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Senate Tackles Bill Promoting Flexible Work Arrangements

Senate Tackles Bill Promoting Flexible Work Arrangements.....»»

Category: newsSource: metrocebu metrocebuSep 14th, 2017

Villanueva Bats for Bill Promoting Flexible Work Arrangements Including 4-Day Workweek Scheme

Villanueva Bats for Bill Promoting Flexible Work Arrangements Including 4-Day Workweek Scheme.....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsAug 30th, 2017

Bill promoting 'work from home' hurdles Senate - Inquirer.net

Bill promoting 'work from home' hurdles Senate - Inquirer.net.....»»

Category: newsSource:  googlenewsRelated NewsMay 22nd, 2017

Bill promoting 'work from home' hurdles Senate - Inquirer.net

Bill promoting 'work from home' hurdles Senate - Inquirer.net.....»»

Category: newsSource:  googlenewsRelated NewsMay 22nd, 2017

Senate asks Duterte anew to certify BBL as urgent

        The Senate on Monday asked President Rodrigo Duterte anew to certify as urgent the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL).   In a letter sent to the President, newly elected Senate President Vicente Sotto III and Majority Leader Juan Miguel Zubiri said the Senate aims to pass on third reading Senate Bill 1717, or "An Act Providing for the Basic Law for the Bangsamoro and Abolishing the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao" before it goes to sine die adjournment on June 2.   "We are hoping for your usual support as we work for the prompt passage of this law," Sotto and Zubiri said in the letter.   The measure is sti...Keep on reading: Senate asks Duterte anew to certify BBL as urgent.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated News9 hr. 59 min. ago

U.S. Senate OKs bill promoting closer ties with Taiwan that has angered China

The U.S. Senate on Wednesday passed a bill promoting closer U.S. ties with Taiwan, which China has warned could threaten stability in the Taiwan Strait, but drew praise from the self-ruled island which pledged to deepen cooperation......»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsMar 1st, 2018

China lashes out at US over bill promoting Taiwan ties

BEIJING: China lodged an official protest with the United States on Thursday, saying it was “strongly dissatisfied” after the US Senate passed a bill promoting relations with self-governing Taiwan. The US Senate passed the Taiwan Travel Act, intended to encourage visits between the United States and Taiwan “at all levels,” by unanimous consent on Wednesday, [...] The post China lashes out at US over bill promoting Taiwan ties appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsMar 1st, 2018

U.S. Senate passes bill promoting ties with Taiwan

WASHINGTON DC, USA – The United States Senate Wednesday, February 28, passed a bill promoting US-Taiwan relations – legislation likely to infuriate China. The Taiwan Travel Act, intended to encourage visits between the United States and Taiwan "at all levels" was passed by unanimous consent, having passed the House of Representatives ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMar 1st, 2018

Feeding program bill okay elates author Poe

SENATOR Grace Poe hailed the passage of her pet measure that institutionalizes the school feeding program, which tackles malnutrition especially among schoolchildren. Following the Senate’s approval of Senate Bill No. 1279 or the Masustansiyang Pagkain Para Sa Batang Pilipino Act on third and final reading on a vote of 18-0,….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsFeb 5th, 2018

Senate bill seeks to help Filipino seafarers returning from abroad

MANILA, Philippines – To accommodate seafarers returning to the Philippines after years of hard work overseas, a Senate bill proposes the creation of an office that would assist them with their reintegration. Senate Bill 244 or the proposed Magna Carta of Filipino Seafarers includes the establishment of ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsDec 6th, 2017

PRIB: Balik scientists program to have more benefits, incentives

November 27, 2017. The Senate today approved on third and final reading a bill which seeks to institutionalize benefits and incentives for scientists, engineers, and innovators of Filipino descent residing overseas to encourage them to stay in the country and work for national development. Senate Bill No. 1533, also… Source link link: PRIB: 'Balik' scientists program to have more benefits, incentives.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsNov 27th, 2017

Senate OK’s priority bill on ‘balik’ scientists program

THE SENATE on Monday, Nov. 27, approved on third and final reading a priority bill which seeks to institutionalize benefits and incentives for scientists, engineers, and innovators of Filipino descent residing overseas to encourage them to stay in the country and work for national development. Senate Bill No. 1533, also known as the Balik Scientist […] The post Senate OK’s priority bill on ‘balik’ scientists program appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsNov 27th, 2017

Senate approves ‘Balik Scientist’ bill on final reading

Senators voted 13-0 on Mondayto approve on third and final reading a billthat would encourage Filipino scientists, engineers, and innovators abroad to return to the country by providing themwithmorebenefits. Sen. Paulo Benigno "Bam" Aquino IV, principal author ofSenate Bill No. 1533. known as the Balik Scientist Act, said themeasure would institutionalize the Balik Scientist Program, which was first launched in 1975. The bill aims"to bring back Filipino scientists, engineers, and technology entrepreneurs to work in various fields, including heath, food and agriculture, information and communications technology (ICT), and even alternative energy." "It is about time that we in...Keep on reading: Senate approves ‘Balik Scientist’ bill on final reading.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 27th, 2017

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

Senate OKs bill promoting transparency, public accountability

MANILA, Philippines — The Senate approved on third and final reading a bill, which promotes greater transparency and public accountability in the formulation.....»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 19th, 2017

House tackles bill on 4-day work week

MANILA, Philippines - The measure that aims to institutionalize – both in private and government offices – an “optional four-day work week” as a means of max.....»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 22nd, 2017

Senate bill creating OFW dept not meant to encourage work abroad—Villanueva

Senate bill creating OFW dept not meant to encourage work abroad—Villanueva.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsAug 10th, 2017

Trump’s transgender military ban ‘not worked out yet’ – BBC News

The White House has not yet decided how it will implement the president's ban on transgender people serving in the US military. Mr Trump's surprise Twitter announcement on Wednesday has been met with criticism from rights groups. Spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said the administration would work alongside the Pentagon to decide how to proceed. It is not yet clear how the announcement will affect current transgender service personnel. &'8220;The United States government will not accept or allow transgender individuals to serve in any capacity in the US military,&'8221; Donald Trump tweeted. &'8220;Our military must be focused on decisive and overwhelming victory and cannot be burdened with the tremendous medical costs and disruption that transgender in the military would entail.&'8221; Asked at a press briefing if troops on battlefields would be immediately sent back, White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said the policy had yet to be worked out. &'8220;The decision is based on a military decision. It's not meant to be anything more than that,&'8221; she said. However, some US media outlets questioned the spending justification. The Washington Post drew attention to an analysis that the US military spends almost $42m (£32m) a year on the erectile dysfunction medication Viagra &'' several times the total estimated cost of transgender medical support. Meanwhile, Politico reports that the move was prompted by threats from Republican hardliners over a spending bill which would provide funding for Mr Trump's promised military spending and border wall plans. One Republican lawmaker had already tabled an amendment to the spending bill to prevent the military paying for transgender surgical procedures. The timing of this transgender ban is almost as interesting as the move itself. Why now? With the Trump administration being buffeted by the Jeff Sessions political death watch, the ongoing multi-prong investigation into the Trump campaign, the healthcare drama in the Senate and the impending Russian sanctions bill, perhaps the administration decided this was a good time to change the subject and rally conservative forces to his side. Republicans have long used cultural issues as a wedge to divide Democrats and energise evangelicals. As one White House insider acknowledged, this is straight out of that playbook. While Mr Trump campaigned as sympathetic to LGBT rights, he needs the traditional religious conservatives to stay loyal to him now, more than ever. The president's action will create a furore among liberals and the media commentators whose disdain for the current administration is not a new development. This is a fight the White House will welcome. The decision to allow transgender people to serve openly in the military was made by the Obama administration last year, with a one-year review period allowed for its implementation. The policy included a provision for the military to provide medical help for service members wanting to change gender. But in June, Defence Secretary James Mattis agreed to a further six-month delay. In 2016, the independent Rand Corporation estimated that about 4,000 US active-duty and reserve service members are transgender, although some campaigners put the figure higher than 10,000. Rand also predicted that the inclusion of transgender people in the military would cause a 0.13% increase in healthcare spending (approximately $8.4m). Kristin Beck, a retired elite Navy SEAL, issued a challenge to President Trump in an interview with Business Insider: &'8220;Let's meet face to face and you tell me I'm not worthy.&'8221; She said that during her decorated military career, she had been &'8220;defending individual liberty&'8221;. &'8220;Being transgender doesn't affect anyone else,&'8221; she said. &'8220;We are liberty's light. If you can't defend that for everyone that's an American citizen, that's not right.&'8221; Army reservist Rudy Akbarian, in Los Angeles, said: &'8220;My heart dropped a little bit, you know. It hurt.&'8221; &'8220;Not everyone responded well after learning I was transitioning,&'8221; he said. &'8220;But after spending time on missions and realising we all share the same love for the country, we worked together and got the job done. &'8220;The discrimination I'm facing now is from those outside the military &'' not the people who work with me.&'8221; Mr Trump said his decision was based on consultation with his generals, but there has been a mixed reaction. Former Defence Secretary Ash Carter, who lifted the ban last year under President Obama, said: &'8220;To choose service members on other grounds than military qualifications is social policy and has no place in our military.&'8221; Chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, Republican John McCain, said major policy announcements should not be made via Twitter. &'8220;Any American who meets current medical and readiness standards should be allowed to continue serving,&'8221; he added. Several British military generals also condemned Mr Trump's decision, including the commander of the UK Maritime Forces, Rear Admiral Alex Burton, who said &'8220;I am so glad we are not going this way.&'8221; &'8220;Each dollar needs to be spent to address threats facing our nation,&'8221; Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler, a long-time opponent of the Obama administration's position, said in a statement. &'8220;The costs incurred by funding transgender surgeries and the required additional care it demands should not be the focus of our military resources,&'8221; she said. Trump supporter and political commentator Scott Presler is among those who disagree with the military carrying the cost of such interventions. While disagreeing with the ban, he added that &'8220;generals know more about war than I do.&'8221; &'8220;I don't think this is an attack on the LGBT community &' I'm mixed, but I have confidence in the guidance that President [&'].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanaoexaminerRelated NewsJul 27th, 2017

Senate approves 'work from home' bill on final reading

Senate approves 'work from home' bill on final reading.....»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMay 23rd, 2017

Senate approves work-from-home bill on final reading - Manila Bulletin

Senate approves work-from-home bill on final reading - Manila Bulletin.....»»

Category: newsSource:  googlenewsRelated NewsMay 22nd, 2017

Senate approves 'work from home' bill on final reading - Rappler

Senate approves 'work from home' bill on final reading - Rappler.....»»

Category: newsSource:  googlenewsRelated NewsMay 22nd, 2017