Gordon assured Congress will prioritize bill on motorcycle crime prevention

Senator Richard J. Gordon, chairman of the Senate justice and human rights committee, welcomed the assurance from the House of Representatives’ leadership that they would prioritize the bill that imposes bigger plate numbers for motorcycles as a preventive measure to address the unabated killings perpetrated by gunmen on board motorcycles or what the police formally… link: Gordon assured Congress will prioritize bill on motorcycle crime prevention.....»»

Category: newsSource: manilainformer manilainformerJul 6th, 2018

Senate Passes Motorcycle Crime Prevention Bill

Senate Passes Motorcycle Crime Prevention Bill.....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsJul 26th, 2017

3 hurt in Olongapo road mishap

OLONGAPO CITY - Three people were injuredon Tuesday(Nov. 6) after their motorcycles collided along Rizal Avenue at Barangay (village) West Bajac Bajac here. Both the drivers of the motorcycles identified as Jenkins Abella, 43, a resident of Barangay (village) Gordon Heights here and Carl Correa, 20, a resident of Dinalupihan town in Bataan province, suffered minor injuries but Correa's back rider, Bill Joshua Kinkito, 19, was seriously hurt. Correa's motorcycle crashed into Abella's motorcycle at1:30 a.m. They were rushed to the James L. Gordon Hospital for treatment. JOANNA AGLIBOT...Keep on reading: 3 hurt in Olongapo road mishap.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 6th, 2018

Mindanao Lawmakers Support Passage of Cordillera Autonomy Bill

Representatives from Mindanao assured to support the passage of the Cordillera Autonomy bill in Congress. The Local Government Committee of the House of Representatives, composed mostly of lawmakers from Mindanao, has vowed support of the passage of House Bill 5343 or the act establishing the Autonomous Region in the Cordillera. Sub Committee Chairperson Zamboanga Sibugay […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsAug 23rd, 2018

Gatchalian pushes for 3 telco bills to end duopoly

        Senator Sherwin Gatchalian urged Congress on Wednesday to prioritize the passage of three bills that he said would help end the existing duopoly in the country's telecommunications industry.   Gatchalian said the three bills are the Lifetime Cell Phone Number Act (Senate Bill 1636), the Open Access in Data Transmission Act (Senate Bill 1644), and Senate Bill 1594 or an amendment to existing Commonwealth Act No. 146 or the Public Service Act (PSA).   These bills, he said, would "help ensure that our country's telecommunications services will be reliable, inexpensive, and secure, in line with President Duterte's vision." ...Keep on reading: Gatchalian pushes for 3 telco bills to end duopoly.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 25th, 2018

House to work double time on BBL

THE House leadership yesterday assured the public that it would work double time to approve the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) on third and final reading before Congress goes on sine die adjournment on June 2, 2018. “We are going to approve the peace bill this week and we already….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsMay 27th, 2018

Vargas seeks approval of lifetime cp number bill

QUEZON City Rep. Alfred Vargas, one of the authors of the proposed Mobile Number Portability, appealed yesterday to the House leadership to prioritize the approval of the measure on the resumption of Congress next month. Included in the substitute bill approved by the House committee on information and communications technology….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsApr 2nd, 2018

Nueva Ecija PNP gets added force vs motorcycle-riding criminals

CABANATUAN CITY, Nueva Ecija: A 172-strong augmentation force has arrived here to help the Police Provincial Office in its intensified crime prevention efforts. Supt. Eliseo Tanding, Nueva Ecija police director, said the group that arrived here on Friday would help the local police in conducting simultaneous checkpoints against motorcycle- riding suspects and motorcycle riding criminals. [...] The post Nueva Ecija PNP gets added force vs motorcycle-riding criminals appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsJan 28th, 2018

Alvarez files bill requiring transport operators to get Congress franchise

Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez and other House leaders have formally filed the bill requiring transport operators to secure a franchise from Congress. The provision is included in House Bill No. 6776, which would merge the Land Transportation Office and the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board into a single agency called the Land Transportation Authority. The bill will also regulate transport network companies, which provide services through phone applications. This development came five months after Alvarez, during the opening of the 17th Congress' second session on July 24, called on lawmakers to prioritize the measure imposing the franchise requirement on trans...Keep on reading: Alvarez files bill requiring transport operators to get Congress franchise.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 27th, 2017

[OPINION | DASH of SAS] Modernizing the Philippines HIV law

Last week, Congress passed House Bill 6617 on its third and final reading. This will amend and modernize the existing HIV/AIDS Prevention Act that was passed in 1998 and bring it up to speed to reflect the nuances of today’s HIV epidemic. (READ: House improves bill to improve PH's HIV, AIDS policy ) I could give you ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsDec 15th, 2017

No endorsers for impeach rap against Ombudsman

The pro-Duterte Volunteers Against Crime and Corruption (VACC) on Wednesday submitted an impeachment complaint against Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales, but without an endorsement by any lawmaker.   VACC legal counsel Manuelito Luna proclaimed it as a "Christmas gift for the people." But his colleague, former Negros Oriental Rep. Jacinto Paras, later conceded that the endorsement could just follow "until this Congress is existing."   "We have waited for the filing of this and we would not have filed it if we were not assured of endorsers," Paras told reporters after submitting the unendorsed complaint to the office of House of Representatives Secretary General Cesa...Keep on reading: No endorsers for impeach rap against Ombudsman.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 14th, 2017

Cops back to chasing criminals after Asean

  The Philippine National Police said on Thursday that more officers had been deployed to patrol malls, transport terminals and other public areas to curb crime in places where large numbers of people converge during the Christmas season.   PNP spokesperson Chief Supt. Dionardo Carlos said the police shifted focus on street crime and motorcycle-riding suspects following the close of the 31st Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) summit.   Carlos said theft and robbery cases peak during the Christmas season when most employees receive their annual bonuses and overseas Filipino workers hike remittances to their families.   He assured th...Keep on reading: Cops back to chasing criminals after Asean.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 17th, 2017

Drilon urges Congress to prioritize passage of National ID system bill

Drilon urges Congress to prioritize passage of National ID system bill.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsJul 13th, 2017

Passive smoking measures meet resistance – The Japan News

The gap between the government and the ruling parties over secondhand smoke prevention measures has been widening. The Health, Labor and Welfare Ministry aims to join the international trend toward a total indoor smoking ban by strengthening restrictions in restaurants and other places. However, cautious views on the ban against a backdrop of opposition from the restaurant industry are growing within the Liberal Democratic Party. While the government plans to submit a bill on a smoking ban during the current Diet session, whether the government and the ruling bloc can reach an agreement on the matter remains unclear. Passive smoking refers to the inhaling of smokers’ tobacco smoke by nonsmokers at restaurants, offices or other such places. It is said that the inhaling of such smoke could increase the risk of lung cancer and stroke by 1.3 times, and sudden infant death syndrome by 4.7 times. The Health Promotion Law enforced in 2003 includes moderate allowances toward the prevention of secondhand smoke, but the health ministry believes the current non-compulsory measure has limited effectiveness and is considering an amendment to the law. According to the proposed measures released by the health ministry on March 1, new regulations would include 1) a smoking ban on the premises of medical facilities, elementary and junior high and high schools, 2) an indoor smoking ban for universities, elderly care facilities, gymnasiums, government and municipal offices, buses and taxis, with designated smoking rooms not being allowed, and 3) an indoor smoking ban for assembly halls, restaurants, offices, and train cars, allowing for the establishment of smoking rooms. Smokers who violate the law would face fines of up to ¥300,000, while facility administrators would face fines of up to ¥500,000. The government aims to enforce the law before the period of the Rugby World Cup, to be held in September 2019, after a two-year get-acquainted period. The ministry’s proposed measures are in accordance with the operational guidelines of the World Health Organization’s Framework Convention on Tobacco Control. However, the guidelines call for indoor bans in public places and do not allow for the establishment of smoking rooms. Regarding secondhand smoke measures, Japan remains at “the lowest implementation level in the world.” The health ministry aims to “get closer to international standards before the time when the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics are held in 2020.” According to the ministry, since 2008 when the Beijing Olympic and Paralympic games were held, host cities, including Pyeongchang, South Korea, which hosts the Winter Games in 2018, have introduced measures against secondhand smoke including fines and most have fully banned indoor smoking. The WHO divides public places into eight categories (medical facilities, non-university schools, universities, administrative buildings, offices, restaurants, bars and public transit), and has released a ranking of countries based on how many categories are subject to indoor smoking bans. According to the ranking, 49 out of 188 countries, including Britain, Russia and Brazil, have bans for all eight categories. Japan falls in the group of 70 countries such as Malaysia with bans for between 0 and 2 categories. Japan remains lowly ranked as it does not have a law to impose an indoor smoking ban, only having promoted separation of smoking areas. Health Minister Yasuhisa Shiozaki argues: “Many advanced countries have thorough measures. We should keep in mind how Japan looks from the outside.” If the ministry’s proposed measures become law, an indoor smoking ban will apply to medical facilities, elementary, junior high and high schools, universities and public buildings. It could move Japan up one rank higher. Regarding restriction in restaurants, many countries face difficulties like Japan. For example, Berlin has introduced measures in which smoking-friendly restaurants should be less than 75 square meters, off limits to those under 18 years old, and can serve only food which does not need to be cooked to prevent children and pregnant women from entering. In South Korea, smoking is allowed only at some types of establishments such as bars. Restaurants in most countries appear to worry smoking bans may keep away customers, but the WHO’s International Agency for Research on Cancer emphasizes, “Legal total smoking bans imposed on restaurants and bars do not lead to decreased sales and profit for them.” The health ministry’s proposed measures have polarized opinion among the ruling and opposition parties. While the “Yes” side argues that the ministry’s proposed measures are good enough, the “No” side says that smoking is a matter of manners and should not be regulated by law. “If we don’t do something, we will make a fool of ourselves in front of the world,” said Hidehisa Otsuji, a former health, labor and welfare minister and chairman of a cross-party caucus that aims to implement secondhand smoke prevention measures before the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games. The caucus met Shiozaki on March 15 and pressed for the strengthening of rules, arguing, “80 percent of people are non-smokers, and we should prioritize the health of the 80 percent.” It is calling for smoking bans in all restaurants, including bars and small drinking establishments known as “snacks.” However, within the LDP, supporters appear to remain in the minority, and it is believed that as much as 90 percent of LDP members are against it while just 10 percent are supporters. About 100 members from the tobacco caucus, chaired by Takeshi Noda, gathered on March 7 and insisted that “tobacco is legal, but [the health [&'].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanaoexaminerRelated NewsApr 6th, 2017

Divorce bill re-filed; advocates and lobby groups ask Congress to prioritize it

Gabriela Women’s Partylist group breathed life yesterday into the bill seeking to legalize the divorce in the country, even as advocates and lobby groups asked Congress to prioritize the passage of the pro-women’s measure......»»

Category: newsSource: NewsAug 3rd, 2016

Cebu Hosts 15th NOAC

Around 2,000 agriculture sector stakeholders are in Cebu for the three day 15th National Organic Agriculture Congress (NOAC). The activity spearheaded by the Department of Agriculture (DA) has the theme “Organic Agriculture : Advancing the Local Food Culture Movement in the Philippines. DA Undersecretary Ariel Cayanan assured the participants that the Department is trying its […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsNov 16th, 2018

House OKs bigger motorcycle license plates

The House of Representatives has approved on second reading a bill prescribing bigger license plates for motorcycles and tricycles to discourage the use of these vehicles in crimes......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 15th, 2018

2019 budget, rice tariff bill top Congress priorities

THE GOVERNMENT’s proposed P3.757-trillion national budget for 2019 and a bill that will slash rice retail prices will be in the homestretch for approval by Congress, which resumes session today, according to lawmakers in separate interviews late last week......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsNov 11th, 2018

DOE: Full Power Restoration in Rosita-Hit Areas by Mid-Nov

The Department of Energy (DOE) assured the public that they will prioritize the resumption of electricity in areas affected by typhoon Rosita particularly the southern part of the region. DOE Undersecretary Felix William Fuentebella said all electric cooperatives in the heavily affected areas are now conducting massive restorations of the damaged electric poles while the […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsNov 6th, 2018

DOE: Full power restoration in Rosita-hit areas by mid-Nov

CAUAYAN CITY, Isabela, Nov. 5 (PIA) - - The Department of Energy (DOE) assured the public that they will prioritize the resumption of electricity in areas affected by typhoon Rosita particularly th.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsNov 5th, 2018

DOE: Full power restoration in Rosita-hit areas by mid-Nov

CAUAYAN CITY, Isabela, Nov. 5 (PIA) – – The Department of Energy (DOE) assured the public that they will prioritize the resumption of electricity in areas affected by typhoon Rosita particularly th Source link link: DOE: Full power restoration in Rosita-hit areas by mid-Nov.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsNov 5th, 2018