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‘STRONGER’ PCC BILL GETS HOUSE PANEL OK – BENITEZ

A panel of the House of Representatives approved a measure that would strengthen the Philippine Competition Commission (PCC) by amending some provisions of Republic Act 10667 or the “Philippine Competition Act.”   The House Committee on Economic Affairs, chaired by AAMBIS-OWA Partylist Representative Sharon Garin, approved the substitute measure consolidating House Bills 6243 and 5906, which […]

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LIBERALIZE PROCESS, REQUIREMENTS OF FIREARMS REGISTRATION – DELA ROSA

Senator Bato Dela Rosa has stressed the importance of his proposed amendment to Republic Act No. 10591 or the “Comprehensive Firearms and Ammunition Regulation Act of 2013,” saying that it will be advantageous for all the stakeholders including the government, as it will also ensure additional revenue for the government coffers. In an interview during […]

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AMEND THE ANTI-HAZING LAW, INCLUDE WILLING VICTIMS AS ACCOMPLICES– REP. NOGRALES

Amid the outrage over the recent spate of hazing incidents across the country, including the death of Philippine Military Academy cadet Darwin Dormitorio in September, a neophyte lawmaker is seeking to introduce amendments to the anti-hazing law which he hopes could end hazing’s culture of impunity. Rizal 2nd District Rep. Fidel Nograles, who is pushing […]

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TOUGHER LAWS NEEDED TO BOOST GROWING PH ECONOMY – GO

Senator Bong Go commended the signing into law of Republic Acts (RA) 11449, 11458 and 11448. RA 11449, also known as “An Act Providing for Additional Prohibitions to and Increasing Penalties for Violations of Republic Act No. 8484, or the ‘Access Devices Regulation Act of 1998,’” declares bank system hacking and automated teller machine (ATM) […]

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AMEND LAWS TO PREVENT HEALTH SCAMS LIKE GHOST DIALYSIS TREATMENTS – GORDON

In the wake of the multi-million peso “ghost dialysis” scam that rocked the Philippine Health Insurance Company (PhilHealth) Senator Dick Gordon said he is looking into the possibility of amending laws to prevent similar health scams from being perpetrated in the future. Gordon expressed apprehension that the Universal Health Care which will be funded from […]

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AMEND FOREIGN INVESTMENTS ACT TO STIMULATE JOB CREATION – GATCHALIAN

Senator Win Gatchalian is pushing for the amendment of the 1991 Foreign Investments Act (FIA) in a bid to provide a renewed boost to the entry of foreign direct investments (FDI) into the country and stimulate job creation. Senate Bill No. 2227, sponsored by Gatchalian, seeks to amend certain provisions of the FIA to “take […]

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GIVE BARANGAY OFFICIALS P100,000 LUMP SUM RETIREMENT, CHRISTMAS BONUS INCREASE – GATCHALIAN

A lump sum retirement gratuity pay equivalent to one-year honorarium or P100,000 as well as grant of other benefits including a higher Christmas bonus for barangay officials are now being pushed anew in the Senate. In making the proposal, Senator Win Gatchalian said the existing amounts being provided under the Local Government Code of 1991 […]