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3 YOUTH BILLS ENACTED INTO LAW – ANGARA

Senate Committee on Youth chairman Sonny Angara welcomed the enactment of three laws that will foster the development of young Filipinos as future leaders and productive members of society. “We are thankful for the inclusion of initiatives intended for the youth in the list of new laws. Programs for the youth are often neglected in the […]

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LEGARDA FILES BILLS FOR EDUCATION, LIVELIHOOD

The improvement of the country’s education and livelihood systems was among the first 10 legislative measures filed by Senator Loren Legarda in the 19th Congress. Having served as a senator for 18 years, she was the first to file among the 24 incumbent and newly-elected senators in accordance with the principle of seniority in the […]

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SENATORS START FILING THEIR BILLS IN 19th CONGRESS

The first round of filing of bills in the Senate started on Monday hours before the 19th Congress opened at noon. Senator Loren Legarda, based on the principle of seniority or length of service, was the first to file bills following the guidelines issued by Senate Secretary Myra Marie Villarica. Each senator is allowed to […]

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HOUSE PASSES 311 BILLS IN 18TH CONGRESS

The 18th Congress has passed a total of 311 measures that received President Rodrigo Duterte’s signature and were enacted into law, a House leader reported. According to the House accomplishment report, House Majority Leader Martin Romualdez said 119 of the laws were national in scope, while 192 were local. “A number of laws enacted were […]

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NAT’L YOUTH DAY, SUMMER CAMP BILLS GET SENATE OK

A bill declaring August 12 of every year as National Youth Day was approved by the Senate on final reading. Senate Bill No. 2503 was authored by Senators Bong Revilla Jr. and Sonny Angara. Angara, chairman of the Committee on Youth and sponsor of the bill, said the measure coincides with the declaration of International […]

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2 BILLS FOR BULACAN ECONOMY GET SENATE OK

The Senate unanimously approved two bills that could bring a huge impact on the local economy of Bulacan. Senator Joel Villanueva thanked his colleagues for passing House Bill No. 10444 or the Act Converting the Municipality of Baliwag in Bulacan into a component city. “On behalf of the people of Baliwag, we would like to […]

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30 EDUCATION BILLS GET SENATE OK – VILLANUEVA

The Senate approved on third and final reading several measures that seek to strengthen State Universities and Colleges (SUCs) in the country and establish additional provincial offices of the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) in various parts of the country, all aimed to strengthen higher education in the country. Senator Joel Villanueva, chair of the […]

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18 BILLS GET HOUSE OK BEFORE ELECTION BREAK

With only two session days left before it adjourns for the election period, the House of Representatives wasted no time to approve on third and final reading a flurry of important bills, including the proposed Magna Carta of Barangay Health Workers and mandatory continuing benefits to all medical workers during public health emergencies.The House is […]

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SENATE APPROVES BILLS RENAMING ROADS, BRIDGES

The Senate approved on third and final reading seven bills that seek to rename roads and bridges in the province of Cebu, Misamis Occidental, Lanao del Sur, Davao del Norte and Bohol. Approved were House Bill Nos. (HBN) 7669, 8147 and 8221 renaming the Mandaue Causeway as Ouano, the Bogo-Curva-Medellin-Daanbantayan-Maya Road stretching from Bogo City […]

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REVIEW BILLS ON POLITICAL DYNASTY – GORDON

Senator Dick Gordon has vowed to revisit and review proposed measures pending in the Senate meant to enable the Constitutionally-mandated prohibition against political dynasties to flourish in the country. Gordon, who chairs the Senate Justice and Human Rights Committee, offered some solutions that could stem the proliferation of the constant shuffle of elective positions among […]