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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:  mb.com.phRelated NewsAug 3rd, 2016

Pacman cites need to pass death penalty

Passage by Congress of the controversial bill seeking the reimposition of the death penalty will strike fear in the hearts of criminals, particularly those dealing with illegal drugs, boxing icon and Sen. Manny Pacquiao said......»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsJan 21st, 2017

Solon hopes Congress will enact lowering income tax bill

Solon hopes Congress will enact lowering income tax bill.....»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJan 19th, 2017

SSS thanks Congress for bill on rationalization of powers

THE Social Security System (SSS) acknowledged with deep appreciation the approval of House Bill 2158 by the House of Representatives. HB 2158 aims to rationalize and expand the powers and duties of the Social Security Commission (SSC). SSC Chairman Dean Amado D. Valdez said that the approval of the bill is a laudable act from [&'].....»»

Category: newsSource:  remateRelated NewsJan 18th, 2017

World Apostolic Congress delegates alarmed by extrajudicial killings

MANILA, Philippines - Organizers of the 4th World Apostolic Congress on Mercy (WACOM 4) have assured more than 700 foreign delegates that despite concerns ov.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 16th, 2017

Criminal or the victim?

In line with the administration’s anti-crime drive, the Speaker of the House of Representatives co-authored House Bill No......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 15th, 2017

House to start debates on death penalty

The House of Representatives will jumpstart plenary debates on the bill seeking to reimpose the death penalty on illegal drugs and heinous crimes when Congress resumes its sessions next week......»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsJan 12th, 2017

De Lima asks Gordon to prioritize probe on jail congestion - ABS-CBN News

De Lima asks Gordon to prioritize probe on jail congestion - ABS-CBN News.....»»

Category: newsSource:  googlenewsRelated NewsJan 12th, 2017

COMMENT: IV. BEL: Roadmap and Roadblocks (8)

8th  of nine parts The Only Option GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/ 03 January) &'8212; The only option that will give the Bangsamoro basic law bill a good chance to be filed in the Congress in July 2017 is the revision of Draft Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) into Bangsamoro Enabling Law (BEL) through convergence as proposed [&'].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsJan 2nd, 2017

Dominguez assures Duterte pushing tax reform legislation

MANILA, Philippines – Despite lack of development on the tax reform bill, President Duterte continues to push his allies in Congress on the importance of the.....»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 1st, 2017

Economy: Free tuition pressuring Congress to pass law

FOLLOWING the allocation of P8.3 billion to fund free tuition in state universities and colleges (SUCs), the passage of a free higher education bill will be a government priority in January if the program is to be implemented by the second half of 2017......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsDec 26th, 2016

De Lima indicted for ignoring House summons

MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Justice (DOJ) yesterday indicted Sen. Leila de Lima for the crime of ignoring summons of Congress......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 21st, 2016

Economy: 2017 budget bicam report ratified by House, Senate

THE P3.35-trillion budget bill for 2017 will now go to President Rodrigo R. Duterte for his signature after both houses of Congress ratified the bicameral conference committee report containing the new government's first spending program......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsDec 14th, 2016

Bill hikes reparations for victims of violent crime

Bill hikes reparations for victims of violent crime.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsDec 5th, 2016

Reader’s views on the SSS pension fund

With Congress sending to the President’s Office the refiled (and modified) bill seeking to increase the maximum pension for retired Social Security System me.....»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 5th, 2016

Bill to raise violent crime victim reparation filed

MANILA, Philippines – A first-term member of the House of Representatives has filed a bill seeking to significantly raise the compensation to victims of viol.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 4th, 2016

Debate continues

A bill has been filed in Congress that seeks to retain the current two-tiered taxation scheme for tobacco, albeit at higher rates......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 3rd, 2016

US Congress finally approves bill honoring Philippine WWII veterans - Manila Bulletin

US Congress finally approves bill honoring Philippine WWII veterans - Manila Bulletin.....»»

Category: newsSource:  googlenewsRelated NewsDec 1st, 2016

US Congress passes bill giving highest honor to Pinoy WWII vets - GMA News

US Congress passes bill giving highest honor to Pinoy WWII vets - GMA News.....»»

Category: newsSource:  googlenewsRelated NewsDec 1st, 2016

House to pass death penalty bill before Christmas break

MANILA, Philippines - The House of Representatives intends to pass a bill seeking to restore the death penalty for heinous crimes before Congress takes a Chr.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 17th, 2016