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VILLANUEVA FILES BILL TO END SPAM CALLS, MESSAGES

Senator Joel Villanueva has filed a bill to finally end spam messages and calls that have been proliferating and victimizing many people due to the absence of an enabling law that will protect telephone and mobile subscribers against the so-called electronic scams and threats. Villanueva said Senate Bill No. 366, once passed into law, will […]

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NOGRALES SELECTED FOR US IVLP IMPACT AWARDS

Rizal 4th District Rep. Fidel Nograles has been selected for the International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) Impact Awards Initiative by the United States State Department. “It is an honor to be selected for the IVLP Impact Awards Initiative and to be able to push a project for an advocacy that is close to my heart,” […]

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LAPID FILES BILL PROTECTING DELIVERY RIDERS

Senator Lito Lapid has filed a bill that seeks to protect delivery riders and drivers against unjustified cancellation of orders or “no show” customers. These fraudulent acts result in a waste of time, effort, and money on the part of the delivery riders or drivers. What aggravates the situation is that some of these canceling […]

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3 YOUTH BILLS ENACTED INTO LAW – ANGARA

Senate Committee on Youth chairman Sonny Angara welcomed the enactment of three laws that will foster the development of young Filipinos as future leaders and productive members of society. “We are thankful for the inclusion of initiatives intended for the youth in the list of new laws. Programs for the youth are often neglected in the […]

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SSS SEEN AS HUGE MINING REVIVAL BENEFICIARY

The state-run Social Security System (SSS) is bound to be among the topmost beneficiaries of the country’s revitalized mining sector, a senior member of Congress said on Sunday. “The SSS has a substantial equity investment in one of the largest new mining ventures in the country,” Makati City Rep. Luis Campos Jr said in a […]

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AGRI PARTY-LIST BACKS TAX PERKS UNDER SAGIP SAKA

Agri Party-list Rep. Wilbert T. Lee has filed a measure to provide additional tax incentives on gifts and donations to accredited farmers and fisherfolk enterprises. Lee filed House Bill No. 2418, amending Section 12 of Republic Act No. 11321, or the “Sagip Saka Act” which was signed into law in 2019, to invite the private […]

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CREATE A STATE UNIVERSITY IN MONTALBAN – NOGRALES

Rizal 4th District Rep. Fidel Nograles is pushing for the creation of a state university in Montalban that would address the educational needs of the most populous municipality in the country. “As a 1st class municipality that continues to develop, Montalban has evolving needs. As we welcome more businesses we also need the more specialized […]

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NO RED TAPE IN DISASTER RESPONSE – ESCUDERO

Senator Chiz Escudero is pushing for the creation of a new government agency, if not a new department, to ensure the timely, efficient, and red tape-free distribution of relief and funds during disasters and calamities. Escudero made the statement amid fresh calls from various sectors to put up a department for disaster response following the […]

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ATAYDE BATS FOR PASSAGE OF ‘EDDIE GARCIA BILL’

Quezon City 1st District Rep. Arjo Atayde expressed hope that a bill seeking to establish a safer working environment for workers of the movie and television industry will finally be passed this 19th Congress. “Umaasa tayong ngayong 19th Congress ay maipasa na ang Eddie Garcia law para masiguro ang mas ligtas na working conditions para […]

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SENATE PAYS TRIBUTE TO EX-PRESIDENT FIDEL RAMOS

The Senate of the Philippines, during its plenary session, unanimously passed a resolution expressing deep sympathies and sincere condolences to the family of former President Fidel V. Ramos, who passed away on July 31, 2022. All members present unanimously adopted Senate Resolution No. (SRN) 72 authored by Senate President “Migz” Zubiri, also taking into consideration […]