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Fisheries Centers to Help Secure Fisherfolks’ Livelihood — Villar

Re-elected Senator Cynthia Villar has pushed for the establishment of more fisheries research centers in the country to help solve the problem of dwindling fish supply and help secure the livelihood of small fisherfolk. Villar, chair of the Committee on Agriculture and Food, pushed for the passage of House Bill 7491, which seeks to establish […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsJun 6th, 2019

DOH lauds passage of tobacco tax bill in Congress

The Department of Health lauded the approval of the bill further increasing tax rates for tobacco products by the two chambers of Congress as the proposed measure is seen as a major source of funding to make the Universal Health Care law feasible......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 5th, 2019

Lawmaker wants owners of drug warehouses jailed

Following the recent seizure of P1 billion worth of methamphetamine hydrochloride or shabu from a warehouse in Malabon City, Sen. Sherwin Gatchalian is pushing for the passage of a bill penalizing owners of warehouses used in the storage and manufacturing of illegal drugs......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 3rd, 2019

Groups call for security of tenure for contractual government workers

As the proposed measure to prohibit the practice of labor-only contracting moves closer to President Rodrigo Duterte’s desk, labor groups said they are disappointed that government contractual employees might not benefit from the passage of the Security of Tenure bill......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 29th, 2019

Hontiveros Pushes for Bigger Increase in Tobacco Tax, Says Senate Must Finish Strong on Health

“The Senate must finish strong on health reforms in the closing stretch of the 17th Congress.” This was the statement issued by Akbayan Senator Risa Hontiveros as she pushed for the immediate passage of a bill increasing excise taxes for tobacco products to fund key services under the country’s universal health care program. Hontiveros said […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsMay 29th, 2019

Passage of ROTC bill pushed in Senate

SEN. Sherwin Gatchalian on Monday sought the passage of a proposed bill calling for the mandatory two-year Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) program in senior high school. The senator, chairperson…READ The post Passage of ROTC bill pushed in Senate appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsMay 28th, 2019
Category: newsSource:  manila_shimbunRelated NewsMay 22nd, 2019

Duterte backs passage of mandatory ROTC — Palace

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte is supporting the passage of a bill requiring a mandatory Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) program for grades 11 and 12 students in public and private schools…READ The post Duterte backs passage of mandatory ROTC — Palace appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsMay 21st, 2019

Pelicans going at own pace after hitting NBA lottery jackpot

By Brett Martel, Associated Press NEW ORLEANS (AP) — In the NBA city most familiar with “gris-gris,” folks see no small measure of poetic justice in the fact that their team will dictate the fate of a coveted prospect named Zion. Mystical explanations aside, the Pelicans are in the driver’s seat now — but say they’re in no hurry to disclose their plans for likely pick Zion Williamson or disgruntled All-Star Anthony Davis. [Watch the Playoffs on NBA League Pass for 30% less with this limited time offer! Select Annual package and use code SAVE30 at checkout to redeem] A franchise that looked downtrodden for months since Davis requested a mid-season trade has been suddenly buoyed by the leverage that comes with winning the NBA’s draft lottery— and the option to pick the Duke star, widely seen as the best pro prospect since Davis entered the league in 2012. “What it’s doing to the franchise and to the city of New Orleans is probably not even measurable at this point,” said David Griffin, hired just weeks ago as New Orleans’ top basketball executive. “There’s a groundswell of excitement that frankly is palpable. “What has to come next is that we have to make it mean something. This is a lot of fun, but we’ve got to build a winner now.” It was welcome news for beleaguered sports fans in Louisiana, who had endured a rough start to 2019. It started with the “NOLA no-call,” a pair of missed penalties in the waning minutes of the NFC championship that likely cost the NFL’s Saints a Super Bowl berth. Fans were so angry that many joined lawsuits against the league or attended parties on Super Bowl Sunday which featured re-runs of the Saints’ 2010 title triumph instead of the most recent championship game between New England and the Los Angeles Rams. Less than two weeks later, Davis, the city’s six-time NBA All-Star and face of the Pelicans, publicly requested a trade, and the firing of ninth-year general manager Dell Demps followed not long after. Even at the major college level there was disappointment when one of LSU’s best campaigns in program history was tainted by the suspension of coach Will Wade amid questions surrounding his recruiting tactics. Wade wasn’t reinstated until after LSU was eliminated in the third round of the NCAA Tournament, and his future remains far from certain. Political commentator James Carville — a Louisiana native, New Orleans resident and avid sports fan — said Wednesday (Thursday, PHL time) that the recent series of setbacks had led him to adopt a pessimistic theory that, “We are a cursed people, and so all we’re going to get is curses.” Then came Tuesday night’s (Wednesdahy, PHL time) NBA draft lottery, which the Pelicans had a 6% chance of winning. In New Orleans, interest had focused more on seeing which other team would get the top overall pick and become more of a player in a potential Davis trade. Instead, the Pelicans got that pick, placing them in a stronger position to try to change Davis mind — or dictate more favorable trade terms. “This is big,” said Carville, a Pelicans season ticket holder along with his wife, and fellow political commentator, Mary Matalin. “It’s good for the psyche of everybody.” Pelicans coach Alvin Gentry stood up and joyously shouted an expletive when New Orleans was announced as the lottery winner, after which he apologized with a grin, sat back down and put both hands on his head. Pelicans ticket office staff celebrated wildly with shouts, leaps and hugs. Owner Gayle Benson’s decision to hire Griffin, who announced at his introduction last month that he would not make a coaching change, combined with the New Orleans’ top draft position, represent a sharp turn in fortune for Gentry after a trying year that began with last summer’s defections during free agency of DeMarcus Cousins and Rajon Rondo. But it could take a while to see how the Pelicans’ lottery luck plays out. Griffin, the club’s executive vice president of basketball operations, foreshadowed a deliberate approach to dealing with Davis, who is under contract through next season. “I want Anthony Davis to be part of this,” Griffin said. “If Anthony wants to buy into that, then that’s fantastic. And if he doesn’t, then we’ll deal with it when it becomes appropriate. But this isn’t something for me where that answer happens because of a conversation. That answer is going to reveal itself over a period of time.” Griffin also stopped short of confirming that the Pelicans would draft Williamson — albeit for reasons relating more to his insistence on adhering to his own managerial process than because of any doubts about the 6'7", 285-pound Duke star. “We just have to know what the fit is like among those people in the pool for us in terms of who we thought were the most elite players,” Griffin said, emphasizing that “there was more than one” such player. “Everybody wants to look at this as this is a fait accompli. If that were true, we would have gotten up there with somebody’s jersey in our hands,” Griffin said. “I’m not saying there’s anything at all derogatory about Zion in any way. What I’m saying is ... you can hope that people are like-minded, but until you talk about what matters to you and you sit in a room together, it’s hard to know.” One thing is for sure, it’s nice to have options......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMay 15th, 2019

Akbayan’s pro-women laws lauded for women’s month

Mindanao civil society groups are raising public support for the urgent passage of five pro-women measures pushed by Akbayan Partylist in the 17th Congress in time for Women’s Month this March. The Junior Chamber International (JCI), the Women’s Action for Gender Equality (WAGE), Balaod Mindanao, Citizens Watch for Good Governance (CWGG), and the Philippine Muslim Women Council, Inc. each expressed support for the Universal Healthcare Bill, the Expanded Maternity Leave Bill, the Safe Streets and Public Spaces Bill, the 4Ps Institutionalization Bill, and the Marawi Compensation Bill......»»

Category: newsSource:  kagay_anRelated NewsApr 28th, 2019

Pacman cites need to pass death penalty

Passage by Congress of the controversial bill seeking the reimposition of the death penalty will strike fear in the hearts of criminals, particularly those dealing with illegal drugs, boxing icon and Sen. Manny Pacquiao said......»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsJan 21st, 2017

House to press passage of comprehensive tax bill

House to press passage of comprehensive tax bill.....»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsJan 18th, 2017

WATCH | LP senators to block passage of death penalty bill - InterAksyon

WATCH | LP senators to block passage of death penalty bill - InterAksyon.....»»

Category: newsSource:  googlenewsRelated NewsJan 17th, 2017

WATCH | LP senators to block passage of death penalty bill

WATCH | LP senators to block passage of death penalty bill.....»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsJan 17th, 2017

Passage of dealth penalty bill within 4 months eyed

Passage of dealth penalty bill within 4 months eyed.....»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJan 16th, 2017

RH Law: We should protect defenseless babies!

One of the very reasons why we were against then President Benigno “PNoy” Aquino III was due to our fight against the Reproductive Health (RH) Bill which und.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 11th, 2017

Rodgers-Manning headlines NFL's wild-card weekend

ROB MAADDI, AP Pro Football Writer br /> Aaron Rodgers vs. Eli Manning will headline the NFL's wild-card weekend. Rodgers tossed four touchdown passes to help the Green Bay Packers capture the NFC North title with a 31-24 victory over the Detroit Lions on Sunday night. The Packers (10-6) will host the Giants (11-5) next Sunday while the Lions (9-7) visit Seattle (10-5-1) on Saturday night. New York's 19-10 win at Washington eliminated the Redskins (8-7-1) and allowed the Packers and Lions to secure playoff spots before their game kicked off. But the teams are heading in opposite directions. The Packers have won six in a row while the Lions lost three straight. Earlier in the day, Matt Ryan and the Atlanta Falcons (11-5) secured a first-round bye with a 38-32 win over New Orleans. The Seahawks beat San Francisco 25-23 and earned the No. 3 seed. The Cowboys (13-3) already locked up the NFC's No. 1 seed before they played last week. In the AFC, Tom Brady and the Patriots (14-2) beat Miami 35-14 to secure the No. 1 seed and home-field advantage throughout the playoffs. The Chiefs (12-4) clinched a first-round bye thanks to Denver's win over Oakland coupled with their victory over San Diego. The Raiders (12-4) fell from No. 2 to the fifth spot and will open the playoffs on the road at Houston (9-7). That matchup could feature rookie quarterback Connor Cook making his first career start for the Raiders after they lost Derek Carr last week and backup Matt McGloin went down in the second quarter against the Broncos. The Texans also have uncertainty at quarterback. Tom Savage sustained a concussion in a loss at Tennessee and was replaced by former starter Brock Osweiler. The Steelers (11-5) will host the Dolphins (10-6) in the AFC's other wild-card game. Here's a look at the playoff teams by seed: AFC 1. NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS: Brady and coach Bill Belichick will begin their quest for a fifth Super Bowl championship against either Houston, Oakland or Miami on Jan. 14. 2. KANSAS CITY CHIEFS: Coach Andy Reid is 3-0 in divisional playoff games when his team has a bye. All three wins came with the Eagles. The Chiefs open against Pittsburgh, Houston or Oakland on Jan. 15. 3. PITTSBURGH STEELERS: Ben Roethlisberger, Le'Veon Bell and Antonio Brown had an early bye. They sat out an overtime win over Cleveland in preparation for the Dolphins next Sunday. 4. HOUSTON TEXANS: They need to sort out their quarterback issues before the Raiders visit next Saturday at 4:35 p.m. Oakland beat Houston 27-20 in Mexico City. 5. OAKLAND RAIDERS: Carr's season-ending injury deflated a team making its first playoff appearance since losing the 2003 Super Bowl to Tampa Bay. 6. MIAMI DOLPHINS: It's unknown whether QB Ryan Tannehill will return from injury when the Dolphins play their first playoff game in eight years. Matt Moore was 2-1 in Tannehill's absence. NFC 1. DALLAS COWBOYS: Dak Prescott only played two series and Ezekiel Elliott sat out a loss at Philadelphia to get ready for the playoffs. The Cowboys will open against Green Bay, New York or Detroit on Jan. 15. 2. ATLANTA FALCONS: They will host Seattle, Green Bay or New York on Jan. 14. 3. SEATTLE SEAHAWKS: Russell Wilson and the Seahawks start their drive for a third NFC championship title in four seasons against the Lions next Saturday. 4. GREEN BAY PACKERS: Rodgers has the Packers riding high into the playoffs. They were a No. 6 seed in 2010 when the last won a Super Bowl. Green Bay plays the Giants in this season's final wild-card game next Sunday. 5. NEW YORK GIANTS: Were locked into the No. 5 seed, but Manning played the entire game and the Giants knocked out the Redskins. Manning has won two playoff games at Lambeau Field, beating Brett Favre and the Packers in a frigid NFC championship game following the 2007 season. 6. DETROIT LIONS: Wilson, Richard Sherman and The 12s stand in the way of Detroit's first playoff win since the 1991 season. .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 3rd, 2017

Economy: Free tuition pressuring Congress to pass law

FOLLOWING the allocation of P8.3 billion to fund free tuition in state universities and colleges (SUCs), the passage of a free higher education bill will be a government priority in January if the program is to be implemented by the second half of 2017......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsDec 26th, 2016

ECOP airs concern over passage of 2-tier cigarette tax

MANILA, Philippines – The country’s employers have expressed concern on the passage of House Bill 4144, saying that the measure — which proposes to retain th.....»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 18th, 2016

House eyes passage of death penalty bill in May next year

House eyes passage of death penalty bill in May next year.....»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsDec 10th, 2016