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Senate minority fails to pry Maharlika fund from Mark Villar s committee

The chairperson of the primary committee where a bill is referred to schedules hearings, calls resource persons and drafts committee reports......»»

Category: newsSource: philstar philstarJan 25th, 2023

Senate minority: No Maharlika fund to soft launch while bill still pending

"The bill establishing such a sovereign wealth fund has not yet been deliberated at the Senate — isn't it jumping the gun to be talking about it in front of world economic leaders?," Sen. Risa Hontiveros said Monday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 16th, 2023

Senate to study Maharlika fund as minority warns against rush

Senators said they will “definitely be studying” the controversial Maharlika Investment Fund after President Marcos certified it as urgent......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 16th, 2022

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The first Senate hearing on the Maharlika sovereign wealth fund showed it was an idea that has not been sufficiently thought out. Kulang sa staff work. It didn’t take much for a few senators to punch it full of holes......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated News14 hr. 35 min. ago

Questions swarm Maharlika Investment Fund as it lands in Senate

Senators took turns in examining the Marcos administration’s proposed Maharlika Investment Fund, with concerns about investment gains and governance structure brought to the fore......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 1st, 2023

Outright jail vs agri smugglers

The economic managers of President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. are scheduled to present today before the Senate the administration’s version of the proposed multibillion-peso Maharlika Investment Fund......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 31st, 2023

Economic managers brief senators on Maharlika fund

Economic managers briefed senators yesterday on the proposed multibillion-peso Maharlika Investment Fund, a priority measure of the Marcos administration that is meeting some resistance in the Senate......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 31st, 2023

Lawmaker seeks OFW sovereign fund

A sovereign wealth fund for overseas Filipino workers is what a lawmaker wants to set up even as controversy surrounds the bill proposing the Maharlika Investment Fund that has yet to hurdle the Senate......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 28th, 2023

Privatization of gaming agencies to raise P300 billion – Drilon

The government can generate some P300 billion for the proposed Maharlika Investment Fund by privatizing the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corp. and Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office, former Senate president Franklin Drilon said on Thursday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 28th, 2023

Senate to heed Marcos call to study Maharlika fund

Senate President Juan Miguel Zubiri said the Senate will tackle the Maharlika fund “one step at a time but will not delay the process.”.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 24th, 2023

Bill to Provide Welfare Assistance to Families of OFWs Proposed

A bill that aims to provide assistance to families of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) has been promoted in the Senate. This comes as Senate Bill No. 1527, or the Left-Behind Household of Migrant Workers Act was filed by Senator Mark Villar, citing OFWs children being deprived of parental care, and noting that the development of […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsDec 28th, 2022

Dagdag badyet sa Cancer Assistance Fund, SHC itinulak ni Bong Go

MANILA, Philippines – Patuloy na isinusulong ni Senator Christopher “Bong” Go, chair ng Senate committee on health, ang karagdagang budget para sa  mga programang pangkalusugan, kabilang ang Cancer Assistance Fund ng Department of Health. “Nagpapasalamat po ako sa mga kasamahan ko sa Senado na sinuportahan po ang additional P250 million, or a total of P500 […] The post Dagdag badyet sa Cancer Assistance Fund, SHC itinulak ni Bong Go appeared first on REMATE ONLINE......»»

Category: newsSource:  remateRelated NewsNov 19th, 2022

Senate may require Marcos to submit report on confidential, intel fund use

Sen. Juan Edgardo Angara says he does not "foresee there would be too much resistance" to Senate Minority Leader Aquilino Pimentel III's proposal......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 10th, 2022

Pag-urong ng BSKE sa Oktubre 2023, niratipikahan na ng Senado

MANILA, Philippines – Niratipikahan na ng Senado ngayong Miyerkules, Setyembre 28 ang bicameral conference committee report na magpapaliban sa Barangay at Sangguniang Kabataan Elections (BSKE) sa Disyembre 2022 patungong Oktubre 2023. Tanging sina Senate Minority Leader Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel, Senador Risa Hontiveros at Senador Pia Cayetano ang bomoto kontra sa naturang hakbang. Si Senador JV […] The post Pag-urong ng BSKE sa Oktubre 2023, niratipikahan na ng Senado appeared first on REMATE ONLINE......»»

Category: newsSource:  remateRelated NewsSep 28th, 2022

Build, Build, Build bill filed to continue Duterte projects

MANILA - Former head of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH), Sen. Mark Villar, aims to continue to advocate for lasting reforms in the infrastructure sector beyond the term of former president Rodrigo Duterte, as the neophyte lawmaker assumed his seat in the Senate.Villar has filed the "Build, Build, Build" Act that seeks to institutionalize and cr.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsJul 15th, 2022

Build, build, build bill filed to continue Duterte projects

MANILA - Former head of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH), Mark Villar, aims to continue to advocate for lasting reforms in the infrastructure sector beyond the term of former president Rodrigo Duterte, as the neophyte lawmaker assumed his seat in the Senate.Villar has filed the "Build, Build, Build" Act that seeks to institutionalize and create.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsJul 14th, 2022

Senate probe into BARMM fund allocations sought

A good governance group has called on the Senate committee on finance to conduct an investigation into what it described as “unfair” appropriation of funds in the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 25th, 2021

Longest Rope in the World: Guinness Book of Record Attempt

        With the recent declaration of Davao as ‘Cacao Capital of the Philippines’, the more the provincial government and constituent of the Happy Island are pinning their hope on Senate Bill -filed by Senator Cynthia A. Villar, Chairperson, Senate Committee on Agriculture and Food Security proposing for the declaration of the Catanduanes as the ‘Abaca […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  bicolperyodikoRelated NewsJun 21st, 2021

Plastic wastes threaten environment, Villar warns

The overwhelming volume of plastic wastes has remained  a major environmental problem, Senator Cynthia Villar, chairperson of the Senate Committee on Environment and Natural Resources, said on Sunday......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJun 6th, 2021

DA proposal to lower pork tariffs opposed

BY VANNE TERRAZOLA In the Senate agriculture and food committee’s hearing on the rising food prices Monday, Senator Cynthia Villar said that Senate members were in “unison” in rejecting any tariff reductions and told the DA to find other solutions to address the spike in prices. “’Pag nag-import naman tayo huwag mo naman tanggalin ang […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsFeb 3rd, 2021

SolGen’s opinion on Congress’ process of voting on charter change sought

The Senate will ask Solicitor General Jose Calida’s opinion on whether the House of Representatives and the Senate will vote on charter amendments jointly or separately. During the Senate Committee on Constitutional Amendments first hearing on the resolutions seeking for constitutional revisions, Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon said Calida should give his stand on the […] The post SolGen’s opinion on Congress’ process of voting on charter change sought appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsJan 27th, 2021