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HOUSE PANEL BEGINS DELIBERATION ON E-VAWC BILLS

The House Committee on Women and Gender Equality chaired by Bataan Representative Geraldine Roman held initial deliberations on House Bills 86, 403, 3849, and 4054. These key pieces of legislation seek to amend Republic Act 9262 or the “Anti-Violence Against Women and Their Children Act of 2004” that would address the problem of electronic violence […]

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HOUSE PANEL TACKLES ANTI-DISCRIMINATION BILLS

The House Committee on Human Rights chaired by Manila Representative Benny Abante Jr. held initial deliberations on the proposed Comprehensive Anti-Discrimination Act. These are House Bills 188 authored by Abante; 224 by Bataan Representative Geraldine Roman; 1480 by Laguna Representative Ma. Rene Ann Lourdes Matibag; and 2128 by Negros Occidental Representative Jose Francisco Benitez. These […]

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HOUSE PANEL TACKLES BILL ON MUSLIM CEMETERY

The House Committee on Muslim Affairs chaired by Lanao del Norte First District Representative Muhamad Khalid Dimaporo approved the committee report on the substitute measure declaring every first day of February of every year as National Hijab Day and promoting an understanding of the Muslim tradition of wearing a hijab. The bill substituted House Bill […]

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ZUBIRI, ROMUALDEZ SIGN FIRST 2 BILLS OF CONGRESS

Senate President Migz Zubiri and House Speaker Ferdinand Martin Romualdez led the ceremonial signing of the first two enrolled bills of the 19th Congress, namely the SIM Registration Act (Senate Bill No. 1310/House Bill No. 14) and the Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan Elections Postponement Act (Senate Bill No. 1306/House Bill No. 4673). “Matagal na nating […]

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NOGRALES VOWS TO TACKLE HIGHER WAGES BILLS SOON

Rizal 4th District Rep. Fidel Nograles, chairperson of the labor and employment committee of the House of Representatives said his panel is set to tackle the issue of higher wages soon. “May mga panukalang batas tungkol sa pagtataas ng sahod na nakatakda nating isalang sa lalong madaling panahon. Once preparations are done and all stakeholders […]

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HOUSE FORMS TWG FOR NEGROS ISLAND REGION BILLS

The House committee on local government has formed a technical working group (TWG) that will consolidate the bills seeking the creation of the Negros Island Region (NIR). The development came after the body conducted initial deliberations on the three proposed legislations. “The TWG was created to consolidate similar bills and address questions.” “The TWG was […]

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HOUSE AIMS FOR ZERO VETO OF BILLS – QUIMBO

The House of Representatives, under the leadership of Speaker Martin Romualdez, has been forging tighter coordination with Malacañang and the Senate to prevent even a single presidential veto of bills to be approved by the 19th Congress, House leaders said. In a press conference, House Majority Leader Manuel Jose Dalipe said the closer coordination would […]

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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 […]