Proper labeling of food products sought

January 3, 2016 by · Comments Off on Proper labeling of food products sought 

MANILA, Jan. 2 — Food manufacturers should put proper labeling to their products to promote public awareness on the importance of balanced diet, according to Rep. Rolando G. Andaya Jr. (1st District, Camarines Sur).

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Modernization of PNP crime lab pushed

December 21, 2015 by · Comments Off on Modernization of PNP crime lab pushed 

MANILA, Dec. 21 — Rep. Sherwin T. Gatchalian (1st District, Valenzuela City) has called for the modernization of the Philippine National Police (PNP) ballistic database and firearms tracking technology to ensure improved efficiency in solving gun-related offenses.

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Three House committees okay Cabotage bill; tossed to plenary

March 18, 2015 by · Comments Off on Three House committees okay Cabotage bill; tossed to plenary 

By Sammy F. Martin

MANILA, March 17 (PNA) — Three committees of the House of Representatives on Tuesday approved a priority measure of President Benigno Aquino III that aims to liberalize the entry of foreign vessels between ports in the country.

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PhilHealth members undergoing dialysis are in for a treat.

March 17, 2015 by · 1 Comment 

MANILA, March 15 — A bill filed in the House of Representatives aims to double the 45 treatment sessions a year coverage for each PhilHealth member under the National Health Insurance Program.

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House contingent not losing hope to give President Aquino special power

March 17, 2015 by · Comments Off on House contingent not losing hope to give President Aquino special power 

MANILA, March 16 — The chairman of the House Committee on Energy said on Monday he is still not closing the door where they can find a common avenue to give President Benigno S. Aquino III special power to address possible shortage of power during summer.

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Solons want harmful insecticides banned in PH

January 6, 2015 by · Comments Off on Solons want harmful insecticides banned in PH 

MANILA, Jan. 6 — Lawmakers have filed a resolution directing the House Committee on Health to conduct an inquiry, in aid of legislation, on the increasing number of insecticides flooding the market, which did not pass the safety and efficacy assessment of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

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House ratifies Php2.606-T 2015 national budget; passes on third and final reading Php22.46-B supplemental budget

December 16, 2014 by · Comments Off on House ratifies Php2.606-T 2015 national budget; passes on third and final reading Php22.46-B supplemental budget 

By Sammy F. Martin

MANILA, Dec. 15 (PNA) — The House of Representatives on Monday ratified the 2015 proposed Php 2.606 trillion national budget and approved on third and final reading the Palace-proposed Php 22.46-billion supplemental budget.

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Adversaries turned peace warriors

December 4, 2014 by · Comments Off on Adversaries turned peace warriors 

141203163904Photo (from right) shows Sulu Rep. Tupay Loong, chair of the House Committee on Muslim Affairs; Muntinlupa Rep. Rodolfo Biazon, chair of the House Committee on National Defense and Security; and former Basilan Rep. Abdulgani ìGerryî Salappudin during the November 19, 2014 public hearing and consultation in Jolo, Sulu on the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL). Biazon was an officer of the Philippine Marines while Salappudin and Loong were Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) commanders during the Mindanao conflict in the 70s. Former adversaries, the three warriors are now harnessing their collective efforts in the pursuit of peace in the war-torn region. Seated is Cagayan de Oro City Rep. Rufus Rodriguez, chair of the House Ad Hoc Committee on the BBL. (PNA photo courtesy of the office of Rep. Biazon)LAM/CMR

Php500 monthly honorarium for barangay health officers sought

December 3, 2014 by · Comments Off on Php500 monthly honorarium for barangay health officers sought 

MANILA, Dec. 3 — A House member is seeking the granting of a Php500 monthly honorarium to accredited barangay health workers in addition to the monetary and non-monetary benefits and incentives they are receiving under the existing law.

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Resolution giving President Aquino emergency powers to address looming power shortage certified as 'urgent'

December 3, 2014 by · Comments Off on Resolution giving President Aquino emergency powers to address looming power shortage certified as 'urgent' 

MANILA, Dec. 2 — Malacanang has formally transmitted to the House of Representatives a letter certifying as "urgent" House Joint Resolution 21 that will give President Benigno S. Aquino III emergency powers to address a looming power shortage by the summer of 2015.

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