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Filipino sign language bill approved on second reading

THE Filipino deaf are close to getting their official communication medium with the approval on second reading of the Filipino Sign Language (FSL) bill in the House of Representatives. House Bill 7503 mandates the state to ensure the Filipino deaf can exercise the right to expression and opinion by requiring….....»»

Category: newsSource: journal journalJun 12th, 2018

House panel approves Filipino Sign Language bill

THE House Committee on Social Services has approved a substitute measure seeking to declare the Filipino Sign Language (FSL) as the national sign language of the Filipino deaf and the official sign language of government in all transactions involving the deaf, and mandating its use in schools, broadcast media, and….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsDec 15th, 2017

Sotto: TRAIN 2 may be approved before 2019 elections

Senate President Vicente Sotto III on Saturday said his bill for the second package of the government's tax reform program has a chance to be approved before the 2019 Elections. According to Sotto, the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) 2 might be granted if proven that it would benefit the micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs). "If it is indeed good and if my assumption is correct that it would benefit the MSMEs, it has a chance of getting passed," Sotto, speaking in Filipino, said during an interview at AM radio station DWIZ. Sotto filed the Corporate Income Tax and Incentives Reform Act for TRAIN 2 (Senate Bill No. 1906), which gpt a cold reception f...Keep on reading: Sotto: TRAIN 2 may be approved before 2019 elections.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 4th, 2018

House approves bill raising senior war veterans pension to P20,000

MANILA, Philippines – The House of Representatives approved a bill seeking to increase by P15,000 the pension of Filipino senior war veterans. With a vote of 239-0-0, lawmakers approved on 3rd and final reading House Bill (HB) No. 7525 , raising the old age pension of senior veterans from P5,000 to P20,000. .....»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMay 28th, 2018

House body passes bill seeking protection for PH tourist spots

The House committee on tourism has approved a bill which seeks to protect tourist destinations in the country from environmental issues.   On Saturday, Rep. Lucy Torres-Gomez, committee chair, said she filed House Bill 7229 or the proposed "Philippine Sustainable Tourism Act" to address the Filipino people's clamor for resolution and action, especially on issues of environmental degradation, public health and to prevent future "cesspools."   Boracay, a resort island in the province of Aklan in Western Visayas and a major tourist destination, was described by President Rodrigo Duterte as a "cesspool" because of the worsening sewerage conditions in the island. Its...Keep on reading: House body passes bill seeking protection for PH tourist spots.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 22nd, 2018

House bill pushes for handbook on OFW rights and reintegration

                A substitute bill that aims to produce a handbook on the rights and responsibilities of migrant workers has been approved by the House committee on overseas workers affairs.   Authored by Rep. Rogelio Pacquiao, the proposed "Handbook for OFWs Act of 2018," aims to empower overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) by making them aware of the benefits and drawbacks of working overseas.   The bill, which seeks to amend Republic Act No. 8042 or the "Migrant Workers and Overseas Filipinos Act of 1995," also complements the worker education programs of various agencies.   Also contained in t...Keep on reading: House bill pushes for handbook on OFW rights and reintegration.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMar 22nd, 2018

Bill to strengthen PDOS for OFWS approved

THE House of Representatives unanimously approved on third and final reading a measure seeking to strengthen the pre-departure orientation programs for overseas Filipino workers (OFW), including financial and entrepreneurial education. All 213 House Members in attendance voted for House Bill (HB) No. 6649 which provides for the amendment of Republic….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsFeb 9th, 2018

Senate passes measure aligning training with industry requirements

THE SENATE has approved on third and final reading a bill seeking to align the training and education of Filipino workers with actual industry standards and needs. According to a statement from the office of the legislation’s sponsor, Sen. Emmanuel Joel J. Villanueva, Senate Bill No. 1456, or the Philippine Qualifications Framework Act of 2017, […] The post Senate passes measure aligning training with industry requirements appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsDec 11th, 2017

PRIB: Balik scientists program to have more benefits, incentives

November 27, 2017. The Senate today approved on third and final reading a bill which seeks to institutionalize benefits and incentives for scientists, engineers, and innovators of Filipino descent residing overseas to encourage them to stay in the country and work for national development. Senate Bill No. 1533, also… Source link link: PRIB: 'Balik' scientists program to have more benefits, incentives.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsNov 27th, 2017

Senate OK’s priority bill on ‘balik’ scientists program

THE SENATE on Monday, Nov. 27, approved on third and final reading a priority bill which seeks to institutionalize benefits and incentives for scientists, engineers, and innovators of Filipino descent residing overseas to encourage them to stay in the country and work for national development. Senate Bill No. 1533, also known as the Balik Scientist […] The post Senate OK’s priority bill on ‘balik’ scientists program appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsNov 27th, 2017

House approves Magna Carta of Filipino Seafarers

The House of Representatives has unanimously approved on third and final reading the proposed Magna Carta of Filipino Seafarers. With a 236-0 votings, the lower chamber approved House Bill 5685, which seeks to improve seafarers’ working conditions and terms of employment and career prospects and to uplift the socio-economic well- being of their families. HB [...].....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsJul 29th, 2017

House panel okays bills on TV sign language insets

MANILA, Philippines - The House of Representatives committee on public information has approved two bills seeking to require the use of Filipino sign languag.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 29th, 2016

House OKs on 2nd reading bill institutionalizing 4Ps

MANILA, Philippines – The bill seeking to institutionalize the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) was approved on second reading at the House of Representatives.  Lawmakers gave their thumbs up to the House Bill (HB) No. 7773 through viva voce voting, or a vote of ayes and nays, on Tuesday, August ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated News21 hr. 42 min. ago

Senate approves creation of Calamba City’s lone legislative district  

The Senateon Tuesdayapproved on third and final reading a bill seeking to create the lone legislative district of Calamba City in Laguna. Sponsored by Senator Juan Edgardo Angara,House Bill No. 990was approved with 19 affirmative votes, no negative vote, and no abstention. Angara, chair of the Senate Committee on Local Government,said the creation of the new legislative district of Calamba City would "focus on the needs of its constituents and bring them to the national government's attention." "In consideration of the size and continued progress of the city, it is only right that we give them proper representation in the national government," Angara said. The senator explain...Keep on reading: Senate approves creation of Calamba City’s lone legislative district  .....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated News22 hr. 29 min. ago

House passes bill lifting rice importation restrictions

The House of Representatives has passed a bill lifting restrictions on rice importation and allowing the President to impose tariffs instead. House Bill No. 7735, or the Revised Agricultural Tariffication Act, was approved on third and final reading during theTuesdayplenary session with 200 votes in its favor. Seven lawmakers voted against the measure, while another two abstained. 'Anti-dumping and countervailing measure' Instead of using quantitative import restrictions to protect local rice producers, the bill stated that the government's new policy would be to "employ anti-dumping and countervailing measures." The President would be empowered to impose tariffs, adjust the r...Keep on reading: House passes bill lifting rice importation restrictions.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated News22 hr. 29 min. ago

Bill liberalizing rice importation okayed

THE House of Representatives yesterday approved on third and final reading a measure that seeks to liberalize rice importation. The present 200 members of the Lower Chamber voted in favor of House Bill 7735 while only seven voted against and two abstained. As a priority legislation of the Duterte administration,….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsAug 14th, 2018

The court finally did us right when it comes to Brock Turner

This column may contain strong language, sexual content, adult humor, and other themes that may not be suitable for minors. Parental guidance is strongly advised. Sometimes, the courts uphold the right thing. I don't mean the Supreme Court of the Philippines, which chose touphold performance artist Carlos Celdran's convictionfor "offending religious feelings" during his 2010 protest at the steps of San Agustin Church.Religious feelings, it turns out, are so so easily offended, especially when the wordless protest consisted of nothing more than Celdran dressed in a black suit and hat holding up a sign that said "DAMASO." Remember when religious feelings were so easily hurt by pe...Keep on reading: The court finally did us right when it comes to Brock Turner.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 12th, 2018

Senate OKs bill relaxing rules in establishing corporations in PH

The Senate has approved on final reading a bill that would amend the country's Corporation Code of 1980 to attract both large and small businesses. Senate Bill No. 1280 was approved with 20 af.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsAug 8th, 2018

House OKs on 2nd reading bill on revised agricultural tariffication

MANILA, Philippines – The House of Representatives approved on 2nd reading the bill seeking to replace quantitative restrictions on rice imports with the imposition of tariffs or taxes.   On Tuesday, August 7, lawmakers gave their nod to House Bill (HB) No. 7735 or the Revised Agricultural Tariffication Act through viva ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsAug 7th, 2018

PRIB: Senate OKs regulation, legal framework for fisheries profession

August 7, 2018. The Senate approved today on third and final reading a bill which would create a professional regulatory board and legal framework to regulate the practice of fisheries profession in the Philippines. Senate Bill No. 1641 was authored by Senator Antonio Trillanes IV, chair… Source link link: PRIB: Senate OKs regulation, legal framework for fisheries profession.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsAug 7th, 2018

Malacañang: National ID to benefit millions of Filipinos

Millions of Filipinos will soon enjoy the benefits of the national identification system, Malacaang said Monday.   This as President Rodrigo Duterte is set to sign the bill that will create the Philippine Identification System (PhilSys) Act on Monday afternoon.   Through the legislation, Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said, "We hope to improve efficiency and transparency of public services and promote ease of doing business."   "The Palace is pleased that millions of Filipinos will soon enjoy the benefits of the Philippine Identification System Act," Roque said in a statement.   "For the ordinary Juan de la Cruz, the signing of this ...Keep on reading: Malacañang: National ID to benefit millions of Filipinos.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 5th, 2018