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DoF wants additional tax bills certified as urgent

By Melissa Luz T. Lopez, Senior Reporter THE Department of Finance (DoF) is eyeing to certify as urgent the second set of tax-related measures in order to realize the P130 billion additional revenues expected from the first package of reforms, despite a looming legal battle on the new tax regime. Finance Secretary Carlos G. Dominguez […] The post DoF wants additional tax bills certified as urgent appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource: bworldonline bworldonlineJan 13th, 2018

Bangsamoro bill may not be certified urgent but Congress should reconcile versions –Palace 

THE Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) does not need to be certified as urgent but because the versions of the Senate and the House of Representatives are “very different,” there is a need to reconcile the two bills, Malacanang said on Tuesday. “The BBL may not be certified as urgent [anymore,] because first of all, the versions [...] The post Bangsamoro bill may not be certified urgent but Congress should reconcile versions –Palace  appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated NewsMay 29th, 2018

6 bills Duterte certified as urgent in SONA 2017

6 bills Duterte certified as urgent in SONA 2017.....»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJul 25th, 2017

Rice tariffication, 13 other bills certified as urgent

MANILA, Philippines -  A bill liberalizing rice trade in the country through tariffication has been certified urgent by the executive committee of the Legisl.....»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 16th, 2017

Consumer group decries increase in FIT-All

Consumer advocacy group CitizenWatch said the Feed-In-Tariff Allowance, or FIT-All, in electricity bills is proving to be an additional burden for Filipino consumers already overburdened by the increase of prices attributable to rising inflation rates, oil price hike in the world market, weakening of the peso against the US Dollar and the untimely impact of… link: Consumer group decries increase in FIT-All.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsJun 16th, 2018

House approves P1.16-B aid for Dengvaxia recipients

THE House of Representatives has approved the P1.16 billion supplemental budget to help first-time dengue victims who were injected with a defective vaccine. The Dengvaxia Assistance Fund was passed on third and final reading by 231 lawmakers before midnight on Tuesday after President Rodrigo Duterte certified the measure as urgent. The P1.16 billion is broken [...] The post House approves P1.16-B aid for Dengvaxia recipients appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsMay 30th, 2018

After certified as urgent, bill on P1.16-B Dengvaxia fund hurdles House

MANILA, Philippines – The House of Representatives approved on 3rd and final reading the proposed P1.16-billion medical support fund for students who received the Dengvaxia dengue vaccine.  With a vote of 231-0-0, lawmakers approved House Bill (HB) No. 7449 on Tuesday night, May 29 at about 10:50 pm. The legislators ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMay 30th, 2018

Duterte certifies as urgent P1.161-B budget for Dengvaxia patients

President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday certified as urgent a House Bill No. 7449, which seeks to allot a supplemental budget of P1.161 billion for the medical assistance of around 900,000 children vaccinated with the controversial Dengvaxia. House Majority Leader Rodolfo Farias gave a copy of the certification to reporters late Tuesday night. The House appropriations… link: Duterte certifies as urgent P1.161-B budget for Dengvaxia patients.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsMay 30th, 2018

Duterte certifies proposed BBL as urgent

President Duterte yesterday certified as urgent the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law to enable Congress to pass it before session adjourns today......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 29th, 2018

Supplemental budget for Dengvaxia vaccinees certified urgent

Supplemental budget for Dengvaxia vaccinees certified urgent.....»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  pepRelated NewsMay 29th, 2018

Duterte certifies BBL as urgent a day before Congress adjourns

MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – A day before Congress adjourns its session, President Rodrigo Duterte certified the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) as urgent. Duterte issued the certification on Tuesday, May 29, after meeting with House and Senate leaders in Malacañang on Monday night, May 28. "The Office of the ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMay 29th, 2018

Duterte certifies as urgent bill on P1.16-B Dengvaxia supplemental fund

MANILA, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte certified as urgent the bill proposing a P1.16-billion medical support fund for Dengvaxia vaccine recipients a day before Congress adjourned session.  Duterte wrote the letter to Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez on Tuesday, May 29, the same day the Davao del Norte 1st District ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMay 29th, 2018

Senate, House receive Duterte’s certification of BBL as urgent

The Senate and the House of Representatives on Tuesday afternoon both received the certification as urgent of their respective versions of the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL). President Rodrigo Duterte earlier certified House Bill 6475 and Senate Bill 1717 as urgent as a "manifestation of the government to address the diverse needs of the people in the Bangsamoro, and all communities and constituents of Mindanao, towards a just and lasting peace in Mindanao and in the Philippines as a whole." READ: Palace: Duterte certifies BBL as urgent Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said the President Duterte would sign the BBL once both chambers of Congress have reconciled and finalized...Keep on reading: Senate, House receive Duterte’s certification of BBL as urgent.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 29th, 2018

T-bill offer awarded fully

THE GOVERNMENT fully awarded the Treasury bills (T-bills) it offered on Monday as yields declined across all tenors, supported by the additional liquidity in the financial system. The Bureau of the Treasury (BTr) decided to fully award the short-termed securities, raising the P15 billion it placed on the auction block yesterday. The offered volume was […] The post T-bill offer awarded fully appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsMay 28th, 2018

Government makes full award of T-bills

The government fully awarded the Treasury bills (T-bills) it offered on Monday, May 28, with yields sliding across all tenors, supported by additional liquidity in the system. The Bureau of the Treasury (BTr) decided to fully award the T-bills, raising P15 billion it placed in the auction block on Monday. — Karl Angelo N. Vidal The post Government makes full award of T-bills appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsMay 28th, 2018

Palace: Duterte to certify BBL as urgent ‘anytime soon’

President Rodrigo Duterte will certify the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) as urgent "anytime soon," Malacaang saidon Tuesday.   But Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said the President would only certify it as urgent if it conforms with what the administration and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front peace panels had agreed upon.   "The President promised to certify it. I cannot absolutely guarantee that the version of the House will be certified because I haven't seen the text. But if it's in conformity with what was agreed upon, then there should be no problem, the President will certify it," Roque said in a Palace briefing.   The Senate and House of R...Keep on reading: Palace: Duterte to certify BBL as urgent ‘anytime soon’.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 22nd, 2018

DoLE to push pending Senate bill on ‘endo’

By Arjay L. Balinbin, Reporter THE Department of Labor and Employment (DoLE) said on Wednesday, April 18, it wants President Rodrigo R. Duterte to certify as urgent the proposed “endo” (end of contactualization) law currently pending at the Senate. “DoLE should request the ENDO Bill… certified as urgent. A law is better than EO (executive […] The post DoLE to push pending Senate bill on ‘endo’ appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsApr 18th, 2018

House approves budget reform bill on final reading

The House of Representatives on Tuesday night approved on third and final reading the budget reform bill, which had been certified as urgent by President Rodrigo Duterte. Voting 158-8 with one abstention, the lawmakers approved "An Act to Reform the Budget Process by Enforcing Greater Accountability in Public Financial Management (PFM), Promoting Fiscal Sustainability, Strengthening Congress' Power of the Purse, Instituting an Integrated PFM System, and Increasing Budget Transparency and Participation" (House Bill No. 7302). The proposed measure seeks to strengthen the oversight power of Congress by monitoring and reviewing actual performance and results against targets and by hold...Keep on reading: House approves budget reform bill on final reading.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMar 20th, 2018

Bayan scoffs at Napoles as a gov’t witness, hits gov’t

A militant group accused the government on Sunday of not being serious in battling corruption in the country. Bagong Alyansang Makabayan (Bayan) Secretary General Renato Reyes Jr. made the remark after the Department of Justice (DOJ) temporarily placed Janet Lim Napoles under the Witness Protection Program (WPP). READ: Napoles now under provisional WPP coverage Provisional coverage only allows additional security and medical attention for her, the DOJ explained. On March 16, her lawyer Stephen David, filed an urgent motion before the Sandiganbayan and claimed that "there are already manifestations of threat, intimidation and harassment" against her. READ: Napoles, pork barrel scam '...Keep on reading: Bayan scoffs at Napoles as a gov’t witness, hits gov’t.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMar 18th, 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

When the rice czar fails his mandate…

As one of the government agencies with the most crucial impact, real or psychological, on national life, the National Food Administration (NFA) should take extra care in declaring anything that implies threat to rice supply and price stability in the country. Unless a real, nationwide supply crisis warrants an urgent need for additional import of [...] The post When the rice czar fails his mandate… appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated NewsMar 1st, 2018