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Zubiri urges Andaya to just reconvene bicam on Road Board abolition

Dec 22, 2018 - 6:30 PM

If the House agrees, the bicameral conference committee can be reconvened as early as January 14, when Congress resumes session

Finance committee chair Sen. Loren Legarda, together with Majority Leader Juan Miguel “Migz” Zubiri, scrutinize Metro Manila Development Authority’s (MMDA) proposed 2019 budget which was presented by MMDA Chair Danilo Lim in a hearing Thursday afternoon, Oct. 4, 2018. (Photo: Joseph Vidal/PRIB)

Bicam members: Who will finalize the Bangsamoro law?

May 31, 2018 - 7:00 AM

28 senators and representatives are chosen to reconcile conflicting provisions in the bills separately passed by the Senate and the House of Representatives

APPROVED. Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez and fellow Mindanao lawmakers celebrate after passing the Bangsamoro Basic Law. Photo from the House of Representatives

ACT Teachers Rep mad over tax reform ‘railroading’ as PDP-Laban ‘parties’

Dec 14, 2017 - 12:36 AM

Representative Antonio Tinio questioned how can the House ratify the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion bill when only a handful were in the session hall because most PDP-Laban members were in a party

A HANDFUL. Screenshot of session at the time TRAIN was ratified.

RH budget cut: 3 unanswered questions

Feb 05, 2016 - 11:38 AM

Why did the health secretary know about the cut after the fact? Why did Loren Legarda allow it? Why did the realignment go to health facilities and medical assistance?

RH budget cut exposes problematic lawmaking in PH

Jan 21, 2016 - 10:00 AM

Lesson to learn: lawmakers should not leave it to a small group – the chairmen from the Senate and the House – to decide the final provisions in the budget law

Top high school grads priority under college scholarship bill

Jun 24, 2015 - 9:07 PM

An existing law gives top high school graduates scholarships in their first year in college The proposed unified education assistance law seeks to extend the scholarships in succeeding years

HELPING STUDENTS. Students of the Batasan Hills National High School line up during the opening of classes in Quezon City on June 1. File photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

After DAP: 2015 budget redefines savings

Dec 12, 2014 - 11:38 AM

The 2015 budget bill provides the executive branch with greater flexibility in managing funds after the Supreme Court previously ruled 3 schemes under the Disbursement Acceleration Program unconstitutional

SATISFIED: Budget Secretary Butch Abad. Rappler photo

Bicam OKs P2.6T 2015 budget; adopts compromise on 'savings'

Dec 10, 2014 - 1:57 PM

UPDATED Both the Senate and the House of Representatives are gearing to ratify the budget bill next week and later submit it to Malacañang for the President s signature

BICAM: Senators and representatives reconcile their versions of the 2015 budget

Historic sin tax bill awaits Aquino's OK

Dec 11, 2012 - 6:32 PM

The Senate and the House ratify the bicameral conference report on the bill that will increase taxes on cigarettes and alcohol products

Sin tax passes bicam, last battleground

Dec 10, 2012 - 4:48 PM

The bicameral conference committee ends deliberations on the sin tax bill to sign report Tuesday

Sin tax bicam OKs P34-B target revenue for 2013

Dec 06, 2012 - 7:41 PM

The bicameral conference committee on the sin tax reform bill agree to place target revenues for 2013 at P35 B Camarines Sur Rep Luis Villafuerte says

Senate, House ratify P2.006T budget for 2013

Dec 05, 2012 - 4:31 PM

Congress will ratify the P2 006 trillion national budget for 2013 after the bicameral conference committee approved it

Enrile to smoke again to prove sin tax point

Nov 29, 2012 - 2:50 PM

Enrile shows off a pack of smuggled cigarettes to prove that smuggling will exacerbate once sin tax becomes law

Recto, Marcos join sin tax bicam panel

Nov 28, 2012 - 7:34 PM

Despite the objection of health advocates Sen Ralph Recto and Sen Bongbong Marcos will be part of the sin tax bicam

Recto to sin tax advocates: Why fear me?

Nov 28, 2012 - 4:39 PM

Sen Ralph Recto says health groups have nothing to fear if he is included in the sin tax bicam

‘No major hitch in sin tax, budget bicam’

Nov 22, 2012 - 3:11 PM

Sen Franklin Drilon foresees a smooth bicam for both the sin tax bill and the 2013 budget

PNoy to sign new law vs money launderers

Jun 06, 2012 - 12:44 PM

The Senate ratified amendments to the Anti Money Laundering Act to avoid being blacklisted by an international body