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House panel OKs bill making Baybayin the national writing system

Baybayin, an ancient script of the Philippines used before the Spanish colonial period, is now on its way to becoming the official national writing system of the Philippines with the approval of the proposed National Writing System Act (House Bill No. 1022) by the House Committee on Basic Education and Culture. The bill, which was authored by Pangasinan Rep. Leopoldo Bataoil, will be scheduled for plenary debates and then for approval on second and final reading. The measure seeks to declare Baybayin as the national writing system, in a bid to generate greater awareness on the plight of Baybayin and to foster wider appreciation on its importance and beauty. "The importance o...Keep on reading: House panel OKs bill making Baybayin the national writing system.....»»

Category: newsSource: inquirer inquirerApr 23rd, 2018

House panel approves use of Baybayin as country s official writing system

Filipinos may have to learn to write in and read Baybayin, a pre-Spanish script of the Philippines, after a House committee approved a bill designating it as the country’s official national writing system......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsApr 23rd, 2018

The case against Baybayin as national writing system

Once the bill is passed into law, Baybayin as national writing system will be one big headache for public and private sectors. A list of possible consequences:.....»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsApr 25th, 2018

House panel OKs Baybayin as national writing system

House panel OKs Baybayin as national writing system.....»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  pepRelated NewsApr 24th, 2018

House panel OKs bill on national ID system

MANILA, Philippines - A committee of the House of Representatives unanimously approved yesterday the proposed establishment of a national ID system......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 10th, 2017

Bicam approves national ID

The bill implementing a national ID system is expected to be ratified by both the Senate and the House of Representatives on Monday after the two chambers have reconciled conflicting provisions in their respective versions of the landmark measure......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated News8 hr. 6 min. ago

Lacson sees implementation of national ID system this year

    The national ID system may be implemented this year after the bill proposing it hurdled bicameral conference, Senator Panfilo Lacson said on Wednesday. Lacson said the bicameral committee has agreed to adopt the Senate's version of the Philippine Identification System Act with minor amendments and suggestions from the House of Representatives. Once ratified by both chambers, the bill will pass into law by the end of June or even earlier as it was an enrolled bill, according to Lacson. "Kasi 'pag 'di pinirmahan in 30 days mag-lapse into law. So give or take by June end or before end of June, batas na 'yan," he said. The country's first national ID system ha...Keep on reading: Lacson sees implementation of national ID system this year.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated News17 hr. 27 min. ago

Bill to empower Dole chief to set nat’l minimum wage

Kabayan party-list Representatives Ron Salo and Ciriaco Calalang have filed a bill that would impose a national daily minimum wage and empower the labor secretary to adjust the rates. House Bill No. 7527 would do away with the current system of giving the regional tripartite wages and productivity boards the right to fix different regional minimum wage rates. The bill would also provide for an initial uniform P600 wage for both agricultural and nonagricultural workers throughout the country, citing the "principle of equal pay for work of equal value." The rate would apply to regular, contractual or casual employees from the private sector. The bill seeks to repeal Article 99 ...Keep on reading: Bill to empower Dole chief to set nat’l minimum wage.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 30th, 2018

Albayalde backs return of old police ranks

Bringing back the old rank classification of the Philippine National Police, making it the same as that of the Armed Forces of the Philippines, will stop the confusion between the two groups, according to the Metro Manila police chief. This was the reason cited by Director Oscar Albayalde, National Capital Region Police Office chief, for his support for House Bill No. 5236 which was approved on second reading on March 25. "We [have been] asking Congress for a long time to [bring] back our old ranks," Albayalde said recently. "Up until now, people are still confused [about] what police ranks mean." He cited incidents in which police superintendents (equivalent to lieutenant c...Keep on reading: Albayalde backs return of old police ranks.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 1st, 2018

Filipinos to have national IDs soon after Senate, House pass bill

MANILA, Philippines – Filipinos will soon have a single and unified proof of identity to facilitate their public and private transactions, after the Senate and the House passed the bill creating the Philippine Identification System (PhilSys). The Senate on Monday, March 19, approved Senate Bill 1738 on 3rd and final ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMar 19th, 2018

Koko calls for urgent assessment of cyber security policy vis-a-vis National ID scheme

March 16, 2018. Senate President Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III stressed the need for a “tight, effective and comprehensive cyber security policy” amid the upper house’s passage on second reading of the bill seeking to establish a national ID system. “It’s crucial for the effective implementation of a national ID… Source link link: Koko calls for urgent assessment of cyber security policy vis-a-vis National ID scheme.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsMar 16th, 2018

The Mindanao Trust Fund: Supporting Reconstruction and Development in Conflict-affected areas in Mindanao

MAGUINDANAO – Conflict-affected communities in Mindanao are among the poorest in the Philippines suffering from poor infrastructure and lack of basic services, including education and health, weak local governance, and minimal private sector investment, according to a report by the World Bank. It said insecurity has been a major challenge. Frequent armed clashes driven by multiple and inter-related forms of conflict—insurgent groups, clan disputes, and quasi-ideological criminal banditry—have created severe economic dislocation and displacement of people. Armed conflict and poverty are inextricably linked. The Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM), one of the most heavily conflict-affected regions, has poverty incidence of 52.9 percent, almost double the national average. Based on the peace deal with the Philippine government in 2012, the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) is expected to transition into a social and political movement. One of the key challenges for a successful transition is to help the MILF build development planning, budgeting, and public administration skills within its ranks. The Mindanao Trust Fund or MTF works to enhance access to services and economic opportunities and build social cohesion while enhancing the capacity of local institutions in conflict-affected areas. It supports the Bangsamoro Development Agency (BDA), the development arm of the MILF. Based on a 2001 agreement between the Government of the Philippines and the MILF, the BDA is tasked to determine, lead, and manage relief, rehabilitation, and development projects in the conflict-affected areas. It’s a unique project that enables various stakeholders—government, the World Bank, and other development partners—to work with a revolutionary movement in delivering development results even before the signing of a final peace agreement. With an enhanced role of women, the program helps the BDA to deliver community development and income-generating subprojects in communities. This enhances access to basic services such as clean water, roads and day care centers. BDA also works to strengthen community enterprises for employment and income generation. The community-based approach brings people from different groups—Muslims, Christians, and Indigenous Peoples—together for the common good, building social cohesion and trust. Over time the program has expanded beyond community development to assist the BDA to develop skills in macro-development planning. A broad package of engagement complements the MTF promoting inclusive growth across Mindanao. For example, US$121 million for farm-to-market roads in Mindanao is included in the nation-wide PRDP while the National Community Driven Development Project is financing US$190 million for CDD activities in Mindanao. Over a decade, 650,000 people (52% of whom are women) in 284 villages have benefitted from 641 subprojects financed by the MTF. The subprojects have included water systems, community centers, sanitation facilities, access roads, post-harvest facilities, and farming and fishing equipment. Eighty-six percent of the beneficiaries say that the project reflected their needs. The subprojects have reduced travel time to market, increased agricultural productivity, reduced post-harvest costs, and increased access to basic services such as clean water. Beneficiaries of income-generating subprojects reported a 10 to 20 percent increase in incomes. About 330,383 women beneficiaries learned skills in community planning and implementation. And 42 community enterprises in 11 villages have been trained in business development to generate sustainable employment and income. The Bangsamoro Development Agency has evolved from a small group of volunteers with no development experience to a leading development agency in Mindanao with 300 staff across seven regional management offices. BDA cooperates with multiple national and international partners, including JICA, WFP, and UNICEF. Bangsamoro Development Plan: the MTF provided technical assistance to help the BDA formulate the first comprehensive economic development blueprint prepared by a non-state armed group. Under the Alternative Learning System project, about 1,832 former combatants, housewives and out-of-school youth reported increased confidence because of improved reading, writing and numeracy abilities. These contributed to their more active participation in community meetings, stronger support for their children’s schoolwork, and better fair farm pricing transactions in city markets. The MTF has remained an important mechanism for consolidating peace and development in Mindanao. Beyond the impact of subprojects at the community level, the program’s ability to converge government and international support to empower Bangsamoro people and institutions to lead in community development seeks to lay the foundation for future sustainable and inclusive development in the Bangsamoro. The program fostered social cohesion by creating spaces for dialogue between Muslims, Christians, and Indigenous Peoples, as well as a diverse mix of local, regional, and national institutional actors. In many remote locations, the project provided the only opportunity for different groups to interact. The increased familiarity built mutual understanding—the basis of trust. Project policies also ensured active and meaningful participation of indigenous peoples and women, who are often otherwise marginalized from decision-making processes at the village level. The participative approach fostered social unity and built trust among stakeholders. In tri-people communities, minority groups shared better understanding and more harmonious relations with Muslims due to the consensus-building nature of CDD/CDR. While residents of remote communities—who had had little to no government access—disclosed growing trust towards government institutions at the end of the project due to the assistance provided by officials. The Bank’s technical and analytical support through the MTF and other engagements supporting peace and development in Mindanao have produced a significant body of literature that helps inform policy dialogues among various stakeholders. For instance, the Land Conflict study prepared for the Transitional Justice and Reconciliation Commission provides short- and medium-term recommendations that can help address land conflict in Mindanao. Also, the Public Expenditure Review in […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanaoexaminerRelated NewsJan 26th, 2018

House panel OKs bill vs spam messages

The House of Representatives’ Committee on Information and Communications Technology has approved a measure that seeks to protect phone subscribers from unsolicited calls and spam text messages through the institution of a “No Call, No Text” registration system. The bill, yet to be numbered, aims to protect the interests of mobile phone subscribers and promote [...] The post House panel OKs bill vs spam messages appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsJan 8th, 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

Junk power system loss charges — solons

A HOUSE panel has started deliberation on the proposed removal of system loss charges in the monthly electric bill. Chaired by Marinduque Rep. Lord Allan Velasco, the House committee on justice is consolidating at least three measures filed by Navotas Rep. Toby Tiangco, Cagayan de Oro Rep. Maximo Rodriguez and….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsNov 25th, 2017

House passes national ID system bill

House passes national ID system bill.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsSep 8th, 2017

House OKs national ID system

MANILA, Philippines — The House of Representatives has approved on third and final reading a bill seeking to establish a national identification system......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 8th, 2017

House passes National ID system bill on 2nd reading - GMA News

House passes National ID system bill on 2nd reading - GMA News.....»»

Category: newsSource:  googlenewsRelated NewsSep 3rd, 2017

Senate, House told to fast track bill for national ID system - Update Philippines

Senate, House told to fast track bill for national ID system - Update Philippines.....»»

Category: newsSource:  googlenewsRelated NewsJul 13th, 2017

House committee approves national ID system bill

House committee approves national ID system bill.....»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMay 11th, 2017

House panel approves National Hijab Day

MANILA, Philippines — The House of Representatives' Muslim committee approved on Thursday House Bill 968 which seeks to declare February 1 "National Hijab Da.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsApr 21st, 2017