Groups slam Senate for lack of youth reps in mandatory ROTC hearing 

YOUTH GROUPS on Wednesday condemned the exclusion of representation from their sector in Senate deliberations on the proposed revival of mandatory military training among tertiary level students.   They lambasted in particular Senator Ronald M. Dela Rosa, who chaired the meeting, calling him “cunning” for refusing to hear the youth’s stance on the plan to reinstate […]

Congress to focus on passing E-Gov’t bill when session opens

THE House of Representatives will give the proposed E-Government Act its full attention when the chamber resumes session, Speaker Ferdinand Martin G. Romualdez said. “The House of Representatives remains committed to pass the priority legislation of President Ferdinand R. Marcos, Jr., including measures for digitalization in both government and private transactions that would bolster efficiency, […]

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 […]

Editorial: House of sycophants

There are uglier synonyms for “sycophant,” a word which Merriam-Webster defines as “a servile self-seeking flatterer.” And the three-syllable word best describes some members of the House of Representatives who are allies of President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. and Vice President Sara Duterte.A display of flattery happened during the separate budget deliberations on the proposed […]