1-Pacman solon is House’s richest with P7B declared in SALN

By: Jhoanna Ballaran - / 11:12 AM August 11, 2017

A port magnate and sportsman representing a partylist for the marginalized and displaced sector is the richest member of the House of Representatives, according to the latest Statement of Assets, Liabilities and Net Worth (SALN) submitted by 294 legislators.

1-Pacman Partylist Representative Michael Odylon “Mikee” Romero topped the 294-member chamber in terms of wealth, with a declared net worth of P7,009,588,018 as of December 31, 2016.

IN THE KNOW: Charter change

Philippine Daily Inquirer / 07:32 AM August 11, 2017

In 1986, following the ouster of dictator Ferdinand Marcos, Corazon Aquino proclaimed a revolutionary government and suspended the 1973 Constitution.

She then formed a 50-member constitutional commission to write a new Constitution, which was approved in a plebiscite in 1987.

‘One Negros’ dream ends

Philippine Daily Inquirer / 07:14 AM August 10, 2017
By Leila B. Salaverria, With reports from Carla P. Gomez and Nestor P. Burgos Jr.

After two years, the One-Negros region is no more.

President Rodrigo Duterte has dissolved the Negros Island Region (NIR) because of funding issues, revoking an order by his predecessor that united the provinces of Negros Occidental and Negros Oriental.

ANOTHER EXTENSION: House agrees to postpone brgy elections to next year

August 7th, 2017
By: Carla P. Gomez, Inquirer, Jose Santino S. Bunachita

Village officials may have to stay in their seats a little longer.

The members of the House of Representatives agreed to postpone the barangay elections for another seven months to May 2018.

Majority Floor Leader Rodolfo Fariñas said lawmakers reached a consensus during a Monday afternoon caucus to synchronize the barangay elections with the plebiscite for Charter change and the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law.