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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

House approves bill on stiffer penalties vs sexual harassment on 2nd reading

MANILA, Philippines – The House of Representatives has approved on 2nd reading a bill seeking to impose stiffer penalties on people committing sexual harassment in the workplace, schools, and training institutions.  Lawmakers on Tuesday, October 9, approved House Bill (HB) No. 8244 on 2nd reading through viva voce voting or a ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsOct 9th, 2018

House approves on 2nd reading proposed P3.757 trillion 2019 budget

  MANILA, Philippines – The House of Representatives approved on 2nd reading the proposed General Appropriations Act (GAA) or the P3.757-trillion budget for 2019 . Lawmakers approved House Bill 8169 at 8:45 pm on Wednesday, October 3, through viva voce voting or a vote of ayes and nays. ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsOct 3rd, 2018

House okays bill creating Department of Disaster Resilience

MANILA, Philippines – The House of Representatives approved on Monday, October 1, the bill creating the Department of Disaster Resilience (DRR).  Lawmakers voted 181-5-2 to approve House Bill (HB) No. 8165 on 3rd and final reading. The measure was approved on 2nd reading on September 18.  Under the bill, ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsOct 1st, 2018

US House approves $1.7 billion in disaster aid for Carolinas

WASHINGTON --- The House on Wednesday overwhelmingly passed legislation that would provide $1.7 billion to help residents of the Carolinas and elsewhere recover from recent natural disasters. The aid was added to legislation to keep Federal Aviation Administration programs running beyond month's end. The bill passed 398-23. Lawmakers describe the disaster aid as a down payment. They say billions more will be needed in the months ahead to help communities devastated by Hurricane Florence. Lawmakers are working to extend the FAA's programs for five years while tackling other priorities such as disaster relief. Lawmakers sought to address several concerns of the flying public i...Keep on reading: US House approves $1.7 billion in disaster aid for Carolinas.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 29th, 2018

California divorce courts go to dogs as pets gain status

    LOS ANGELES --- California courts could be going to the dogs --- and maybe cats, too --- under a new law granting judges authority to settle disagreements over who keeps the family pet in divorce cases the same way they handle child-custody disputes. Until now, Fido and Kitty have been considered family property, a status giving them little more standing in a divorce than a family's big-screen TV. Under a bill signed Thursday by Gov. Jerry Brown, pets will still be considered community property but a judge deciding who gets to keep them will have the discretion of weighing such factors as who feeds them, who takes them to the vet and on walks, and who protec...Keep on reading: California divorce courts go to dogs as pets gain status.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 29th, 2018

Makabayan bloc wants annual commemoration of First Quarter Storm

MANILA, Philippines – Progressive lawmakers in the Makabayan bloc filed a bill to declare January 26 as the anniversary of the First Quarter Storm.  The following legislators filed House Bill (HB) No. 8271 on Thursday, September 20, the eve of the 46th anniversary of the declaration of Martial Law ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsSep 20th, 2018

House OKs Department of Disaster Resilience bill on 2nd reading

MANILA, Philippines – The House of Representatives approved on 2nd reading the bill that would create the Department of Disaster Resilience (DDR). Lawmakers gave their nod to House Bill (HB) No. 8165 through viva voce voting or a vote of ayes and nays on Tuesday, September 18.  If ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsSep 18th, 2018

Lawmakers seek more deliberations on bill seeking franchise for Solar Para sa Bayan - GMA News

Lawmakers seek more deliberations on bill seeking franchise for Solar Para sa Bayan - GMA News.....»»

Category: newsSource:  googlenewsRelated NewsSep 13th, 2018

House OKs renewing CBCP broadcast franchise for 25 years

MANILA, Philippines – The House of Representatives approved a bill that would extend the franchise granted to the Catholics Bishop Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) for its broadcasting operations for another 25 years.  A total of 216 lawmakers voted yes during the 3rd and final ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsSep 10th, 2018

Senate OKs bill on P1.16-B special fund for Dengvaxia recipients

MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – Voting 18-0, the Senate approved on 3rd and final reading the proposed P1.16-billion medical support fund for students who received the Dengvaxia dengue vaccine. Department of Health Secretary Francisco Duque III   earlier urged lawmakers to pass the special fund as the DOH was “stretching its resources” to address the needs ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsSep 5th, 2018

Solons seeks bicam meet for speedy enactment of extended maternity leave

Lawmakers on Tuesday urged the two House of Congress to conduct a congressional bicameral conference committee for the speedy enactment of House Bill 4113 or better known as the 100-day maternity leave law......»»

Category: newsSource:  davaotodayRelated NewsSep 5th, 2018

House approves Trabaho bill on 2nd reading

MANILA, Philippines – Lawmakers approved on 2nd reading the second batch of tax reforms being proposed by the administration of President Rodrigo Duterte, the Tax Reform for Attracting Better and Higher Quality Opportunities (Trabaho) bill. The House of Representatives gave its approval to House Bill (HB) No. 8083 on Tuesday, ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsSep 4th, 2018