Rizal solon seeks better protection for Sierra

A neophyte legislator on Monday pushed for stronger protection of the Sierra Madre with the creation of specialized government body tasked with protecting Luzon’s longest mountain range......»»

Category: newsSource: thestandard thestandardDec 3rd, 2019

Go seeks life sentence for under-12 abusers

Senator Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go has filed a bill increasing the prison term for convicted child sexual abusers to life imprisonment. Under Republic Act No. 7610 or the “Special Protection of Children Against Abuse, Exploitation, and Discrimination Act,” the penalty for persons engaging in lascivious conduct or sexual activity with minors under 12 years old […] The post Go seeks life sentence for under-12 abusers appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated News11 hr. 33 min. ago

UN expert stresses importance of journalism to court set to rule on cyber libel case vs Ressa

UN expert David Kaye said the document he seeks to file “will provide this Honorable Court with greater understanding of the role of journalists and the special protection that all Members States must accord.".....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 12th, 2020

Black Nazarene paraded along Cagayan de Oro’s empty streets on Good Friday

CAGAYAN DE ORO (MindaNews / 11 April) — The image of the Black Nazarene was brought out from its parish church on Good Friday evening as the Archdiocese seeks its protection against the highly contagious novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19). The small truck that carried the life-size image of the Black Nazarene and the small convoy […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsApr 13th, 2020

Senator seeks better protection for frontliners

More government funds should be utilized for increased protection of the frontliners in the fight against COVID-19, particularly nurses, doctors, health workers as well as uniformed personnel, Sen. Bong Go said in pushing for the passage of the “Bayanihan to Heal as One Act” on Monday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMar 24th, 2020

Despite legal mandate, Masungi Georeserve struggles to defend reforestation project

MANILA, Philippines – It looked as though the trees were bleeding as sap oozed from where the barbed wire punctured their trunks. The thorny fence was meant to keep out the workers of the Masungi Georeserve in the foothills of the Sierra Madre mountain range in Rizal ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMar 2nd, 2020

Rizal solon presses for lawyers& rsquo; tax breaks

A neophyte congressman on Saturday lamented that the lack of implementing rules has prevented the   implementation of the law that grants lawyers tax deductions for providing free legal aid to indigents. .....»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsFeb 29th, 2020

Solon bats for strengthening protection for whistleblowers

“It is sad that one of the witnesses on the ‘Good Conduct Time Allowance scam’ got cold feet and backed out, while another was killed.” By ANNE MARXZE D. UMIL MANILA – House Deputy Minority Leader and Bayan Muna Rep. Carlos Isagani Zarate pushed anew for the passage of bills seeking to protect whistleblowers… The post Solon bats for strengthening protection for whistleblowers appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

Category: newsSource:  bulatlatRelated NewsFeb 24th, 2020

Solon seeks boost to local tourism

Amid the COVID-19 scare that has caused a huge number of tourist cancellations across the country, a congressman from the Visayas region on Saturday encouraged Filipinos to schedule early summer outings and vacations to boost domestic tourism......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsFeb 23rd, 2020

Poe seeks insurance for farmers, fisherfolk

​Senate Grace Poe is seeking insurance coverage for the country’s fisheries, livestock and poultry sectors as protection for farmers and fisherfolk when calamity strikes......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsFeb 2nd, 2020

Solon wants feeding for high school students

A minority lawmaker is proposing the inclusion of high school students in the national feeding program of the government. “The nutritional status of high school students is every bit as alarming as that of elementary school children,” said Marikina 2nd District Rep. Stella Luz Quimbo who filed House Bill (HB) 5907 which seeks to amend […] The post Solon wants feeding for high school students appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsJan 25th, 2020

NCAA Season 95: JRU tests San Beda, seeks back-to-back win

Jose Rizal University guns for a share of the lead in a showdown with San Beda University on Saturday in the NCAA Season 95 women’s volleyball competition at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan. Fresh from a five-set victory over San Sebastian College, the Lady Bombers will try to start a winning run in their 2:00 p.m. to join defending three-time champion Arellano University and College of St. Benilde.        All eyes are on third year hitter Dolly Verzosa, who had 21 points in JRU’s 22-25, 25-19, 21-25, 25-21, 15-8, opening day win last Thursday, as she leads the young Lady Bombers against a well-experienced Lady Red Spikers. Cesca Racraquin, Trisha Paras and the Viray twins Nieza and Ella are back for another tour of duty for the Mendiola-based squad. Meanwhile, opening day losers San Sebastian College and University of Perpetual Help clash at 12:00 noon. Matches will air via on iWant. In men’s play, the three-peat-seeking Altas shoot for their second straight win and a share of the lead with Arellano University when they square off with the Stags at 10:00 a.m. JRU and San Beda clash at 3:30 p.m. In juniors’ play, SSC-R and Perpetual open the playdate at 8:30 a.m. while the Light Bombers and Red Cubs battle at 5:00 p.m.     --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles        .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 18th, 2020

Party-list solon seeks adoption of organic farming in PH

​A party-list lawmaker on Wednesday pushed for the adoption of organic farming to promote food production and eliminate the degradation of farm soil that chemical fertilizers may cause......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsDec 25th, 2019

Solon seeks end to vaccine monopoly

A party-list lawmaker has appealed to President Rodrigo Duterte to look into the possible monopoly in the procurement of child pneumococcal vaccines......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsDec 15th, 2019

Solon rescues Rizal Memorial Squash Hall

Neophyte Senator Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go rushed to the aid of the Philippine Sports Commission and his team performed quite a miracle when it finished a sports venue in record time......»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsDec 1st, 2019

Solon wants protection& nbsp;for Bohol& rsquo;s chocolate hills

A legislator on Saturday asked fellow congressmen to speed up the passage of the bill strengthening the protection of the Chocolate Hills in Bohol province by declaring it as national treasure......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsDec 1st, 2019

Farmer assistance: Solon seeks to appropriate P8.4-B

The P8.4 billion “emergency fund” in the form of conditional cash transfers would be distributed to farmers affected by the decreasing palay price, with each receiving P7,000. The post Farmer assistance: Solon seeks to appropriate P8.4-B appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsNov 28th, 2019

PNP to give security to judges, lawyers over series of killings

THE Philippine National Police (PNP) is ready to provide security to the judiciary following a series of killings of its members. Chief Justice Diosdado Peralta himself, in his first meeting with media, has asked Congress to pass a law that would allow judges to have marshals. READ: Peralta seeks ‘marshal’ protection for judges Brig. Gen. Bernard […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsNov 13th, 2019

House bill seeks to protect husbands, same-sex partners from domestic abuse

MANILA, Philippines – A lawmaker has filed a bill that would protect spouses and partners in intimate relationships – regardless of gender – against domestic violence. In House Bill (HB) No. 4888 , Rizal 2nd District Representative Fidel Nograles seeks to expand the coverage of  Republic Act (RA) No. 9262 or the Anti-Violence Against Women ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsOct 5th, 2019

Red Lions bid for elims sweep

After flirting with disaster in its previous game, reigning champion San Beda College seeks to come up with a convincing win when it battles Jose Rizal University (JRU) in Season 95 National Collegiate Athletic Association men’s basketball tournament Thursday at the Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan. Game time is at 2 p.m. with […] The post Red Lions bid for elims sweep appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsSep 18th, 2019

Senate bill seeks protection of interns from abuse, exploitation

Sen. Risa Hontiveros is pushing for a measure that seeks to protect interns from exploitative practices......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 10th, 2019