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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

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

ANI raises capital of agri bank, forms fintech firm

  The board of listed AgriNurture Inc. (ANI) said it had approved a plan to infuse P100 million in additional capital into affiliate Agricultural Bank of the Philippines (ABP).   The move, which is subject to the approval of the Securities and Exchange Commission and Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas, will bring ABP's capital to P200 million.   ANI said ABP's capital hike would fund the expansion of the bank's P2P platform and e-wallet business. Through the capital infusion, ANI aims to enhance supply chain microfinance access of Filipino farmers in remote areas using technology.   ANI president and CEO Antonio Tiu said ABP's P2P platform would allow fa...Keep on reading: ANI raises capital of agri bank, forms fintech firm.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 16th, 2018

ANI hikes capital of affiliate agri bank, forms new agri-fintech firm

The board of directors of listed agri-conglomerate AgriNurture, Inc. (ANI) said it has approved a plan to infuse P100-million to increase the capital of affiliate Agricultural Bank of the Philippines (ABP) to Php200-million, subject to final approval by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP). In a disclosure to the Philippine Stock Exchange (PSE), ANI said on Wednesday that ABP's capital hike would fund the expansion of the bank's P2P platform and e-wallet business. Through the capital infusion, ANI aims to enhance supply chain micro-finance access of Filipino farmers in remote areas using technology. ANI president and CEO Antonio...Keep on reading: ANI hikes capital of affiliate agri bank, forms new agri-fintech firm.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 14th, 2018

House okays bill regulating criminology profession

THE House of Representatives has unanimously approved on third and final reading a measure regulating the practice of criminology profession. A total 192 lawmakers voted to approve House Bill (HB) No. 7191 or the “Philippine Criminology Profession Act” authored by Reps. Gary Alejano of Magdalo party-list and Maximo Rodriguez, Jr.….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsJun 11th, 2018

House OKs bill regulating criminology profession

The House of Representatives has approved on third and final reading a measure that seeks to regulate the practice of the criminology profession in the country. Source link link: House OKs bill regulating criminology profession.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsJun 11th, 2018

House okays bill on tourism stamps

THE House of Representatives unanimously approved on third and final reading a bill seeking to require the Philippine Postal Corporation (PHLPost) to print postage stamps depicting the country’s tourist attractions and destinations. All 230 members present during the voting approved House Bill (HB) No. 7510 or the proposed “Philippine Tourism….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsJun 10th, 2018

House OKs another two years to validate titles in Baguio

BAGUIO CITY – The House of Representatives approved on third and final reading House Bill 7455, authored by Rep. Mark Go, granting another period to file manifestation to validate titles issued under Civil Reservation Case No. 1, GLRO, Record No. 211, pursuant to Republic Act 931, as amended, and as provided under P.D. 1271, amended......»»

Category: newsSource:  nordisRelated NewsJun 10th, 2018

2 PH films score nods in Madrid

  Two Filipino films have scored nominations at this year's Madrid International Film Festival, to be held in Spain from July 21 to 28. Joel Lamangan's "Bhoy Intsik" was nominated in six categories, while Allan Michael Ibaez and Dexter Hemedez's "1st Sem" cinched four nods. A Sinag Maynila product, "Bhoy Intsik" is in the running for the Jury Award, as well as the best foreign language feature film, director (for Lamangan), cinematography (Rain Yamson), original screenplay (Ronald Carballo), and editing (John Anthony Wong) honors. A CineFilipino movie, "1st Sem" is vying for the best director (for Hemedez and Ibaez), lead actor (Darwin Yu), original score (Ernie Magt...Keep on reading: 2 PH films score nods in Madrid.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 8th, 2018

House okays bill on marine protection

THE House of Representatives has approved on third and final reading a proposed law seeking to establish a National Mariculture Program to strengthen the Philippine fisheries and aquaculture sector and ensure our country’s food security. House Bill 7506 or “The National Mariculture Program Act” principally authored by Batangas Rep. Vilma….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsJun 6th, 2018

ToFarm finalists will make Direk Maryo J smile from heaven

In a lot of ways, this year's ToFarm Film Festival will serve as a fitting tribute to its late advocate, esteemed filmmaker Maryo J. delos Reyes. At the fest's launch on Tuesday, founder Milagros How pointed out: "I am sure Direk Maryo J is smiling at us from heaven. He loved this festival and gave it his all. It is our duty ... to continue the good work of supporting the Filipino farmer." Delos Reyes passed away after suffering a heart attack last January. Screening committee member and actress Raquel Villavicencio told the Inquirer: "No doubt Direk Maryo would have approved of these stories, if not chose them himself. He shared and supported Dr. How's dream for these films to...Keep on reading: ToFarm finalists will make Direk Maryo J smile from heaven.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 4th, 2018

House bill keeping state hospitals, health services public backed

A MEASURE that prohibits the privatization of public hospitals, health facilities and health services is gaining support from the members of the House of Representatives. House Bill 7437 was approved on second reading and is expected to be passed on final reading during the Third Regular session of the 17th….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsJun 1st, 2018