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Nene Pimentel on 1,000 peso budget for CHR:  Congress can’t abolish CHR

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 13 Sept) &'8212; &'8220;The Commission on Human Rights (CHR) is a Constitutional body that Congress has no power to abolish,&'8221; former Senate President Aquilino &'8220;Nene&'8221; Pimentel said in reaction to the House of Representatives' 119 &'' 32 vote Tuesday to give only 1,000 pesos budget to the rights body in 2018. [&'].....»»

Category: newsSource: mindanews mindanewsSep 13th, 2017

Nene Pimentel on Congress action to implement federalism

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Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsJan 15th, 2018

Senate extends session hours this week

The Senate will extend its session hours this week as senators were expected to continue debating on amendments to the comprehensive tax reform bill. Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III said the chamber would hold sessions at 10 a.m. today, adding that senators were all willing to start in the morning, especially this week. "We will play it by ear," Pimentel said. Sessions last week saw senators debating and voting on specific amendments to the proposed Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (Train) that Malacaang wants passed along with the proposed 2018 national budget before Congress goes on recess on Dec. 15. Congress has only nine session days to work on the two me...Keep on reading: Senate extends session hours this week.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 26th, 2017

Cordillera IP network still calls to abolish NCIP

BAGUIO CITY — The widest alliance of indigenous peoples (IPs) organization in the Cordillera reiterates its call to abolish the National Commission on Indigenous Peoples (NCIP) amidst the allocation of P1,000 budget for 2018 by the House of Congress......»»

Category: newsSource:  nordisRelated NewsSep 17th, 2017

Igorots, Moros, Lumads seek to abolish NCIP

QUEZON CITY — Igorots with other indigenous peoples and Moros trooped to the House of Representatives today, September 5 to ask congress representatives to disapprove the budget for and abolish the National Commission on Indigenous Peoples (NCIP)......»»

Category: newsSource:  nordisRelated NewsSep 6th, 2017

Rappler Talk: Nene Pimentel on federalism, Congress, Duterte's SONA

Rappler Talk: Nene Pimentel on federalism, Congress, Duterte's SONA.....»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJul 25th, 2017

The perks (and powers) of being a Senate president

Sen. Vicente Sotto III took the helm of the Senate presidency on May 17 following the stepping down of Sen. Aquilino Pimentel III. Described as “the most powerful figure in the Senate,” the head of the upper chamber of congress has duties, and also perks, that are on top the legislative duties of senators. Perks […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsMay 21st, 2018

Tito Sotto elected as Senate president

MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – Senators on Monday, May 21, elected Vicente Sotto III, their most senior colleague, as the new Senate president. Sotto serves as the second Senate president of the 17th Congress, replacing Aquilino Pimentel III, a party mate of President Rodrigo Duterte. (READ:  Tito Sotto and the blurry lines of showbiz, politics ) Pimentel resigned as Senate president earlier ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMay 21st, 2018

Pimentel’s top choice for replacement is Sotto

Senate President Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III is not bothered by talks of his being removed by his colleagues, which can happen when Congress resumes session next week......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 12th, 2018

It’s now up to Congress to abolish ‘endo,’ says Escudero

The ball is now in the court of Congress to decide the fate of "endo" (end of contract), Sen. Francis "Chiz" Escudero said on Wednesday.   Employers who practice endo offer tenures shorter than six months, the threshold at which a worker must be made permanent and entitled to benefits.   Escudero made the statement a day after President Rodrigo Duterte signed Executive Order No. 51 prohibiting certain forms of short-term employment while allowing schemes, like seasonal or project-based jobs of janitors and maintenance workers, to continue.   The executive order (EO) basically reiterated existing policies on contracting, and the President called on Con...Keep on reading: It’s now up to Congress to abolish ‘endo,’ says Escudero.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 3rd, 2018

Nene Pimentel: due process for nun, not authoritarian whims of those in gov’t

ILIGAN CITY (MindaNews / 28 April) –The 71-year old Australian nun who was detained overnight at the Bureau of Immigration for investigation on April 16 and on April 25 was ordered to leave within 30 days should be accorded her right to be heard because “we are a democratic country run by the rule of […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsApr 29th, 2018

Expenses of state-run TV network questioned

THE Commission on Audit (CoA) recommended charges against officials and some personnel of People’s Television Network Inc. (PTNI) for authorizing excess expenditure of the network’s budget. The CoA said PTNI, the state-run broadcast agency that runs Channel 4, had multi-million peso disbursements without proper documentation. In its latest annual audit….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsApr 28th, 2018

Sotto as next Senate president: Who am I to resist?

      SenateMajority LeaderVicente "Tito" Sotto III said he is readyto take the placeofincumbent Senate President Aquilino "Koko" Pimentel III shouldmajority of their colleagues wanted it so. "I'm open to that if they give it to me. Sino naman ako para tumanggi [Who am I to resist]?" Sotto said at the regular "Kapihan sa Senado" on Thursday. Sotto disclosed that since the start of the 17th Congress, some of his colleagueswere alreadyprodding him to seek the Senate presidency. "Yung ibang mga kasama namin [Some of our colleagues] during that time were asking me to seek the Senate presidency but because we wanteda smoothrelationship although independent...Keep on reading: Sotto as next Senate president: Who am I to resist?.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 26th, 2018

Senate to tackle BBL, charter change, Dengvaxia report

By Camille A. Aguinaldo THE Senate is expected to tackle the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law, charter change, and the draft committee report on the Dengvaxia controversy when Congress resumes session on May 15, Senate President Aquilino L. Pimentel III said on Wednesday. “For that very short session, we have to tackle the BBL….I’m also anticipating […] The post Senate to tackle BBL, charter change, Dengvaxia report appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsApr 25th, 2018

Economic managers tweak PH forex, fiscal assumptions

Economic managers see no need to revise growth and inflation expectations but other macroeconomic assumptions, particularly the peso-dollar rate and fiscal projections, have been adjusted to take latest developments into account. The interagency Development Budget Coordination Committee (DBCC), in a meeting on Tuesday, decided to keep the official gross domestic product (GDP) target at 7.0-8.0 [...] The post Economic managers tweak PH forex, fiscal assumptions appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsApr 25th, 2018

Duterte presses okay of Bangsamoro Basic Law

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte has vowed to certify as urgent the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) to ensure its passage before Congress adjourns sessions in June, Malacañang said yesterday. Duterte gave the assurance when he met with congressional leaders including Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III and Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez on Wednesday,….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsApr 5th, 2018

Sandiganbayan bars lawyers of budget exec from withdrawing as counsel

    MANILA, Philippines – The anti-graft court Sandiganbayan denied the motion of the lawyers of fugitive former budget undersecretary Mario Relampagos to withdraw as his counsel. Relampagos was a co-defendant in 300 counts of graft and malversation cases for alleged participation in multi-billion-peso scams involving the Priority Development ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsApr 5th, 2018

Bangsamoro law passed by May 2018, Congress leaders assure Duterte, MILF

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 05 April) — Leaders of the two houses of Congress on Wednesday afternoon assured President Rodrigo Duterte and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) that the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) will be passed by May 2018. The President met with the MILF, Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III, House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez, […] The post Bangsamoro law passed by May 2018, Congress leaders assure Duterte, MILF appeared first on MindaNews......»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsApr 5th, 2018

Palace: Duterte, Congress Need to Join Hands to Abolish ‘Endo’

President Rodrigo R. Duterte is still bent on fulfilling his campaign promise to end labor contractualization or “endo,” after Malacanang said the President could coordinate and discuss with Congress to come up with a measure that would totally ban endo. Senior Deputy Executive Secretary Menardo Guevarra made this comment a day after he said that an EO […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsApr 5th, 2018

Senators set to meet with Duterte on BBL

Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III and Senate Majority Leader Vicente Sotto III would meet with President Rodrigo Duterte to discuss the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL), which Mr. Duterte wanted Congress to pass before it adjourns on June 1.   Sotto said the meeting would be attended, too, by those who drafted the proposed BBL.   Sotto told reporters that he expected the discussion with Mr. Duterte to focus on the timetable of Congress for the proposed BBL, which would create a new autonomous region for Muslims in Mindanao....Keep on reading: Senators set to meet with Duterte on BBL.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 4th, 2018

CAGAYAN DEPLOYS 870 STUDENTS,OUT-OF-SCHOOL YOUTHS FOR SUMMER JOB

AT least 870 students and out-of-school youths in Cagayan province were given summer jobs under the Special Program for Employment of Students and Out of School Youth (Spesos) with a P4-million budget. Glaiza Ugale, Public Employment Services Office (PESO)-Cagayan officer-designate, said there were 1,800 applicants but only 870 will be deployed starting this month in… link: CAGAYAN DEPLOYS 870 STUDENTS,OUT-OF-SCHOOL YOUTHS FOR SUMMER JOB.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsApr 4th, 2018