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1-PACMAN party-list solon is richest congressman in 2016, SALN shows



By ERWIN COLCOL, GMA News
Published August 11, 2017 9:56am
Updated August 11, 2017 10:16am

1-PACMAN Party-list Representative Michael Odylon Romero is the richest congressman from the House of Representatives in 2016, the summary of their Statement of Assets, Liabilities and Net Worth shows.

Romero has declared that as of December 31, 2016, he has total assets of P7.058 billion and total liabilities of P48.41 million, resulting in a net worth of P7.009 billion.

Negrenses saddened over dissolution of Negros Island Region



Published August 10, 2017 5:46am
By ERWIN P. NICAVERA

Negrense officials and leaders were saddened by the executive order (EO) issued by President Rodrigo Duterte dissolving Negros Island Region (NIR), more than two years after it was created by the previous administration.

Negros Occidental Gov. Alfredo Marañon Jr. said he is slightly dismayed and disappointed on the action made by the president abolishing the youngest region.

Affordability, accessibility key issues in gov’t approach to PHL housing problem —solon



Published April 17, 2017 3:28pm
By ROSE-AN JESSICA DIOQUINO, GMA News

The head of the Housing and Urban Development committee at the House of Representatives on Monday said the recent takeover of urban poor group Kalipunan ng Damayang Mahihirap (KADAMAY) of idle housing units in Bulacan showed gaps in the government’s approach toward the country’s housing problem.

Negros Occidental Rep. Alfredo Benitez said they would like to find out if the solution “being provided by the government is effective,” particularly in addressing the issues of affordability and accessibility of the houses it builds for sectors that are supposed to benefit from these.