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Jovee Marie Dela Cruz is working as a reporter in the country's leading business newspaper the BusinessMirror since 2013. Ms. Dela Cruz, who is in the media industry for 8 years, is currently covering the House of Representatives. She graduated from Universidad De Manila with a degree of Bachelor of Arts in Political Science in 2008. At present, Ms. Dela Cruz is finishing up her master's degree in communication at the Polytechnic University of the Philippines (PUP).
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‘Private firms may not sell Covid-19 jabs in pandemic’

A LEADER of the House of Representatives on Wednesday said the recently approved Covid-19 vaccination program bill prohibits private entities, particularly pharmaceutical firms, from selling the life-saving shots during the crisis. In a news conference, House Committee on Economic Affairs Junie Cua, one of the...

FIA, new retail trade bill, Public Service Act amendments pushed

WITH the country’s economic managers eyeing the shift to a modified general community quarantine (MGCQ) and following the recent move of the House of Representatives to adopt Senate Bill 2057 to expedite the  procurement and administration of vaccines for the protection against Covid-19,...

Government agencies urged to step up job fairs to ease unemployment

Amid record-high joblessness in the country brought about by the Covid-19 pandemic, lawmakers have filed a resolution urging government agencies to intensify online job fairs to further ease unemployment in the country, speed up economic recovery and keep families afloat during the economic...

Will Senate do Cha-cha with House? Not now

SENATORS see no rush to tinker with the Constitution even as their House counterparts already opened on Monday plenary consideration of proposals to amend the 1987 Charter, starting with its “restrictive economic provisions.” “Not at the moment,” Senate President Vicente Sotto III told BusinessMirror in...

‘Better to err on side of caution’: Solon backs pandemic curbs

The government should ensure that the Covid-19 cases in the country stabilize to manageable levels before it begins to ease quarantine restrictions nationwide, the Deputy Speaker for Trade and Industry said on Tuesday. Deputy Speaker Wes Gatchalian of Valenzuela said it is better to...

House plenary starts taking up economic Charter change

CITING its “constituent powers,” the House of Representatives on Monday kicked off plenary deliberations on proposals to amend the restrictive economic provisions of the Constitution. In sponsoring the Resolution of Both Houses Number 2 (RBH 2), Committee on Constitutional Amendments Chairman Alfredo Garbin Jr., House...

Davao counterinsurgency ‘experiment’ continues with P1.58-billion BDP fund

The National Security Council (NSC) has justified that barangays in Davao City and the rest of Davao region are in need of socioeconomic development after being under the influence and threat of New People’s Army (NPA) for decades. Responding to accusation of lawmakers from the...

P357 billion revenue loss from fuel smuggling ‘unconscionable’

WITH more than a quarter of a trillion pesos lost due to oil smuggling, the chairman of the House Committee on Ways and Means on Monday called for the creation of a task force against the illicit trade in fuel while the Lower...
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