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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 bill: No garage, no new car

Senate bill: No garage, no new car.....»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsOct 15th, 2018

Senate panel studying Proof-of-Parking Space Act

The Senate has started the process of ironing out the details of a bill which would require prospective vehicle owners to present proof that they have a parking space for their new vehicle.........»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsOct 14th, 2018

Senate bill: No garage, no new car

Senate bill: No garage, no new car Source link link: Senate bill: No garage, no new car.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsOct 14th, 2018

Senate committee to tackle proof-of-parking space bill - INQUIRER.net

Senate committee to tackle proof-of-parking space bill - INQUIRER.net.....»»

Category: newsSource:  googlenewsRelated NewsOct 14th, 2018

Duque asks Duterte to certify tobacco tax hike bill as urgent

MANILA, Philippines – Health Secretary Francisco Duque III asked President Rodrigo Duterte to certify as urgent a Senate bill seeking to raise tobacco taxes in order to fund the universal health care (UHC) bill. Duque confirmed this in a text message to Rappler on Sunday, October 14. The health chief submitted ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsOct 14th, 2018

Senate studying proposed Proof-of-Parking Space Act

THE SENATE is studying a bill that would require prospective car owners to present proof that they have a parking space for the newly purchased vehicle. The post Senate studying proposed Proof-of-Parking Space Act appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsOct 14th, 2018

Doctors raise concerns as Senate passes universal health care bill

Philhealth contributions could spike once the universal health care bill becomes a law.  Source link link: Doctors raise concerns as Senate passes universal health care bill.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsOct 12th, 2018

‘King,’ ‘rock star,’ wannabes join Senate race

  A "king," a supposed ex-beau of a former presidential communications official, a self-proclaimed husband of Kris Aquino and an advocate of "hao-siao," or bogus journalists.   Dozens of senatorial aspirants trooped to the head office of the Commission on Elections (Comelec) in Intramuros, Manila, on Thursday to make their case that they should be elected to the 18th Congress in next year's midterm elections.   Noisy, banner-waving supporters cheered for them.   In an impassioned speech at the start of the five-day filing of certificates of candidacy (COCs), "King Salam" Emilio Delfin Lacan Luisong Tagean said it was time the Philippines had i...Keep on reading: ‘King,’ ‘rock star,’ wannabes join Senate race.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 12th, 2018

Realizing the dream of Universal Healthcare in the Philippines

History was made Wednesday, 10 October, when the Senate passed on third and final reading Senate Bill 1896, its version of the Universal Health Coverage (UHC) bill. The passage of the bill in the Upper Chamber signifies a giant step towards the realization of a truly accessible and quality healthcare for all Filipinos. We have […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsOct 11th, 2018

Universal Health Care bill easily passed in Senate

Universal Health Care bill easily passed in Senate.....»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsOct 10th, 2018

Senate approves universal health care bill - Rappler

Senate approves universal health care bill - Rappler.....»»

Category: newsSource:  googlenewsRelated NewsOct 10th, 2018

PRIB: Senate endorses creation of Cordillera State Institute of Technology

October 10, 2018. The Senate on Wednesday, October 10, 2018, passed on third and final reading House Bill 7264, which integrates training centers and supervised state-run technical-vocational institutions of the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA), including the Baguio School of Arts and… Source link link: PRIB: Senate endorses creation of Cordillera State Institute of Technology.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsOct 10th, 2018

Senate approves universal health care bill

MANILA, Philippines – The Senate approved on Wednesday, October 10, the Universal Health Care (UHC) bill seeking to give all Filipinos access to health care coverage and services. Senate Bill 1896 or the Universal Health Care for All Filipinos Bill seeks to automatically enrol Filipinos into a “National Health Insurance program,” ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsOct 10th, 2018