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Nominal, viva voce: How Congress votes

MANILA, Philippines – The whole of Mindanao will be under martial law until the end of 2018 after the 17th Congress, with both the Senate and the House of Representatives in joint session, approved on Wednesday, December 13, the request for extension of President Rodrigo Duterte......»»

Category: newsSource: rappler rapplerDec 13th, 2017

House approves bill on stiffer penalties vs sexual harassment on 2nd reading

MANILA, Philippines – The House of Representatives has approved on 2nd reading a bill seeking to impose stiffer penalties on people committing sexual harassment in the workplace, schools, and training institutions.  Lawmakers on Tuesday, October 9, approved House Bill (HB) No. 8244 on 2nd reading through viva voce voting or a ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsOct 9th, 2018

House approves on 2nd reading proposed P3.757 trillion 2019 budget

  MANILA, Philippines – The House of Representatives approved on 2nd reading the proposed General Appropriations Act (GAA) or the P3.757-trillion budget for 2019 . Lawmakers approved House Bill 8169 at 8:45 pm on Wednesday, October 3, through viva voce voting or a vote of ayes and nays. ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsOct 3rd, 2018

House OKs Department of Disaster Resilience bill on 2nd reading

MANILA, Philippines – The House of Representatives approved on 2nd reading the bill that would create the Department of Disaster Resilience (DDR). Lawmakers gave their nod to House Bill (HB) No. 8165 through viva voce voting or a vote of ayes and nays on Tuesday, September 18.  If ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsSep 18th, 2018

House OKs on 2nd reading bill institutionalizing 4Ps

MANILA, Philippines – The bill seeking to institutionalize the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) was approved on second reading at the House of Representatives.  Lawmakers gave their thumbs up to the House Bill (HB) No. 7773 through viva voce voting, or a vote of ayes and nays, on Tuesday, August ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsAug 14th, 2018

House wants to extend validity of Martial Law victims’ compensation

MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – The House of Representatives approved on second reading a joint resolution seeking to extend the validity of funds for the reparation of Martial Law victims to December 31, 2019.  Lawmakers gave their nod to House Joint Resolution (HJR) 26 through viva voce voting or ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsAug 14th, 2018

House breaks rules to name Arroyo supporter minority leader 

THE House of Representatives broke its own rules on Tuesday when it kept Rep. Danilo Suarez as minority leader via a viva voce (voice vote). Suarez’s election was swift as Majority Leader Rolando Andaya, Jr. of Camarines Sur immediately made a motion at 3:30 p.m. to end the period for debates over who should be the duly [...] The post House breaks rules to name Arroyo supporter minority leader  appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsAug 7th, 2018

House breaks rules to name Arroyo supporter minority leader 

THE House of Representatives broke its own rules on Tuesday when it kept Rep. Danilo Suarez as minority leader via a viva voce (voice vote). Suarez’s election was swift as Majority Leader Rolando Andaya, Jr. of Camarines Sur immediately made a motion at 3:30 p.m. to end the period for debates over who should be the duly… link: House breaks rules to name Arroyo supporter minority leader .....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsAug 7th, 2018

Trump threatens border security shutdown, GOP cool to idea

WASHINGTON --- Republicans anxious about keeping control of Congress think it's a bad idea, but President Donald Trump still says he's willing to close the government over border security issues, including money he wants to build a promised US-Mexico border wall. "I would be willing to 'shut down' government if the Democrats do not give us the votes for Border Security, which includes the Wall!" Trump tweeted Sunday. "Must get rid of Lottery, Catch & Release etc. and finally go to system of Immigration based on MERIT!" "We need great people coming into our Country!" Trump said. Trump returned to the idea after a meeting at the White House last week with House Speaker Pau...Keep on reading: Trump threatens border security shutdown, GOP cool to idea.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 30th, 2018

PDP-Laban’s ‘genuine party members’ elect new execs

  Some members of the ruling political party Partido Demokratiko Pilipino--Lakas ng Bayan (PDP-Laban), claiming to be "genuine party members," elected on Friday their new leaders that included Special Assistant to the President (SAP) Bong Go. Rogelio Garcia is elected president, Abbin Dalhani is executive vice president, Willy Talag is secretary general, while Go is auditor. In his speech, Garcia denied that they are a faction of PDP-Laban, saying they are the "genuine" members of the party. The group said nominations for the national council positions ended last 12 midnight. There was only one nominee for each position and all nominees were elected via viva voce. ...Keep on reading: PDP-Laban’s ‘genuine party members’ elect new execs.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 27th, 2018

House approves resolution formalizing Arroyo speakership

MANILA, Philippines – The House of Representatives approved a resolution formalizing the election of Pampanga 2nd District Representative Gloria Macapagal Arroyo as the new Speaker. Lawmakers conducted a viva voce vote or a vote of ayes and nays to approve House Resolution No. 2025 (HR ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJul 25th, 2018

Argentina’s lower house pass bill to legalize abortion

Buenos Aires, Argentina -- Argentine lawmakers has backed a bill legalizing abortion during the first 14 weeks of pregnancy, a historic step for Pope Francis' Catholic homeland, although the measure must still pass through the Senate.   Thousands of abortion rights activists cheered and hugged outside Congress on Thursday, as the lower house Chamber of Deputies passed the bill by 129 votes to 125.   The bill will now go before the Senate, where it was thought likely to face an uphill battle to become law. However, in the hours following Thursday's vote, former president and now senator Cristina Kirchner's center-left Front for Victory bloc removed a major obstacl...Keep on reading: Argentina’s lower house pass bill to legalize abortion.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 15th, 2018

North American trio beats Morocco to host 2026 World Cup

MOSCOW --- North America will host the 2026 World Cup after FIFA voters overwhelmingly opted for the financial and logistical certainty of a United States-led bid over a risky Moroccan proposal for the first 48-team tournament. The soccer showpiece will return to the U.S. for the first time since 1994 after gaining 134 votes, while Morocco got 65 at the FIFA Congress in Moscow on Wednesday. The vote by football federations was public, in contrast to secrecy surrounding the ballot by FIFA's elected board members for the 2018 and 2022 hosts, Russia and Qatar, in 2010. The U.S. proposed staging 60 out of the 80 games in 2026, when 16 teams will be added to the finals, leaving Canada an...Keep on reading: North American trio beats Morocco to host 2026 World Cup.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 13th, 2018

House approves alternative learning system bill on second reading

THE House of Representatives, via viva voce voting, approved on second reading the bill that seeks to institutionalize the Alternative Learning Sysytem (ALS). House Bill 7392, or the Alternative Learning System Act, aims to provide alternative learning venues for out-of-school individuals, persons with disabilities and indigenous peoples, among others. Students who successfully complete the ALS… link: House approves alternative learning system bill on second reading.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsMar 23rd, 2018

House passes bill to abolish PCGG

The House of Representatives has passed a bill to abolish the Presidential Commission on Good Government (PCGG), the agency tasked to recover the estimated $10 billion ill-gotten wealth of the late strongman Ferdinand Marcos and his family. The chamber, through viva voce voting, approved on second reading House Bill 7376 that seeks to abolish the [...] The post House passes bill to abolish PCGG appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsMar 21st, 2018

Divorce bill hurdles second reading in House

After only two days of debates in plenary, the House of Representatives approved on second reading the controversial divorce bill. The voting was done by viva voce......»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsMar 14th, 2018

House presses new brgy, SK polls postponement

THE House of Representatives yesterday approved on second reading the postponement of barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) elections. Through viva voce, the lawmakers approved House Bill 7378 which proposes resetting the barangay elections to the second Monday of October 2018. The measure is set to be approved on third reading….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsMar 14th, 2018

‘Kasambahay Day’ bill okayed on 2nd reading

THE House of Representatives, through viva voce voting, approved this week on second reading a proposed law declaring January 18 of every year a special non-working holiday for the “kasambahay” or domestic workers in due recognition and appreciation of their invaluable service to their employers and their families. The nationwide….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsMar 9th, 2018

US Democrats kill bill banning late-term abortion

WASHINGTON, United States --- US Senate Democrats blocked a controversial measure Monday that would ban and criminalize abortion after 20 weeks of pregnancy, scuttling a longtime priority of conservatives in Congress. President Donald Trump described the failure of the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act as "disappointing," and urged senators to reconsider. The measure fell short of the 60 votes needed to advance the bill in the 100-member Senate, although it earned a narrow majority in the chamber, 51 to 46. Congressional Republicans have for years sought to pass legislation that restricts abortion in the United States, despite the Supreme Court's landmark 1973 ruling ...Keep on reading: US Democrats kill bill banning late-term abortion.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 30th, 2018

U.S. Congress votes to end shutdown, Trump claims victory

WASHINGTON DC, USA (3rd UPDATE) – Congress put the US government back in business Monday, January 22, by voting to end a three-day shutdown, as President Donald Trump claimed victory in his standoff with Democrats in Washington. The House voted 266 to 150 to extend federal funding, hours after Senate ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 23rd, 2018

House opts for ‘Con ass’ to push charter change

MANILA, Philippines – Amid objections, the House of Representatives on Tuesday adopted a resolution to constitute the Senate and the House of Representatives into a constituent assembly to amend or revise the Constitution. The adoption of House Concurrent Resolution No. 9 was carried by viva voce on Tuesday’s session. A counterpart resolution from the Senate […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsJan 16th, 2018