Winston Castelo - updates

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Wealth of 7 lawmakers more than doubled in 2018

Jun 13, 2019 - 12:48 PM

AGRI Representative Delphine Lee tops the list after her wealth increases by more than 400% from 2017 to 2018

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES. Philippine congressmen in session at the Batasang Pambansa. Photo from the Facebook page of the House of Representatives of the Philippines

Lawmakers berate MMDA over lack of data, absence of general manager

May 30, 2019 - 2:02 PM

MMDA General Manager Jojo Garcia arrives an hour after congressmen reprimanded other MMDA officials who attended a hearing on road safety issues

Lawmaker says DENR 'remiss' in taking care of Manila Bay

Jan 24, 2019 - 6:14 PM

'Why did they allow this to continue for so many years?' says Quezon City 2nd District Representative Winston Castelo, chairperson of the House committee on Metro Manila development

MURKY. Interior Secretary Eduardo Año says nobody wants to swim in Manila Bay's murky waters. Photo by Aika Rey/Rappler

House panel to probe NAIA runway mess

Aug 20, 2018 - 1:30 PM

(UPDATED) A lawmaker says officials of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport lacked the foresight to anticipate the runway incident that paralyzed its operations for days

AIRPORT CHAOS. Stranded passengers crowd the NAIA Terminal 1 after a Xiamen Air plane slids off the runway on August 17, 2018. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

House panel asks DOTr to allow motorcycles for hire

Jun 07, 2018 - 8:15 AM

Lawmakers and advocacy groups say doing so would ease the burden of commuters and help improve traffic

RIDE-HAILING SERVICES. House committee on Metro Manila Development urges the Department of Transportation to allow motorcycles to provide ride-hailing services. Photo from the House of Representatives

Resorts World to fund education of victims’ children until college

Jun 07, 2017 - 7:33 PM

Resorts World also vows to pay P1 million each to the victims families and P500 000 to those injured during the attack

VICTIM ASSISTANCE. Resort World Manila President Kingson Sian (left) and chief operating officer Stephen Reilly swear their oaths before lawmakers on June 7. Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

PDP-Laban welcomes 5 more ex-LP lawmakers

May 10, 2017 - 5:33 PM

UPDATED In defending their departure from LP Representatives Geraldine Roman and Alfred Vargas say there is overwhelming support for President Rodrigo Duterte in their respective districts

PARTY HOPPING. A total of 10 lawmakers, 5 formerly from the Liberal Party, jump ship to PDP-Laban on May 10. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

House bill: No work-related e-mails, texts after office hours

Jan 29, 2017 - 3:07 PM

It can lead to burnout – or the physical psychological and emotional distress caused by a total inability to rest and a diminished balance between work and family says House Bill 4721

No holiday on January 30 for Miss Universe – Palace

Jan 26, 2017 - 2:30 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte will not declare January 30 and January 27 – the day before Chinese New Year – as non working holidays says Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea

PAGEANT HOST. President Rodrigo Duterte shakes hands with Miss Philippines 2016 Maxine Medina during the courtesy call of Miss Universe candidates at the Palace. Malacañang photo

Lawmaker blinks, to withdraw vanity tax bill

Jan 16, 2017 - 11:45 AM

AKO Bicol Representative Rodel Batocabe tells angry netizens behind DontTaxMyBeauty not to worry

#DONTTAXMYBEAUTY. AKO Bicol Representative Rodel Batocabe withdraws his support for his proposed vanity tax bill. File photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Lawmaker wants DSWD to use unclaimed lotto prizes

Aug 06, 2016 - 1:38 PM

At present unclaimed lotto prizes go to the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office PCSO charity fund providing medical assistance to poor patients

BETTER USE OF FUNDS? A version of HB Number 5257 was first filed in December 2014, but it was not passed into law.

Bicolano lawmakers vow bloc vote for De Lima if she runs for senator

Aug 18, 2015 - 8:00 AM

Justice Secretary Leila de Lima says she will announce her decision on whether or not to run for the Senate on August 27 her birthday

2016 BID? Lawmakers push for the Senate candidacy of Justice Secretary Leila de Lima. Photo from #Lima2016 movement

Lawmakers want review of LTO's 3rd-party liability insurance policy

Jul 16, 2015 - 1:36 PM

Congressmen are acting on reports that fake policies are being sold and that the program has become a milking cow for corrupt land transportation officials

NO LINES, NO RED TAPE. Recto says longer validity dates might reduce the number of people going on a "pilgrimage" to the LTO annually. File photo from LTO

QC solon proposes solutions to Metro traffic

Oct 22, 2013 - 8:03 PM

Representative Winston Castelo wants car pools exempted from number coding the truck ban to cover secondary streets and to remove provincial bus terminals along EDSA

1st Filipino head of California university should get congressional honor - solon

Nov 21, 2012 - 11:41 AM

A Philippine lawmaker wants the House of Representatives to formally commend the first Filipino who has been named president of California s Woodbury University

Castelo, Winston

Jan 01, 2012 - 8:00 AM