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Congress okays Nat’l ID system

After the bicameral conference committee formally approved the National ID system on third and final reading, Senator Panfilo Lacson who sponsored the measure, said the two houses will just iron out differences in their respective versions of the bill. Lacson confirmed there is already an initial funding of P25 billion….....»»

Category: newsSource: journal journalMay 23rd, 2018

Revisiting how the partylist system is implemented

After being roundly criticized, two high-profile officials were recently shoved out of Malacañang – presidential spokesman Harry Roque and assistant presidential communication secretary Mocha Uson – and they are now seeking election to Congress: Roque to the Senate, Uson to the House of Representatives......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 19th, 2018

SSS seeks additional funding sources

The Social Security System (SSS) has asked Congress to provide the state fund with additional sources of financing amid the imminent approval of a bill that will extend the maternity benefit coverage of members......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 5th, 2018

DBM, Congress agree on transitory cash-based budget system for 2019

MANILA, Philippines – The executive and legislative branches have agreed to implement a "transitory cash-based system" for the 2019 budget as a compromise to the strictly cash-based system pushed by the Department of Budget and Management but opposed by some members of the House of Representatives. Presidential Spokesman Harry ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsAug 30th, 2018

Cha-Cha possible within Duterte’s term – ex-SolGen

THE proposed shift to the federal system of government could happen in the second half of the administration of Pres. Rodrigo Duterte, according to a former solicitor general. Atty. Florin T. Hilbay, who served as solicitor general during the time of former Pres. Benigno Aquino III, said the Congress would try to achieve Charter change […] The post Cha-Cha possible within Duterte’s term – ex-SolGen appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsAug 26th, 2018

Nalzaro: Teachers’ lament

I received complaints from our public school teachers about this new system introduced by the Government Service Insurance System (GSIS) when it comes to taking out loans. You know, most public school teachers depend on “London,” or loan dito, loan doon. The GSIS must be having a heyday since Congress is considering to prioritize the… link: Nalzaro: Teachers’ lament.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsAug 19th, 2018

Duterte on his successor, MMDA driver-only car ban, Jordan Clarkson | Evening wRap

Today on Rappler: President Rodrigo Duterte says he will step down if a leader ‘like’ Senator Chiz Escudero or former senator Bongbong Marcos could assume the presidency. Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno says Congress has the prerogative to reject a cash-based budgeting system but this will not stop the Budget Department from implementing it. Senate leaders ‘strongly urge’ the MMDA ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsAug 15th, 2018

More groups back economic managers on federalism apprehensions

Nineteen more groups have expressed their support for the economic managers and joined the call to Congress to carefully consider the costs of moving to a federal system of government......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 14th, 2018

Cash-based budget, Kyle Viray, Dingdong Dantes | Midday wRap

Today on Rappler: Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno says he will wait for a 'friendlier' Congress to pass the measure that would reform the Philippine budget system. Kyle Viray , the University of Santo Tomas student tagged in the beating confession that went viral online is ‘excluded’ from the university after a new complaint of physical ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsAug 14th, 2018

DBM to wait for a friendlier Congress to pass cash-based budget

MANILA, Philippines – Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno on Monday, August 13, said they will wait for a "friendlier" Congress to pass the measure that would reform the Philippine budget system. In a chance interview, Diokno said "it boggles him" that lawmakers withdrew their support for a cash-based budgeting system. "I don't ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsAug 13th, 2018

73% of Filipinos okay national ID – SWS

  More than 7 out of 10 Filipinos support having a national ID system, a Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey showed.   A day after President Rodrigo Duterte signed the law enacting the Philippine System Identification Act (PhilSys Act) on August 6, the SWS said 73 percent of Filipinos supported the proposal of a single ID that may replace the different identification cards that they use.   The survey ran from June 27 to 30, 2018, after Congress ratified the then still proposed PhilSys Act.   The SWS study showed that about 46 percent of the 1,200 individuals surveyed nationwide said they "strongly agree" with a national ID while 27 percent sa...Keep on reading: 73% of Filipinos okay national ID – SWS.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 8th, 2018

Duterte to sign national ID law

President Rodrigo Duterte will sign the law creating the national ID system on Monday, more than two months after it was ratified by Congress. According to a Palace advisory, the signing of the Philippine Identification System (PhilSys) Act is part of the President's Monday afternoon agenda. The PhilSys Act tasks the Philippine Statistics Authority with managing the ID system. ---Julie M. Aurelio...Keep on reading: Duterte to sign national ID law.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 5th, 2018

Trump threatens border security shutdown, GOP cool to idea

WASHINGTON --- Republicans anxious about keeping control of Congress think it's a bad idea, but President Donald Trump still says he's willing to close the government over border security issues, including money he wants to build a promised US-Mexico border wall. "I would be willing to 'shut down' government if the Democrats do not give us the votes for Border Security, which includes the Wall!" Trump tweeted Sunday. "Must get rid of Lottery, Catch & Release etc. and finally go to system of Immigration based on MERIT!" "We need great people coming into our Country!" Trump said. Trump returned to the idea after a meeting at the White House last week with House Speaker Pau...Keep on reading: Trump threatens border security shutdown, GOP cool to idea.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 30th, 2018

2nd tax package runs into Senate wall

PRESIDENT RODRIGO R. DUTERTE may have given marching orders last Monday for Congress to approve his administration’s remaining tax reforms “in succession, for there is no chance that we can deliver our promises without an equitable tax system.” The post 2nd tax package runs into Senate wall appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsJul 26th, 2018

Package 2 backed by top economists

Leading economists on Monday called for “urgent action” from Congress with regard to proposed tax reforms that would lower corporate income taxes and modernize fiscal incentives. “As Congress deliberates on the second package of the reform, we express our support for the main principle of a corporate tax system that is broad-based and relative to [...] The post Package 2 backed by top economists appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated NewsJul 23rd, 2018

Bicam okays BBL, gives it new name

THE Bicameral Conference committee has not only approved the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law but also changed its title to Bangsamoro Organic Law. The approved version will be ratified by both Houses of Congress during the opening of the 3rd Regular Session of the 17th Congress on Monday, July 23, and….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsJul 19th, 2018

Don’t rush Congress on Cha-cha – senators

Congress should not be rushed into amending the Constitution just so the administration can change the form of government to a federal system, three senators said yesterday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 16th, 2018

Drilon warns House: Don’t rush to amend Constitution

Sen. Franklin Drilon warned on Sunday members of the House of Representatives against rushing to amend the Constitution, a more complex process than passing other laws, just to fulfill the Duterte administration's plan to put a federal system of government in place. "Amending our charter is not like passing an ordinary legislation. It is much harder than that. It requires comprehensive studies and deliberations," Drilon said in a statement. "There are a lot of imponderables and implications that can affect our people of today and of the generations to come." "Congress should not be rushed into amending the Constitution to pave the way for federalism," he added. "Let the committ...Keep on reading: Drilon warns House: Don’t rush to amend Constitution.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 15th, 2018

Hontiveros slams ‘no-el’ proposal

Opposition Senator Risa Hontiveroson Thursday slammed proposals to postpone the 2019 midterm elections to allow lawmakers to tackle a draft constitution that would pave the way for the country's shift to federalism, which she said is a move to prolong the term limits of the President's allies. Hontiveros urged her colleagues in Congress to set their priorities straight and not sacrifice the people's rights over their own ambitions. "Postponing the elections to give way to deliberations on federalism is a great disservice to the proposed new system of governance. Was that what the President's federalism was all about all along? Prolong the term limits of his political allies?" she a...Keep on reading: Hontiveros slams ‘no-el’ proposal.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 12th, 2018

BBL ‘political settlement’ for MILF – Dimaporo

  A lawmaker from Mindanao on Wednesday said the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL), currently being harmonized by a Congress joint panel, is a "political settlement" for the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF). "If you ask me if this is for the Moro people, this is [a] political settlement for the MILF," Lanao del Norte 1st District Rep. Mohamad Khalid Dimaporo said on the sidelines of the bicameral conference committee meetings on the BBL in Pasig City. He is also a part of the House contingent for the bicam. The lawmaker also said the Senate wants Bangsamoro parliament that would be controlled by the Mindanao rebel group. "Even look at the party system. This is what the Sena...Keep on reading: BBL ‘political settlement’ for MILF – Dimaporo.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 11th, 2018

Needed: Campaign for, against federalism

“There hardly has been any all-out information drive.” A new charter adopting the federal system of government, has been drafted by the Duterte-appointed Consultative Commission (ConCom), which is to be shortly submitted to the President for his review and revisions, should there be any. This will then be sent to Congress, presumably with the two […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsJul 5th, 2018