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BAN POGO IN PH – BARBERS

Surigao del Norte Representative Robert Ace Barbers lauded the stance taken by a Filipino-Chinese anti-crime group for its strong support to ban Philippine Offshore Gaming Operators (POGOs) in the country due to their huge tax revenue shortfall and involvement in crimes. Barbers’ long-held crusade against POGOs started way back in November 2019 when he assailed […]

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2 SOLONS URGE GOV’T TO BUY FROM LOCAL FARMERS

Davao City 1st District Representative Paolo Duterte and Benguet Representative Eric Yap have filed twin measures that, once enacted into law, will mandate the government to purchase farm produce of local growers, and establish palay drying facilities nationwide to boost farmers’ income and help attain the country’s goal of achieving food security. House Bill No. […]

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STOP ‘BUDOL-BUDOL’ ONLINE SELLING SCAMS – BARBERS

Surigao del Norte Representative Robert “Ace” Barbers has called on the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) and other concerned government regulatory agencies to compel all online delivery services firms to adopt more stringent measures prior to processing the shipment of products by online sellers. This call is in response to the continuing rise of […]

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GIVE POOR JOB SEEKERS DISCOUNTS – VERZOSA

A party-list lawmaker said he has filed a bill seeking to grant poor job applicants a 20 percent discount on government-issued pre-employment documents to encourage and help them secure gainful employment while boosting the country’s employment at the same time. House Bill No. 4828, or the Poor Job Applicants Discount Act, was filed by Tutok […]

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BARBERS WARNS OF ILL EFFECTS OF POGO OPS IN PH

A ranking House leader warned against the ill effects of the operations of Philippine Offshore Gaming Operators (POGOs) in the country, saying that offshore gaming undermines the government’s battle against illegal drugs, graft and corruption, money-laundering, and other gambling-related crimes. Surigao del Norte Representative Robert Ace Barbers, chairperson of the House Committee on Dangerous Drugs, reiterated […]

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CIGARETTE SMUGGLING IS ECONOMIC SABOTAGE — SOLONS

Two congressional leaders filed a bill seeking to amend the anti-agricultural smuggling act of 2016 to include and classify cigarette smuggling as economic sabotage. House Bill (HB) No. 3917 was principally authored by presidential son, senior Deputy Majority Leader Sandro Marcos, and PBA Party-list Representative Migs Nograles. Marcos is from Ilocos Norte noted for its […]

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FREELANCER PROTECTION BILL GETS HOUSE PANEL OK

A measure providing protection and incentives for freelancers has hurdled committee level at the House of Representatives. The House Labor and Employment committee unanimously approved the consolidated version of House Bill 615, or the Freelance Workers Protection Act, authored by Pangasinan Representative Christopher De Venecia. House Bill No. 615 aims to promote the safety and […]

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E-SKWELA HUBS TO IMPROVE E-LEARNING – VERZOSA

A party-list lawmaker is pushing for the establishment of an “electronic eskwela” or E-Skwela hub in every village in the country to aid learners who have limited or no access to computers, printers, the Internet, and other digital learning tools and equipment. Tutok To Win Partylist Representative Sam Verzosa filed House Bill 4827, or the […]

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P1.2B BI MODERNIZATION FUND GETS HOUSE PANEL OK

The consolidated bill just recently approved by the House committee on justice on the makeover of the Bureau of Immigration (BI) aims to put up a P1.2-billion Immigration Trust Fund (ITF) to modernize this agency, touch up its pay scales and further professionalize its officers plus rank and file, according to Camarines Sur Rep. LRay […]

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DAVAO CITY NEEDS MORE TRIAL COURTS – REP DUTERTE

First Congressional District Representative Paolo “Pulong” Duterte is pushing for the immediate approval of his bill seeking to create three more Municipal Trial Courts in Cities (MTCCs) here to ensure the swift administration of justice for every case filed.Duterte said there is an urgent need for more local courts to speed up case resolution and […]