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Two Ilonggo lawmakers differ on divorce bill

TWO Iloilo congressmen have contrasting views on the legalization of divorce in the Philippines. Voting 134-57, the House of Representatives approved on third reading last March 19, 2018 House Bill 7303 or the Absolute Divorce Act of 2018. Fifth district Rep. Raul Tupas voted against the bill saying that while there is no perfect marriage, […] The post Two Ilonggo lawmakers differ on divorce bill appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource: thedailyguardian thedailyguardianMar 21st, 2018

Alvarez reveals efforts to stop divorce bill

HOUSE Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez disclosed on Tuesday, March 20, that some lawmakers had been urged to vote against the divorce bill. Asked at a press conference if there had been pressure from the Catholic church, Alvarez said, “Hindi ko alam. So far sa akin wala namang pressure. Pero I understand yung ibang mga miyembro tinawagan… link: Alvarez reveals efforts to stop divorce bill.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsMar 21st, 2018

House should take Duterte’s cue on divorce

AS expected, the House of Representatives, led by the pro-divorce Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez and backstopped by leftist lawmakers, passed a bill allowing divorce in the Philippines on third and final reading on Monday. On the same day, however, Palace spokesman Harry Roque Jr., in a news conference in Camarines Sur, shared with journalists a little [...] The post House should take Duterte’s cue on divorce appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsMar 20th, 2018

WATCH | First time ever: divorce bill reaches House plenary for deliberation

On Wednesday, February 21, the proposed bill titled “An Act Providing for Absolute Divorce and Dissolution of Marriage” was approved by the House committee on population and family relations, which saw lawmakers from the majority, minority and opposition blocs coming together in one vote......»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsFeb 22nd, 2018

Divorce bill wins House panel’s okay

THE controversial Divorce bill is finally moving forward now in the House of Representatives after several attempts in the previous Congresses failed. The House committee on population and family relations yesterday approved a substitute bill to be called Absolute Divorce Act of 2018. Lawmakers belonging to different blocs crossed party….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsFeb 21st, 2018

First time ever: divorce bill reaches House plenary for deliberation

On Wednesday, February 21, the proposed bill titled “An Act Providing for Absolute Divorce and Dissolution of Marriage” was approved by the House committee on population and family relations, which saw lawmakers from the majority, minority and opposition blocs coming together in one vote......»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsFeb 21st, 2018

Divorce bill still divides lawmakers

Divorce bill still divides lawmakers.....»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsAug 3rd, 2016

Solons want Duterte to fire four ERC commissioners

Lawmakers on Monday said President Rodrigo Duterte should fire the four commissioners of the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) who were suspended by the Office the Ombudsman for the second time in six months due to alleged misuse of bill deposits. Bayan Muna Rep. Carlos Zarate, in a press briefing, said the President should no longer wait for ERC Commissioners Gloria Victoria Yap-Taruc, Alfredo Non, Josefina Patricia Asirit and Geronimo Sta. Ana to resign. "Gaya nung ginawa nila nung sinuspinde sila for one year, tatakbo na naman sila sa Korte Suprema. Kaya ang hamon natin kay pangulong Duterte ay tanggalin na itong mga commissioners na ito. Huwag nang hintayin pa na sila ay mag-r...Keep on reading: Solons want Duterte to fire four ERC commissioners.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 20th, 2018

Alvarez’s marriage dissolution bill gets boost

By Charlie V. Manalo, Angie M. Rosales and Komfie Manalo Lawmakers representing the women’s sector yesterday expressed full support to Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez’s pet bill on the dissolution of marriage as the House leader remained hopeful their Senate counterparts would heed the clamor for the passage of the measure which the Speaker said will “relieve […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsJun 20th, 2018

Legalized pot spots around the world

PARIS, France – Canada is set to become the latest of only a few countries around the world to legalize cannabis for recreational use after its lawmakers passed a bill Monday, June 18, giving their go-ahead. Many countries have decriminalized the use and possession of cannabis, abandoning prison sentences for consumers, ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJun 20th, 2018

Argentina’s lower house pass bill to legalize abortion

Buenos Aires, Argentina -- Argentine lawmakers has backed a bill legalizing abortion during the first 14 weeks of pregnancy, a historic step for Pope Francis' Catholic homeland, although the measure must still pass through the Senate.   Thousands of abortion rights activists cheered and hugged outside Congress on Thursday, as the lower house Chamber of Deputies passed the bill by 129 votes to 125.   The bill will now go before the Senate, where it was thought likely to face an uphill battle to become law. However, in the hours following Thursday's vote, former president and now senator Cristina Kirchner's center-left Front for Victory bloc removed a major obstacl...Keep on reading: Argentina’s lower house pass bill to legalize abortion.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 15th, 2018

UK s May pleads for Conservative unity on Brexit votes

British Prime Minister Theresa May urged feuding Conservative lawmakers on yesterday to unite and prevent the government from being defeated in key votes on its main Brexit bill......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 11th, 2018

House okays bill regulating criminology profession

THE House of Representatives has unanimously approved on third and final reading a measure regulating the practice of criminology profession. A total 192 lawmakers voted to approve House Bill (HB) No. 7191 or the “Philippine Criminology Profession Act” authored by Reps. Gary Alejano of Magdalo party-list and Maximo Rodriguez, Jr.….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsJun 11th, 2018

Congress passes autonomy bill for Mindanao

The Philippines moved a step closer yesterday to ending decades of conflict on its resource-rich island of Mindanao, after lawmakers approved a bill that will eventually allow self-rule for the cou.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsMay 31st, 2018

House approves proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law

MANILA, Philippines (2nd UPDATE) – In a historic move, the House of Representatives approved the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) on Wednesday, May 30. Voting 227-11-2, lawmakers approved the still unnumbered bill substituting House Bill (HB) No. 6475 , which seeks to abolish the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) and ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMay 30th, 2018

After certified as urgent, bill on P1.16-B Dengvaxia fund hurdles House

MANILA, Philippines – The House of Representatives approved on 3rd and final reading the proposed P1.16-billion medical support fund for students who received the Dengvaxia dengue vaccine.  With a vote of 231-0-0, lawmakers approved House Bill (HB) No. 7449 on Tuesday night, May 29 at about 10:50 pm. The legislators ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMay 30th, 2018

Mindanao lawmakers: A vote for Bangsamoro is a vote for Filipinos

MANILA, Philippines – Legislators are now debating over the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) at the plenary, as the bill enters the period of interpellations before its 2nd reading approval.  On Tuesday, May 29, 5 Mindanaoan lawmakers delivered their sponsorship speeches for  House Bill (HB) No. 6475 , which seeks to abolish ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMay 29th, 2018

Filipinos a step closer to having work from home policy

MANILA, Philippines – "Work from home" could soon be a reality for Filipinos working in the private sector after the House of Representatives approved a bill protecting home-based workers on Monday, May 28.  With a vote of 239-0-0, lawmakers approved House Bill (HB) No. 7402 or the Telecommuting Act on ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMay 28th, 2018

House approves bill raising senior war veterans pension to P20,000

MANILA, Philippines – The House of Representatives approved a bill seeking to increase by P15,000 the pension of Filipino senior war veterans. With a vote of 239-0-0, lawmakers approved on 3rd and final reading House Bill (HB) No. 7525 , raising the old age pension of senior veterans from P5,000 to P20,000. .....»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMay 28th, 2018

National ID system infringes on right to privacy – solons

  Leftist lawmakers on Thursday again warned that the passage of the national identification system bill would pose threats to the country's security and infringe on people's privacy rights.   The House Makabayan bloc's warning came after the bicameral conference committee approved on Tuesday night the bill seeking to establish the Philippine Identification System.   The proposed measure seeks to integrate multiple government IDs by establishing a single national identification system, to be known as the Philippine Identification System, or PhilSys.   Malacaang welcomed the approval by the Senate and House of Representatives' bicameral confere...Keep on reading: National ID system infringes on right to privacy – solons.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 24th, 2018

Makabayan bloc: National ID system infringes on right to privacy

Progressive lawmakers on Thursday reiterated their warning that the looming passage of the National Identification System bill would pose serious threats to the country's security and infringe.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsMay 24th, 2018