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House panels’ approval of BBL hailed

MALACAÑANG yesterday welcomed the passage of the administration’s version of the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) by the three joint committees of the House of Representatives. The proposed BBL aims to end decades of conflict in Mindanao by creating a political entity that would enjoy greater autonomy than the current….....»»

Category: newsSource: journal journalMay 16th, 2018

Palace: Duterte to certify BBL as urgent ‘anytime soon’

President Rodrigo Duterte will certify the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) as urgent "anytime soon," Malacaang saidon Tuesday.   But Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said the President would only certify it as urgent if it conforms with what the administration and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front peace panels had agreed upon.   "The President promised to certify it. I cannot absolutely guarantee that the version of the House will be certified because I haven't seen the text. But if it's in conformity with what was agreed upon, then there should be no problem, the President will certify it," Roque said in a Palace briefing.   The Senate and House of R...Keep on reading: Palace: Duterte to certify BBL as urgent ‘anytime soon’.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated News8 hr. 15 min. ago

Romualdez hails malasakit act on education for PWDs, OSYs

LEYTE Rep. Yedda Marie Kittilstvedt-Romualdez yesterday welcomed the approval on second reading of the “malasakit” (compassionate) “Alternative Learning System Act” that will boost accessibility to education of underserved sectors of the country such as out-of-school youths and persons with disabilities (PWDs).SPEAKER Pantaleon “Bebot” Alvarez said yesterday the House of Representatives….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsMay 20th, 2018

Bill abolishing PCGG a ‘treacherous move’ by House, says Selda

      Victims of martial law atrocities have branded the passage of a bill that seeks to abolish the commission tasked to recover the ill-gotten wealth of the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos as a "treacherous move" by the House of Representatives. TheSamahan ng Ex-Detainees Laban sa Detensyon at Aresto (Selda) on Friday condemned the approval of House Bill 7376 whichseeks to abolish the Presidential Commission on Good Government (PCGG) and transfer its powers and functions to the Office of the Solicitor General (OSG). "Abolishing the PCGG is a treacherous move to block further recovery of the Marcos ill-gotten wealth, That's the Duterte government in cahoots ...Keep on reading: Bill abolishing PCGG a ‘treacherous move’ by House, says Selda.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 18th, 2018

House joint panels approve Bangsamoro Basic Law

A joint committee of the House of Representatives yesterday approved the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law that will provide an autonomous and separate Islamic state in Mindanao......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 16th, 2018

House OKs bill abolishing agency hunting Marcos ill-gotten wealth

MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – The House of Representatives approved a bill that would abolish the agency tasked to recover the billions of pesos plundered during the Marcos dictatorship and transfer its powers to the Office of the Solicitor General (OSG). On Tuesday, May 15, the House voted 162-10-0 in approval of  ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMay 15th, 2018

House joint panels approve proposed BBL without amendments - Rappler

House joint panels approve proposed BBL without amendments - Rappler.....»»

Category: newsSource:  googlenewsRelated NewsMay 15th, 2018

Joint House panels OK committee report for Duterte-backed BBL proposal

Three joint committees of the House of Representatives on Tuesday approved the committee report on the bill on the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) that President Rodrigo Duterte wants to implement for a lasting peace in Mindanao. Source link link: Joint House panels OK committee report for Duterte-backed BBL proposal.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsMay 15th, 2018

Solon seeks to strengthen reservists employment right

A Bicolano House leader has sought the swift approval of his measure that aims to strengthen the employment rights of members of the military’s Citizen Armed Forces to ensure their security of tenure and smooth return to their original or substantially equivalent positions in the civilian workplace. Camarines Sur Rep.….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsMay 7th, 2018

House panel okays bill on training firefighters as paramedics

FIREFIGHTERS will soon become paramedics too. A measure that requires all fresh recruits of the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) to undergo training and obtain certification as emergency medical technicians (EMTs) has passed a committee approval. The House Committee on Public Order and Safety said the measure is one way….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsApr 28th, 2018

Alvarez daughter, other Bar passers hailed

LAWMAKERS led by the chairman of the House committee on justice yesterday congratulated the 1,724 passers of the 2017 Bar exams, challenging them to help improve the country’s judicial system. Oriental Mindoro Rep. Reynaldo Umali and Quezon City Rep. Winston “Winnie” Castelo expressed hope that the incoming new lawyers, including….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsApr 27th, 2018

Man who disarmed Waffle House shooter hailed by lawmakers

NASHVILLE, Tennessee --- The man who snatched an AR-15 rifle away from a gunman at a Nashville restaurant told Tennessee lawmakers Tuesday he faced "the true test of a man," drawing a standing ovation during his brief address. As the House hailed him as a hero, James Shaw Jr. said he acted to save his own life early Sunday at a Waffle House, and saved others in the process. "I never thought I'd be in a room with all the eyes on me, but you know, I'm very grateful to be here," Shaw told House members. The 29-year-old said he has since gone to see some of the shooting victims in the hospital and they all remembered him. He apologized to the people whose loved ones died in the att...Keep on reading: Man who disarmed Waffle House shooter hailed by lawmakers.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 25th, 2018

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:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 23rd, 2018

Renewable energy advocates, citizen’s groups decry Congress’s recommendation for Meralco’s ‘dirty, costly’ contracts

Civil society organizations slammed the recent recommendation issued by the House of Representatives Committees on Energy and Good Governance and Public Accountability supporting the approval of Meralco’s controversial deals with its affiliate generation companies......»»

Category: newsSource:  samarnewsRelated NewsApr 18th, 2018

House panels okay BBL with opt-in provision

THE House panels on Muslim Affairs and Peace, Unity and Reconciliation have approved the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) providing for an opt-in provision, wherein all other contiguous areas of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) could be included in the new Bangsamoro Region. The affirmative vote on the proposed BBL or House Bill [...] The post House panels okay BBL with opt-in provision appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated NewsApr 17th, 2018

Alvarez& apos;s BBL measure gains House panels& apos; nod - Manila Bulletin

Alvarez's BBL measure gains House panels' nod - Manila Bulletin.....»»

Category: newsSource:  googlenewsRelated NewsApr 17th, 2018

Determined Dzeko delivers a Romantada over Barcelona

By Andrew Dampf, Associated Press ROME (AP) — Edin Dzeko surprised a lot of people when he turned down a lucrative offer from Premier League champion Chelsea in January to stay with Roma. Pledging his allegiance for Roma then, Dzeko declared that he was determined to accomplish something important with the Italian club. Consider his desire realized. Dzeko's sheer will and brute force were the primary reasons behind Roma's shocking elimination of Barcelona in the Champions League quarterfinals. The Bosnia and Herzegovina striker scored two goals and drew a penalty to set up another over the two legs as Roma clawed back from a three-goal deficit to advance to the semifinals. "I stayed with Roma to experience matches like these. I'm happy to be with Roma and I think the club should be, too," Dzeko said after Roma's 3-0 win Tuesday overturned a 4-1 first-leg defeat. "I turned down a lot of money by not going to Chelsea but that's not what I'm interested in. If we play like this we can play with anyone. I've never seen Barcelona in so much difficulty." Dzeko should know. He was on the Manchester City team that was eliminated by Barcelona in the last 16 in both 2014 and 2015. Roma suffocated Barcelona with high pressure, prompting the Catalan club to make a series of errant passes and turnovers. Barcelona had no answer for the aerial abilities of Dzeko and fellow forward Patrik Schick, who was the revelation of the night. Sparingly used previously this season due to a series of injuries, the 22-year-old Czech Republic striker had been set to join Juventus during the offseason but the deal collapsed because of a reported heart problem. So Roma picked him up instead from Sampdoria, where Schick scored 11 Serie A goals last season. Cengiz Under, another young attacking player, scored six goals for Roma in February and March and returned from injury by coming off the bench in the second leg. The 20-year-old Turkey winger's corner set up the header from Kostas Manolas that provided Roma's third goal. That came moments before Stephan El Shaarawy, another speedy and talented winger, was denied from close range. In all, Roma is developing a wealth of options in attack that combine velocity and strength, and Roma coach Eusebio Di Francesco was hailed for his 3-4-1-2 formation. "We had never tried it before but over just three days he got it into our heads," said Roma captain Daniele De Rossi, who converted a penalty for Roma's second goal. "After the first leg we saw that the gap between us and them wasn't really all that large." Own-goals from De Rossi and Manolas handed Barcelona a 2-0 lead last week but Dzeko's late consolation goal in that match proved decisive when Roma advanced on away goals. Dzeko also scored the key goal when Roma eliminated Shakhtar Donetsk in the last 16. He has six goals in all in this season's competition. "The best is yet to come. The semifinal will be even greater," Dzeko said. "But of course, tonight is unforgettable," Dzeko added. "I don't have an adjective to describe it. Let's just say it was a crazy match — incredible. Nobody believed in us." Roma fans celebrated throughout the night, waving flags and driving scooters around the central Piazza Venezia. "Imperiali!" — Imperials — said the headline in Wednesday's Gazzetta dello Sport. French sports daily L'Equipe labeled it a "Romantada" — a play on the Spanish word "remuntada," which translates as comeback. It's the first time that Roma has reached the last four since it lost the 1984 final to Liverpool on penalties in its own stadium. The semifinal draw is scheduled for Friday and so far the only other club which has advanced is Liverpool, which is spearheaded by former Roma striker Mohamed Salah. While Roma keeps on surprising in the Champions League — see its 3-0 domination of Chelsea in the group stage — the Giallorossi have struggled in Serie A. Roma is fourth in the Italian league, a distant 21 points behind leader Juventus and level on points with Lazio entering Sunday's Rome derby. "Honestly I don't know why we can't transfer the mentality we have in the Champions League to Serie A," said Dzeko, who led Serie A with 29 goals last season. Still, this season already marks a turning point for Roma's American ownership team led by Boston executive James Pallotta. Roma has received preliminary approval to build a long-delayed new stadium with a design inspired by the Colosseum. The Champions League success might help speed up the stadium process — especially if Roma reaches the final in Kiev. "We can't think like we've achieved a miracle," De Rossi said. "We've got to keep playing and try to go all the way.".....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsApr 12th, 2018

Sec. Lopez lauds Senate approval PH-EFTA Free Trade Agreement

Trade Secretary Ramon Lopez hailed the ratification of the Senate of the Philippines-European Free Trade Association Free Trade Agreement (PH-EFTA FTA) during its third reading last 05 March 2018......»»

Category: newsSource:  samarnewsRelated NewsApr 3rd, 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

SIM card registration bill up for okay

THE proposed SIM card registration nears approval in the House of Representatives. Among the priority measures that will be approved on third and final reading when session resumes in May is House Bill 7233 or the “Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) Card Registration Act.” The measure, which was already passed on….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsApr 1st, 2018

House panels clear Meralco to forge power supply contracts in Luzon

THE Committees on Energy and the Good Government and Public Accountability of the House of Representatives paved the way for the Manila Electric Company (Meralco) to enter into power supply agreements (PSAs) with seven affiliate companies. “It is hereby resolved the ERC must immediately resolve the seven PSA applications of Meralco, provided all the requirement [...] The post House panels clear Meralco to forge power supply contracts in Luzon appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsMar 25th, 2018