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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

Del Valle upgrade goes to bicam

By JUNE S. BLANCO ONE more step to go, and the Rep. Erico Aristotle Aumentado’s bill upgrading the bed capacity of the Don Emilio del Valle Memorial Hospital (DEDVMH) will be transmitted for approval by the President. The Senate has approved on third and final reading the counterpart bill sponsored by Senator Sherwin Gatchalian upping […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  boholnewsdailyRelated NewsFeb 16th, 2019

Bill creating Senior Citizens agency await Dutertes signature Manila Bulletin News

Bill creating Senior Citizens agency await Duterte's signature Manila Bulletin By Ben Rosario. Former President and now Speaker Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo on Thursday expressed confidence that the b.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsFeb 15th, 2019

Lacson decries budget ‘insertions,’ wants amendments made public

No more budget "insertions" written on table napkins. Still reeling from last week's ratification of what he described as "pork-ridden, cholesterol-rich" P3.8-trillion spending bill, Sen. Panfilo Lacson on Sunday decried the reinstatement in the final version of the national budget of discretionary funds that the legislators had previously agreed to delete. Lacson, who had railed against the existence of pork in President Rodrigo Duterte's budget for 2019, also vowed to end the "small group" meetings of the Senate-House conference committee in a bid to make the budget deliberations more transparent. "I will also ask that all amendments ... be put henceforth in writing and offici...Keep on reading: Lacson decries budget ‘insertions,’ wants amendments made public.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 10th, 2019

OFW handbook bill sent to Malacanang for Duterte’s signature

CONGRESS has transmitted to President Rodrigo Duterte the proposed Handbook for OFWs Act, which the Senate and House of Representatives ratified in January, its principal author said on Tuesday. SEN….READ The post OFW handbook bill sent to Malacanang for Duterte’s signature appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated NewsFeb 5th, 2019

Giddy over health care law

Health care for all is just a signature away. The Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) confirmed recently that all Filipinos would surely receive health care services without heavy financial burden due to costly treatments when the Universal Health Care (UHC) bill is signed into law by President Duterte. The state health insurer has mechanisms in place. This was disclosed recently by Dr. Roy […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsFeb 4th, 2019

Bill mandating use of car seats for children up for Duterte signature - ABS-CBN News

Bill mandating use of car seats for children up for Duterte signature ABS-CBN News MANILA - A measure that would mandate vehicle owners to use car seats when transporting children is up for President.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsFeb 3rd, 2019

Bill extending SSS coverage to OFWs awaits Duterte signature - ABS-CBN News

Bill extending SSS coverage to OFWs awaits Duterte signature ABS-CBN News A measure pushing for mandatory social security coverage for overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) has been transmitted to Malacaa.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsFeb 2nd, 2019

Angara urges House to approve bill granting student fare discount all-year round

“We are urging our honorable congressmen to pass the House version so that we can come up with the final bill that will be sent to Malacañang for President Duterte’s signature,” Angara, a former Lower House member, said. Angara urges House to approve bill granting student fare discount all-year round Senator Juan Edgardo M. Angara… link: Angara urges House to approve bill granting student fare discount all-year round.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsJan 26th, 2019