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  • Proposed 'Bawal Billboard Tuwing Bagyo' Act gets House nod on final reading

    Proposed 'Bawal Billboard Tuwing Bagyo' Act gets House nod on final reading

    MANILA - Voting 205-0-4, the House of Representatives on Tuesday approved on final reading House Bill 7174, or the proposed "Bawal Billboard Tuwing Bagyo Act." "While a total ban on billboards would be economically unfeasible, given the amount of...

    ABS-CBN NewsABS-CBN News • 2 March 2021, 8:55PM
  • House lawmakers debate proposed charter amendments in plenary

    House lawmakers debate proposed charter amendments in plenary

    MANILA - Deliberations on proposals to amend the 1987 Constitution went underway at the plenary session of the House of Representatives on Tuesday with questions on the mode of pursuing amendments coming from both members of the lower chamber's...

    ABS-CBN NewsABS-CBN News • 2 March 2021, 7:50PM
  • House approves bill presuming guilt for drug suspects

    House approves bill presuming guilt for drug suspects

    The House of Representatives on Tuesday approved on third and final reading the measure which aims to strengthen drug prevention and control, amending Republic Act 9165. Voting 188-11-9, the lower chamber of Congress approved House Bill 7814 or An...

    GMA News OnlineGMA News Online • 2 March 2021, 7:14PM
  • House OKs bill prohibiting active use of billboards during typhoons

    House OKs bill prohibiting active use of billboards during typhoons

    The House of Representatives on Tuesday approved on third and final reading the proposed measure seeking the removal of commercial billboards during typhoons. Lawmakers voted 205-0-4 for House Bill 7174 or the "Bawal Billboard Tuwing Bagyo Act." The...

    GMA News OnlineGMA News Online • 2 March 2021, 6:45PM
  • House health panel chair gets COVID-19 jab

    House health panel chair gets COVID-19 jab

    MANILA - The chairperson of the House of Representatives' Committee on Health said Tuesday she has received a COVID-19 vaccine, becoming the first lawmaker to disclose their inoculation. Quezon Rep. Helen Tan said she was vaccinated as her son works...

    ABS-CBN NewsABS-CBN News • 2 March 2021, 1:33PM
  • House probe sought over Cordillera execs' plan to enforce Tokhang vs. leftists

    House probe sought over Cordillera execs' plan to enforce Tokhang vs. leftists

    A resolution was filed before the House of Representatives seeking condemnation and investigation on the plan of Cordillera officials to enforce a Tokhang-style campaign against left-leaning individuals. Members of the Makabayan Bloc filed House...

    GMA News OnlineGMA News Online • 2 March 2021, 9:22AM
  • 2 House leaders back Senate bid for 5-year, renewable VFA deal with US

    2 House leaders back Senate bid for 5-year, renewable VFA deal with US

    Key leaders of the House of Representatives have expressed their support for the Senate's recommendation to keep the country's Visiting Forces Agreement with the US under the new administration of President Joe Biden. "I think it would be in our...

    GMA News OnlineGMA News Online • 28 February 2021, 6:57PM
  • House expects newly signed coco levy law will benefit 3.5M farmers

    House expects newly signed coco levy law will benefit 3.5M farmers

    The House of Representatives on Saturday expressed optimism that the newly signed Coconut Farmers and Industry Trust Fund Act would finally benefit the 3.5 million coconut farmers in the county - after decades of waiting. In a statement in behalf of...

    GMA News OnlineGMA News Online • 27 February 2021, 1:17PM
  • Makabayan bloc disputes Senate report on red tagging probe

    Makabayan bloc disputes Senate report on red tagging probe

    MANILA - Members of the Makabayan bloc in the House of Representatives disputed Friday the findings of a Senate panel that investigated the alleged policy of the state to link activists and dissenters to the communist movement. The more than 60-page...

    ABS-CBN NewsABS-CBN News • 26 February 2021, 5:55PM
  • House sets motu proprio probe into PNP-PDEA shootout starting March 1

    House sets motu proprio probe into PNP-PDEA shootout starting March 1

    House of Representatives' motu proprio probe into the deadly shootout between members of the Philippine National Police (PNP) and the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) will begin next Monday, March 1. House Committee on Dangerous Drugs,...

    GMA News OnlineGMA News Online • 26 February 2021, 12:35PM
  • House probe on PNP-PDEA 'misencounter' set March 1

    House probe on PNP-PDEA 'misencounter' set March 1

    MANILA - A House of Representatives panel is set to investigate next week the shootout between police officers and anti-narcotics agents in Quezon City that left 4 people dead and 4 others wounded. "The committee has decided to call for a motu...

    ABS-CBN NewsABS-CBN News • 26 February 2021, 11:36AM
  • House to probe PNP – PDEA shootout on March 1

    House to probe PNP – PDEA shootout on March 1

    MANILA, Philippines - The House of Representatives' investigation on the shootout between operatives of the Philippine National Police (PNP) and the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) is set on March 1. The investigation will be led by the...

    Inquirer.netInquirer.net • 26 February 2021, 8:12AM
  • Makabayan bloc on Senate panel report: Legal remedies on red-tagging 'defective, lacking'

    Makabayan bloc on Senate panel report: Legal remedies on red-tagging 'defective, lacking'

    MANILA, Philippines - The Makabayan bloc at the House of Representatives on Thursday expressed its belief that current legal remedies against red-tagging are "insufficient, defective and lacking" after the Senate committee on defense released its...

    Inquirer.netInquirer.net • 25 February 2021, 11:16PM
  • QC lawmaker seeks House probe on PNP – PDEA shootout

    QC lawmaker seeks House probe on PNP – PDEA shootout

    MANILA, Philippines - A lawmaker wants the House of Representatives to investigate the shooting incident between agents of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) and Philippine National Police (PNP) that transpired in Quezon City, leaving two...

    Inquirer.netInquirer.net • 25 February 2021, 1:24PM
  • House OKs on 2nd reading bill to penalize owners of properties used as drug dens, laboratories

    House OKs on 2nd reading bill to penalize owners of properties used as drug dens, laboratories

    MANILA - The House of Representatives approved on second reading Tuesday House Bill 7814 that penalizes negligent lessors of properties used as clandestine drug laboratories, among others. HB 7814 amends Republic Act 9165, otherwise known as the...

    ABS-CBN NewsABS-CBN News • 25 February 2021, 1:37AM
  • Senate panel urges Makabayan bloc to openly denounce communists

    Senate panel urges Makabayan bloc to openly denounce communists

    MANILA, Philippines - A Senate panel that investigated the alleged Red-tagging by the military prodded the Makabayan bloc in the House of Representatives to openly and strongly denounce the communist rebels. In a 66-page report, the Senate committee...

    Inquirer.netInquirer.net • 24 February 2021, 6:50PM
  • House asked to already start probe of ‘VIP vaccinations’ following Tulfo admission

    House asked to already start probe of ‘VIP vaccinations’ following Tulfo admission

    MANILA, Philippines - The House of Representatives was told to start its investigation on "VIP vaccinations" involving government officials using coronavirus vaccines that have not been registered and authorized for use, members of the chamber's...

    Inquirer.netInquirer.net • 24 February 2021, 6:13PM
  • Solon wants referendum for proposed postponement of BARMM elections

    Solon wants referendum for proposed postponement of BARMM elections

    MANILA, Philippines - A party-list representative wants the proposed postponement of elections in the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) to be consulted with the Bangsamoro people through a referendum. Kusug Tausug Rep. Shernee...

    Inquirer.netInquirer.net • 24 February 2021, 5:13PM
  • 2 solons urge gov’t to hold more online job fairs to help Filipinos seeking work

    2 solons urge gov’t to hold more online job fairs to help Filipinos seeking work

    MANILA, Philippines - Two lawmakers in the House of Representatives are urging the national government to hold more online job fairs and virtual career platform activities to help assist job-seekers and displaced workers. Under House Resolution No....

    Inquirer.netInquirer.net • 24 February 2021, 12:34PM
  • Makabayan bloc seeks House probe on death of inmate’s baby in Negros

    Makabayan bloc seeks House probe on death of inmate’s baby in Negros

    MANILA. Philippines - The Makabayan bloc in the House of Representatives is seeking an investigation into the death of an infant who was separated from her detained political prisoner mother in Negros Oriental. Under House Resolution No. 1600, the...

    Inquirer.netInquirer.net • 24 February 2021, 11:24AM
  • Makabayan bloc seeks probe into death of Baby Carlen in Negros separated from detained mom

    Makabayan bloc seeks probe into death of Baby Carlen in Negros separated from detained mom

    A resolution was filed at the House of Representatives which seeks investigation on the death of an infant who was separated from her detained mother in Negros Oriental. Members of the Makabayan bloc filed House Resolution 1600 urging the chamber,...

    GMA News OnlineGMA News Online • 24 February 2021, 9:57AM
  • COVID-19 vaccine procurement bill up for Duterte signature

    COVID-19 vaccine procurement bill up for Duterte signature

    MANILA - Congress has approved a bill that seeks to expedite the procurement of COVID 19 vaccines. The House of Representatives approved adopted Senate Bill 2057 for that purpose, paving the way for the bill to go straight to President Duterte for...

    ABS-CBN NewsABS-CBN News • 24 February 2021, 12:08AM
  • COVID-19 vaccine bill now up for Duterte's signature

    COVID-19 vaccine bill now up for Duterte's signature

    MANILA, Philippines - A bill seeking to speed up the procurement and administration of COVID-19 vaccines in the country and establish an indemnity fund now only needs the signature of President Rodrigo Duterte. This, after the House of...

    Inquirer.netInquirer.net • 23 February 2021, 10:07PM
  • House adopts Senate bill on COVID-19 vaccine purchase, P500-M indemnity fund

    House adopts Senate bill on COVID-19 vaccine purchase, P500-M indemnity fund

    The House of Representatives on Tuesday adopted the Senate version of the bill seeking to expedite the purchase and administration of COVID-19 vaccines and to set aside an indemnity fund of P500 million. Senate Bill 2057 amended House Bill 8648 or...

    GMA News OnlineGMA News Online • 23 February 2021, 9:39PM
  • House OKs proposed ‘Bawal Billboard Tuwing Bagyo Act’ on 2nd reading

    House OKs proposed ‘Bawal Billboard Tuwing Bagyo Act’ on 2nd reading

    MANILA, Philippines - The House of Representatives approved on second reading the bill seeking to prohibit the active use and display of commercial billboards during typhoons. During Tuesday's session, the lower chamber approved through voice voting...

    Inquirer.netInquirer.net • 23 February 2021, 6:01PM
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House of Representatives

The House of Representatives of the Philippines is the lower house of the bicameral legislature. It is commonly referred to as the Congress, the House of the People, and informally referred to as the Cámara or Kamara.