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Senate may pass coco levy bill by December

After being vetoed by President Duterte last year, the Senate may pass the revised coco levy fund bill by December, Sen. Cynthia Villar said yesterday......»»

Category: newsSource: philstar philstarAug 1st, 2020

Passage of coco levy fund bill pushed anew

  The Senate has started plenary discussions on the refiled bill seeking to create the Coconut Farmers and Industry Trust Fund. Sen. Cynthia Villar sponsored Senate Bill No. 1396 last Wednesday, in another attempt to pass a measure that will distribute the P105-billion coco levy imposed on farmers under the Marcos administration. The Congress had […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsMay 28th, 2020

Revised coco levy fund likely in December

The coco levy bill, which seeks to consolidate all assets and benefits from the coconut levy and create a trust fund for farmers, is expected to be passed by December this year. Sen. Cynthia Villar, chairman of the Senate Committee on Agriculture and Food, revealed this on Tuesday after presiding over the first and final […] The post Revised coco levy fund likely in December appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsOct 1st, 2019

Villar backs Duterte’s call for passage of coco levy bill

  BY VANNE TERRAZOLA     Senator Cynthia Villar welcomed on Tuesday President Duterte’s renewed push for the passage of the coco levy bill to distribute the taxes imposed on coconut farmers during the Marcos administration. Duterte, during his State of the Nation Address (SONA) Monday, urged Congress to pass a bill creating a Coconut Farmers Trust […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsJul 28th, 2020
Category: newsSource:  manila_shimbunRelated NewsJul 23rd, 2019

Joint Senate panel approves coco levy bill for coconut farmers

Joint Senate panel approves coco levy bill for coconut farmers.....»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsNov 10th, 2016

Go assures assistance despite strict health protocols

Senator Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go has continued to lend help to those in need of assistance while strictly observing proper health and safety protocols amid the ongoing coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic. Senator Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go (OFFICE OF SEN. BONG GO / MANILA BULLETIN) Go, through his office, distributed aid today to 26 families who were affected by the fire incident that ravaged properties and had one casualty in Astek Block 3 in San Joaquin, Pasig City. The chairman of the Senate health and demography committee said his staff provided immediate relief, such as food and financial assistance. The team also distributed face masks and medicines and gave away bicycles, specifically to fire victims.Go has earlier expressed his support for using bicycles as an alternative mode of transportation, especially at a time when public transportation is limited in many places in the country and at the same time promote a healthy lifestyle. “And, in fact, doon po sa mga nasunugan, tinatanong ko sila, hirap po sila… they’re having a hard time po sa transportation in going to their respective na trabaho po nila, so sabi ko, I encourage them to use bicycles. Minsan po namimigay po ako ng bisikleta sa kanila,’’he said.  (I asked the fire victims, [and they said] they’re having a hard time in going to their respective works. I encourage them to use bicycles. I provided  them with bicycles.) Government agencies also provided aid to the fire victims, particularly the Presidential Commission for the Urban Poor (PCUP), Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) and the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI). Local government officials were also present in each visit. “Walang tinitingnang oras o panahon ang pagtulong sa kapwa, lalong lalo na sa panahon ng pandemyang ito. Lagi kong sinasabi noon na kahit maging Senador man ako, kahit anong oras at pagkakataon, kapag kailangan ako ng aking mga kababayan, tutulong agad ako,’’Go said.  (We don’t look at time when it comes to helping our fellowmen, especially now during this pandemic. I have always said before that even if I become a senator. Anytime, if I am needed by my countrymen  I will help them.) Go had urged the national government to also provide proper face masks for the poor and to those who cannot afford. He also urged the government to enforce a stronger face mask-wearing policy in the country. Go also stressed that government must prioritize buying locally-made masks to save jobs, and provide it to those who cannot afford to buy their own masks to help save lives. The senator from Davao has also reiterated the need to pass the Senate Bill 204, or the Fire Protection Modernization Bill, to institutionalize the modernization of the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP)......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJul 30th, 2020

Terror in our hearts

Perhaps if Senate President Vicente Sotto III had thought about it for a moment longer, he would not have blurted out that the new anti-terrorism bill that Congress rushed to pass would negate the need for martial law......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJun 10th, 2020

Senate needs to act in country’s interest with Create bill

IT is long past time that the Senate act in the best interest of the Philippines, rather than big business, and finish its work to pass the Corporate Recovery and Tax Incentives for Enterprises Act (Create). The Create bill is the third version of the second package of the government’s Comprehensive Tax Reform Program, addressing […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsMay 27th, 2020

Senate sees swift passage of ABS-CBN franchise

Senate President Vicente Sotto III on Wednesday expressed his confidence that the bill seeking the renewal of the ABS-CBN franchise will be passed by the Upper Chamber swiftly once the House of Representatives passes the ball to their court. In a statement, Sotto said that he is confident that the Upper Chamber can pass the […] The post Senate sees swift passage of ABS-CBN franchise appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsMay 6th, 2020

Congress grants Duterte special powers to fight virus

By: BERNADETTE E. TAMAYO, DIVINA NOVA JOY DELA CRUZ (UPDATE) CONGRESS granted President Rodrigo Duterte special powers to tap P275 billion of unused public funds to address the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) epidemic. Twelve senators on Tuesday dawn voted to pass on third and final reading Senate Bill (SB) 1418 or the “Bayanihan to Heal as […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsMar 24th, 2020

Reenacted budget looms

The government might operate on a reenacted budget for the first week of January as the budget bill may not be signed by President Rodrigo Duterte this December. In a radio interview on Saturday, Senate President Vicente Sotto III said there might be a delay on the enactment of the budget because it may take […] The post Reenacted budget looms appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsDec 21st, 2019

Congress break stalls CITIRA bill passage – DOF

It would be challenging for Congress to pass the Corporate Income Tax and Incentives Rationalization Act within the year following the one-week suspension of Senate sessions, according to the Department of Finance......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 3rd, 2019

Senate OKs bill extending validity of 2019 budget

MANILA, Philippines – The Senate approved on Tuesday, November 26, a measure that extends the validity of the 2019 national budget for another year, which would allow the government to continue spending funds from this year’s allocations that would have otherwise expired by December 31. Voting unanimously, the ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsNov 26th, 2019

Senate to hold caucus on vape ban

Senators are seeking clarification from Malacañang on the extent of President Duterte’s vaping ban, as the chamber begins to tackle proposals to prohibit or regulate e-cigarettes or vapes, and aim to pass next month the Sin Tax Bill which includes such products......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 25th, 2019

Senate to pass P4.1 trillion national budget this week

The Senate aims to pass the P4.1-trillion budget program or the General Appropriations Bill for 2020 this week with major cuts expected in the budgets of key agencies due to poor spending performance......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 24th, 2019

Sotto: Senate seen to pass 2020 budget on time

Congress is eyeing to have the proposed 2020 General Appropriations Act approved before legislators go on break on December 20......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 20th, 2019

GAA 2020 approval seen by mid-December

Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles is hopeful Congress will immediately pass and approve the 2020 budget to ensure that last year’s delays are not repeated. Nograles said the General Appropriations Act (GAA) will undergo thorough examination before it reaches the Senate. Plenary debates on the proposed P4.1 trillion 2020 budget started Monday after its approval on […] The post GAA 2020 approval seen by mid-December appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsNov 13th, 2019

Lorenzana not keen on extending Martial Law

Department of National Defense (DND) Secretary Delfin Lorenzana on Monday disclosed that he is not leaning towards recommending another extension of martial law in Mindanao. The declaration is set to lapse on 31 December. “It’s already been too long and we can do our job anyway, especially if the Senate or Congress can pass the […] The post Lorenzana not keen on extending Martial Law appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsNov 11th, 2019

House now wants to postpone barangay, SK polls to December 2022

MANILA, Philippines – Taking its cue from the Senate, the House of Representatives now wants to postpone the 2020 barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) elections to December 5, 2022. On Wednesday, October 2, legislators approved House Bill (HB) No. 4933 on 2nd reading through viva voce voting or a vote of ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsOct 2nd, 2019

Senate OKs on second reading bill postponing barangay, SK elections

MANILA, Philippines — The Senate on Tuesday approved on second reading the bill seeking to postpone the village (barangay) and youth council elections. The Senate approved on second reading Senate Bill No. 1043 which seeks to hold the village and youth council elections on December 2022. At the House of Representatives, the committee on suffrage […] The post Senate OKs on second reading bill postponing barangay, SK elections appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 24th, 2019