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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

Villanueva lauds Senate ratification of cancer control bill

      Senator Joel Villanueva on Thursday lauded Senate's ratification of the bicameral committee report on theNational Integrated Cancer Control Act, saying it would allow affordable cancer treatment in the country.   "Pirma na lamang po ng Pangulo at maisasabatas na natin ang ating panukala na magbibigay ng sapat na pondo at kalidad na pagpapagamot para sa ating mga kababayan na dumaranas ng cancer," Villanueva said in a statement.   (With the signature of the President, we can now pass into law the bill that gives the right amount of funds and quality for the medical treatment of our countrymen suffering from cancer.)   Earlier,...Keep on reading: Villanueva lauds Senate ratification of cancer control bill.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 13th, 2018

Show of force for Bangsamoro law

At least 15,000 people gathered at the compound of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) in Cotabato City on Monday as the government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) launched the campaign for the ratification of the Bangsamoro Organic Law (BOL). Mohagher Iqbal, MILF peace implementing panel chair, said the campaign, organized by the government-MILF Joint Communications Committee, aimed to drumbeat support for the creation of the new Bangsamoro region. The launch was simultaneously held in other provinces or areas covered by the plebiscite, scheduled in January and February next year, he said. "The BOL is for the welfare not only of the Bangsamoro peopl...Keep on reading: Show of force for Bangsamoro law.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 10th, 2018

Bicam okays one-stop shop for power investors

A BICAMERAL conference committee has approved the reconciled version of a landmark anti-red tape measure seeking to modernize and streamline the permitting process of power generation, transmission and distribution projects in…READ The post Bicam okays one-stop shop for power investors appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsDec 10th, 2018

Bicam approves simplified power permits bill

A BILL seeking to modernize and streamline the permitting process for power generation, transmission, and distribution projects was approved by the bicameral conference committee......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsDec 10th, 2018

Bicam panel agrees to SALN or total assets option for tax amnesty legislation

THE bicameral conference committee reconciling the tax amnesty bills agreed to give taxpayers the option to submit either a statement of total assets or a statement of assets, liabilities and net worth (SALN), along with a general tax amnesty return, when availing of the amnesty......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsDec 4th, 2018

Senate ratifies bicam report on positive discipline of children | ABS-CBN News

MANILA - The Senate on Monday ratified the bicameral conference committee report on the measure promoting positive and nonviolent discipline of children......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsDec 4th, 2018

Soon to rise: modern PH training hub | Inquirer Sports

The bicameral conference committee approved the bill that would give rise to an ultramodern national sports training center for Filipino athletes. The post Soon to rise: modern PH training hub appeare.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsNov 30th, 2018

Dr. Willie Ong finds Universal Health Care bill wanting

The bill, which was approved by the bicameral conference committee on Tuesday, seeks to provide all Filipino families free medical attention. Source link link: Dr. Willie Ong finds Universal Health Care bill wanting.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsNov 29th, 2018

Senate ratifies bicam report on rice tariffication bill | The Manila Times Online

THE Senate on Wednesday ratified the bicameral conference committee report on the proposed Rice Tariffication Bill, whichwould lift the quantitative restrictions on rice imports. The senators on Novem.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsNov 29th, 2018

Drilon hails Senate ratification of bicam report on Corporation Code

Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon lauded on Wednesday the Senate ratification of the amendments to the Corporation Code of the Philippines, saying it would help improve country's "ease of doing business." "The enactment of this landmark legislation is not only timely but is also necessary considering the fact that we are lagging behind our neighbors in terms of ease of doing business. This measure will vastly improve the regulatory environment for setting up a business in our country," Drilon said in a statement. READ: Despite reforms, PH 124th in ease of doing business Earlier, the Senate ratified the bicameral conference committee report on amending the Corporation Code. ...Keep on reading: Drilon hails Senate ratification of bicam report on Corporation Code.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 28th, 2018

Villanueva: Amended Corporation Code can draw more investors

The bill amending Corporation Code of the Philippines could help attract more investors and create new jobs in the country, according to Sen. Joel Villanueva. "The immediate passage of this bill into law is a concrete step towards attracting more investors to our country, thereby creating more jobs for Filipinos, by allowing the establishment of one-person corporations, providing for perpetual existence of corporations, and removing the minimum capital requirement under the current law, among others," Villanueva said in a statement issued on Wednesday. Earlier, the bicameral committee report on amending the Corporation Code was ratified by the Senate. READ:Senate ratifies bica...Keep on reading: Villanueva: Amended Corporation Code can draw more investors.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 28th, 2018