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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

TUCP wants improved services with new SSS law

The country’s largest labor group Trade Union Congress of the Philippines (TUCP) is expecting the Social Security System to improve its services with the implementation of the SSS Rationalization Act......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated News10 hr. 58 min. ago

Work from home is timely, beneficial to workers and business; Good for PWDs, women

Trade Union Congress of the Philippines (TUCP) applauded President Rodrigo Duterte for signing into law a measure allowing workers to work from home as alternative work arrangement in the light of heavy traffic congestion and poor mass transport system......»»

Category: newsSource:  samarnewsRelated NewsFeb 12th, 2019

Congress ratifies 2019 budget; rejects cash-based budgeting system

Congress on Friday finally ratified the proposed P3.757 trillion national budget for 2019......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsFeb 8th, 2019

Andaya insists on scrapping cash-based budgeting system

Updated @ 11:01 p.m., Jan. 30, 2019 MANILA, Philippines --- Camarines Sur Rep. Rolando Andaya Jr., who chairs House appropriations panel, again pushed for the abandonment of the cash-based budgeting system proposed this year by the Department of Budget and Management (DBM). Andaya, who leads the House contingent in the bicameral conference on the 2019 national budget, proposed that Congress scrap proposed cash-based budgeting system and extend the national budget's capital outlays and maintenance and other operating expenses, except for personnel services up to two years, which had been the usual practice. The congressman argued that theproposal had "no legal basis." He s...Keep on reading: Andaya insists on scrapping cash-based budgeting system.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 30th, 2019

Hontiveros asked for support for senior citizen pension bill

Opposition Senator Risa Hontiveros asked the cooperation of her colleagues in Congress to pass her Senate bill which seeks to create a universal social pension system for all senior citizens or those 65 years old and above to help elderly Filipinos meet their daily needs. Hontiveros asked for support for senior citizen pension bill Source link: Hontiveros asked for support for senior citizen pension bill.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsJan 16th, 2019

SSS charter change bill grounded in Congress

State-run Social Security System (SSS) is still waiting for further progress on the status of a bill which seeks to amend the state fund’s charter......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 8th, 2019

Reactions to House’s approval of federal charter on final reading

The draft federal charter was approved by the Congress on its third and final reading less than a week since its second passage despite a majority of Filipinos’ disapproval of the shift to a federal system. Resolution of Both Houses 15 was met with 224 affirmative votes, 22 objections and 3 abstentions. Under the proposal, the […] The post Reactions to House’s approval of federal charter on final reading appeared first on Interaksyon......»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsDec 12th, 2018

Council okays Prime Water franchise

The Iloilo City council has approved the application of the Villar-led Prime Water for a franchise to construct and operate a water distribution system in Iloilo. More details later The post Council okays Prime Water franchise appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsDec 11th, 2018

House okays Cha-cha reso on federal system, lifting term limits - GMA News

House okays Cha-cha reso on federal system, lifting term limits - GMA News.....»»

Category: newsSource:  googlenewsRelated NewsDec 4th, 2018

Palace still hopeful on Cha-cha, federalism

Malacañang remains optimistic that Congress will pass a measure amending the Constitution and adopting a federal system of government even if it is not a priority of the Senate......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 3rd, 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