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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 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

THE VOTE: A critical blow to Philippine Democracy

(Speech explaining his “No” vote on extending martial law until 31 December 2017, delivered by Akbayan Rep. Tom Villarin at the Joint Session of Congress on 13 December 2017 at the Batasang Pambansa in Quezon City) Akbayan votes NO for yet another extension of the factually and constitutionally impaired Martial Law in Mindanao, dealing a […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsDec 18th, 2017

Take your time, Mr. President

The Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion bill (TRAIN) is at the final stages of becoming a law. Last December 13, the Senate ratified the Bicameral Conference Committee report (Bicam) on TRAIN with a 16-4 vote. The House of Representatives also claims that it has already voted for the bill through viva voce. President Duterte […] The post Take your time, Mr. President appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsDec 17th, 2017

Sen. Bam votes to stop TRAIN from passing Congress

December 14, 2017. The tax reform package will increase prices for all Filipinos without the necessary safeguards to protect our poor countrymen. This is the reason given by Senator Bam Aquino as he rejected the approval of the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion or TRAIN. While Sen. Bam is a co-author of the… Source… link: Sen. Bam votes to stop TRAIN from passing Congress.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsDec 14th, 2017

Congress votes overwhelmingly for one year of martial law

MANILA, Philippines — As expected, the administration-dominated Senate and House of Representatives overwhelmingly approved yesterday President Duterte’s req Source link link: Congress votes overwhelmingly for one year of martial law.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsDec 14th, 2017

Congress ratifies tax reform bill

The Senate and the House of Representatives ratified the final version of the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) bill on Wednesday, Dec.13, a day after the adoption and ratification of the proposed P3.77 trillion 2018 budget. At the Senate, the tax reform measure was ratified with 16 affirmative votes, while four senators — […] The post Congress ratifies tax reform bill appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsDec 13th, 2017

Congress votes overwhelmingly for one year of martial law

MANILA, Philippines — As expected, the administration-dominated Senate and House of Representatives overwhelmingly approved yesterday President Duterte’s req.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 13th, 2017

Congress approves 2nd martial law extension

WITH 240 votes in the affirmative and 27 in the negative, the two chambers of Congress approved a second extension of martial law in Mindanao, this time for a full year. Convening in a joint session on Dec. 13, the Senate voted 14-4, and the House of Representatives, 226-23, to adopt a letter early this […] The post Congress approves 2nd martial law extension appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsDec 13th, 2017

Makabayan bloc slams House panel ruling vs participation of non-members at Sereno impeach hearing

  The Makabayan bloc at the House of Representatives denounced the justice committee's decision on Wednesday to bar non-members as well as lawyers of Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno from participating in its impeachment proceedings.   READ:House panel votes against participation of non-members in Sereno impeach hearings   ACT-Teachers party-list Rep. Antonio Tinio asserted that all members of Congress are entitled to participate in the impeachment hearings against Sereno.   "Hindi ito ang unang impeachment na ginawa ng Congress kahit sinong member bsta interesado pinapahintulutang magtanong whether pro or against," Tinio said.   ...Keep on reading: Makabayan bloc slams House panel ruling vs participation of non-members at Sereno impeach hearing.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 22nd, 2017

Congress votes to extend martial law - Inquirer.net

Congress votes to extend martial law - Inquirer.net.....»»

Category: newsSource:  googlenewsRelated NewsJul 23rd, 2017

UPDATE 4: Congress votes to extend martial law in Mindanao until Dec. 31, 2017

UPDATE 4: Congress votes to extend martial law in Mindanao until Dec. 31, 2017.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsJul 22nd, 2017

UPDATE 3: Congress votes to extend martial law in Mindanao unitl Dec. 31, 2017

UPDATE 3: Congress votes to extend martial law in Mindanao unitl Dec. 31, 2017.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsJul 22nd, 2017

Congress votes 261-18 to extend Mindanao martial law 'til year's end - Inquirer.net

Congress votes 261-18 to extend Mindanao martial law 'til year's end - Inquirer.net.....»»

Category: newsSource:  googlenewsRelated NewsJul 22nd, 2017