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House OKs bill banning unattended children in vehicles

CHILDREN eight years old and below should not be left unattended inside a motor vehicle according to a measure approved by the House of Representatives. Unanimously supported by the lawmakers, House Bill 6570 was passed on third and final reading which main purpose is to prohibit leaving children eight years….....»»

Category: newsSource: journal journalDec 4th, 2017

House OKs bill banning corporal punishment of children

The House of Representatives on Monday approved on final reading a bill preventing corporal punishment and promoting the positive and nonviolent discipline of children. With 163 voting in the affirmative, two negative and zero abstention, the lower chamber approved on third reading House Bill No. 8239, or the "Positive and Non-Violent Discipline of Children Act" which seeks to protect children from physical, humiliating, or degrading acts as a form of punishment. The proposed measure shields children from the grave consequences of corporal punishment by prohibiting the infliction of all forms of humiliating or degrading punishment on them in all settings. HB 8239 defines phy...Keep on reading: House OKs bill banning corporal punishment of children.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 12th, 2018

House approves bill banning corporal punishment vs children

MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – The House of Representatives approved on 3rd and final reading a bill that would protect children from physical, humiliating, or degrading acts of punishment. Lawmakers voted 163-2-0 in favor of House Bill (HB) No. 8239 or the Positive and Non-Violent Discipline of Children Act on Monday, November 12, ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsNov 12th, 2018

Expect cheaper car seats for kids when bill gets approved – advocates

MANILA, Philippines – If passed into law, safety seats for kids will no longer be as expensive. In a briefing on Wednesday, January 31, advocates pushing for a child restraints system inside motor vehicles argued that these will be cheaper if House Bill (HB) No. 6938  is passed into law. (READ:  Seat belts are not enough for infants and children ) At current ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 31st, 2018

Anti-palo bill no child’s weapon vs parents

House Bill 8239 or the “Anti-Palo” bill cannot be used by children to send parents to jail. House assistant majority leader Rep. Bernadette Herrera-Dy said this in a radio interview, shortly before the bill was approved on third and final reading by the House of Representatives on Wednesday. “Children cannot invoke this law to get […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated News7 hr. 31 min. ago

Sans nationwide bike lanes, solon moves to ensure road safety for cyclists

A lawmaker has filed a bill seeking to protect cyclists and directing motor vehicles to maintain a minimum distance of 1.5 meters when overtaking bicycle riders on the road. ACT-Teachers Rep. Antonio Tinio filed House Bill 8446 or the Minimum Overtaking Distance bill onOctober 10 to ensure safety of cyclists, whom he described as "among the most vulnerable road users." "In the absence of a nationwide network of cycling-friendly lanes, cyclists share the road with motor vehicles, exposing them daily to the risk of serious injury or death," Tinio said in filing the bill. Aside from the minimum overtaking distance, the bill also mandates the Department of Transportation, Land Trans...Keep on reading: Sans nationwide bike lanes, solon moves to ensure road safety for cyclists.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 19th, 2018

Senate passes bill banning corporal punishment vs children - Rappler

Senate passes bill banning corporal punishment vs children - Rappler.....»»

Category: newsSource:  googlenewsRelated NewsOct 8th, 2018

Senate passes bill banning corporal punishment vs children

MANILA, Philippines – The Senate on Monday, October 8, approved the bill seeking to ban corporal punishment against children. Senate Bill 1477, or the Positive Discipline of Children Act, seeks to protect minors from all forms of physical and mental violence by prohibiting beating, kicking, slapping, lashing on any part ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsOct 8th, 2018

Senate OKs bill for safer child travel

The Senateon Mondaypassed on third and final reading a measure that would give protection to infants and young children from deaths and serious injuries arising from road crashes and other traffic-related incidents. Senate Bill 1971 or "An Act Providing for the Special Protection of Child Passengers in Motor Vehicles and Providing Appropriations Thereof" got the unanimous vote of 20 senators. Once signed into law, the bill would make traveling for children safer. Senator JV Ejercito, author and sponsor of the said measure, said the bill mandates drivers of private vehicles "to secure a child, 12 years old and below, in a child restraint system while transporting a child on a roa...Keep on reading: Senate OKs bill for safer child travel.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 8th, 2018

House to ban open-pit mining — Gloria Arroyo

The House of Representatives will approve a bill banning open-pit mining, which has been blamed for flooding and landslides that have resulted in innumerable deaths......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 21st, 2018

House panel OKs substitute bill seeking stiffer penalties for child abuse

The House Committee on Welfare of Children has approved a substitute bill that seeks to deter the the exploitation of minors and impose stiffer penalties for those who abuse them. Following a hearing conducted last Sep. 3, the committee members approved a substitute bill that seeks to amend several sections of the "Special Protection of Children Against Child Abuse, Exploitation, and Discrimination Act" (Republic Act No. 7610). The substitute bill was authored by Bataan Rep. Geraldine Roman and 1-Pacman Party-list Rep. Michael Romero. In a statement, Roman said the law needed updating as the penalties imposed do not seem attuned to the 21st century. She said the government en...Keep on reading: House panel OKs substitute bill seeking stiffer penalties for child abuse.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 9th, 2018

House leader pushes bill to financially support surviving spouses, children of judges killed while on duty - Manila Bulletin

House leader pushes bill to financially support surviving spouses, children of judges killed while on duty - Manila Bulletin.....»»

Category: newsSource:  googlenewsRelated NewsJun 24th, 2018

Duterte certifies as urgent P1.161-B budget for Dengvaxia patients

President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday certified as urgent a House Bill No. 7449, which seeks to allot a supplemental budget of P1.161 billion for the medical assistance of around 900,000 children vaccinated with the controversial Dengvaxia. House Majority Leader Rodolfo Farias gave a copy of the certification to reporters late Tuesday night. The House appropriations… link: Duterte certifies as urgent P1.161-B budget for Dengvaxia patients.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsMay 30th, 2018

House OKs P1.16-B budget for Dengvaxia recipients

The House of Representatives on Tuesday approved on third and final reading the bill seeking to appropriate a P1.16-billion supplemental budget aimed to assist children who were given the controversial Dengvaxia vaccine. Source link link: House OKs P1.16-B budget for Dengvaxia recipients.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsMay 30th, 2018

House panel OKs bill to protect public school teachers, staff vs child abuse cases

The House committee on basic education and culture has approved a bill that seeks to strengthen the protection of public school teachers and personnel against allegations of child abuse as well as institute support mechanisms for them.   House Bill 58 or the "Teacher Protection Act of 2016," principally authored by ACT-Teachers Reps. Antonio Tinio and France Castro, aims to amend Republic Act 7610 or the "Special Protection of Children Against Abuse, Exploitation and Discrimination Act."   Tinio said public school personnel, most especially teachers, are at the forefront of the delivery of education services to millions of students every day.   But this h...Keep on reading: House panel OKs bill to protect public school teachers, staff vs child abuse cases.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 23rd, 2018

Throwing objects at vehicles may soon be a crime

THE House of Representatives has approved on second reading a bill imposing 25 years in jail and a fine of P100,000 on those found guilty of throwing hard objects at moving or parked motor vehicles. The bill provides that any person who throws stones, rocks, bricks, bottles, pieces of wood….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsMar 25th, 2018

Use Dengvaxia P1B refund for vaccinated kids — solon

A HOUSE leader has filed a measure allocating a supplemental budget for assistance to the children injected with the controversial Dengvaxia vaccine. The medical assistance fund will use the P1.16 billion refund from the multi-national pharmaceutical company Sanofi, maker of Dengvaxia. In filing the bill, Chairman of the appropriations committee….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsMar 21st, 2018

Bill seeks to penalize parents of wayward kids

Teenagers and children would be kept off the streets during late hours under a nationwide curfew bill pending approval by the House of Representatives.   The House committee on welfare of children approved last week a substitute bill mandating curfew for minors 18 years old and below to prevent them "from becoming vulnerable to the negative influences of street life."   Under the proposed "Unsafe Hours for Children Act," the curfew would be in effect during "unsafe hours" and in "public places" from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m.   Many cities in the Philippines already impose curfews on minors, but the House bill would make it a national policy.   Besides ...Keep on reading: Bill seeks to penalize parents of wayward kids.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 25th, 2018

House OKs ban on contractualization

THE House of Representatives on Tuesday passed a bill banning contractualization in the workplace, a measure that could benefit up to six million workers. With 199 “yes” votes and none opposed, lawmakers approved on second reading House Bill 6908 to strengthen security of tenure and end the practice of hiring workers on five-to-six-month contracts. It [...] The post House OKs ban on contractualization appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated NewsJan 30th, 2018

House OKs bill making marriage annulment easier

The House of Representatives has approved on third and final reading the measure that would do away with the lengthy and costly judicial process of marriage annulment. House Bill No. 6779, authored by Deputy Speaker Gwendolyn Garcia andLeyte 1st Dist. Rep. Yedda Marie Kittilstvedt-Romualdez, was passed with 203 voteson Mondayafternoon. The said measure would provide for church annulment decrees to have the same effect as annulment and dissolution rulings by the courts, making civil proceedings unnecessary for religious marriages. It would also provide that the custody and support for children, and the liquidation, partition and distribution properties be agreed on by the spouses...Keep on reading: House OKs bill making marriage annulment easier.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 29th, 2018

Congress okays bill on children’s health

IN a bid to protect children from hazardous chemicals, the House of Representatives unanimously approved a measure that seeks to regulate the importation, manufacture, distribution and sale of children’s products containing hazardous chemicals. The House approved House Bill 6702 or the “Safe and Non-Hazardous Children’s Products Act,” making it a….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsDec 16th, 2017