PRESS RELEASES »

House Ad Hoc panel working full swing to pass Bangsamoro Basic Law

While the House plenary conducts marathon sessions zeroing in on the proposed 2015 P2.606-Trillion national budget, Speaker Feliciano Belmonte today declared "We have set the ball rolling in creating this Ad Hoc committee and it's systems go" for the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law.... Read More

Expansion of coverage of absentee voting sought

The House Committee on Suffrage and Electoral Reforms is in receipt of three separate bills providing for local absentee voting for persons with disabilities, senior citizens and lawyers.... Read More

Bill to segregate non-pork meat products from pork products in the market

Supermarkets, meat shops and public and private markets in metropolitan and urban areas with significant Muslim populations may soon be required to segregate non-pork products from pork products under a measure filed in the House of Representatives.... Read More

Presidential State of the Nation Address (SONA) 2014


LIVE WEBCAST OF PLENARY SESSION »

LIVE WEBCAST OF PLENARY SESSION

Watch the live webcast of today's session at the House of Representatives plenary hall.



ONLINE ROSTER OF PHILIPPINE LEGISLATORS »

First Philippine LegislatureHouse Members from the 1st Philippine Legislature (1907) to the 15th Congress of the Republic of the Philippines.

The Online Roster of Philippine Legislators contains the names of House Members who served in the Philippine legislature from the 1st Philippine Legislature (1907) to the 15th Congress of the Republic of the Philippines. It features an alphabetical listing of House Members by name, by legislative district and by legislative period.




LEGISLATIVE INFORMATION SYSTEM »

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The LEGIS is a browser-based system that allows a user connected to the Internet to access, retrieve, print or save structured bills information and status as well as download full texts of bills, republic acts, House Journals, House publications and other published legislative materials and documents.

To guide visitors on using the system, a manual is available for downloading - LEGIS Manual.



CONGRESS ONLINE POLL

Rep. Jorge Almonte, chairman of the House Committee on Public Information, said the proposed Freedom of Information (FOI) bill seeks to implement the constitutional right of the people to access official records, documents, research papers, decisions and other information involving public interest.

However, several lawmakers insist that the FOI bill should also contain a "right of reply" provision which would require media to allot airtime or print media space to aggrieved parties or to those claiming to be unjustly placed in a bad light by news stories.

Do you agree that a "right of reply" provision must be incorporated in the proposed FOI statute.

Yes

No

Undecided

Total votes: 275 View results