House restores budget of CHR, ERC, NCIP

MANILA — The House of Representatives has decided to restore the proposed 2018 budgets of the Commission on Human Rights (CHR), Energy Regulatory Commission, and National Commission on Indigenous Peoples (NCIP). Rep. Karlo Nograles, House Appropriations Committee chair, in a statement Wednesday, said this development unfolded after CHR Chair Jose Luis “Chito” Gascon, ERC Commissioner Geronimo … Read More

CCTVs, GPS soon in PUVs

MANILA — The House of Representatives has unanimously approved on third and final reading a measure requiring operators of public utility vehicles (PUVs) to install closed-circuit television (CCTV) cameras and Global Positioning System (GPS) trackers to deter crime and gather information to prosecute criminals. With 231 affirmative votes, members of the lower chamber approved House Bill … Read More

Comelec chief ready to face impeachment complaint

  MANILA — Commission on Elections (Comelec) chairperson Andres Bautista on Thursday claimed he is ready to face the impeachment complaint filed against him. Bautista made the statement after finally making an appearance at the deliberation on the Comelec’s proposed PHP16.1-billion budget for 2018 at the House of Representatives. The House appropriations committee on Wednesday deferred … Read More

House to take up Bautista impeachment after budget process: Fariñas

MANILA — The House of Representatives may possibly begin to tackle the impeachment complaint lodged against Commission on Elections (Comelec) chairperson Andres Bautista once deliberations on the proposed PHP3.767-trillion national budget for 2018 are finished. In an ambush interview on Thursday, Majority Leader Rodolfo Fariñas said the earliest time the lower chamber could deliberate on the … Read More

3 solons endorse impeach rap vs Comelec chief

MANILA — A former congressman and a lawyer on Wednesday filed an impeachment complaint against Commission on Elections (Comelec) chairman Andres Bautista before the Office of the Secretary General at the House of Representatives. Former Negros Oriental Rep. Jacinto Paras and lawyer Ferdinand Topacio sought the removal of Bautista from his post on the grounds of … Read More