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RILLO FILES 30-DAY PATERNITY LEAVE BILL

Quezon City Representative Marvin Rillo wants to increase the fully paid paternity leave benefit of every working father to 30 days so that he can effectively lend support to the mother and their newborn during childbirth. As proposed by Rillo under House Bill No. 4430, the month-long paternity leave credit with full pay would also […]

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EXTENSION OF OVERSIGHT ON DRUGS LAW GETS HOUSE OK

Citing the need to ensure the proper implementation of the Comprehensive Dangerous Drug Act of 2002, the House of Representatives approved on third and final reading a joint resolution seeking to extend the Congressional Oversight Committee on the law for another 10 years. With an overwhelming 274 votes, lawmakers approved House Joint Resolution (HJR) No. […]

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BILLS VS TEEN PREGNANCY GET HOUSE PANEL OK

The House Committee on Youth and Sports Development chaired by Isabela Representative Faustino Michael Dy III approved several measures on adolescent pregnancy prevention. Approved subject to style and amendments were House Bill 79 authored by Albay Representative Edcel Lagman; HB 2062 by Rizal Representative Juan Fidel Felipe Nograles; HB 2524 by Calamba City Representative Charisse […]

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BILL LOWERING GOV’T RETIREMENT AGE GETS HOUSE OK

Voting 268 against one and an abstention, the House of Representatives approved on third and final reading a bill lowering the optional retirement age for government personnel from 60 years to 56 years. Speaker Martin Romualdez said the proposed law gives the more than one million workers in the bureaucracy the choice to retire early. “They […]

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HOUSE PANEL PROBES ALLEGED NCSC ANOMALIES

The House Committee on Public Accounts chaired by ABANG LINGKOD Party-list Representative Joseph Stephen Paduano, in a joint hearing with the Special Committee on Senior Citizens chaired by SENIOR CITIZENS Party-list Representative Rodolfo Ordanes, continued its inquiry on the status and operations of, as well as alleged mismanagement, anomalies, and irregularities in the National Commission […]

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RILLO: OVER 18,000 PINOY NURSES TOOK 2022 NCLEX

The number of Philippine-educated nurses that took the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) for the first time in 2022 was the highest in 14 years. A total of 18,617 nursing graduates from the Philippines took the NCLEX for the first time in 2022, in hopes of practicing their profession in America, said Quezon City Representative […]

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HOUSE STARTS CONSTITUTIONAL REFORM CONSULTATION

The House Committee on Constitutional Amendments chaired by Cagayan de Oro City Representative Rufus Rodriguez convened recently for its second regular meeting and first public consultation on measures proposing constitutional reform. Discussed during the morning session were two House bills and a petition for indirect initiative under the initiative law. These are House Bill 6698 […]

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FIX POWER OUTAGES IN 32 PROVINCES, URGE SOLONS

APEC Party-list Representative Sergio Dagooc and Occidental Mindoro Lone District Representative Leody Tarriela called on the government to address power outages affecting more than 25 million Filipinos in 32 island provinces in the country. Dagooc said to help address the problem of rotational brownouts, he wrote to House Speaker Ferdinand Martin Romualdez for the augmentation […]

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HOUSE PANEL BEGINS DELIBERATION ON E-VAWC BILLS

The House Committee on Women and Gender Equality chaired by Bataan Representative Geraldine Roman held initial deliberations on House Bills 86, 403, 3849, and 4054. These key pieces of legislation seek to amend Republic Act 9262 or the “Anti-Violence Against Women and Their Children Act of 2004” that would address the problem of electronic violence […]

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HOUSE PANEL OKS EASIER ACCESS TO SHARI’A COURTS

The House Committee on Muslim Affairs chaired by Lanao del Norte Representative Mohamad Khalid Dimaporo approved the amended version of HB 5045 which would amend Republic Act 9997, or the “National Commission on Muslim Filipinos (NCMF) Act of 2009” to provide Muslim Filipinos outside of Mindanao better access to Shari’a courts. Dimaporo, author of the […]