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Senate OK’s bill on innovative start-ups

THE SENATE on Wednesday passed on third and final reading the proposed innovative start-ups law, a priority measure which aims to provide start-up entrepreneurs tax breaks and other forms of assistance. Senate Bill No. 1532, authored by Senator Paolo Benigno A. Aquino IV, was approved with 18 affirmative votes, no negative vote, and zero abstention. […] The post Senate OK’s bill on innovative start-ups appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource: bworldonline bworldonlineMay 16th, 2018

Senate approves bill granting gov t support for innovative startups

MANILA, Philippines – The Senate on Wednesday, May 17, approved the bill that aims to give entrepreneurs a better chance of succeeding by providing them ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMay 17th, 2018

Senate OKs bill seeking to support innovative startups

Sen. Bam Aquino (Photo from his media office) The Senate on Wednesday passed on third and final reading a measure that seeks to support innovative startups through financial subsidies like tax brea.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsMay 17th, 2018

Senate lists bills to tackle when session resumes May 15

Senate Majority Leader Vicente C. Sotto III on Thursday, April 26, identified 24 bills which the Senate aims to pass on third and final reading once it resumes session on May 15. In a copy given to the media, the proposed measure included the following: • Senate Bill No. 1532 or the proposed Innovative Startup […] The post Senate lists bills to tackle when session resumes May 15 appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsApr 26th, 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

How Trump’s health care loss will shape his presidency – CNN News

The fate of Donald Trump's presidency may hinge on what he does next. His failure to convert the core campaign promise of repealing and replacing Obamacare &'8212; even with a GOP monopoly on power in Washington &'8212; has left the White House reeling. Trump and his advisers must now regroup and try to figure out how to avoid another legislative debacle on their next big issue, tax reform. They will do so knowing that a second failure could throttle his presidency. Once, Trump's aides viewed health care reform, presumably an easy early win, as a way to deliver momentum to his presidency and to build toward more sweeping change picked from his ambitious agenda. But the effort's ignominious defeat Friday has severely weakened the President, electrified Democrats and left Trump's declarations that he is the ultimate dealmaker who can change Washington looking increasingly hollow. Trump surprised some of those close to him with his reaction to Friday's health care collapse. He did not vent or rage. Instead in the Oval Office afterward Trump was &'8220;sullen and quiet&'8221; as he contemplated his first blow, dealt by the Washington swamp he had vowed to drain, one insider source said. The President was well aware he failed to deliver on an issue that stirs the passions of his political base. He was also mindful that the health care disaster would make his quest to tackle a behemoth tax package that much more difficult, the source said. Indeed, the early failure means that hundreds of billions of dollars in federal savings that the White House had earmarked to bankroll a tax code overhaul are nowhere to be seen. &'8220;It makes everything harder moving forward,&'8221; one Trump adviser said. Another senior administration official told CNN's Gloria Borger that tax reform could now have to be a &'8220;smaller version,&'8221; than originally planned and the problem would be explaining to the public that because the repeal of Obamacare didn't happen, there's &'8220;a trillion dollars less to deal with.&'8221; Already casting an eye toward the midterm elections, which typically hurt the President's own party, some of Trump's advisers fear Obamacare's underdog survival will provide a rallying point for their political foes. &'8220;Democrats will feel emboldened and their base will feel emboldened,&'8221; a senior administration official said. As the White House grasps for a bounce back strategy, his team must take another look at one of the most important questions that Trump faced when he took power, one lent more urgency by his humiliation over health care. They must consider whether his brand as an outsider &'8212; with broad strokes politics that exacerbates grievances, has little time for dissenters and is anchored around his imposing, unpredictable personality &'8212; can actually prosper in Washington. Ironically, it was the same forces of inertia and division in the capital that soured Trump's voters on the political establishment and helped elevate him to power that combined to defeat him in his first legislative venture. &'8220;I think what happened is that Washington won,&'8221; said Trump's budget director Mick Mulvaney, in a frank moment Sunday on NBC's &'8220;Meet the Press.&'8221; &'8220;I think the one thing we learned this week is that Washington was a lot more broken than President Trump thought that it was,&'8221; said Mulvaney, adding &'8220;the status quo wins and, unfortunately, the folks back home lost.&'8221; Mulvaney's comments marked a stunning admission, given that he works for a President who brashly predicted he knew politics better than the politicians and would soon bring the city to heel with his negotiating flair and mastery of sealing a deal. Instead, two-thirds of the way through his crucial First 100 days, Trump is nowhere near any significant legislative victory. And health care reform's failure is not his only problem. His travel ban on citizens on a list of predominantly Muslim nations has twice been turned back by the courts. His budget, which features steep cuts in diplomacy spending to finance an increase for the military, is facing stiff resistance in Congress. A building intrigue over his campaign's ties to Russia is clouding the White House's mood. It now appears that the most tangible success of Trump's first months in office will be the expected confirmation of his Supreme Court pick, Judge Neil Gorsuch &'8212; though even that will further polarize Washington. Republicans are vowing to invoke the &'8220;nuclear option&'8221; by changing Senate rules so that Gorsuch can be confirmed with 51 votes, along party lines, rather than with the super-majority traditionally required for nominees to the nation's top bench. In one sense, it should not be surprising that Trump is struggling. He is the most inexperienced new president in history, and lacks the political networks and insider contacts that most commanders-in-chief take for granted when they take office. Capitol Hill sources report that the President appeared unfamiliar with the in-depth details of the health care bill, as he tried to move votes in meetings with holdout Republican lawmakers. And while his processor, Barack Obama, spent months marshaling Obamacare through Congress, Trump tried to ram through the repeal bill in a matter of weeks. That was part of a White House strategy to get a fast start in the First 100 Days to create a shock-and-awe sense of momentum. But the tactic appears to have backfired &'8212; especially in the case of Obamacare and the travel ban where too little time was spent assessing the political and [&'].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanaoexaminerRelated NewsMar 27th, 2017

Pimentel urges BTC to work “double time” on draft Bangsamoro law

PASAY CITY (MindaNews/ 01 March) &'8212;  The expanded Bangsamoro Transition Commission (BTC) that will draft the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) &'8220;should now start working&'8221; and work &'8220;double time&'8221; to submit their draft to Congress by July, Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III said, adding that passing a &'8220;bill into law is easier than (shifting from) old [&'].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsMar 1st, 2017

Senate tackles death penalty bill in January

MANILA, Philippines - The Senate will start its debates on proposals to revive the death penalty this January following the House panel’s approval of a bill.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 9th, 2016

Senate presses Calida probe

DESPITE Solicitor General Jose Calida’s petition filed at the Supreme Court, Senator Antonio Trillanes IV and Koko Pimentel yesterday said that the investigation of Calida over the P261 million government contract with his security firm will start as scheduled. Pimentel said that until the SC releases a temporary restraining order….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated News10 hr. 32 min. ago

Comelec backs Gordon bill vs premature campaigning

MANILA, Philippines – The Commission on Elections (Comelec) on Thursday, August 16, voiced support for a bill filed by Senator Richard Gordon against premature campaigning. "We are very supportive of this particular bill," Comelec Spokesman James Jimenez said in a Senate hearing on Thursday. "In general the ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsAug 16th, 2018

The proposed Corporation Code amendments

The Senate finally approved on third reading Senate Bill 1280 (SB 1280) which, once passed into law, introduces major amendments to our existing Corporation Code (Batas Pambansa Blg. 68) passed 38 years ago in 1980. It’s thus worth noting the significant amendments the Bill seeks to introduce. Overall, the amendments seek to improve corporate governance, [...] The post The proposed Corporation Code amendments appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsAug 15th, 2018

Senate approves creation of Calamba City’s lone legislative district  

The Senateon Tuesdayapproved on third and final reading a bill seeking to create the lone legislative district of Calamba City in Laguna. Sponsored by Senator Juan Edgardo Angara,House Bill No. 990was approved with 19 affirmative votes, no negative vote, and no abstention. Angara, chair of the Senate Committee on Local Government,said the creation of the new legislative district of Calamba City would "focus on the needs of its constituents and bring them to the national government's attention." "In consideration of the size and continued progress of the city, it is only right that we give them proper representation in the national government," Angara said. The senator explain...Keep on reading: Senate approves creation of Calamba City’s lone legislative district  .....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 14th, 2018

Teo: ‘Nothing illegal’ in P60-M TV ad

FORMER Tourism secretary Wanda Teo on Tuesday maintained that there was “nothing illegal” in the P60 million television advertising contract between the Department of Tourism (DoT) and the company, which her brothers run. Teo stressed this at the start of the Senate Blue Ribbon Committee investigation into the controversy. “There was nothing illegal in the said contract. It [...] The post Teo: ‘Nothing illegal’ in P60-M TV ad appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsAug 14th, 2018

Pia Wurtzbach calls on Philippine Senate to pass SOGIE equality bill

MANILA, Philippines – Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach has joined the call for the Philippine Senate to pass the SOGIE (Sexual Orientation Gender Identity and Expression) Equality Bill, a legislation that would protect all persons from discrimination based on gender identity or expression. On  Monday, August 13, the beauty queen and ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsAug 13th, 2018

Catholic students urge senate to pass SOGIE bill

IGNORING possible sanctions from their school administrators, student councils from seven of the biggest Catholic schools in Metro Manila released a unified statement expressing support for the proposed SOGIE bill. SOGIE stands for Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and Expression; it seeks to prohibit discrimination among individuals. The statement urged “Senate’s leadership and its members to […] The post Catholic students urge senate to pass SOGIE bill appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsAug 12th, 2018

Solar power for PH homes sought

DETAINED Senator Leila de Lima wants all Filipino households to have their own mini-solar power system as a solution to the soaring electricity rates. De Lima filed Senate Bill (SB) No. 1904 seeking to promote the use of renewable energy providing incentives and credit facilities for households utilizing solar power….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsAug 11th, 2018

Villanueva assures SOGIE bill won& apos;t pass Senate at expense of religion - Inquirer.net

Villanueva assures SOGIE bill won't pass Senate at expense of religion - Inquirer.net.....»»

Category: newsSource:  googlenewsRelated NewsAug 10th, 2018

Urgent passage of SOGIE bill at Senate pressed

Senator Loren Legarda. FILE PHOTO Senator Loren Legarda on Friday called for the immediate passage of the Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity and Expression (SOGIE) Equality bill. 'The Stat.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsAug 10th, 2018

Argentine Senate rejects legalizing elective abortion

Argentina’s Senate rejected a bill to legalize elective abortion, a defeat for a grassroots movement that came closer than ever to achieving the decriminalization of the procedure in the homeland of Pope Francis. Argentine Senate rejects legalizing elective abortion Argentina’s Senate on Thursday rejected a bill to legalize elective abortion, a defeat for a grassroots… link: Argentine Senate rejects legalizing elective abortion.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsAug 9th, 2018

Senate defeats bill after polarising debate – BBC News

Argentina’s senate has rejected a bill which would have legalised abortion in the first 14 weeks of pregnancy. After a […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanaoexaminerRelated NewsAug 9th, 2018

Argentina Senate votes against legalizing abortion

BUENOS AIRES: Argentina’s senators on Thursday voted against legalizing abortion in the homeland of Pope Francis, dashing the hopes of women’s rights groups after the bill was approved by the legislature’s lower house months earlier. The vote, with 38 against, 31 in favor and two abstentions, capped a marathon session that began the day before [...] The post Argentina Senate votes against legalizing abortion appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated NewsAug 9th, 2018