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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

Philippine Congress Votes to Extend Martial Law in South

MANILA - The Philippine Congress on Wednesday approved a request by the president to extend martial law in the country's volatile south by a year due to continuing threats by Islamic State group-li.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsDec 13th, 2018

Philippine Congress Votes to Extend Martial Law in South

MANILA - The Philippine Congress on Wednesday approved a request by the president to extend martial law in the country's volatile south by a year due to continuing threats by Islamic State group-li.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsDec 12th, 2018

Reactions to House’s approval of federal charter on final reading

The draft federal charter was approved by the Congress on its third and final reading less than a week since its second passage despite a majority of Filipinos’ disapproval of the shift to a federal system. Resolution of Both Houses 15 was met with 224 affirmative votes, 22 objections and 3 abstentions. Under the proposal, the […] The post Reactions to House’s approval of federal charter on final reading appeared first on Interaksyon......»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsDec 12th, 2018

Reasons why one-year martial law extension in Mindanao is being opposed

Protests against the extension of martial law in Mindanao continued after congress voted to grant President Rodrigo Duterte’s request to extend martial rule in the southern region. The Senate after 12 votes of ‘yes’, five votes of ‘no’, and one abstention voted to grant the president’s request while the House of Representatives yielded 223 ‘yes’ […] The post Reasons why one-year martial law extension in Mindanao is being opposed appeared first on Interaksyon......»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsDec 12th, 2018

House approves draft federal constitution on 2nd reading

MANILA, Philippines – The proposed federal constitution is one step away from being passed in the House of Representatives, after Resolution of Both Houses (RBH) 15 was approved on 2nd reading. Legislators gave their thumbs up to the resolution through viva voce voting or a vote of ayes ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsDec 4th, 2018

House OKs higher tax rates on tobacco | The Manila Times Online

THE House of Representatives approved on second reading a bill consolidating measures on the additional tobacco excise taxes. Lawmakers approved via viva voce (voice vote) on Wednesday House Bill (HB).....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsNov 29th, 2018

Fil-Am Ortiz Jones concedes after tight race for House seat

LOS ANGELES -- Gina Ortiz Jones, Filipina American congressional candidate for Texas' 23rd congressional district, conceded on Monday, Nov. 19 to Republican incumbent Will Hurd after a tight race. Nearly two weeks after Election Day, Ortiz Jones hoped to flip the seat blue but trailed behind two-time incumbent Hurd by 1,150 votes out of the 209,000 cast. "I remain committed to serving my community and country, and I wish Will Hurd the courage to fight for TX-23 in the way in which our district deserves," Ortiz Jones said in a statement on Monday. Ortiz Jones tried to make history by becoming the first Filipina American to be elected to Congress, as well as the first openly g...Keep on reading: Fil-Am Ortiz Jones concedes after tight race for House seat.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 22nd, 2018

Labor group presses P500 food subsidy

A labor group has renewed its call for President Rodrigo Duterte to approve a monthly food voucher worth P500 for some 4 million minimum wage earners nationwide to help them cope with the extraordinary increases in the prices of goods and services. The Associated Labor Unions-Trade Union Congress of the Philippines (ALU-TUCP) said the average daily minimum wage of P232 nationwide remained woefully inadequate, despite recent increases in the floor pay. "On the average, wage boards acted only on the capacity of employers and businesses to afford the wage increases by adjusting the nominal minimum wage rates by P32 to P36 a day nationwide," ALU-TUCP spokesperson Alan Tanjusay said on ...Keep on reading: Labor group presses P500 food subsidy.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 12th, 2018

US votes in midterms verdict on turbulent Trump rule

WASHINGTON, D.C.: US voters decide on Tuesday whether President Donald Trump will keep his Republican majority in Congress or face a hostile Democratic majority after a bitter campaign for midterm...READ MORE The post US votes in midterms verdict on turbulent Trump rule appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated NewsNov 6th, 2018

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