Posts Tagged by minority-leader

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J. G. Azarcon, Esq.

By J. G. Azarcon, Esq. At a time when unemployment edged up to 8.3% and gross domestic product for the second quarter of 2012 limped to an anemic 1.25%, Senate Minority… Read More

Crunch time for Repro Health bills: House debates start today

BY WENDELL VIGILIA THE House of Representatives will begin today its deliberations on proposed reproductive health bills, which have been filed and re-filed for 23 years in Congress. Among those invited to the first hearing are representatives from the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines. Read More

House approves budget on third, final reading

MANILA, Philippines ? President Benigno Aquino III’s first budget of P1.645-trillion for 2011 was approved on third and final reading in the House of Representatives Monday night. Read More

‘Father Damasos’ still in our midst – Lagman

Famous tour guide Carlos Celdran, jailed for staging protest inside the Manila Cathedral, found an ally in a leader of the House of Representatives, who criticized his detention as ‘unnecessary and unwarranted.’ Minority Leader and Albay Representative Edcel Lagman said Celdran’s display of placard with the name ‘DAMASO’ was just an ‘apt reminder’ to Church officials of the ‘abuses and inequities of… Read More

Arroyo move to convert hacienda hit

BY JP LOPEZ SENATE minority leader Aquilino Pimentel Jr. yesterday denounced the move of the Arroyo family, led by First Gentleman Jose Miguel Arroyo, to convert Hacienda Bacan in Isabela, Negros Occidental, into an industrial estate despite its being placed under the land reform program. Read More