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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

DFA checking for injured Pinoys in Texas school shooting

The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) is checking if Filipinos were injured after a shooting incident inside a local high school in the southeastern city of Santa Fe in Texas. "The Consulate General is checking with members of the Filipino Community to check if there were any Filipinos among the casualties," DFA said in a statement on Saturday. DFA said about 1,994 Filipinos reside in Galveston County where Santa Fe is located. Initial reports from the New York Times said 10 people were killed and 10 others were injured after a 17-year old student opened fire at his schoolmates, using a shotgun and a caliber .38 revolver. /vvp...Keep on reading: DFA checking for injured Pinoys in Texas school shooting.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 19th, 2018

Solon proposes free medicine for poor Pinoys

A HOUSE leader has proposed free medicines for poor Filipinos, which will be available in all government medical facilities. In filing House Bill (HB) No. 3753 or Free Medicine for the Poor Act, Quezon City Rep. Alfred Vargas is expressing support to President Rodrigo “Rody” Duterte’s Libreng Gamot Para sa….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsMay 10th, 2018

Unnecessary bill

The recent news about a decision of the Supreme Court recognizing the divorce obtained abroad by a Filipina from her foreign spouse has been excessively hyped up......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsApr 26th, 2018

Con man, pathological liar? Closings at Bill Cosby trial

NORRISTOWN, USA — A con man who exploited his fame as "America's Dad" to betray women's trust by drugging and sexually assaulting them, or a misguided married man hoodwinked by a money-grabbing, pathological liar? The defense and prosecution delivered closing arguments at Bill Cosby's sexual assault retrial Tuesday, April 24 ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsApr 25th, 2018

Syria conflict spares Pinoys

THE Philippine Embassy in Damascus has so far received no report of any Filipinos being affected by the ongoing Syrian Army offensive to capture the last stronghold of Islamic militants in the capital. Foreign Acting Assistant Secretary Emer Cato said the Embassy reported artillery and mortar exchanges had been ongoing….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsApr 22nd, 2018

Department of Foreign Affairs: Embassy ready to repatriate Pinoys in Syria

The Philippine embassy in Syria is ready to repatriate Filipinos who want to leave the war-torn Gulf nation, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said on Friday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsApr 21st, 2018

DFA advises Pinoys in Syria to stay safe

FILIPINOS in Syria were advised to exercise caution and be vigilant as the Syrian Army plans to eject Islamic militants from Damascus. In a statement, Foreign Affairs Office of Public Diplomacy Acting Assistant Secretary Elmer Cato said “we continue to monitor the situation in Damascus and have alerted our kababayans….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsApr 19th, 2018

Following missile strikes, DFA tells Pinoys in Syria to stay home

        More than 1,000 Filipinos in Syria have been urged to stay at home by the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) following air strikes by the United States and its allies on key military targets in Damascus.   DFA Assistant Secretary Emil Cato said that the Philippine Embassy in Damascus has issued an advisory requesting Filipinos in Syria to stay inside their homes until further advisory.   Air and missile strikes by the United States, France and the United Kingdom began at around4:00 a.m.(Damascus local time)on Saturday. The strikes were in retaliation against the Syrian government's alleged use of chemical weapons. &nbs...Keep on reading: Following missile strikes, DFA tells Pinoys in Syria to stay home.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 14th, 2018

Australian PM says foreign interference bill has soured ties with China

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull acknowledged on Thursday that legislation aimed at preventing foreign interference in politics had soured ties with China, after a report Australian ministers were being denied Chinese visas......»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsApr 12th, 2018

Tourist travel tax proposed

A HOUSE leader has proposed a travel tax on foreign visitors to the country to help generate funds for tourist welfare services, such as the establishment of information desks, tourism police training programs, and special projects for tourists with disabilities (PWD) and special needs. Under House Bill No. 7434, Camarines….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsApr 8th, 2018

Solon wants to tax foreign visitors to PH

A House leader proposed the imposition of a travel tax on foreigners visiting the country to help generate funds for tourist welfare services such as the establishment of information desks, tourism police training programs, and special projects for tourists with disabilities (PWDs) and special needs. House Bill No. 7434 author….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsApr 8th, 2018

Foreign divorce okayed

THE House of Representatives passed on third and final reading the foreign divorce bill. On a vote of 202-3 House Bill 7185 hurdled the scrutiny of the Lower Chamber before its eight-week summer break. The bill recognizes a divorce decree obtained in a foreign country. It will likewise allow the….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsMar 21st, 2018

What the Divorce Law Means For Us

Yesterday, the Divorce Bill was passed in its second reading. It's now another step closer to getting implemented into law which is a good thing. We know there are those who are against divorce and how it destroys the sanctity of marriage, et cetera, et cetera. It's understandable, but people need to realize that this law will benefit couples who are in unhappy marriages. Our columnist B. Wiser said that people "get married with the best intentions,wishing it to endure as a happy, fruitful, and mutually beneficial union for as long as it reasonably can." However, when it goes awry, Filipinos have the option to separate from their spouses or to get an annulment. The latter is co...Keep on reading: What the Divorce Law Means For Us.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMar 16th, 2018

53% of Pinoys OK with divorce for ‘irreconcilably separated couples’: SWS survey

Fifty-three percent of adult Filipinos back a divorce law for separated married couples who can no longer mend their differences, the survey showed. Source link link: 53% of Pinoys OK with divorce for ‘irreconcilably separated couples’: SWS survey.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsMar 11th, 2018

Can we stop Congress and its proposed ‘laws’?

SOME “urgent bills” are being rushed in Congress without the necessary public discussion and debate. Their proponents tend to give the impression that not even an invasion of the country by prepositioned foreign forces could prevent or delay their predetermined passage. For instance, we just learned that a divorce bill has already passed the House [...] The post Can we stop Congress and its proposed ‘laws’? appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsMar 8th, 2018

‘Third player’ selection will not wait for liberalization bill — DICT

THE Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) will not wait for the passage of the law allowing for higher foreign investment in the telecommunications industry, and will stick to its timetable for naming a third player by midyear. “We have to push through with the schedule, as the President wants a third player ready,” […] The post ‘Third player’ selection will not wait for liberalization bill — DICT appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsMar 7th, 2018

Distressed Pinoys in Sabah get DFA aid

THE Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) has assured thousands of undocumented Filipinos in Sabah of its continuing assistance. Migrant Workers Affairs Executive Director Atty. Raul Dado said more than 4,000 travel documents were issued last month to undocumented Filipinos in Malaysia paving the way for the repatriation of 1,000 Filipinos.….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsFeb 26th, 2018

Senators assured: ‘Quickie’ splits barred in divorce bill

"Quickie," or "express" divorces, are not allowed in the absolute divorce bill, Albay Rep. Edcel Lagman clarified on Friday, after several senators expressed reservations about the measure.   "The absolute divorce bill does not allow 'drive through,' 'no-contest' or 'quickie' divorces," Lagman said, adding that there were provisions in the bill that would prevent collusion between married couples as well as coercion by one of the parties.   On Wednesday, the House committee on population and family relations approved the bill by a unanimous vote.   It could be tabled for plenary debate next week and passed on third reading before the congressional bre...Keep on reading: Senators assured: ‘Quickie’ splits barred in divorce bill.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 23rd, 2018

VALENTINE’S DAY GIFT TO PINOYS: Bicam approves ease of doing business law

THIS could be the best Valentine’s Day gift for the Filipinos. Doing business in the Philippines will be easier and faster with the passage of the law which aims to streamline business and non-business related transactions. This, after the bicameral conference committee reconciled and approved on Feb 14, 2018 House Bill No. 6579 and Senate […] The post VALENTINE’S DAY GIFT TO PINOYS: Bicam approves ease of doing business law appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsFeb 14th, 2018

Business chamber seeks backing for mining regulation bill

The oldest business chamber in the country wants lawmakers to back a proposal that would regulate the mining industry, narrowing the flow of exported raw mining minerals in order to encourage companies to process the raw materials here instead. Jose Luis Yulo Jr, the president of the Chamber of Commerce of the Philippine Islands (CCPI), told reporters on Wednesday that the chamber is looking for a lawmaker that would sponsor a bill to amend the Philippine Mining Act of 1995 sometime during the first half of the year. Influential business groups both local and foreign have voiced their opposition against an outright ban of unprocessed mineral exports, warning that there might be eco...Keep on reading: Business chamber seeks backing for mining regulation bill.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 1st, 2018