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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

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:  journalRelated NewsJun 12th, 2018

‘Sanction Mocha, Drew for mocking sign language’

Two party-list lawmakers on Sunday asked President Duterte to sign into law an approved measure recognizing the official sign language for the Filipino deaf community as the world marked the International Day of Sign Languages. At the same time, ACT Teachers Reps. Antonio Tinio and France Castro urged Malacaang to impose sanctions on sex guru-turned-Assistant Communications Secretary Mocha Uson and her blogger-friend, Drew Olivar, for mocking the sign language in a recent online video. Brickbats Uson and Olivar were previously whacked by brickbats for making a video supposedly intended to help the government's push for federalism, which showed Olivar doing a sexually suggestive ...Keep on reading: ‘Sanction Mocha, Drew for mocking sign language’.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 23rd, 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

Senate approves combat sports bill on third and final reading

The Senate approved on third and final reading yesterday a bill seeking to establish the Philippine Boxing and Combat Sports Commission to “promote the safety and welfare” of Filipino boxers and combat sports athletes......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 11th, 2018

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

Pia Cayetano to push English literacy if elected to Senate

  Raising the bar of business competitiveness for Filipinos around the world will be one of the platforms for education of Taguig Rep. Pia Cayetano if elected senator next year.   Cayetano said increasing the English literacy in the country "is not anti-Filipino."   "It has nothing to do with heritage and love for the Filipino language. We must accept that the competitive language of the world is English," Cayetano said in an interview before she filed her certificate of candidacy for senator at the Commission on Elections on Tuesday.   "So mag-improve tayo sa English natin. Ayaw kasi nating pag usapan yun kasi natatakot tayo because it's anti...Keep on reading: Pia Cayetano to push English literacy if elected to Senate.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 16th, 2018

Corporation Code changes approved on 2nd reading

The House of Representatives has approved on second reading a bill seeking to amend the 38-year old Corporation Code of the Philippines. “Our current Corporation Code was enacted in 1980. Obviously, much has changed in how the world does business, communicates, and undertakes commercial transactions over the last 38 years,” said Camiguin Rep. Xavier Jesus [...] The post Corporation Code changes approved on 2nd reading appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsOct 15th, 2018

Huge marlin sinks Filipino fishing boat

  It reads like a modern-day take on Ernest Hemingway's "The Old Man and the Sea": Five Filipino fishermen are cast adrift for days on a makeshift raft after a huge marlin sinks their boat.   The men were fishing in the South China Sea last week when a 1.8-meter-long marlin punctured their boat's wooden hull with its giant bill, vessel master Jimmy Batiller told Agence France-Presse (AFP) on Wednesday.   Their 12-meter boat quickly dipped beneath the waves in the early evening of Oct. 3, leaving the crew with little drinking water or food until their eventual rescue by the US Navy on Monday.   2 big holes   "It (the fish) hit the bo...Keep on reading: Huge marlin sinks Filipino fishing boat.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 10th, 2018

House OKs franchise for Iloilo power company

The House of Representatives approved on third and final reading on Monday night a bill granting More Minerals Corp. a franchise to distribute electricity in Iloilo City, now serviced by Panay Electric Co. (Peco). Source link link: House OKs franchise for Iloilo power company.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsOct 10th, 2018

House OKs franchise for Iloilo power company

The House of Representatives approved on third and final reading on Monday night a bill granting More Minerals Corp. a franchise to distribute electricity in Iloilo City, now serviced by Panay Electric Co. (Peco)......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 10th, 2018

Cat-calling bill up for House plenary approval

THE SENATE on Monday approved on third and final reading the bill penalizing cat-calling and other forms of street-based sexual harassment. The post Cat-calling bill up for House plenary approval appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsOct 9th, 2018