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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

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

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

Bill imposing curfew for children passes House panel

Bill imposing curfew for children passes House panel.....»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsSep 26th, 2017

House sub-panel approves bill banning hazing

House sub-panel approves bill banning hazing.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsSep 26th, 2017

House OKs bill banning posting of employment termination notices - GMA News

House OKs bill banning posting of employment termination notices - GMA News.....»»

Category: newsSource:  googlenewsRelated NewsSep 3rd, 2017

Banning travel of pedophiles saves children from abuse

It was a normal day in the life of 13-year-old Jeremiah as he was leaving the schoolyard in Angeles City. He saw his classmates running to get candies and chocolates being handed out by an overweight, cheerful, balding Caucasian man. He sat outside his house, which was close to the school, handing out candies and [...].....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsJul 29th, 2017

In west Mosul, ‘nowhere is safe for civilians’ – Al Jazeera

The Iraqi army on Sunday resumed operations against ISIL in Mosul after a one-day pause, amid growing concerns over an escalating civilian death toll as fierce fighting spreads to the city's most densely populated areas. The offensive was briefly put on hold after local officials and residents in west Mosul said suspected US-led coalition  air raids last week had killed scores of civilians at the ISIL-held al-Jadida  district. Security forces on Saturday did not permit journalists to get to where the strikes were said to have taken place, but the  coalition admitted that it had struck the area on March 17, and said it was investigating the reports of civilian deaths. Details about what exactly happened on March 17 are difficult to confirm as Iraqi forces battle with Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) fighters to recapture the heavily populated parts of the western half of Mosul, the armed group's last stronghold in Iraq. Witnesses and local officials said that more than 200 bodies were pulled from a collapsed building after a coalition air raid. But in a statement on Sunday, the Iraqi army said there was no sign that the destroyed structure had been hit by a strike &'' blaming its collapse on booby traps set by ISIL instead. &'8220;A team of military experts from field commanders checked the building where the media reported that the house was completely destroyed. All walls were booby-trapped and there is no hole that indicates an air strike,&'8221; it said, adding that 61 bodies were recovered from the rubble. READ MORE: Grief and questions amid wreckage of Mosul air strikes Al Jazeera's Hoda Abdel-Hamid, reporting from a hospital in Erbil, northern Iraq, spoke to people who confirmed that they had lost family members in the air raids of March 17. &'8220;We've been speaking to some of the patients and certainly the words air strikes come up a lot in the conversation,&'8221; she said, referring to a man who said 22 of his relatives had been killed in an air raid, while he had to spend several days under the rubble before being rescued. &'8220;When you ask them what happened … people here say the main problem is that you have ISIL fighters who are roaming around, going in and out of houses, on top of rooftops to take positions and then disappearing. &'8220;So apparently many of the air strikes, according to the people we spoke here, hit the wrong target &'' simply by the time the air strike arrives and is called in, the ISIL fighters have disappeared.&'8221; The US-backed offensive to drive ISIL out of Mosul, now in its sixth month, has recaptured most of the city. The Iraqi government announced that eastern Mosul had been recaptured from ISIL in January, but residents still report almost daily fighting in some areas. Iraqi security and medical sources on Sunday said a t least 16 civilians, including two children, were killed by ISIL shelling in a popular marketplace in  eastern Mosul. Another 43 civilians were wounded in the attack, according to the sources. In western Mosul, the Iraqi army's advances have stuttered in the past two weeks as fighting enters the narrow alleys of the Old City, home to the al-Nuri Mosque where ISIL group's leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi declared a caliphate spanning large areas of Iraq and Syria in 2014. Iraqi forces on Sunday deployed snipers to target ISIL fighters who were using civilians as human shields, Joint Operations Command spokesman Brigadier General Yahya Rasool told the AFP news agency. The military was relying on &'8220;light and medium weapons, among them sniper [rifles], to hunt for Daesh [ISIL] members&'8221; located among civilians, he said. Rasool accused ISIL of gathering civilians together and then blowing up explosives-rigged vehicles nearby to make it look like &'8220;Iraqi forces &' are targeting innocent civilians&'8221;. However, Iraqi forces have also frequently fired mortar rounds and unguided rockets during the battle for west Mosul &'' weapons that pose a much greater risk to residents of areas where fighting is taking place. Hundreds of thousands of civilians are still inside the Old City and are exposed to the intense fighting. &'8220;Patients here say there is nowhere safe in western Mosul for civilians,&'8221; Al Jazeera's Abdel-Hamid, reporting from the hospital in Erbil, said. &'8220;They say the fight in western Mosul is not the same as the fight that happened in the east part of the city. They say it's much more brutal, with many more air strikes and much more shelling.&'8221; According to Iraqi authorities, more than 200,000 people have fled west Mosul since the operation to retake the area was launched on February 19. But the United Nations has said that about 600,000 are still present inside the city. Caroline Gluck, a senior public information officer in Iraq with the UN's refugee agency, said the situation is deteriorating daily. &'8220;The fighting is coming closer to people's homes. It's a very densely packed area, particularly in the Old City, so families have been terrified by the mortars, the shelling and the air strikes,&'8221; she told Al Jazeera from Baghdad. Gluck said a major factor in many residents' &'8220;very difficult decision&'8221; to flee is growing hunger. &'8220;Families have told us they rely on one meal a day &'' and that meal is really just water and flour. People are getting desperate; there is no fuel, no heating, and they are burning furniture and old [&'].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanaoexaminerRelated NewsMar 27th, 2017

House panel approves bill banning corporal punishment vs kids

House panel approves bill banning corporal punishment vs kids.....»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsFeb 4th, 2017

House bill seeks more perks for solo parents

MANILA, Philippines – The national government should help solo parents fulfill their obligations to their children by giving them tax breaks, housing benefit.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 25th, 2016

Bicam expected to approve reconciled BBL bill Tuesday

The bicameral conference committee on the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) is set to resume on Tuesday its discussions on the measure and approve Congress' reconciled versions of the bills. Jointly presided by House Majority Leader Rodolfo Farias and Senate Majority Leader Juan Miguel Zubiri, the bicameral panel is expected to end its debates on the disagreeing provisions of House Bill 6475 and Senate Bill 1717. The debates started on July 9 and suspended deliberations of the law's 18 articles past midnight last Friday, July 13. Farias earlier said they would immediately forward the reconciled BBL version to President Rodrigo Duterte for his consideration. If Duterte appro...Keep on reading: Bicam expected to approve reconciled BBL bill Tuesday.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 16th, 2018

Here s how to get your kids to play outside

MANILA, Philippines – Do your kids still play outside? In a survey conducted by Nerve, a data insights company, children nowadays spend more time indoors than they do outdoors. They spend about 1-2 hours playing outside but most of the time they’re holed up inside the house ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJul 13th, 2018