Bill filed limiting authority of OICs in gov’t posts   

A SENATOR filed a bill on Monday that seeks to limit the powers of government officials designated as officer-in-charge (OIC), after questionable billions-worth of pandemic contracts were signed last year and prompted a lengthy probe in the upper chamber.    Senator Francis N. Tolentino’s Senate bill no. 2434 will amend provisions of Executive Order 292 or the Administrative Code of 1987 on OICs.   If enacted, the proposed law will inhibit OICs […]

EXPLAINER: Cebu’s Rep. Raymond Mendoza of TUCP party-list is serving his 5th consecutive term, may start his 6th in 2022. How his party ‘beat’ term limit.

AMONG the 12 members of the House of Representatives from Cebu, seven represent the seven districts of the province, two from Cebu City, one each from lone districts Mandaue City and Lapu-Lapu City, and one from the TUCP Party-List, which is organized by Trade Union Congress of the Philippines and Associated Labor Unions (ALU). Representative […]