7 months Congressmen, House personnel seek to raise at least P1.5 million for Batanes MB
By Ben Rosario The House of Representatives launched on Monday relief operations for Batanes with lawmakers agreeing to cuts in their salaries to raise money for the earthquake victims. Majority Leader and Leyte Rep. Martin Romualdez initiated the relief assistance program that will also involve House employees and administrative officials. (KEVIN TRISTAN ESPIRITU / MANILA BULLETIN) Romualdez said the project has the all-out support of Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano. It was House Deputy Majority Leader and Pangasinan Rep. Christopher de Venecia, who manifested before the plenary the “signature sheet” that will be circulated for House members where they can write the ... more