BBL bicameral committee agree to keep ARMM powers

THE BICAMERAL conference committee tasked to reconcile the two versions of the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) has agreed to retain provisions already granted to the Autonomous Region of the Muslim Mindanao (ARMM)......»»

Category: newsSource: bworldonline bworldonlineJul 9th, 2018

From ARMM to BARMM: ARMM’s elected in BTA; ARMM with BTC as “caretakers”

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 24 July) — The elected officials of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) will be able to complete their three-year term of office until June 30, 2019 even if the ARMM is abolished earlier than that. The Bicameral Conference Committee on the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) amended some provisions […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsJul 25th, 2018

Philippines Senate, House agree on Bangsamoro Law

MANILA: A bicameral committee of the Senate and House of Representatives finally threshed out their differences and agreed to pass the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) which could lead to its si.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsJul 20th, 2018

BBL bicam panel agrees on extent of Bangsamoro waters

The bicameral conference committee on the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) and the Bangsamoro Transition Commission (BTC) have agreed that the Bangsamoro waters in the Sulu Sea and Moro Gulf would extend up to 19 kilometers from the low-water mark at the coasts that are part of the Bangsamoro territory. This is a few kilometers short of the 22.224 kilometers (12 nautical miles) proposal of the BTC, under their draft BBL. The BTC's version specified that aside from the geographical area of the current Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM), the inland waters and Bangsamoro waters are also part of the Bangsamoro territorial jurisdiction. But BTC Chair Ghazali Jaafar, in an intervie...Keep on reading: BBL bicam panel agrees on extent of Bangsamoro waters.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 17th, 2018

Bicam OKs joint powers for Bangsamoro, DOE on energy sources

MANILA, Philippines – The bicameral conference committee on the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) gave the green light for the Bangsamoro and the Department of Energy (DOE) to jointly explore, develop, and utilize fossil fuels and uranium in the new region. This was announced by bicam chairperson and Senate ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJul 12th, 2018

New Bangsamoro political entity: from ARMM to BARMM; from BBL to OLBARMM

ORTIGAS (MindaNews / 10 July) — From ARMM to BARMM. The new autonomous political entity that will replace the 28-year old Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) will be known as the Bangsamoro in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) as agreed upon by the 28-member Bicameral Conference Committee (bicam) that has been meeting at […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsJul 11th, 2018

Lacson eyes implementation of national ID system this year

The national ID system may be implemented this year after the bill proposing it hurdled bicameral conference, Senator Panfilo Lacson said on Wednesday. Lacson said the bicameral committee has agree.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsMay 23rd, 2018

ConCom ‘tentatively agrees’ on bicameral legislature under federalism

By Arjay L. Balinbin THE Consultative Committee (ConCom) to Review the 1987 Constitution said on Tuesday it has “tentatively agreed to retain a bicameral legislature” for the presidential-federal system of government it had earlier adopted. Up for “further deliberation,” however, are such matters as “the composition, manner of election of members, powers, and their relation […] The post ConCom ‘tentatively agrees’ on bicameral legislature under federalism appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsMar 6th, 2018

Senate, House agree on 5% cosmetic tax

  The House of Representatives and Senate have reached a compromise and agreed to impose a five-percent excise tax on cosmetic surgeries and body enhancements for aesthetic reasons.   "Cosmetic tax at 5% approved by Bicam," Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon said in a text messageon Friday.   The bicameral conference committee had been meeting to reconcile their versions of the proposed Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) act.   Drilon earlier said that there was strong opposition from congressmen on the imposition of cosmetic tax.   Senator Sonny Angara, chairman of the Senate ways and means committee, earlier...Keep on reading: Senate, House agree on 5% cosmetic tax.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 8th, 2017

House, Senate agree to tax-exempt P250k annual income starting 2018

MANILA, Philippines – Both houses of Congress have agreed to exempt from income tax payment annual earnings of up to P250,000 to increase the take-home pay of workers. This was among the provisions agreed upon by the House and the Senate contingents at the first bicameral conference committee meeting ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsDec 2nd, 2017

ABL: Alab Pilipinas has a dream team in its coaching staff

Alab Pilipinas will now have three Philippine basketball legends in its coaching staff for the upcoming 2018-2019 Asean Basketball League. When “Mighty Mouse” Jimmy Alapag was named head coach a year ago, “Dynamite” Danny Seigle joined him. Now, they will also have “Major Pain” Eric Menk by their side. As it turns out, this is a tale of better late than never. “I almost joined them last year, but I was busy with some things. It was a bit of a tough decision but I can only say no to Jimmy so many times and even more when management joined me as well,” Menk shared in the league’s preseason press conference on Tuesday at the Marriott Hotel in Pasay. And so, the reigning and defending champions in the ABL will now have three coaches with a combined 48 years of experience in the PBA – and, more than that, a combined 18 championships. Just imagine if they were still at the peak of their powers and they were the ones playing? At some point, they themselves already have. “We always used to talk about that. I think the three of us would have worked very, very well on the court,” Menk said. Alapag could only agree. “You know, not a bad team. They would’ve made my job pretty easy because I’d just give the ball to them,” he said. Unfortunately, that may very well be already a long shot as Menk is already 44, Seigle is already 42, and Alapag is already 40. What matters more now, though, is that these three Philippine basketball legends impart their wisdom to Alab Pilipinas. And that is exactly why Alapag never quit on recruiting Menk. As the former put it, “From all our times competing against each other and even our brief time playing for the national team, he was always one of the players whom I had an incredible amount of respect for what he did in the league, his work ethic, and how he carried himself.” He then continued, “But what a lot of people don’t know is he’s a great basketball mind. He’s very, very knowledgeable about the game and I think his ability to not just work with our big guys, but really, our entire team is gonna be big for us.” For his part, Menk just wants to do what they weren’t able to do as players – get together and win a championship now as coaches. “We couldn’t form a ‘dream team’ while we were playing, but hopefully, we can form a ‘dream team’ while coaching,” he said. --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsOct 16th, 2018

House targets Jan. effectivity for revised Corporation Code

THE HOUSE COMMITTEE on Good Government and Public Accountability said it hopes the Revised Corporation Code of the Philippines comes into force by January 2019 after hurdling the bicameral conference committee next month, in time for the President’s signature in December. The post House targets Jan. effectivity for revised Corporation Code appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsOct 15th, 2018

House ratifies bill reforming Social Security System

The House of Representatives ratifiedon Wednesdaythe bicameral conference committee report on a bill seeking to reform the Social Security System (SSS) charter so that the state-run pension fund will, among others, be able to provide unemployment insurance. The lower chamber ratified the Social Security Act of 2018 during its afternoon session. The bill is seen to extend the fund life of the state-run pension fund by at least six years and provide each pensioner a two-month "separation benefit." The unemployment insurance, or involuntary separation benefits, can be availed of by a member who is not over 60 years old and who has paid 36 months of contributions. The amount for ...Keep on reading: House ratifies bill reforming Social Security System.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 10th, 2018

Workers looking forward to expanded maternity leave, work-from-home laws

Filipino workers are hopeful for better work conditions after the Maternity Leave and Work from Home bills were ratified by Congress in the past week. The Senate on Wednesday ratified the bicameral conference committee’s report on the 105-day expanded maternity leave. Under the bill, working mothers will receive 105 days of paid leave after giving […] The post Workers looking forward to expanded maternity leave, work-from-home laws appeared first on Interaksyon......»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsOct 4th, 2018

SSS welcomes Expanded Maternity Coverage’s funding

THE state-run Social Security System (SSS) on Tuesday welcomed the swift passage of the proposed expanded maternity coverage for female workers with identified source of funding during the bicameral committee conference held at the lower house. The proposed law or the “105-Day Expanded Maternity Leave Law of 2018”, a consolidation of Senate Bill 1305 and House Bill 4113, […] The post SSS welcomes Expanded Maternity Coverage’s funding appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsOct 2nd, 2018

Bicam okays 105 days maternity leave

This is a very positive start of our #PinkOctober campaign that seeks to highlight women’s health The Bicameral Committee approved the Expanded Maternity Leave bill for women working in government and in private sectors on Monday. The combined congressional bodies agreed that the bicameral version of the bill will provide 105 days paid maternity leave […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsOct 2nd, 2018

Bicam approves 105 days paid maternity leave

Senators and congressmen comprising Congress’ bicameral conference committee approved yesterday the Expanded Maternity Leave bill by adding five more days to the proposed 100-day leave......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 1st, 2018

Federalism to give regions more powers, says Cha-Cha committee member

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/ 21 sept) – The proposed federal charter will provide a better and equitable distribution of powers than the current 1987 Philippine Constitution, a member of the Consultative Committee on Charter Change said. ConCom member lawyer Antonio Arellano said in an interview on Thursday the proposed federal charter seeks to bring structural reforms […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsSep 21st, 2018

ARMM hurdles last Senate committee meeting, good governance under Hataman cited

SENATORS ON TUESDAY have commended the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) for its improved governance under the leadership of […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanaoexaminerRelated NewsSep 18th, 2018

Solons seeks bicam meet for speedy enactment of extended maternity leave

Lawmakers on Tuesday urged the two House of Congress to conduct a congressional bicameral conference committee for the speedy enactment of House Bill 4113 or better known as the 100-day maternity leave law......»»

Category: newsSource:  davaotodayRelated NewsSep 5th, 2018

Villar backs coco levy 2

There is no conflict between the Sandiganbayan’s ruling that the state-owned coco-levy fund of the Marcos era vis-a-vis a proposed law creating a coco levy trust fund amounting to P100 billion. Sen. Cynthia Villar aired this position yesterday as she pushed the measure already approved by the bicameral conference committee, saying the money will benefit […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsAug 11th, 2018