Solon seeks higher budget for global biodiversity conservation

MANILA — A lawmaker at the House of Representatives is batting for increased funding for biodiversity conservation and protection in a global scale. Occidental Mindoro Rep. Josephine Ramirez-Sato made the call during the 3rd United Nations Environmental Program (UNDP) Biodiversity Finance Initiative (BIOFIN) workshop in Almaty, Kazakhstan. According to a news release issued on Thursday, … Read More

Lawmaker calls for urgent passage of bills on air passengers’ rights amid United Airlines controversy

MANILA — An administration lawmaker has urged the leadership of the House of Representatives to prioritize all bills that aim to uphold and protect the rights of air passengers. Negros Oriental Rep. Arnolfo Teves Jr. made the call on Wednesday in the wake of a recent controversy surrounding United Airlines over its violent removal of … Read More

Alejano files supplemental impeach rap vs Pres. Duterte

MANILA — Magdalo Partylist Rep. Gary Alejano on Thursday filed a supplemental impeachment complaint against President Rodrigo Duterte regarding his foreign policy over disputed territories with China including Benham Rise, Panatag Shoal and the rest of the West Philippine Sea. Alejano filed the 13-page supplementary complaint before the Secretary General of the House of Representatives. … Read More