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Bill allows Pinoys married to foreign divorcees to remarry

MANILA, Philippines — Voting 202-3, the House of Representatives has approved on third and final reading a bill that recognizes, and enforces as well, a fore.....»»

Category: newsSource: philstar philstarMar 25th, 2018

House moves to relax foreign business hurdles

A BILL seeking to amend Republic Act No. 7042, or the Foreign Investments Act of 1991 in order to further open up the Philippine economy to foreign participation secured committee-level approval in the House of Representatives on Tuesday. House Bill No. 4067, authored by Deputy Speaker Arthur C. Yap of the 3rd district of Bohol,… link: House moves to relax foreign business hurdles.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsOct 10th, 2018

House moves to relax foreign business hurdles

A BILL seeking to amend Republic Act No. 7042, or the Foreign Investments Act of 1991 in order to further open up the Philippine economy to foreign participation secured committee-level approval in the House of Representatives on Tuesday. The post House moves to relax foreign business hurdles appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsOct 9th, 2018

Reversed effects

In our Kapihan sa Manila Bay last Wednesday, we invited leaders of local and foreign companies representing Philippine industries which are subject of the proposed corporate tax reform bill......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 5th, 2018

Duterte orders DFA to fix problems of undocumented Pinoys in Jordan

President Rodrigo Duterte has ordered the Department of Foreign Affairs to fix the problems of undocumented Filipino workers here as part of his promise to improve the plight of Filipinos in the Middle East. .....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 8th, 2018

Duterte orders DFA to fix problems of undocumented Pinoys in Jordan

President Rodrigo Duterte has ordered the Department of Foreign Affairs to fix the problems of undocumented Filipino workers here as part of his promise to improve the plight of Filipinos in the Middle East.  Source link link: Duterte orders DFA to fix problems of undocumented Pinoys in Jordan.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsSep 8th, 2018

Job losses seen under Trabaho bill

MANILA, Philippines – The Philippine Ecozones Association (Philea) warned that the Tax Reform for Attracting Better and High-Quality Opportunities (Trabaho)  bill would have a negative impact on foreign direct investments in economic zones across the country. Philea  said the measure would mean job losses, lower production output and exports, capital flight, and other setbacks ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsAug 30th, 2018

Ecozone developers warn vs passage of trabaho bill

The umbrella group of the country's top economic zone developers said the second tax package of the Duterte administration would hurt foreign direct investments (FDIs). In a statement, the Phi.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsAug 29th, 2018

Brace for strong typhoon, Pinoys in Hawaii urged

THE Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) has advised Filipinos in Hawaii to make the necessary preparations for a powerful hurricane that is expected to hit the islands beginning Thursday evening. The DFA said it is monitoring the progress of Hurricane Lane, a Category 4 storm packing sustained winds of between….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsAug 23rd, 2018

Ceremonial Signing of the Philippine Identification System Act

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte enacted the ceremonial signing of the Philippine Identification System (PhilSys) Act. The PhilSys Act seeks to implement a single official identification card for all citizens and foreign residents that would serve as a de facto national identification number, in which President Duterte signed eight (8) copies of the said bill. Source link: Ceremonial Signing of the Philippine Identification System Act.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsAug 7th, 2018

PH Navy to help rescue Pinoys abducted in Libya

The Philippine Navy will assist the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) in planning and mounting a mission to rescue three Filipinos kidnapped in Libya. Commander Jonathan Zata, spokesman of the Philippine Navy, said liaison officer Captain Donn Miraflor has been instructed to coordinate with Boy Melicor, the Charge d’Affaires in Tripoli, Libya. Three Filipinos and [...] The post PH Navy to help rescue Pinoys abducted in Libya appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated NewsAug 4th, 2018

No Pinoy casualty in IS Syria attacks

No Filipino was harmed in a series of Islamic State attacks in southern Syria on Wednesday that killed 252 people, according to the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA). Reports from the Philippine Embassy in Damascus said that at least 150 people were also wounded in the attacks. Two Filipinas in Sweida married to Syrian nationals […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsJul 27th, 2018

Heart Evangelista, Tootsy Angara show support for SOGIE bill by wearing rainbow pins at SONA

For many, the ensembles donned by lawmakers and their partners and guests were the focus of attention in President Rodrigo Duterte's third State of the Nation Address (Sona) on Monday. Sen. Nancy Binay's Filipiniana attire, for example, matched the blue carpet, while Senator Grace Poe wore an understated white, knee-length dress, and Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos' bloody red gown. For some, it's the small details that count. Accessories certainly weren't absent in the occasion, and for Heart Evangelista and Tootsy Angara, their rainbow pins were perfect in delivering their message. Evangelista, who is married to Senator Francis "Chiz" Escudero, is known for her classic and chic s...Keep on reading: Heart Evangelista, Tootsy Angara show support for SOGIE bill by wearing rainbow pins at SONA.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 24th, 2018

Youth group to Duterte: Change environmental policies, not Constitution

A youth group on Saturday urged President Rodrigo Duterte to prioritize changing the government's environmental policies rather than amending the Constitution. In a statement, Youth for Rights said its members were concerned on the proponents of the proposed charter change on foreign ownership among businesses, which it said is hidden "in the guise" of federalism. "The agenda to change the Constitution, together with development aggression, that favor businesses over people will surely bring about more danger to our environment, affecting the next generation," the statement read. According to the group, "green bills" like the Alternative Minerals Management Bill (AMMB) are still...Keep on reading: Youth group to Duterte: Change environmental policies, not Constitution.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 14th, 2018

3 Pinoys snatched in Libya, 2 in Iraq

Three Filipinos were kidnapped in Libya on Friday, bringing the total of those seized in the Middle East to five, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said yesterday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 8th, 2018

5 Pinoys snatched in Libya, Iraq

DFA seeks Bahgdad, Tripoli help in rescue of 2 Pinays, 3 Filipino technicians taken by armed men THE Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) yesterday requested the assistance of authorities in Iraq and Libya in securing the safe release of five Filipinos who on Friday were taken by armed men in….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsJul 8th, 2018

No Pinoys affected in California wildfire

THE Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said no Filipinos so far have been affected by the wildfire in Northern California but is closely monitoring the situation of close to 2,000 Filipinos in the area. Residents in the path of the dangerous wildfire have been ordered by authorities to evacuate to….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsJun 27th, 2018

NCAA to bar foreign athletes

The NCAA will cut short the foreign athletes’ playing years up to Season 95 next year even as it threw its full backing to the House of Representatives in its fight against “game-fixing” via House Bill 5032 or “Anti-Game Fixing Act.”.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 19th, 2018

4 Pinoys killed in Saudi, Canada car accidents

Four Filipinos die in two separate car accidents in Canada and Saudi Arabia, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said yesterday. The DFA extended its condolences to the families of four Filipinos who died in two car accidents in Saudi Arabia and Canada that left six other Filipinos injured. “Our….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsJun 19th, 2018

Saudi missile strike: No Pinoys among casualties

No Filipinos were among the casualties in a missile strike that killed three civilians in the southern city of Jizan in Saudi Arabia on Saturday, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said yesterday. The DFA also condoled with Saudi Arabia over the latest incident. Philippine authorities urged Filipino workers there….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsJun 12th, 2018

Zarate renews call to support bill allowing scrutiny of gov’t officials’ bank accounts

Bayan Muna party-list Representative Carlos Zarate on Tuesday reiterated his call for the government to support the passage of a law that seeks to look into the local and foreign currency deposits of all elected and appointed officials and employees. Source link link: Zarate renews call to support bill allowing scrutiny of gov’t officials’ bank accounts.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsJun 5th, 2018