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No conflict between Sandiganbayan ruling and coco levy bill —Cynthia Villar - GMA News

No conflict between Sandiganbayan ruling and coco levy bill —Cynthia Villar - GMA News.....»»

Category: newsSource: googlenews googlenewsAug 11th, 2018

Villar backs coco levy 2

There is no conflict between the Sandiganbayan’s ruling that the state-owned coco-levy fund of the Marcos era vis-a-vis a proposed law creating a coco levy trust fund amounting to P100 billion. Sen. Cynthia Villar aired this position yesterday as she pushed the measure already approved by the bicameral conference committee, saying the money will benefit […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsAug 11th, 2018

Senate passes bill giving coconut farmers greater representation in PCA board

All 18 senators presenton Mondaypassed on the final reading a measure that will provide coconut farmers greater representation in the Philippine Coconut Authority (PCA) board, which was tasked to manage the coco levy fund. If enacted, Senate Bill No. 1976 or the Strengthened Philippine Coconut Authority (PCA) Law will amend Presidential Decree 1468 or the Revised Coconut Industry Code of 1978 --- requiring the reconstituted PCA board to have six representatives from the farmers, four from the government, and one from the industry. According to Senator Cynthia Villar, who authored the proposal, SB 1976 is the answer to concerns that farmers were not properly represented in the PCA...Keep on reading: Senate passes bill giving coconut farmers greater representation in PCA board.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 24th, 2018

Bicam Approves Coco Levy Trust Fund Bill

The congressional bicameral conference committee on Wednesday approved a bill that would create a PHP100-billion coconut levy trust fund to benefit around 3.5 million coconut farmers nationwide. “Na-adopt ang Senate version (The Senate version was adopted) and then it will be managed by a reconstituted PCA (Philippine Coconut Authority),” Senator Cynthia Villar, the chair of […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsAug 2nd, 2018

Bicam to Approve Final Version of Coco Levy Bill

Senator Cynthia Villar on Wednesday said the bicameral conference committee on PHP100-billion coconut levy trust fund will be held on August 1, heeding President Rodrigo Duterte’s call for Congress to pass the bill “at the soonest possible time.” “I urge you Congress to convene the (bicameral) conference committee and pass at the soonest possible time […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsJul 26th, 2018

Despite final ruling, Cocolife wants to negotiate coco levy case with PCGG

MANILA, Philippines – The United Coconut Planters Life Assurance Corporation (Cocolife) has asked the anti-graft court Sandiganbayan to allow its direct negotiation with the Presidential Commission on Good Government (PCGG) to settle the award of coco levy funds. In a much-awaited ruling in August, the Sandiganbayan ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsSep 28th, 2018

Villar assures farmers will benefit from P105-B coco levy fund

Sen. Cynthia Villar has assured that the coconut levy fund will be distributed to farmers under the proposed law creating a coconut farmers and industry trust fund. Villar assures farmers will benefit from P105-B coco levy fund Sen. Cynthia Villar has assured that the coconut levy fund will be distributed to farmers under the proposed… link: Villar assures farmers will benefit from P105-B coco levy fund.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsAug 11th, 2018

Sandiganbayan settles row: Gov t owns coco levy fund, assets

MANILA, Philippines – The anti-graft court Sandiganbayan has settled the ownership row of at least P75 billion in coco levy fund and assets, and ruled to execute the Supreme Court (SC) ruling that the funds are owned by the state to be used for the benefit of ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsAug 9th, 2018

Villar hails passage of bill creating the coconut industry trust fund

March 18, 2018. Sen. Cynthia Villar said that the passage of the bill creating the coconut industry trust fund addresses the decades-old issue surrounding the coconut levy fund and how it can be used for the direct benefit of 3.5 million coconut farmers in the country. The Senate passed on Second Reading Senate… Source link link: Villar hails passage of bill creating the coconut industry trust fund.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsMar 19th, 2018

No full senatorial slates yet for political parties

None of the major political parties, as of Wednesday, appeared ready to present a full senatorial slate.   Most opted to focus their campaign chests on a handful of candidates --- mostly reelectionists or returning senators, as well as a number of new faces.   Here's the initial senatorial lineup of major political parties:   Partido Demokratiko Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan: Reeling from internal squabbling, the ruling PDP-Laban will field Sen. Aquilino Pimentel III and Presidential Political Adviser Francis Tolentino.   Nacionalista Party: The NP has so far three candidates: Sen. Cynthia Villar, Deputy House Speaker Pia Cayetano, and Ilocos Norte G...Keep on reading: No full senatorial slates yet for political parties.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 10th, 2018

Coco Levy Trust Fund bill may get vetoed

Coco Levy Trust Fund bill may get vetoed.....»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  pepRelated NewsOct 9th, 2018

Zubiri blames PLLO for delay in coco levy bill

        Senate Majority Leader Juan Miguel Zubiri has blamed the Presidential Legislative Liaison Office (PLLO) on why President Rodrigo Duterte almost vetoed the coco levy fund bill.   "Ang problema kasi natin diyan, mga kapatid. Itong problema ng majority floor leader, mahina po yung PLLO po natin," Zubiri told reporters on Tuesday.   Earlier, Congress has decided to recall the coco levy fund bill, which has been ratified already by both the Senate and House of Representatives.   Zubiri revealed that the said bill should have been up for Duterte's signature on Monday but was suddenly removed from the agenda.  ...Keep on reading: Zubiri blames PLLO for delay in coco levy bill.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 9th, 2018

Bid to open up Bantayan to land titling, ownership stalls at Senate

BANTAYAN ISLAND, Cebu --- Businesses and lot owners on Bantayan Island will have to wait a little more to get titles. A bill seeking to convert the status of the island from wilderness and protected area to alienable and disposable through legislation was apparently not among the priorities of the Senate. During the Bantayan Island Stakeholders Forum on Saturday, Sen. Cynthia Villar, chair of the Senate committee on environment and natural resources, said her committee would hold a hearing on the bill when Congress goes on a break next week. "Actually, this is the first time I'm hearing such a case," said Villar, the country's richest senator. Reversal She said her com...Keep on reading: Bid to open up Bantayan to land titling, ownership stalls at Senate.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 7th, 2018

Sponsorship Speech of Senator Cynthia Villar

September 17, 2018. Senate Bill No. 1998 (In substitution of Senate Bill Nos. 1476, 1689, 1839, taking into consideration P.S. Resolution Nos. 143, 146, and HBN 7735) under Committee Report 440 September 17, 2018 Mr. President, esteemed colleagues, I stand here… Source link link: Sponsorship Speech of Senator Cynthia Villar.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsSep 17th, 2018

News Briefs

Villar: Pacquiao eyes presidency, but.... Boxer Manny Pacquiao, now a senator, could be setting his sights on the highest position of the land, according to one of his colleagues at the Senate, Cynthia Villar. "I think he's thinking about it," Villar said at the Meet Inquirer Multimedia forum on Tuesday. On whether Pacquiao stood a chance as a candidate for President, Villar said she couldn't be sure because sometimes the thinking of the masses was confusing. "We have what we call the Filipino masses. What the masses would like, I think will happen in this country, right?" Villar said. "They are majority in this country," she added. But Villar added that "you cannot pre...Keep on reading: News Briefs.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 4th, 2018

Imee Marcos running for Senate in 2019 – Villar

  Senator Cynthia Villar confirmed on Wednesday that Ilocos Norte Gov. Imee Marcos would be running for senator next year.   Villar said Marcos would be among the Nacionalista Party (NP) members vying for the Senate seat in 2019.   "She is a go," the senator in an interview withABS CBN News Channel.   Villar pointed out, "Only three of us are running for the Senate from the Nacionalista Party: Pia Cayetano, myself, and Imee Marcos," she said.   Villar noted that Marcos was in her last term as governor. /cbb...Keep on reading: Imee Marcos running for Senate in 2019 – Villar.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 29th, 2018

Villar: Price of rice ‘worsened’ under Piñol

  Senator Cynthia Villar believes that the prices of rice in the country have "worsened" during the time of Agriculture Secretary Manny Piol.   Villar gave this observation when asked in an interview with ABS-CBN News Channel on Wednesday about Piol's reported plan to ask President Rodrigo Duterte to place the National Food Authority (NFA) back under the Department of Agriculture.   Villar chairs the Senate Committee on Agriculture and Food.   Responding to the question, the senator said: "I hope that by putting it under him (Piol) it will change kasi di ba tinanggal yan kay Cab Sec (Cabinet Secretary) di ba dinala sa kanya as head of the council?...Keep on reading: Villar: Price of rice ‘worsened’ under Piñol.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 29th, 2018

House bill filed on coconut farmers’ inclusion in PCA Governing Board

A BILL reconstituting the Governing Board of the Philippine Coconut Authority (PCA) to include more farmer groups has been filed at the House of Representatives (HoR), following the bicameral approval of the coco levy fund early this month. The post House bill filed on coconut farmers’ inclusion in PCA Governing Board appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsAug 21st, 2018

Final version of coco levy bill shatters farmers hopes

MANILA, Philippines – Farmers’ hopes were shattered after Congress approved the questionable final version of the coconut levy bill on Wednesday, August 1. (READ:  Coco levy fund scam: Gold for the corrupt, crumbs for farmers ) The coco levy trust fund bill or the Coconut Farmers and Industry Development Act was among the campaign promises of President Rodrigo Duterte.  The approved ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsAug 3rd, 2018

Farmers dealt a crushing blow in bicam-ok’d coco levy bill

The optimism of the country's coconut farmers died down on Wednesday after the congressional bicameral conference approved the Senate version of the coco levy bill---a landmark legislation that took 47 years to hurdle. Farmer groups described the version as "inadequate," fearing further delays in the release of the P105-billion fund since a separate legislation was still needed before it could be utilized. Under the latest version of the bill, a "reconstituted" body under the Philippine Coconut Authority (PCA) would be tasked to handle the fund. A separate bill must still be passed to amend the agency's charter. PCA administrator Romulo Dela Rosa said the committee was targeting...Keep on reading: Farmers dealt a crushing blow in bicam-ok’d coco levy bill.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 2nd, 2018

Rice farmers P10-B subsidy awaits implementation

A P10-BILLION subsidy for rice farmers is set to be implemented if a pending bill to set tariffs on exported rice products will be approved by the Senate. In an interview Monday, July 30, Senator Cynthia Villar said the P10-billion subsidy for rice farmers aims to boost their competitiveness should her pending bill, which seeks… link: Rice farmers' P10-B subsidy awaits implementation.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsJul 30th, 2018