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HOUSE STARTS DEBATE ON RTL AMENDMENTS — ENVERGA

The House of Representatives during plenary proceedings completed the period of sponsorship and debate for House Bill 10381, a Malacañang-certified measure that seeks to amend the Rice Tariffication Law (RTL) to lower prices of rice.In his sponsorship speech, House Committee on Agriculture and Food chairperson Representative Wilfrido Mark Enverga of Quezon said Republic Act 11203, […]

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DRAFT OF AMENDED DANGEROUS DRUGS LAW GETS HOUSE OK

The House Committee on Dangerous Drugs chaired by Surigao del Norte 2nd District Representative Robert Ace Barbers approved a draft substitute bill seeking to strengthen Republic Act 9165, as amended, more popularly known as the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002.Barbers welcomed the Committee’s approval of the substitute bill, which consolidates 12 bills on the subject, […]

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DELA ROSA BATS FOR AMENDMENTS TO ANTI-HAZING LAW

Senator Bato Dela Rosa wants to give more teeth to the law against hazing by making schools accountable and penalizing them if found negligent in implementing the law, which can cause serious injuries and even death of students due to hazing. This developed during the hearing on Tuesday conducted by the Senate Committee on Justice […]

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CHARTER ECONOMIC PROVISIONS AMENDMENTS BACKED

Ensuring the 1987 Constitution does not hold back the Philippines’ economic growth – especially for the long term – should be the priority especially of lawmakers, a constitutional reform advocate said. Lawyer and Ateneo de Manila Law School Professor Antonio Abad Jr. said fixing the relevant provisions in the basic law of the land is […]

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AMEND RICE TARIFFICATION LAW — PANGILINAN

Vice-presidential aspirant Senator Kiko Pangilinan agreed to the call of a local farmers’ group in Baler, Aurora to amend the Rice Tariffication Law for farmers to recover from revenue losses. “Kinakailangang reviewhin itong Rice Tariffication measure at mabigyan ng amendments kasama na doon ang powers of regulatory function of NFA para mabantayan din iyong merkado,” […]

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AMENDED PUBLIC SERVICE ACT TO AID PH ECONOMY

The chairperson of the House Committee on Economic Affairs said the proposed amendments to the Public Service Act (PSA) will aid the country’s economic recovery and will not be a threat to patrimony. AAMBIS-OWA Party-list Representative Sharon Garin assured that safeguards are well in place under the proposed amendments, dispelling fears posed by the expected […]

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PROPOSED AMENDMENTS TO PUBLIC SERVICE ACT HAILED

Senator Grace Poe hailed the ratification of the proposed amendments to the Public Service Act (PSA), saying she hopes this would be “start of the era of inclusive economic gains and development” in the country. “Our overarching goal is to enhance competition, provide better quality services and create jobs,” said Poe, the chairperson of the […]

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PDIC CHARTER AMENDMENTS GET SENATE OK – ANGARA

The Senate unanimously approved on third and final reading a bill amending the Philippine Deposit Insurance Corp. (PDIC) charter, making it an attached agency of the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP). Voting 23-0-0, the Senate passed during Senate Bill No. (SBN) 2365 or An Act Amending Sections 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, […]

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SENATE PASSES BILL AMENDING PUBLIC SERVICE ACT

The Senate has passed on third and final reading the bill that would open up the Philippines to more foreign investors. Senate Bill (SB) 2094 hurdled the upper chamber with 19 affirmative votes, three negative votes and zero abstention from senators. It seeks to amend the 85-year-old Commonwealth Act No. 146, known as the Public […]

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SENATE RATIFIES RETAIL TRADE ACT AMENDMENTS

The Senate ratified the bicameral conference committee report for the amendments to the Retail Trade Liberalization Act. The bill seeks to lower the capitalization requirement for foreign retailers from $2.5 million to $500,000, or roughly from P125 million to P25 million. This is in order to attract more foreign direct investments into the country, thereby […]