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Sotto seeks amendment to ‘Pangilinan Law’

By Mario J. Mallari Senate President Vicente Sotto III filed a bill yesterday seeking to amend the controversial Republic Act 9344 or the Juvenile and Welfare Act of 2006, more commonly referred to as the “Pangilinan Law” by lowering the age of criminal responsibility from 15 to just 13 years old. Senate Bill 2026 wants […].....»»

Category: newsSource: tribune tribuneSep 26th, 2018

Senate bill wants 150 days of maternity leave in PH

MANILA, Philippines With maternal and child health in mind, Senator Francis "Kiko" Pangilinan recently filed a bill that seeks to extend maternity leave in the country from 60 to 150 days. An amendment to the Social Security Act of 1997, Pangilinan's .....»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJul 24th, 2016

Sotto wants nationwide, interfaith prayer every 1st Thursday of February

  MANILA, Philippines --- Senate President Vicente Sotto III has filed a resolution urging the chamber to declare every first Thursday of February as the "Synchronized National Interfaith Prayers for Peace and Reconciliation." Senate Resolution No. 1002, filed by Sotto last Monday, is aimed at encouraging Filipinos to participate in reciting a universal prayer initiated by the "PasaLord Prayer Movement," the "Prayer for Peace in the Philippines." The said prayer has an English, Filipino, Cebuano and Hiligaynon versions. The PasaLord Prayer Movement is aninterfaith movement launched in 2017 which "seeks to unite Filipinos of various creeds and denominations to pray for peace...Keep on reading: Sotto wants nationwide, interfaith prayer every 1st Thursday of February.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 31st, 2019

Gordon calls out senators’ absence during interpellations

MANILA, Philippines --- Senator Richard Gordon called out some minority senators for not showing up during Wednesday's plenary deliberations, citing that their absence postpones debates on proposed measures. After he sponsored Senate Bill 2195, which seeks to authorize courts to require community service instead of imprisonment as penalties for arrested minors or those of legal age, he asked for a manifestation from Senate President Vicente "Tito" Sotto III. Gordon criticized the absence of some minority senators and expressed sympathy towards Senate minority leader Franklin Drilon, who was mostly alone in interpellating a proposed bill. "Hindi natin nagawa 'yung batas natin sa ...Keep on reading: Gordon calls out senators’ absence during interpellations.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 30th, 2019

UAAP: Sotto, Ateneo drop 44 points in first quarter to destroy UPIS

STANDINGS NU 9-1 Ateneo 8-3 FEU-Diliman 8-3 Adamson 7-4 UST 5-6 DLSZ 4-6 UE 1-10 UPIS 1-10 Ateneo de Manila High School has flown higher even as other playoff hopefuls Far Eastern University-Diliman and Adamson High School have bounced back in the UAAP 81 Juniors Basketball Tournament. The Blue Eaglets got it going from the get-go and buried the University of the Philippines Integrated School in a 44-point first quarter hole it could never get out of in a 115-68 domination on Wednesday at the Filoil Flying V Centre. Of course, Kai Sotto towered over the competition with 18 points, 11 rebounds, and five assists while frontcourt partner Geo Chiu had his own 16-marker, 11-board double-double. The backcourt also did damage with Forthsky Padrigao collecting 17points, 10 rebounds, seven assists, and two steals. With everybody clicking, the defending champions scored 11 unanswered points to begin the game before going on to total 44 points in the first quarter. In the same timeframe, the Junior Maroons would only be able to muster 15 points. From that point, the Ateneo lead would only grow as big as 51 en route to a third win in a row and eighth overall in 11 games. “I think we’re growing up already. Batang team ‘to and now, they got experience and hopefully, we can peak at the right time,” a beaming head coach Reggie Varilla said post-game. The Blue Eaglets took care of business just as the Baby Tamaraws levelled with them in the standings following a 99-82 rout of University of the East. Xyrus Torres and Bryan Sajonia were on fire for the green and yellow with 24 and 22 points, respectively, while RJ Abarrientos chipped in 13 markers and seven rebounds. Coming off their worst loss in the season, FEU-Diliman is now just one win away from clinching a playoff berth – just like the defending champions. Also getting a mighty rebound from their worst loss in the season are the Baby Falcons who weathered the storm brought about by University of Sto. Tomas, 69-67. Joem Sabandal turned in his most complete game with 23 points, 11 rebounds, six assists, and four steals while big men Lorenz Capulong and AP Manlapaz combined for 19 markers and 10 boards. Adamson only scored eight points in the final frame, but the cushion it had from a 28-point third period proved to be more than enough for them to rise to 7-4. This was an important win for them as a loss would have tied them in the standings with the Tiger Cubs. For UST, Mark Nonoy stuffed the stat sheet anew with 27 points, seven rebounds, seven steals, and four assists while Bismarck Lina posted a 13-marker, 12-board double-double. With their rally falling short, however, they fall to 5-5 in the standings. BOX SCORES FIRST GAME FEU-DILIMAN 99 – Torres 24, Sajonia 22, Abarrientos 15, Barasi 10, Bautista J. 9, Balaga 8, Tolentino 5, Ona 2, Alforque 2, Bradley 2, Anonuevo 0, Armendez 0, Bautista S. 0, Bagunu 0, Libago 0, Sicat 0. UE 82 – Dichoso 31, Sullano 19, Flores 14, Alinsoring 5, Agbas 5, Almacen 4, Tan 2, Tajonera 2, Gatdula 0, Lima 0, Santos 0, Villarta 0. QUARTER SCORES: 28-13, 52-31, 71-57, 99-82 SECOND GAME ADAMSON 69 – Sabandal 23, Doria Ad. 10, Capulong 10, Manlapaz 9, Prodigo 6, Doria An. 6, Santos 3, Barcelona 1, Tulabut 1, Dominguez 0, Engbino 0, Hanapi 0, Nitura 0. UST 67 – Nonoy 27, Lina 13, Amador 8, Benzonan 6, Manabat 5, Casingcasing 3, Estrella 2, Oliva 2, Marzan 1, Dolendo 0, Dumlao 0, Barranco 0. QUARTER SCORES: 19-19, 33-35, 61-51, 69-67 THIRD GAME ATENEO 115 – Sotto 18, Padrigao 17, David 16, Chiu 16, Jaymalin 9, Fetalvero 9, Ladimo 8, Diaz 7, Espinosa 6, Salandanan 4, Narciso 3, Lechoncito 2, Pangilinan 0, Corral 0, Coo 0 UPIS 68 – Labao 14, Tuazon 12, Vergeire 11, Torres 11, Estrera 10, Gomez de Liano 10, Armamento 0, Lopez 0, VIllaverde 0, Napalang 0, Galotera 0 QUARTER SCORES: 44-18, 65-37, 95-53, 115-68 --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 23rd, 2019

Sotto seeks to mediate between Duterte, Catholic Church

MANILA, Philippines – Senate President Vicente Sotto III seeks to mediate between President Rodrigo Duterte and the Catholic Church amid ongoing animosity between the two. Sotto, a Catholic, said the issue must be addressed, as many Filipinos are uneasy with the situation. "Marami na kasi sa mga kababayan natin ang (Many of ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 14th, 2019

Sotto bill seeks to repeal ban on use of incinerators for waste disposal

Sotto is pushing for the approval of Senate Bill 2076, which would amend the Republic Act 8749, or the Clean Air Act of 1999, and remove a provision, which prohibits the incineration of wastes, to pave the way for the application of treatment technologies for waste disposal or conversion. Sotto bill seeks to repeal ban… link: Sotto bill seeks to repeal ban on use of incinerators for waste disposal.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsJan 2nd, 2019

Quezon City seeks counter bids for waste management project

The local government of Quezon City is seeking comparative proposals for an integrated solid waste management project to challenge the proposal of a consortium led by Pangilinan-led Metro Pacific Investment Corp. (MPIC), the Public-Private Partnership (PPP) Center announced......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 27th, 2018

Vico Sotto seeks to end mayoral rule of Eusebios in Pasig

Pasig City Councilor Vico Sotto, a member of the Sotto showbiz family that later branched out into politics, seeks to challenge the decades-long political success of the Eusebio family in Pasig. The independent city councilor who was first elected to public office in the 2016 elections filed his certificate of candidacy accompanied by his parents, […] The post Vico Sotto seeks to end mayoral rule of Eusebios in Pasig appeared first on Interaksyon......»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsOct 19th, 2018

Tito Sotto seeks to lower minimum age of criminal liability to 13 - Rappler

Tito Sotto seeks to lower minimum age of criminal liability to 13 - Rappler.....»»

Category: newsSource:  googlenewsRelated NewsSep 25th, 2018

Sotto seeks to lower criminal liability age to 13

Citing exploitation of criminal syndicates, Senate President Vicento "Tito" Sotto wants to lower the age of criminal liability to 13 years old......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 25th, 2018

Sotto seeks to lower criminal liability age to 13

Citing exploitation of criminal syndicates, Senate President Vicento “Tito” Sotto wants to lower the age of criminal liability to 13 years old. Source link link: Sotto seeks to lower criminal liability age to 13.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsSep 25th, 2018

Writers, publishers urge Senate: Leave books out of tax bill

Writers' and publishers' groups have urged the Senate to dump a proviso in the proposed "Trabaho" tax reform law that will repeal the value-added tax (VAT) exemption of books and publications. They warned that the proposed law violates the Florence Agreement signed by the Philippines that encourages the free flow of books and publications across countries. Known as the Tax Reform for Attracting Better and High-Quality Opportunities or "Trabaho" bill (Senate Bill No. 1906 filed by Senate President Vicente Sotto III) seeks to reduce corporate taxes ostensibly to encourage business and investments. But it tries to make up for the loss of government revenues by repealing 123 special...Keep on reading: Writers, publishers urge Senate: Leave books out of tax bill.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 23rd, 2018

Sotto, Hontiveros want to ban online porn to curb teenage pregnancy

Senators Vicente "Tito" Sotto III and Risa Hontiveros want to ban online pornographic materials in a bid to curb the rising rate of teenage pregnancy in the country. During the period of interpellation on Senate Bill 1888 or the "Prevention of Adolescent Pregnancy Act of 2018" on Tuesday, Sotto said an amendment to the bill should include a section removing pornographic materials online, a suggestion which Hontiveros welcomed. Before this, Sotto first asked what "digital citizenship" means and why was it included in the Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE) under Section 6 of the bill. "So that they can prevent teenage pregnancy because we have noted the almost ubiquitous natu...Keep on reading: Sotto, Hontiveros want to ban online porn to curb teenage pregnancy.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 31st, 2018

Sotto files bill on TRAIN 2 covering corporate income taxes, incentives

Senate President Vicente "Tito" Sotto III filed on Thursday the second package of the government's tax reforms program. The proposal is contained in an 87-page Senate Bill No. 1906 entitled the "Corporate Income Tax and Incentives Reform Act." Sotto's measure seeks to reform the corporate income tax and incentives. /vvp  ...Keep on reading: Sotto files bill on TRAIN 2 covering corporate income taxes, incentives.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 2nd, 2018

Sotto: Mandatory drug test for kids calls for amendment of Dangerous Drugs Act

The mandatory drug tests being proposed for students in primary school may require the amendment of the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002, according to Senate President Vicente Sotto III. Source link link: Sotto: Mandatory drug test for kids calls for amendment of Dangerous Drugs Act.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsJun 22nd, 2018

Duterte signs Ease of Doing Business Act

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 29 May) – President Rodrigo Duterte signed Republic Act No. 11032 or the Ease of Doing Business and Efficient Government Service Delivery Act on Monday, May 28. An amendment of the Anti-Red Tape Act of 2007, the new law seeks to make the process of putting up and running a business in the Philippines […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsMay 29th, 2018

Duterte signs Ease of Doing Business Act

MANILA, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte, in the presence of Congress leaders, signed into law Republic Act No. 11032 or the Ease of Doing Business and Efficient Government Service Delivery Act on Monday, May 28. The new law, an amendment of the Anti-Red Tape Act of 2007, seeks to make the process ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMay 28th, 2018

Efficient Gov’t Service Act inked

President Rodrigo Duterte, in the presence of Congress leaders, signed into law Republic Act No. 11032 or the Ease of Doing Business and Efficient Government Service Delivery Act yesterday. The new law, an amendment of the Anti-Red Tape Act of 2007, seeks to make the process of putting up and….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsMay 28th, 2018

Sotto mum on opposition senator reportedly joining the Senate majority bloc

SenatePresidentVicente "Tito" Sotto III was tight-lippedabout the identity of an opposition senator reportedly planning to join the majority bloc in the Senate. "I'd rather not confirm or deny. Nakakahiya naman bakasabihin pinapangunahan ko e (It's embarassing. I may be jumping the gun)," Sotto said during the Kapihan sa Senado on Thursday. Senator Panfilo Lacson earlier said thatat least one member of the minority bloc is now inclined to join the majority. Thereare only sixopposition senators -- Minority Leader Franklin Drilon, Senators Francis Pangilinan, Bam Aquino, Risa Hontiveros, Leila de Lima, and Antonio Trillanes IV. But when asked if the unnamedopposition senator is...Keep on reading: Sotto mum on opposition senator reportedly joining the Senate majority bloc.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 24th, 2018

Senate asks Duterte to certify proposed BBL as urgent to meet June 2 deadline

MANILA, Philippines – With only 5 session days left, Senate leaders asked President Rodrigo Duterte to certify the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) as urgent. (READ:  BBL needs a push from Duterte to become law before SONA ) In a letter dated May 21, Senate President Vicente Sotto III and Majority Leader Juan Miguel Zubiri said the chamber seeks to ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMay 22nd, 2018