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BILLS FOR DISASTER PREPS, EMERGENCIES GET HOUSE OK

The House of Representatives, under the leadership of Speaker Lord Allan Velasco, passed several measures before going on recess. The House approved on third and final reading House Bill 8999 or the proposed “Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) Act.” It garnered 195 affirmative and six negative votes, without any abstention. HB 8999 seeks to organize a […]

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SENATE REMARKABLY PRODUCTIVE AMID COVID-19 CRISIS – ZUBIRI

As the Senate goes into sine die adjournment, Majority Leader Migz Zubiri reports that, under the leadership of Senate President Tito Sotto III, the First Regular Session of the 18th Congress has been remarkably productive, even amidst the complications brought about by the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic at the tail-end of the legislative calendar. “COVID […]

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EXTEND ELECTRICITY LIFELINE RATE SUBSIDIES FOR 20 MORE YEARS – GATCHALIAN

Senator Win Gatchalian is pushing for the extension of lifeline rate subsidies for 20 more years in order to provide continuous relief to marginalized households or those who consume 100 kilowatt-hours or less of monthly electricity. The Chairman of the Senate Committee on Energy has filed Senate Bill No. (SBN) 1583 which seeks to further […]

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83 POWER COOPS COMMIT TO EXTEND DEADLINES FOR PAYMENT OF ELECTRIC BILLS — NEA

Some 83 electric cooperatives have already announced a 30-day extension for electricity consumers to settle their power bills amid the ongoing public health crisis in the country, the National Electrification Administration (NEA) said.  This is based on the monitoring of the agency as of Wednesday (March 25), one week after the Department of Energy (DOE) […]

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YULO, PETECIO BROUGHT HONOR, GLORY TO NATION – VELASCO

Two resolutions commending the country’s gold medal-winning athletes, Carlos Edriel “Caloy” Yulo and Nesthy Petecio, have been filed at the House of Representatives. Marinduque Representative Lord Allan Velasco filed House Resolutions No. 437 and 438 commending Yulo for winning the first-ever gold medal in the 49th FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Championship and Petecio for winning […]

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SENATE PASSES 464 BILLS ENACTED INTO LAW – SOTTO

The Senate of the 17th Congress has left behind an achievement of passing 464 bills that were enacted into law, some of which are landmark pieces of legislation that aim to uplift the lives of Filipinos. In his valedictory speech, Senate President Vicente Sotto III said the chamber was able to deliver on its promise […]