PRESS RELEASES »

Speaker Belmonte lauds CSFI book launching

Speaker Feliciano Belmonte lauded the book launching of the Congressional Spouses Foundation, Inc. (CSFI) saying the project would do well to promote local dishes not just in the country but in the international market as well.... Read More

Solon seeks increase of basic monthly salary of public elementary and high school teachers to P25,000

A lawmaker is seeking to increase the basic salary of public school teachers both in the elementary and high school levels to P25,000 a month from the present P18,549 to alleviate the living condition of mentors and discourage their exodus to other countries.... Read More

Benefits for barangay volunteer workers pushed

Lawmakers have proposed the "Barangay Volunteer Workers' Benefits Act" to promote better and more effective delivery of basic services at the barangay level.... 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: 384 View results