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REP. NOGRALES BATS FOR PASSAGE OF ANTI-VAWC BILL

As the world commemorates International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, Rizal 2nd District Rep. Fidel Nograles urged Congress to immediately pass a bill seeking to expand the punishable offenses under the Anti-Violence Against Women and Their Children Act of 2004 (Republic Act 9262) to help stem the tide of VAWC cases, which […]

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SENATE OKS BILL VS CHILD MARRIAGE — HONTIVEROS

The Senate is clamping down on child marriages by passing a bill declaring it as a public crime. Senate Bill No. 1373, seeking to prohibit and declare child marriage as illegal, was approved on final reading with 21 affirmative votes, no negative vote and no abstention. Senator Risa Hontiveros, principal author and sponsor of the […]

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BAN SPITTING IN PUBLIC PLACES – PACQUIAO

Senator Manny Pacquiao has filed a bill seeking to prohibit spitting and expelling nasal mucouis in public places. Pacquiao filed Senate Bill No. 1406, also known as the “Anti-Spitting Act of 2020.” The measure provides for a steep penalty for those who shall be caught spitting saliva or expelling nasal mucous in any place to […]

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SENATE RATIFIES BILL RAISING E-CIGARETTES, ALCOHOL TAXES

The Senate has ratified the bicameral conference committee report on the measure that will tax electronic cigarettes and raise excise taxes on alcohol, which is expected to give the government an additional P24.9 billion in revenues. The bicameral conference committee earlier reconciled Senate Bill No. 1074 and House Bill No. House Bill No. 1026. Distilled spirits, fermented […]