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Bicam OKs final Bangsamoro bill for Duterte signature

MANILA, Philippines (3rd UPDATE) – The bicameral conference committee finalized on Wednesday, July 18, the bill that would establish and grant greater autonomy to a new Bangsamoro region. It took the bicam more than a week to reconcile the differing provisions of the House and Senate versions of the measure, ........»»

Category: newsSource: rappler rapplerJul 18th, 2018

Proposed Bangsamoro law ratified, awaits President Duterte’s signature

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 24 July) —  The House of Representatives on Tuesday ratified the report of the Bicameral Conference Committee on the final version of the proposed Organic Law for the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao  (OLBARMM) which the Senate already ratified Monday morning. President Rodrigo Duterte was supposed to have signed it […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsJul 25th, 2018

Bicam panel OKs measure creating Bangsamoro Autonomous Region

  One year to the day of the submission of the draft measure to Congress, a bicameral panel approved on Wednesday night the final version of the Bangsamoro Organic Law that is seen as a crucial component to bringing peace and development to Mindanao.   The conference committee's report on the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) will be submitted to the Senate and the House of Representatives for ratification on July 23 before it is signed into law by President Rodrigo Duterte.   No date has been set for the signing.   The approval came after six days of marathon hearings marked by intense discussions that necessitated an intervention from the ...Keep on reading: Bicam panel OKs measure creating Bangsamoro Autonomous Region.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 19th, 2018

Bicam expected to approve reconciled BBL bill Tuesday

The bicameral conference committee on the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) is set to resume on Tuesday its discussions on the measure and approve Congress' reconciled versions of the bills. Jointly presided by House Majority Leader Rodolfo Farias and Senate Majority Leader Juan Miguel Zubiri, the bicameral panel is expected to end its debates on the disagreeing provisions of House Bill 6475 and Senate Bill 1717. The debates started on July 9 and suspended deliberations of the law's 18 articles past midnight last Friday, July 13. Farias earlier said they would immediately forward the reconciled BBL version to President Rodrigo Duterte for his consideration. If Duterte appro...Keep on reading: Bicam expected to approve reconciled BBL bill Tuesday.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 16th, 2018

Duterte breaks deadlock on BBL jurisdiction

THE deadlock on the territorial jurisdiction of the proposed Bangsamoro region was finally resolved on Wednesday with the provisions of the House of Representatives being adopted in the final version of the bill......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsJul 11th, 2018

Bangsamoro Basic Law: BTC, Senate and House versions

On July 9 to 13,  the Bicameral Conference Committee (bicam) composed of 18 members from the House of Representatives and 10 from the Senate will meet to come up with the final version of the law creating the Bangsamoro political entity  by reconciling House Bill 6475 and Senate Bill 1717 which they passed in late […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsJul 6th, 2018

The proposed Bangsamoro law: BTC, Senate and House versions

On July 9 to 13,  the Bicameral Conference Committee (bicam) composed of 18 members from the House of Representatives and 10 from the Senate will meet to come up with the final version of the law creating the Bangsamoro political entity  by reconciling House Bill 6475 and Senate Bill 1717 which they passed in late […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsJul 4th, 2018

Mental Health Act awaits Duterte’s signature

The bill that will provide basic mental health services down to the barangay level is now in the final process of being enacted into law. Senators Sonny Angara and JV Ejercito yesterday expressed hope that President Duterte will sign into law the Mental Health Act which was transmitted to Malacañang last May 21. “The Mental […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsJun 11th, 2018

Cardinal Quevedo optimistic Duterte won’t renege on vow to Bangsamoro and Congress’ final BBL will be CAB-compliant

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 10 June) — Mindanao’s lone Cardinal is optimistic that President Rodrigo Duterte wont’ renege on his commitment to the Bangsamoro and the 28 legislators comprising the Bicameral Conference Committee (bicam) will pass a final version of the BBL that is compliant with the Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro (CAB). The government […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsJun 10th, 2018

Duterte to sign into law landmark BBL on July 23 – Fariñas

President Rodrigo Duterte will sign into law the landmark Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) onJuly 23in time for his third State of the Nation Address (Sona), House Majority Leader Rodolfo Farias said lateMonday.   "The BiCam Conference Committee Report shall be submitted for ratification by the HOR and the Senate in their Plenary sessions in the morning ofMonday, July 23, 2018, with the President signing it into law in time for his State of the Nation Address at4 p.m. of that same day," Farias told reporters.   Congress leaders had a meeting with Duterte on Monday night to discuss BBL and Farias said the President "grantedour request to certify the BBL bill as urgent ...Keep on reading: Duterte to sign into law landmark BBL on July 23 – Fariñas.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 29th, 2018

Congress to ratify national ID bill today

After three decades of languishing in the legislative mill, the national ID system bill is expected to be ratified by Congress today, the final step before it is transmitted to President Duterte for his signature......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 27th, 2018

Take your time, Mr. President

The Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion bill (TRAIN) is at the final stages of becoming a law. Last December 13, the Senate ratified the Bicameral Conference Committee report (Bicam) on TRAIN with a 16-4 vote. The House of Representatives also claims that it has already voted for the bill through viva voce. President Duterte […] The post Take your time, Mr. President appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsDec 17th, 2017

Economy: 2017 budget bicam report ratified by House, Senate

THE P3.35-trillion budget bill for 2017 will now go to President Rodrigo R. Duterte for his signature after both houses of Congress ratified the bicameral conference committee report containing the new government's first spending program......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsDec 14th, 2016

Bill increasing war veterans’ monthly pension to P20,000 awaiting Duterte’s signature

Senator Gregorio Honasan said he awaits the signing into law by President Duterte this Christmas season of a consolidated bill seeking a 300 percent increase in the monthly old-age pension of senior Filipino war veterans. Bill increasing war veterans’ monthly pension to P20,000 awaiting Duterte’s signature Source link: Bill increasing war veterans’ monthly pension to P20,000 awaiting Duterte’s signature.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsDec 13th, 2018

Duterte asks Congress for another 1-year martial law extension in Mindanao | Evening wRap

Today on Rappler: President Rodrigo Duterte formally asks Congress to extend martial law for another year. The House of Representatives approves on 3rd and final reading a bill granting a 25-year franchise to Solar Para sa Bayan or SPSB Corporation. President Rodrigo Duterte decides to skip the historic turnover of the Balangiga Bells from the United States to the Philippine government. Japan's Crown Princess Masako pledges to do her best despite ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsDec 10th, 2018

Duterte certifies rice tariffication bill as urgent

President Rodrigo Duterte on Wednesday certified as urgent the rice tariffication bill.   In a letter addressed to Senate President Vicente Sotto III and House Speaker Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, Duterte said there is a need "to address the urgent need to improve availability of rice in the country, to prevent artificial rice shortage, reduce the prices of rice in the market, and curtail the prevalence of corruption and cartel domination in the rice industry." The House of Representatives passed the bill on the third and final reading in August while the Senate is still on its first reading. /je ...Keep on reading: Duterte certifies rice tariffication bill as urgent.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 10th, 2018

Zubiri blames PLLO for delay in coco levy bill

        Senate Majority Leader Juan Miguel Zubiri has blamed the Presidential Legislative Liaison Office (PLLO) on why President Rodrigo Duterte almost vetoed the coco levy fund bill.   "Ang problema kasi natin diyan, mga kapatid. Itong problema ng majority floor leader, mahina po yung PLLO po natin," Zubiri told reporters on Tuesday.   Earlier, Congress has decided to recall the coco levy fund bill, which has been ratified already by both the Senate and House of Representatives.   Zubiri revealed that the said bill should have been up for Duterte's signature on Monday but was suddenly removed from the agenda.  ...Keep on reading: Zubiri blames PLLO for delay in coco levy bill.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 9th, 2018

Senate leaders ask Duterte to intervene as House voids Road Board abolition

MANILA, Philippines – Senate leaders have asked President Rodrigo Duterte to step in after the House of Representatives voided its earlier approval of a bill to abolish the graft-ridden Road Board even when the measure was already up for the Chief Executive's signature. Senate President Vicente Sotto III and Senate ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsSep 19th, 2018

The morality of divorce

Our best kept secret DESPITE opposition from President Duterte, Congress (last May 14, 2018) approved on third and final reading a bill providing for divorce and dissolution of marriage. Voting 134 pro and 57 against, with two (2) abstaining, the lawmakers approved House Bill No. 7303 -- “An Act Instituting….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsAug 31st, 2018

Vargas lauds Duterte efforts to end poverty

A HOUSE leader yesterday lauded the Duterte administration for its continuing quest for poverty reduction with the anticipated approval of the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) Act. To be approved soon on third and final reading, House Bill (HB) No. 7773 filed by Quezon City Rep. Alfred Vargas seeks to….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsAug 28th, 2018

Bill liberalizing rice importation okayed

THE House of Representatives yesterday approved on third and final reading a measure that seeks to liberalize rice importation. The present 200 members of the Lower Chamber voted in favor of House Bill 7735 while only seven voted against and two abstained. As a priority legislation of the Duterte administration,….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsAug 14th, 2018