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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

The morality of divorce

Our best kept secret DESPITE opposition from President Duterte, Congress (last May 14, 2018) approved on third and final reading a bill providing for divorce and dissolution of marriage. Voting 134 pro and 57 against, with two (2) abstaining, the lawmakers approved House Bill No. 7303 -- “An Act Instituting….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsAug 31st, 2018

UK euroskeptics urge PM May to prepare for ‘no deal’ Brexit

LONDON --- Pro-Brexit politicians and business figures have urged British Prime Minister Theresa May to be ready to walk away from the European Union without a trade agreement, despite warnings from major manufacturers that a "no deal" Brexit would be an economic disaster. In an open letter, 60 lawmakers, economists and business chiefs accused the EU of being "intransigent" in divorce talks and said Britain should threaten to withhold the 39 billion pound ($52 billion) divorce bill it has already agreed to pay. The letter released Sunday by Economists for Free Trade was signed by prominent supporters of a "hard Brexit," including ex-UK Treasury chief Nigel Lawson, Conservative ...Keep on reading: UK euroskeptics urge PM May to prepare for ‘no deal’ Brexit.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 24th, 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

Apple s Tim Cook calls for privacy bill with right to delete data

WASHINGTON, USA – Apple chief executive Tim Cook called on US lawmakers Thursday, January 17, to pass privacy legislation enabling consumers to see and delete their harvested online personal data from a central clearinghouse. Cook, writing in Time magazine, offered his view as the US Congress was set to consider ........»»

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Hontiveros seeks absolute divorce in PH | The Manila Times Online

SEN. Risa Hontiveros filed a measure legalizing absolute divorce in the country. The senator on January 14 filed Senate Bill 2184, which allows divorce as she noted that the PhilippinesREAD The post H.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsJan 16th, 2019

3 lawmakers eye ‘quick’ bicam on Road Board abolition

THREE lawmakers from the Senate and the House of Representatives agreed that a quick bicameral (bicam) meeting on the Road Board Abolition bill was possible and that this proposal would…READ The post 3 lawmakers eye ‘quick’ bicam on Road Board abolition appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated NewsJan 16th, 2019

Hontiveros seeks ‘absolute divorce’ in PH

SEN. Risa Hontiveros filed a measure legalizing “absolute divorce” in the country. The senator on January 14 filed Senate Bill 2184, which allows divorce as she noted that the Philippines…READ The post Hontiveros seeks ‘absolute divorce’ in PH appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated NewsJan 16th, 2019

3 lawmakers eye quick bicam on Road Board abolition | The Manila Times Online

THREE lawmakers from the Senate and the House of Representatives agreed that a quick bicameral (bicam) meeting on the Road Board Abolition bill was possible and that this proposal wouldREAD The post 3.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsJan 16th, 2019

Brexit bedlam: May’s EU divorce deal crushed by 230 votes in parliament

LONDON — British lawmakers defeated Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit divorce deal by a crushing margin on Tuesday, triggering political chaos that could lead to a disorderly exit from the EU or even to a reversal of the 2016 decision to leave. After parliament voted 432-202 against her deal, the worst defeat in modern British history, opposition […] The post Brexit bedlam: May’s EU divorce deal crushed by 230 votes in parliament appeared first on Interaksyon......»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsJan 16th, 2019

May pleads with MP

London — Prime Minister Theresa May urged restive members of the Parliament (MP) to think again about rejecting the EU divorce deal, on the eve of a crucial parliamentary vote that could scupper the agreement. May warned lawmakers that rejecting it risked either a chaotic no-deal scenario or subverting British democracy by blocking Brexit. “Whatever […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsJan 15th, 2019

DOF chief urges swift passage of TRABAHO bill in Congress

The Department of Finance (DOF) has once again called on Congress to swiftly pass the second package of the Comprehensive Tax Reform Program (CTRP), urging lawmakers to consider the interest of the business community......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 15th, 2019

Beef-friendly Nebraska eyes regulations on the word ‘meat’

LINCOLN, Nebraska --- More than four months after Missouri became the first U.S. state to regulate the term "meat" on product labels, Nebraska's powerful farm groups are pushing for similar protection from veggie burgers, tofu dogs and other items that look and taste like real meat. Nebraska lawmakers will consider a bill this year to prevent companies that package and sell food from advertising plant-based, insect-based and lab-grown products as meat. Similar measures are pending in Tennessee, Virginia and Wyoming. The issue strikes a particularly strong cord in Nebraska, one of the nation's top states for livestock production, where cars roll down the interstate with "Beef St...Keep on reading: Beef-friendly Nebraska eyes regulations on the word ‘meat’.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 13th, 2019

Andaya justifies review of draft spending bill

The worsening budget deficit of the government should prompt lawmakers to recognize that the proposed P3.8-trillion national budget for 2019 is "out of touch with reality," House Majority Leader Rolando Andaya Jr. said on Monday. At the same time, the Camarines Sur representative said Congress should "reexamine" the draft spending bill, which was still pending in the Senate after Andaya and other House members questioned "insertions" in the expenditure program submitted by Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno. Economic pinch "We are walking on a tightrope and we need a really good balancing act ... The numbers for 2018, as far as the country's fiscal deficit is concerned, do not loo...Keep on reading: Andaya justifies review of draft spending bill.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 8th, 2019

Sotto’s solution to ‘pork’ insertions: Scrap them

SENATE President Vicente C. Sotto 3rd proposed a simple solution to the allegations of “pork” insertions in the 2019 budget bill, whether by lawmakers or by the executive branch —…READ The post Sotto’s solution to ‘pork’ insertions: Scrap them appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsDec 18th, 2018

Sottos solution to pork insertions: Scrap them | The Manila Times Online

SENATE President Vicente C. Sotto 3rd proposed a simple solution to the allegations of pork insertions in the 2019 budget bill, whether by lawmakers or by the executive branch READ The post Sottos sol.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsDec 18th, 2018