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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

Duterte’s final position: He wants Road Board abolished, says Palace

MANILA, Philippines -- President Rodrigo Duterte is firm in his stand to abolish the graft-ridden Road Board, his spokesman said Friday, citing the road user's tax has been the milking cow of corrupt politicians.   The Senate and the House of Representatives have earlier approved the abolition of the Road Board but the lower chamber later moved to rescind it.   READ: Palace: Duterte to sign bill abolishing Road Board   Despite the stalemate between the Senate and the House, Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo said the President wanted the corrupt-ridden agency abolished.   Panelo said he asked the President's position on the issue when they met on Thur...Keep on reading: Duterte’s final position: He wants Road Board abolished, says Palace.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 21st, 2018

U.S. Senate passes anti-EJK aid bill-security aid vs. China

WASHINGTON DC -- Filipino American good governance advocates cheered the passage of the Asia Reassurance Initiative Act (S. 2736) in the U.S. Senate last week, and which was unanimously approved by the House of Representatives on Dec.12.   The comprehensive and strategic national security legislation counters the Chinese government's economic and military pressures on its Asian neighbors and the Philippines. It also provides $1.5 billion annually in security assistance to America's allies to promote the values of democracy, human rights and the rule of law in the region. "This new law will be morale boost and a Christmas gift to our courageous human rights defenders, jo...Keep on reading: U.S. Senate passes anti-EJK aid bill-security aid vs. China.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 17th, 2018

Coco levy trust fund dangled as Christmas gift to farmers

LUCENA CITY --- A piece of legislation, which has been described as the government's Christmas gift to coconut farmers is just two steps away from becoming law. Sen. Cynthia Villar, chair of the Senate agriculture committee, said the bill creating a trust fund for more than P100 billion in levy collected from coconut farmers by the Marcos dictatorship had been approved by panels of the two chambers of Congress. After the Senate and House of Representatives pass the bicameral version of the bill, Villar said President Rodrigo Duterte was expected to quickly sign it into law. Its passage into law by Christmas will be a gift to farmers, said Villar, who was here on Saturday as ...Keep on reading: Coco levy trust fund dangled as Christmas gift to farmers.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 25th, 2018

House OKs bill granting incentives to internationally recognized Fillipino filmmakers 

    The House of Representatives has approved on final reading a bill granting incentives to Filipino production entities and filmmakers who won in notable international film festivals. One hundred and sixty-two lawmakers voted to pass on third and final reading House Bill No. 7823, or the Film Industry Incentives Act, on Monday. No one voted against or abstained during the voting. Once enacted into law, Filipino filmmakers or production entities, whose films have won the highest recognition for technical or artistic excellence in notable international film festivals, will receive the following: - P5 million for an international award-winning full-length feat...Keep on reading: House OKs bill granting incentives to internationally recognized Fillipino filmmakers .....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 15th, 2018

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

Lagman: ‘House is a chamber of regressive legislation’

MANILA, Philippines --- The House of Representatives has become a "veritable chamber of regressive legislation" after it reduced the minimum age of criminal responsibility from the present 15 to 12 years old and restored the death penalty for drug-related offenses, Albay 1st District Rep. Edcel Lagman lamented on Thursday.   The lower chamber approved House Bill No. 8858 on second reading on Wednesday. The bill seeks to lower the age of "social responsibility" to 12 years old, and not nine as earlier proposed by the chamber.   READ:Amid public anger, House relents on criminalizing 9-yr-olds   Meanwhile, the House passed on third and final reading HB 4727 ...Keep on reading: Lagman: ‘House is a chamber of regressive legislation’.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated News2 hr. 15 min. ago

House OKs medical marijuana use on 2nd reading

The House of Representatives yesterday approved on second reading a bill allowing the use of marijuana for medicinal purposes......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated News16 hr. 15 min. ago