Comelec to hold special election in Valenzuela for Gatchalian’s district 

THE COMMISSION on Elections (Comelec) will hold a special election for a new representative of Valenzuela City’s 1st District following the appointment of Rexlon T. Gatchalian as Social Welfare secretary.   “We are just waiting for the certification of the House of Representatives that (the position) is vacant,” Comelec Spokesperson John Rex C. Laudiangco told state […]

Marcos’ youngest son is ‘intern’ at House Speaker’s office 

THE PRESIDENT’S youngest son is “working as an intern” at the House leader’s office, Speaker Ferdinand Martin G. Romualdez confirmed on Monday in a statement.    William Vincent A. Marcos has been undergoing training on the legislative process since Jan. 23, said Mr. Romualdez, a first cousin of President Ferdinand R. Marcos, Jr.   “He will be […]

Abortion, China, big government: Republicans gear up to flex US House muscles

WASHINGTON — Hours after Republican leader Kevin McCarthy finally clinched the US House speaker role, his party was already rolling out its initial legislative steps: the creation of committees to investigate China and the “weaponization of the federal government,” and a bill that could potentially limit abortion care nationwide. Mr. McCarthy won the election for […]

Cabaero: Starting off on wrong foot

Marikina Rep. Stella Quimbo, senior vice chair of the House appropriations committee, admitted to starting the proposal to create the Maharlika Investment Fund (MIF) the wrong way. “We started (off) on the wrong foot,” she said, adding that the House of Representatives committees tasked to study the proposal should have consulted first the different sectors, […]

CSR incentives bill clears House committee

LEGISLATION seeking to encourage companies pursuing corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiatives made it out of the House committee on trade and industry on Tuesday. House Bill 2699, or the proposed Act Encouraging Corporate Social Responsibility, Providing Incentives Therefor, allows companies with CSR initiatives to retain profits needed to fund these programs beyond the limit of […]

House reps renew push for bills relating to climate change in typhoon’s aftermath

LAWMAKERS on Tuesday renewed calls to fast-track the passage of bills that are seen to help mitigate the impact of changing weather patterns, including measures on land use and the creation of a department on disaster management.    House Bill 3956 or the proposed National Land Use Act of the Philippines seeks to establish parameters on […]

House probe sought on procedures for drug-related arrests 

A RESOLUTION that seeks to investigate the standard procedures of various law enforcement agencies in arresting suspects on drug-related cases has been filed in the House of Representatives, following the recent arrest of the Justice chief’s son, Juanito Jose D. Remulla, for illegal possession.    House Resolution 488, filed by the Makabayan bloc on Tuesday, called […]

SCIB Unveils Sample IBS House Built with 3D Technology

KUCHING, MALAYSIA, Oct 4, 2022 – (ACN Newswire via – Civil engineering specialist Sarawak Consolidated Industries Berhad’s (SCIB), wholly-owned subsidiary, SCIB Industrialised Building System Sdn Bhd (SIBS), today unveiled a sample house built using a 3D printing system from COBOD International A/S, a Copenhagen, Denmark-based 3D construction specialist. Group Managing Director and Chief Executive […]

Ease of Paying Taxes bill approved in House

The digitalization of the tax agencies finds Congress eager “to modernize the labyrinthine tax administration procedures by simplifying tax compliance, removing redundant and obsolete tax requirements, and lifting restrictions that prevent taxpayers from complying with tax laws remotely.” With a vote of 250 “yes,” zero “no,” and zero abstentions, the 19th Congress approved on Sept. […]