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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

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

Labor group looks forward to passage of Sotto’s 14th month pay bill

A labor group on Monday said it was looking forward to the immediate passage of Senator Vicente "Tito" Sotto III's bill seeking a 14th month pay for private sector workers now that he is Senate President. Alan Tanjusay, spokesperson of the Associated Labor Unions - Trade Union Congress of the Philippines (ALU-TUCP), said they were now hoping for the immediate passage of the bill. Senate Bill No. 2, authored by Sotto, states that non-government rank and file employees should be entitled to a 14th month pay aside from the regular 13th month pay they receive every year. The legislation was filed by Sotto in July 2016 when he was Senate Majority Leader. READ:Sotto bill seeks 14th...Keep on reading: Labor group looks forward to passage of Sotto’s 14th month pay bill.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 21st, 2018

VP seeks probe on Sotto s poll fraud claims

VP seeks probe on Sotto s poll fraud claims.....»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  pepRelated NewsMar 10th, 2018

De Lima seeks amendment to Family Code

Senator Leila De Lima has filed a resolution urging the Senate to amend the Family Code of the Philippines in order to have equal responsibilities between parents. Senate Resolution No. 1730 seeks equal rights to the decision making of parents, particularly on the upbringing of their children. Some articles in the Family Code state the inequality of power and privilege between the husband and wife, the senator said. "This bill seeks to rectify the inequality in decision-making in the household by amending certain provisions in the Family Code of the Philippines," De Lima said in a statementon Saturday. "These provisions are deemed patriarchal and detrimental to establishing t...Keep on reading: De Lima seeks amendment to Family Code.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMar 10th, 2018

Sotto seeks Senate probe into alleged poll fraud in 2016

MANILA, Philippines – Senate Majority Leader Vicente Sotto III on Tuesday, March 6, called for an investigation into alleged electoral fraud in the 2016 presidential polls. Sotto delivered a privilege speech on Tuesday, March 6, and presented data, which he said he received from a “concerned and impeccably reliable” source. “I ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMar 6th, 2018

Sotto takes dig at House for presenting local bill to Senate

  Senate Majority Leader Vicente "Tito" Sotto III took a subtle dig at the House of Representatives on Tuesday when the latter's bill was presented for plenary consideration in the Senate.   As chairman of the Senate committee on local government, Senator Sonny Angara sponsored House Bill No. 1926 that seeks the creation of a barangay in Misamis Oriental.   After his short sponsorship of the bill, Sotto asked Angara this question: "Cannot the House of Representative pass this without the Senate, Mr. President?"   The question elicited laughter from some of his colleagues.   Angara answered Sotto's question anyway: "I think only the ...Keep on reading: Sotto takes dig at House for presenting local bill to Senate.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 23rd, 2018

Belangel does it all against Bullpups as Blue Eaglets remain unscathed

Ateneo de Manila High School remains the lone unbeaten team in the UAAP 80 Men’s Basketball Tournament. And following a 64-49 dismantling of Nazareth School of National University on Saturday at the Filoil Flying V Centre, the Blue Eaglets now have convincing victories versus all other contenders. SJ Belangel spearheaded the Katipunan blitz to begin the game which had them racing to a 19-5 edge after the first quarter. It was also the graduating guard’s back-to-back assists to Angelo David and then to Jason Credo that capped off a 7-0 burst that built up the biggest lead of the game for Ateneo, 36-13, late in the second quarter. By halftime, the Blue Eaglets were still ahead thanks to Belangel’s 13 points, six assists, three steals, and two rebounds as well as the rim protection of Kai Sotto who had six blocks and five boards. With the 7-foot-1 Sotto patrolling the paint, Rhayyan Amsali, Terrence Fortea, and Paul Manalang could not get going and combined for 0-of-13 shooting. Still, the Bullpups didn’t quit and neared to 48-58 inside the last four minutes only to see two dishes from the Ateneo captain again lead to two baskets. That kept Belangel – who wound up with 14 points, eight assists, seven rebounds, and four steals – and company ahead for good and also kept their perfect record intact after six games. “We’re talking it one game at a time. We want to stay focused,” head coach Joe Silva said Dave Ildefonso also added a 12-point, 12-rebound double-double while Sotto chipped in 12 rebounds and eight blocks on top of six points. Without a doubt, though, it was defense that won the game for the Blue Eaglets as they stymied their opponents into missing 59 of their 78 attempts. “Again, it’s all about defense. Dun talaga kami naka-focus this year,” Silva sais. This latest win adds erstwhile undefeated NU to Ateneo’s list of fallen contenders that already included Far Eastern University-Diliman and University of Sto. Tomas. No Bullpup was in double-digits as they suffered their first setback. In the first game, UST got for itself a mighty rebound, throttling De La Salle Zobel, 83-72. CJ Cansino kept his double-double-streak in the season going with 23 points, 15 rebounds, and four assists in this one. Kobe Palencia also had 16 markers, five boards, and five dimes to help the Tiger Cubs improve to 4-2. The Junior Archers had their two-game win run get snapped as they drop to 2-4. RC Calimag showed the way for them with 14 points. Defending champion FEU-Diliman also got a bounce back win by pounding on University of the Philippines Integrated School, 90-63. L-Jay Gonzales had 15 points, seven rebounds, five assists, and four steals in just 20 minutes to show the Baby Tamaraws the way to 3-3. RJ Abarrientos contributed 12 markers, nine dimes, and six boards of his own. Matt Santiago’s career-high 23 points, on the other hand, were all for naught as the Junior Maroons dropped to 1-5. BOX SCORES FIRST GAME UST 83 – Cansino 23, Palencia 16, Baquial 11, Benzonan 9, Dolendo 8, Lina 5, Anunciacion 5, Manabat 4, Dela Cruz 2, Co 0, Biag 0 DLSZ 72 – Calimag 14, Santos 13, Pascual 11, Cortez 10, Bonalos 7, Vesagas 6, Damiles 5, Terrado 3, Cosejo 3, Buncayo 0, Carlos 0, Escandor 0, Barcuma 0, Udal 0 QUARTER SCORES: 23-10, 44-23, 65-51, 83-72 SECOND GAME ATENEO 64 – Belangel 14, Ildefonso 12, Manuel 10, Credo 9, Sotto 6, Angeles 6, David 4, Diaz 2, Chiu 1, Jaymalin 0, Santos 0, Gusi 0, Lopa 0 NU 49 – Fortea 9, Oczon 8, Minerva 7, Pradella 8, Amsali 6, Javillonar 4, Gonzales 3, Malonzo 2, Felicida 2, Pangilinan 1, Manalang 0, Coyoca 0 QUARTER SCORES: 19-5, 36-17, 50-34, 64-49 THIRD GAME FEU-DILIMAN 90 – Gonzales 15, Abarrientos 12, Alforque 10, Armendez 10, Ona 10, Tolentino 7, Celso 6, Bautista 6, Sajonia 6, Boc 4, Escoto 2, Escarda 2, Torres 0, Barasi 0, Mariano 0, Libago 0 UPIS 63 – Santiago 23, Vergiere 11, Labao Ral 8, Tupaz 7, Labao Raf 5, Estrera 3, Gregorio 3, Dimaculangan 3, Villa-real 0, Condalor 0, Gomez de Liano 0 QUARTER SCORES: 22-9, 50-21, 70-37, 90-63 —- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsDec 9th, 2017