail system, Akbayan Rep. Walden Bello said. Bello made the call a day before the scheduled MRT shutdown, from late evening on Saturday until noon…

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The government is giving the public false brownout warnings despite the country’s surplus power supply even as summer nears, according to a party-list lawmaker. Based on records of the Department of Energy (DOE), House Deputy Minority Leader Neri Colmenares of Bayan Muna on Monday said, the supply surplus ranges from…

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STATE prosecutors opposed the petition of Sen. Ramon “Bong” Revilla Jr. that he be allowed to have weekly therapy to ease the intense pain in his heels. The prosecutors noted that while Revilla submitted a medical certificate signed by Dr. Francisco Agudon on his Herniated Nucleus Pulposus L4-L5, L5-S1 of…

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Eight-time world champion Emmanuel “Manny” Pacquiao will not oppose but study the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) in the aftermath of the Mamasapano tragedy that left dozens of elite police officers dead. Pacquiao, who has been urged to show up more often in Congress by Speaker Feliciano Belmonte Jr. of…

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The House of Representatives has stopped its chaotic investigation of the Mamasapano clash that killed 44 elite police forces. Majority Floor Leader Neptali Gonzales 2nd of Mandaluyong City (Metro Manila) on Monday said the chamber suspended its own probe pending results of an investigation by the Board of Inquiry created…

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A penalty for children who will abandon their parents who can no longer fend for themselves has been proposed in the House of Representatives. Rep. Roy Loyola of Cavite made the pitch under his House Bill (HB) 5336 or the Parents Welfare Act of 2014, which mandates children to provide…

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A lawmaker wants former President Fidel Ramos to head the proposed Truth Commission that will investigate the Mamasapano carnage that left dead 44 police commandos. Former Justice Secretary and 1-BAP Party-list Rep. Silvestre Bello 3rd made the proposal on Wednesday, a day after his colleagues openly opposed the establishment of…

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A measure seeking to ban overbooking by airline companies has been filed at the House of Representatives. House Deputy Minority Leader Neri Colmenares of Bayan Muna party-list filed House Bill 5361 or the Magna Carta of Airline Passengers Rights in the aftermath of Cebu Pacific’s compliance to pay its P52…

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The government has offered to help find a job for the mother of the volunteer who died in an accident during Pope Francis’ visit in Tacloban City. Deputy Presidential Spokesperson Abigail Valte said the mother of Kristel Padasas, Judy, can also get a business loan if she decides to stay…

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