Category Archives: House of Representatives

MindDA exec says House shakeup won’t affect major projects in Mindanao

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/ 31 July) – The recent change of leadership in the House of Representatives will not hamper the implementation of big-ticket projects in Mindanao, an official said on Tuesday. “It’s just a change of leadership and so far as commitment to transforming Mindanao and making sure these projects are implemented, it remains there […]

28 legislators to craft final Bangsamoro law: 14 from Mindanao, 7 of them Moro

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 02 June) — Twenty-eight legislators will form the Bicameral Conference Committee that will craft the final version of the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL), half of them from Mindanao, among them seven Moro representatives. The Bicameral Conference Committee is tasked to reconcile the versions passed by the House of Representatives on Wednesday […]

Gabriela seeks probe on alleged abuses during mil ops in Davao

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/22 May)– A lawmaker said she will file a resolution asking the House of Representatives to investigate allegations that soldiers committed abuses during counterinsurgency operations in a hinterland village of Davao City on May 6 to 11. In a press conference at the United Church of Christ in the Philippines here, Gabriela Partylist Rep. Arlene […]

Bill making GenSan a separate congressional district pushed

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/20 April) — Officials here are pushing for the passage by the House Representatives next month of a bill that seeks the creation of a lone congressional or legislative district for the city. South Cotabato (1st District) Rep. Pedro Acharon Jr. said Thursday the support for House Bill (HB) 5162 has been gaining ground […]

3 Mindanawon reps lose committee chairmanship for voting “No” to death penalty

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 15 March) — Three Mindanawon representatives lost their chairmanship in key committees — Natural Resources, People’s Participation, and Muslim Affairs — for voting “No” to HB 4727 or the death penalty bill. The House of Representatives on Wednesday declared the post of Deputy Speaker for Luzon and the chairmanship of 11 […]

De Oro students stage noise barrage over death penalty

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews / 8 March) – Students and teachers of Xavier University blew whistles and staged a noise barrage outside their school here to protest the House of Representatives’ decision to reinstate the death penalty for drug-related crimes. Fr. Roberto Yap, S.J., XU president, led the students and teachers in blowing whistles and […]

Senate to push for federal form of government — Koko Pimentel

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/25 July) — The Senate will move for the adoption of a federal form of government, newly installed Senate President Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III said Monday. In his inaugural speech, Pimentel said the proposed shift to federalism is part of the “Program of Government for Change that your majority senators have agreed upon, […]