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Houses passes telecommuting bill

By Charmaine A. Tadalan THE House of Representatives, voting 239-0, on Monday passed on third and final reading the bill promoting telecommuting as an option for employees in the private sector. House Bill 7402, the proposed Telecommuting Act, defines telecommuting as a flexible work arrangement, allowing employees to stay in an alternative place and work […] The post Houses passes telecommuting bill appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: financeSource: bworldonline bworldonlineMay 28th, 2018

House passes bill lifting rice importation restrictions - Inquirer.net

House passes bill lifting rice importation restrictions - Inquirer.net.....»»

Category: newsSource:  googlenewsRelated NewsAug 14th, 2018

House passes rice tariffication bill

House passes rice tariffication bill.....»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  pepRelated NewsAug 14th, 2018

House passes bill lifting rice importation restrictions

The House of Representatives has passed a bill lifting restrictions on rice importation and allowing the President to impose tariffs instead. House Bill No. 7735, or the Revised Agricultural Tariffication Act, was approved on third and final reading during theTuesdayplenary session with 200 votes in its favor. Seven lawmakers voted against the measure, while another two abstained. 'Anti-dumping and countervailing measure' Instead of using quantitative import restrictions to protect local rice producers, the bill stated that the government's new policy would be to "employ anti-dumping and countervailing measures." The President would be empowered to impose tariffs, adjust the r...Keep on reading: House passes bill lifting rice importation restrictions.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 14th, 2018

Kadamay breakaway group gets houses

PLARIDEL, Bulacan --- Breakaway members of the urban poor group Kalipunan ng damayang mahihirap (Kadamay) have been given units at social housing projects relinquished by beneficiary soldiers and policemen in Pandi town. Ramon Paragas, Bulacan office director of the National Housing Authority (NHA), said the agency released notices of award to 214 families, which bolted the group that forcibly took over 6,000 unoccupied homes at six NHA housing projects on March 8 last year. The former Kadamay members were scheduled to be given their entry passes, which would cement their status as housing beneficiaries. On Saturday in Plaridel, entry passes were also distributed to employees an...Keep on reading: Kadamay breakaway group gets houses.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 5th, 2018

Senate passes bill seeking to provide free Wi-Fi in transport terminals

The Senate on Tuesday, July 24, approved on third and final reading Senate Bill No. 1749 which seeks to provide free internet access and improve sanitation facilities in land transportation and roll-on/roll-off (roro) terminals nationwide. The bill also seeks to prohibit the collection of fees from passengers for the use of sanitary facilities. The Senate […].....»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsJul 24th, 2018

Japan passes controversial law allowing establishment of casinos

Japan on Friday enacted a controversial law to allow casinos that the government says will boost tourism and growth but was bitterly opposed by the opposition. In a last-ditch attempt to delay the vote on the bill in the upper house, opposition lawmakers called a confidence vote on Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's cabinet, despite the premier being guaranteed an easy win by his large parliamentary majority. Japan's government has long touted the drive for mega "integrated resorts" (IRs) that will include casinos, entertainment venues, restaurants, hotel and conference halls, on the Las Vegas model. It argues the casinos will bring in tourist and business spending, like other regional...Keep on reading: Japan passes controversial law allowing establishment of casinos.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 20th, 2018

Labor group explains downside of working from home

While the proposed "work from home scheme" is a welcome proposal for most workers, a labor group said that it might also have adverse effects on employees. According to Gerard Seno, executive vice president of Associated Labor Unions (ALU), working from home will help employees save time, avoid "disease-causing stress," and cut expenses, but there is also a downside. "The arrangement may also deprive workers of their right to organize themselves as a union and to collective bargaining for better wages and benefits," Seno said in a statement on Thursday. House Bill 7402 or the Telecommuting Act has passed the third and final reading in the House of Representatives. READ: House...Keep on reading: Labor group explains downside of working from home.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 21st, 2018

Taiwan passes bill cutting veterans’ pensions

TAIPEI -- Taiwan’s military veterans will see their pensions cut as soon as next month after parliament passed a controversial bill that had sparked violent demonstrations. Wednesday’s vote marks a victory for President Tsai Ing-wen, whose attempts to make sweeping pension cutbacks since she came to power two years ago….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsJun 21st, 2018

Cops should check houses for elder abuse, lawmaker says

The Philippine National Police (PNP) should spearhead house-to-house surveys to find out if senior citizens are being treated well by their families, a party-list lawmaker said on Monday. Senior Citizen Rep. Milagros Aquino-Magsaysay said, "Senior citizens often make headlines in crime news as victims of robbers, swindlers, extortionists, and rapists. There are also reports of prolonged inhumane treatment of elders who suffer from mental illness or failing physical health." As House Bill (HB) 6891 or the Anti-Elder Abuse Act has yet to become a law, she said the PNP can already check houses to see how the elderly in the country are being treated. "Nilalayong tugunan ng HB 6891 a...Keep on reading: Cops should check houses for elder abuse, lawmaker says.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 18th, 2018

Constitutional or unconstitutional?

Apparently, the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL), which will still go through the Bicameral Conference Committee, still depends on the Moro Islamic Liberation Front leaders on the BBL’s acceptance of rejection, even if the bill passes muster, since the changes made may not be acceptable to the MILF, so said one of its leaders. Despite Sen. […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsJun 9th, 2018

Former 49ers wide receiver Dwight Clark dead at 61

By Josh Dubow, Associated Press SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Dwight Clark, who helped launch a dynasty for San Francisco with his iconic catch that sent the 49ers to their first Super Bowl, has died one year after revealing he had ALS. He was 61. Clark said in March 2017 that he had amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (Lou Gehrig's disease), which attacks cells that control muscles. He suspected playing football might have caused the illness. The team said he died Monday surrounded by friends and family. "My heart is broken," former 49ers owner Eddie DeBartolo Jr. said in a statement. "Today, I lost my little brother and one of my best friends. I cannot put into words how special Dwight was to me and to everyone his life touched. He was an amazing husband, father, grandfather, brother and a great friend and teammate. He showed tremendous courage and dignity in his battle with ALS and we hope there will soon be a cure for this horrendous disease. I will always remember Dwight the way he was — larger than life, handsome, charismatic and the only one who could pull off wearing a fur coat at our Super Bowl parade. He was responsible for one of the most iconic plays in NFL history that began our run of Super Bowl championships, but to me, he will always be an extension of my family. I love him and will miss him terribly." Clark won two Super Bowls with the 49ers during a nine-year career that ended in 1987. He memorably pulled down the winning touchdown pass from Joe Montana in the NFC championship game against the Dallas Cowboys following the 1981 season, a play remembered simply as "The Catch." It's considered one of the most significant plays in NFL history and sent the Niners to their first of five Super Bowl titles in a span of 14 seasons. The play happened on Jan. 10, 1982, when the upstart 49ers hosted the Cowboys in the NFC title game. With the 49ers facing a third down at the Dallas 6 with less than a minute to play, coach Bill Walsh called "Sprint Right Option." Montana rolled out and retreated under pressure from Ed "Too Tall" Jones and Larry Bethea before lofting the ball toward the back of the end zone. Clark leaped to make a fingertip catch over Everson Walls and the 49ers went on to win the game 28-27 and then their first Super Bowl two weeks later against Cincinnati. "Start of a dynasty," said former 49ers president Carmen Policy, who later hired Clark as general manager of the Cleveland Browns. "I don't let myself go down the road of what would have happened if he doesn't make that catch? As Joe Montana says, what would have happened if I didn't throw that pinpoint pass perfectly angled to be in the only spot where he should catch and no one else would be able to interfere with it. But without that play, I wonder where we would have been. And I stopped thinking about it, because so much happened after that. And yet, Dwight seemed to handle it in stride and the two of them, The Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, they used to have fun playing off of each other, or who would take the credit, and this and that and so forth. But it was a special day." Clark joined the Niners as a 10th round pick out of Clemson in 1979 in the same draft class that brought Joe Montana to San Francisco. He got there by good fortune after only 33 catches in three college seasons as former 49ers coach Bill Walsh needed someone to catch passes from Steve Fuller at a pre-draft workout. Clark impressed Walsh enough to get drafted and eventually made the team even if he never felt comfortable despite playing on two Super Bowl winners, making two Pro Bowls and catching 506 passes for 6,750 yards and 48 touchdowns in nine seasons with San Francisco. "He's meant the world to me for so many years," Montana said last year after a street near the site of Candlestick Park was named for him. "We came into the league together and we laugh about things that he did all the time. I don't think he ever unpacked. By his rookie year he always left the playbook on his bed just in case he ever got cut. He kept trying to tell me he was getting cut every day, I kept trying to tell him, 'what are you doing? You're crazy.'" Clark made his last public appearance in October when the 49ers hosted "Dwight Clark Day" at Levi's Stadium. Clark spoke to the crowd from a suite that afternoon in a weakened voice, calling his disease a "little thing" he was dealing with at the time. He also thanked the fans and dozens of teammates who came back for the event. DeBartolo recently hosted a reunion in Montana where many of Clark's former teammates came for one final goodbye. "For almost four decades, he served as a charismatic ambassador for our team and the Bay Area," the 49ers said in a statement. "Dwight's personality and his sense of humor endeared him to everyone he came into contact with, even during the most trying times. The strength, perseverance and grace with which he battled ALS will long serve as an inspiration to so many. Dwight will always carry a special place in our hearts and his legacy will live on as we continue to battle this terrible disease." Clark is survived by his wife, Kelly, and three children, daughter Casey, and sons Riley and Mac, from a previous marriage. I’m heartbroken to tell you that today I lost my best friend and husband. He passed peacefully surrounded by many of the people he loved most. I am thankful for all of Dwight’s friends, teammates and 49ers fans who have sent their love during his battle with ALS. Kelly Clark. — Dwight Clark (@DwightC87) June 4, 2018 "I'm heartbroken to tell you that today I lost my best friend and husband," Kelly Clark said on Twitter. "He passed peacefully surrounded by many of the people he loved most. I am thankful for all of Dwight's friends, teammates and 49ers fans who have sent their love during his battle with ALS." ___ AP Sports Writer Janie McCauley contributed to this report......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJun 5th, 2018

Congress passes autonomy bill for Mindanao

The Philippines moved a step closer yesterday to ending decades of conflict on its resource-rich island of Mindanao, after lawmakers approved a bill that will eventually allow self-rule for the cou.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsMay 31st, 2018

Senate passes Bangsamoro bill on third reading

THE Senate has unanimously approved on third and final reading the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) creating the Autonomous Region of the Bangsamoro (ARB). Voting 21-0-0, the senators passed an amended Senate Bill 1717 at 1 a.m. on Thursday. The BBL abolishes the current Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) and will be replaced by [...] The post Senate passes Bangsamoro bill on third reading appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsMay 31st, 2018

National ID system bill up for Duterte s signature

MANILA, Philippines – Both houses of Congress ratified the bill seeking the creation of the Philippine Identification System (PhilSys) or the national ID system. The House of Representatives ratified the bicameral conference committee report on the bill on Wednesday, May 30. Only ACT Teachers Representative Antonio Tinio opposed the measure. .....»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMay 30th, 2018

House okays ‘work from home’

VOTING 239-0, the House of Representatives approved on third and final reading a consolidated bill allowing employers to offer flexible job arrangements such as home-based work schedules to their employees under a trailblazing telecommuting bill. Camarines Sur Rep. LRay Villafuerte and Quezon City Rep. Alfred Vargas, both principal authors of… Source link link: House okays ‘work from home’.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsMay 30th, 2018

BBL passed by May 30, Duterte to sign it into law July 23, but what kind of Bangsamoro will it be?

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 29 May) — The two houses of Congress will pass their respective versions of the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) before adjourning sine die on Wednesday, May 30, following an assurance Monday night from President Rodrigo Duterte that he would certify the bill as urgent on Tuesday, May 29. Duterte issued the […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsMay 29th, 2018

House okays ‘work from home’

VOTING 239-0, the House of Representatives approved on third and final reading a consolidated bill allowing employers to offer flexible job arrangements such as home-based work schedules to their employees under a trailblazing telecommuting bill. Camarines Sur Rep. LRay Villafuerte and Quezon City Rep. Alfred Vargas, both principal authors of….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsMay 29th, 2018

Duterte expected to certify as urgent Bangsamoro bill today — Sotto

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte is expected to certify as urgent today, Tuesday, the passage of the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) to expedite its ratification before the Senate and the House of Representatives (HoR). “PRRD (the President’s initials) will send certification today or tomorrow after we promised him to pass it in both houses to iron out the [...] The post Duterte expected to certify as urgent Bangsamoro bill today — Sotto appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated NewsMay 29th, 2018

Filipinos a step closer to having work from home policy

MANILA, Philippines – "Work from home" could soon be a reality for Filipinos working in the private sector after the House of Representatives approved a bill protecting home-based workers on Monday, May 28.  With a vote of 239-0-0, lawmakers approved House Bill (HB) No. 7402 or the Telecommuting Act on ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMay 28th, 2018

Indonesia passes tougher anti-terror law after spate of deadly suicide attacks

Indonesia passed a new law Friday that will give police more power to take pre-emptive action against terror suspects in the wake of the country's deadliest Islamist attacks in years. The bill.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsMay 25th, 2018