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EQUIP STUDENTS WITH ‘LIFE SKILLS’– DY

Isabela 6th District Representative Inno Dy wants to help Filipino students in their transition to adulthood. Dy filed House Bill 1208 (HB 1208) or Act for the Development of Life Skills of the Filipino Youth. HB 1208 mandates the inclusion of a “Life Skills Course” in both high school and tertiary education. “The objective of […]

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QC GOV’T BOOSTS ANTI-MENDICANCY PROGRAM

The Quezon City Government vowed to rescue mendicants including street children and child laborers from hazardous situations, through a series of city-wide reach out operations. Task Force Sampaguita, the city’s inter-agency body that protects children from exploitation, recently rescued a total of 377 individuals, including 167 children in street situations (CISS) during its first city-wide […]

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CONGRESS CONVENES BICAM COMMITTEE FOR 2023 BUDGET

Members of the House of Representatives and the Senate convened recently for a bicameral conference committee meeting to reconcile the disagreeing provisions in the P5.268-trillion proposed 2023 national budget at the Manila Golf Club in Makati City. In his opening remarks, House Committee on Appropriations Chair and AKO BICOL Party-list Representative Zaldy Co said the […]

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VILLAR SIPAG’S COMPOSTING PROJECT WINS INT’L AWARD

Recognized as one of the “World’s Best Environmental Projects,” the VIllar SIPAG’s Las Piñas Kitchen Wastes Composting Project won the Energy Globe Award, the world’s most prestigious award, for environmental sustainability. Representing Villar SIPAG is Senator Cynthia Villar where she is the Director, received a “Certificate of Honor” from Austrian Ambassador to the Philippines Johann […]

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STRENGTHEN CHR VS ‘CULTURE OF IMPUNITY’ — ABANTE

Measures to prevent tragedies like the Ampatuan Massacre and other human rights abuses in the country are among the top priorities of the House Committee on Human Rights. This was stressed on Friday by House Committee on Human Rights Chairperson Benny Abante, Jr. as he emphasized the need to adopt measures that would help combat […]

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ANTI-GAME FIXING BILL GETS HOUSE OK

The House of Representatives under the leadership of Speaker Ferdinand Martin Romualdez approved on second reading House Bill 4513 or the proposed “Anti-Game Fixing Act.” It would prohibit and provide penalties for game-fixing, point-shaving, and game machinations in any sports competition. Under HB 4513, violators, who resort to game fixing such as acts of point-shaving […]

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LAPID HAILS KYLIE VERSOZA’S INT’L BEST ACTRESS WIN

Senator Lito Lapid filed Senate Resolution (P.S. Res.) No. 314 congratulating Filipina Kylie Fausto Verzosa who was hailed Best Actress at the 2022 Distinctive International Arab Festivals Awards (DIAFA) for her performance in the movie The Housemaid. The beauty queen-turned-actress nabbed the best actress award for her exemplary portrayal of the character “Daisy” in the […]

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SENATE WELCOMES VIETNAM NAT’L ASSEMBLY DELEGATION

The Senate of the Philippines welcomed a delegation of the National Assembly of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam to the country, for the first official inter parliamentary exchange between the Philippines and Vietnam since 2006. The delegation was headed by no less than the President of the National Assembly, Vuong Dinh Hue. Senate President Migz […]

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HOUSE PANEL TACKLES ANTI-DISCRIMINATION BILLS

The House Committee on Human Rights chaired by Manila Representative Benny Abante Jr. held initial deliberations on the proposed Comprehensive Anti-Discrimination Act. These are House Bills 188 authored by Abante; 224 by Bataan Representative Geraldine Roman; 1480 by Laguna Representative Ma. Rene Ann Lourdes Matibag; and 2128 by Negros Occidental Representative Jose Francisco Benitez. These […]

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TRAVELERS WARNED OF FAKE EARRIVAL CARD WEBSITES

Senator Pia Cayetano and Senate Majority Leader Joel Villanueva warned arriving travelers against fake websites that collect payments in exchange for eArrival cards. In her privilege speech, Cayetano said her own daughter was victimized by the website www.ph-entryform.com that appears on top of other websites every time “earrival card philippines” is searched on Google. It required Cayetano’s […]