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Rody calls Congress to special session

President Rodrigo Duterte called on the House of Representatives on Friday to special session next week to resume the congressional deliberations on the proposed P4.5-trillion national budget for 2021 which he also certified as urgent. Duterte’s spokesperson Harry Roque said the Chief Executive urged lawmakers to tackle on 13 to 16 October the government’s spending […] The post Rody calls Congress to special session appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource: tribune tribuneOct 9th, 2020

Two Visayan solons: Cayetano should recognize Velasco’s election, should step down

Two Visayan lawmakers said Tuesday (Oct. 13) Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano should step down, given that the majority of the 299-man Lower Chamber already gave their support to Marinduque lone District Rep. Lord Allan Velasco as their new Speaker. Cebu City 2nd District Rep.  Rodrigo Abellanosa, and Negros Oriental 2nd District Rep. Manuel Sagarbarria said Cayetano should accept the fact that Velasco has the backing of the majority of their colleagues. “The proceedings, especially the voting are well-documented and can stand scrutiny, and even until now the number of members supporting LAV (Lord Allan Velasco) continues to grow,” Abellanosa said in a Viber message. “APC (Alan Peter Cayetano) might end up with only a handful for him if he insists he still has the number,” he said. On Monday, Oct. 12, Velasco was elected as the Speaker by 186 lawmakers in an assembly held at the Celebrity Sports Plaza in Quezon City. Cayetano questioned such proceedings, saying that it was a “fake session.” Sagarbarria pressed on Cayetano to relinquish his post. “Cayetano should step down and honor the 15-21 agreement,” he said. Under the term-sharing agreement endorsed by President Duterte, Cayetano will serve as Speaker for the first 15 months of the 18th Congress or in October and will step down by the end of this period to allow Velasco to take over during the last 21 months. When asked on calls to formally elect the new Speaker in today’s plenary session, Sagarbarria, chairperson of the House Special panel on West Philippine Sea, said there is no need to conduct another election since Velasco got the support of 186 congressmen. The House leader said he will join today’s special session “with the new Speaker,” referring to Velasco. The House leader said as far as he is concerned, the new Speaker has been elected and that Cayetano has to give way to Velasco.  .....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 13th, 2020

Duterte calls special session on October 13-16

President Duterte has called for a special session of Congress from Oct. 13 to 16 next week to get lawmakers to approve on time the 2021 national budget, which he also certified as urgent last night......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 9th, 2020

Duterte calls Congress to special session next week for budget deliberations

Presidential spokesperson Harry Roque said Duterte called the Congress to hold a special session on October 13-16, “to avoid any further delays on its prompt passage.”.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 9th, 2020

Government calls for special Bayanihan session

Malacañang will ask Congress to hold a special session for the bill extending President Duterte’s emergency powers to fight the coronavirus disease 2019 and funding a stimulus package to revive the pandemic-hit economy......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 2nd, 2020

Coalition calls for passage of bill to extend BARMM

As the Third Regular Session of the 18th Congress officially started last Monday, a group urged lawmakers to pass the bill extending the Bangsamoro Transition Period based on the provisions of the Bangsamoro Organic Law (BOL), which they said was clearly ratified by the overwhelming majority of the Bangsamoro people......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJul 29th, 2021

No special session to extend Bayanihan 2 – Palace

Malacañang sees no need for a special Congress session to extend the validity of Bayanihan to Recover as One Act (Bayanihan 2), which expires today, because the remaining P9-billion fund will likely be obligated for the government’s ongoing campaign against COVID-19......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 30th, 2021

Unused Bayanihan funds likely to return to treasury

The P18.4-billion unutilized funds under Bayanihan 2 will most likely be returned to the national treasury following President Duterte’s failure to call for a special session of Congress for purposes of extending the funds to fight the COVID-19 pandemic......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 28th, 2021

Duterte urged: Call for special Congress session to pass Bayanihan 3

(Updated 4:19 p.m.) Congress is on break until May 17 but Drilon said the Senate is prepared to hold a special session to pass another economic stimulus package, or Bayanihan 3, and expand the government’s cash subsidy program amid the strict lockdown placed on the Metro Manila and nearby areas.  .....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsApr 6th, 2021

Rody pleads for 3rd world

Saying “no one is safe unless everyone is safe,” President Rodrigo Duterte told the United Nations General Assembly’s special session on COVID-19 that leaving poor countries out of vaccine distribution would be a “gross injustice.”.....»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsDec 5th, 2020

Rody: Gross injustice to haunt world if poor won’t access COVID-19 vaccines

President Rodrigo Duterte has warned the international community that leaving poor countries in the lurch of COVID-19 vaccine access is a “gross injustice” that will haunt the world for a long time as rich governments rapidly claim the world’s lion’s share of doses. The President joined 141 world leaders in the two-day special session of […] The post Rody: Gross injustice to haunt world if poor won’t access COVID-19 vaccines appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsDec 4th, 2020

Ang ‘Super Congress’

Marami ang nag-react at nagulat, sumang-ayon at kumontra, sa ating pananaw na ang pagtawag ng Pangulo ng special session mula Oct. 13-16 ay nagdulot ng katapusan sa Bayanihan Law 2. Matatandaan na ang Bayanihan Law 2 ay isang emergency powers at ayon sa ating Constitution (Article 6, Section (2) 23) ang emergency powers ay titigil […] The post Ang ‘Super Congress’ appeared first on Bandera......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 22nd, 2020

240 kongresista suportado na si Velasco

Mula sa 186 boto noong Lunes, umabot na sa 240 mambabatas ang sumuporta sa liderato ni House Speaker Lord Allan Velasco. Ito ang ibinunyag ni re-elected Deputy Speaker Michael “Mikee” Romero ngayong Miyerkules matapos ang panayam sa mga mamamahayag sa isinagawang special session sa Kamara. “The whole Congress is now united. The votes for Speaker […] The post 240 kongresista suportado na si Velasco appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsOct 14th, 2020

Extended session proposed

Albay Rep. Edcel Lagman on Sunday appealed to President Rodrigo Duterte to extend the special session of Congress for another four days from Oct. 19 to 22 to give lawmakers enough time to scrutinize and approve the proposed P4.5-trillion national budget for 2021......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsOct 11th, 2020

Duterte rebuffs Cayetano

President Rodrigo Duterte on Friday called for a special session of Congress from Oct. 13 to 16 to ensure the timely passage of next year’s proposed P4.5-trillion national budget......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsOct 10th, 2020

Stimulus package complete, but Palace undecided on special session

The proposed stimulus package intended to revive the pandemic-battered economy has been completed, but the executive branch is still studying whether to ask Congress to hold special sessions to pass the measure, Malacañang said yesterday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 10th, 2020

Stimulus bills ready; special session still under study

Presidential spokesman Harry Roque noted that Congress would start a new regular session soon.  .....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 9th, 2020

Stimulus bills ready; special session still under study

"The calling of special sessions is still being studied because the opening of the regular session of Congress is approaching," Roque added......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 9th, 2020

Duterte to call Congress to special session as stimulus deadlock starts to resolve

President Duterte is now ready to ask Congress to hold a special session to tackle a much-needed economic stimulus bill as talks to break a deadlock with lawmakers over the rescue package make headway, Malacañang announced Thursday......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 2nd, 2020

Congress to hold special session for Bayanihan 2

Congress is set to hold a special session to pass the proposed Bayanihan to Recover as One Act, also known as Bayanihan Act 2, that will extend measures to address the coronavirus disease 2019 or COVID-19 pandemic, including the social amelioration program......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 26th, 2020

Bayanihan 2.0 OK with legislators

The Senate on Friday said it is one with President Duterte in convening the houses of congress to a special session and pass legislation helping the Executive Department address the COVID-19 crisis in the country. “I welcome a possible special session for the passage of a Bayanihan to Heal as One extension as the first […] The post Bayanihan 2.0 OK with legislators appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsJun 26th, 2020