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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

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:  journalRelated NewsMay 16th, 2018

House primed for final OK of retail trade bill

THE BILL seeking to reduce the required minimum paid-up capital for foreign entrants to the country’s retail sector is likely to secure third and final-reading approval at House of Representatives when legislative sessions resume after the May 13 mid-term elections, a senior lawmaker said on Monday......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated News18 hr. 47 min. ago

Delfin Lorenzana lauds House support for mandatory ROTC - Philstar.com

Delfin Lorenzana lauds House support for mandatory ROTC Philippine Star Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana yesterday hailed the House of Representatives for passing the Mandatory Reserved Officer Tra.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsFeb 10th, 2019

Delfin Lorenzana lauds House support for mandatory ROTC

Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana yesterday hailed the House of Representatives for passing the Mandatory Reserved Officer Training Corps (ROTC) bill on second reading......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 9th, 2019

Drilon votes against approval of 2019 national budget

MANILA, Philippines --- Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon on Friday voted against the approval of the "pork-filled" P3.8 trillion proposed national budget as he compared its passage to "signing a blank check" as they did not have enough time to scrutinize the spending bill. "I dissent from the approval of the proposed 2019 General Appropriations Act," Drilon said in an interview before the bicameral conference committee approved the General Appropriations Bill. READ: Deadlock ends as Senate-House panel approves P3.8-T nat'l budget for 2019 "It is unfortunate that the Senate did not have sufficient time to review the General Appropriations Bill submitted by the House of Repr...Keep on reading: Drilon votes against approval of 2019 national budget.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 8th, 2019

Real patriotism doesn’t lie on ROTC — youth group

A youth group slammed the approval of a House bill that seeks to make the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps program mandatory for Grades 11 and 12......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 7th, 2019

House to review, clarify death penalty bill for drug possession

  MANILA, Philippines --- House Majority Leader and Capiz Rep. Fredenil Castro on Thursday said the controversial death penalty bill, the approval of which was was withdrawnby the chamber on Wednesday would be reverted for second reading approval as soon as it has been "cleansed of all death penalty references." READ:House OKs bill imposing death for possession of drugs at parties In a statement, Castro said House Bill No. 8909 would be presented for second and third reading approval preferably before the start of the congressional break on Feb. 9.   READ:House recalls death penalty for drug possession at parties Passed on final reading last Monday, HB 8909,...Keep on reading: House to review, clarify death penalty bill for drug possession.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 7th, 2019

House withdraws approval of death penalty for drugs

The House of Representatives has withdrawn its approval on third and final reading of a bill that would have re-imposed the death penalty on convicted drug offenders, particularly those found committing the offense during parties, social gatherings and meetings......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 7th, 2019

House panels want charges vs Aquino, Abad, Garin over Dengvaxia mess

MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – Two House committees recommended the filing of criminal and administrative charges against former president Benigno Aquino III and his ex-Cabinet officials over the controversial Dengvaxia vaccine. On Wednesday, February 6, the House committee on good government and public accountability as well as ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsFeb 6th, 2019

US Job Creation Surges Amidst Government Shutdown

US job creation had another blockbuster monthin January,blowing past the government shutdown, but that disruption helped to push the unemployment rate higher, the Labor Department reported Friday. Employers added 304,000 net new positions last month -- the highest in nearly a year and almost double what economists had predicted -- while growth in worker pay held steady just above inflation, according to the report. The new numbers were welcome news for President Donald Trump, whose already-low public approval rating suffered in the wake of the longest government shutdown in US history. "Those numbers were very impressive," he said at the White House. "Other countries in other ar...Keep on reading: US Job Creation Surges Amidst Government Shutdown.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 4th, 2019

Palace bucks stricter House rules on SALN release

MALACANANG is not inclined toward requiring plenary approval for access to the Statements of Assets, Liabilities and Net Worth (SALNs) of lawnakers as it may hinder the constitutional right of…READ The post Palace bucks stricter House rules on SALN release appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated NewsFeb 4th, 2019

Palace won’t heed Andaya’s demand to release 2018 savings report

MANILA, Philippines -- Malacaang will not heed the demand of Rep. Rolando Andaya Jr. to give a report on government savings in 2018 in exchange for the bicameral approval of this year's spending bill.   "I don't think reporting of 2018 savings is a prerequisite," Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea said in a text message.   Andaya, chair of the House appropriations panel, on Sunday warned that "no DBM report on 2018 savings, no bicam report for 2019 budget" as he demanded Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno to release the report.   READ: Reenacted budget looms over pork   Congress has only three days to reach consensus on the proposed P3.757-tr...Keep on reading: Palace won’t heed Andaya’s demand to release 2018 savings report.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 4th, 2019

Robredo slams tighter House SALN access: Why hide?

MANILA, Philippines – The House of Representatives' move  to make it harder for people to check lawmakers' wealth is a big blow to transparency and accountability, said Vice President Leni Robredo on Sunday, February 3. The House now requires the approval of the plenary before a lawmaker's Statement of Assets, Liabilities, and Net ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsFeb 3rd, 2019

US and China Trade Talks: Major ‘Progress’

The United States and China said their trade war negotiations resulted in major progress as the clock ticks on a March deadline to avert a massive escalation of tariffs that could bruise the global economy. US President Donald Trump hailed "tremendous progress" and welcomed a "beautiful" letter from his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping, who said he hoped for further cooperation. Beijing's official Xinhua news agency said Friday that US and Chinese negotiators made "important progress" duringtwo days of "candid, specific and fruitful" discussions in Washington. Although the latest round of talks ended with positive words, the White House emphasized the two sides still faced the "ha...Keep on reading: US and China Trade Talks: Major ‘Progress’.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 3rd, 2019

‘If we have nothing to hide, why make access to SALN extremely difficult?’

  MANILA, Philippines --- Opposition lawmakers at the House of Representatives were up in arms against the looming approval of a proposed resolution that would impose stricter rules on access to congressmen's statements of assets, liabilities, and net worth (SALNs).   They branded the proposal as a "suspicious" move that "negates the principles of transparency and accountability."   Albay 1st District Rep. Edcel Lagman urged his colleagues to block House Resolution No. (HR) 2467, which aims to make any request for SALN access and disclosure to have the approval of the majority in plenary session, which he said is "sought to be enforced for the first time...Keep on reading: ‘If we have nothing to hide, why make access to SALN extremely difficult?’.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 1st, 2019

Bicameral committee targets Jan. 30 OK of 2019 budget

THE HOUSE of Representatives and the Senate on Monday resumed their bicameral conference committee meeting to reconcile differences in the proposed P3.757-trillion national budget for 2019, targeting approval on Wednesday......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsJan 28th, 2019

Kids of unwed OFW travel tax-exempt

The House Committee on Ways and Means has approved a bill exempting spouses and children of overseas Filipino workers (OFW) from travel tax. Rep. Dakila Carlo “Dax” E. Cua, principal author of House Bill No. 6138, welcomed the approval of the measure which expands the coverage of the exemption by including the children of OFW […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsJan 28th, 2019

Medical marijuana bill gets House approval

Medical marijuana bill gets House approval.....»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJan 23rd, 2019

Bicameral panel to target budget approval by Feb. 6

THE SENATE and the House of Representatives convened on Tuesday the bicameral conference committee on the proposed P3.757 trillion national budget this year, targeting its approval by Feb. 6 and President Rodrigo R. Duterte’s signature on Feb. 14, Senator Loren B. Legarda said in a statement......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsJan 22nd, 2019

Senate Approves 2019 National Budget

The Senate approved on third and final reading the proposed PHP3.757-trillion 2019 national budget or the General Appropriations Bill (GAB) on Monday. The 2019 GAB was approved with 14 affirmative votes, no negative vote, and zero abstention. The third reading approval came two months after the House approved the bill on third reading on November […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsJan 22nd, 2019