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ABANTE TO CONGRESS: FAST-TRACK PASSAGE OF CADB

With President Rodrigo Duterte having previously stated his support for a Comprehensive Anti-Discrimination Bill (CADB), Deputy Speaker and Manila 6th District Rep. Benny Abante Jr. on Monday urged his colleagues in both chambers of Congress to pass the measure, which the solon said would help prevent discrimination in all its forms and protect sectors that […]

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DA, CONGRESS TO UPDATE PH FOOD SECURITY PLAN

The country’s legislators commit to crafting more laws to boost the competitiveness of the agriculture and fishery sector, and continuously empower farmers and fisherfolk. They made the commitment at the recently concluded two-day 2021 National Food Security Summit (NFSS), conducted by the Department of Agriculture (DA) that attracted a total of 15,000 participants, mostly virtually […]

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WHAT WE NEED NOW IS BAYANIHAN 3 – QUIMBO

A lawmaker said Congress must swiftly pass the proposed Bayanihan to Arise As One Act or the Bayanihan 3 in order to provide relief to Filipinos, especially the working class and the most vulnerable. Marikina City Representative Stella Quimbo made the call after the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) reported that the unemployment rate for February […]

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VILLAFUERTE URGES CONGRESS TO PASS ‘AYUDA’ BILL

A fresh presidential directive for our economic managers to explore ways to possibly funding another round of cash subsidy to families hit hard by the pandemic should prompt the House of Representatives to put the proposed Bangon Pamilyang Pilipino (BPP) program on the front burner  when the Congress resumes session after its Lenten break, according […]

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ILOILO CITY REDISTRICTING GETS HOUSE OK – BARONDA

The proposed redistricting of this highly urbanized city into two legislative districts earned the nod of the House of Representatives (HoR) on the third and final reading recently. “Our dream of leveling up and becoming an even greater metropolis got a fresh boost with the approval of our bill adding a legislative district in Iloilo […]

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VILLAFUERTE TO CONGRESS: FOCUS ON COVID RESPONSE

Camarines Sur Representative LRay Villafuerte has supported the call by economic managers for Congress to focus on “doable”  legislation to attract foreign direct investments (FDIs) and accelerate economic recovery, as he fretted that the revival of the Charter Change (Cha-Cha) initiative at this time would only sidetrack national efforts to overcome the coronavirus pandemic and save […]

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RIZAL SOLON CALLS FOR AMENDMENTS TO CHILD PORN LAW

Rizal 2nd District Rep. Fidel Nograles thanked President Rodrigo Duterte for turning his attention to the rising cases of child pornography in the country, which have reached a record high during the imposition of the enhanced community quarantine last year. “Nagpapasalamat tayo na si Pangulong Duterte na mismo ang nag-direkta para magkaroon ng agarang aksyon […]

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CIMATU TO CONGRESS: ACT SWIFTLY ON EPEB BILL

A bill seeking to create an enforcement bureau within the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) now has a version in the Senate, raising hopes that the legislation could become law soon. DENR Secretary Roy Cimatu became more optimistic about the chances of the measure being approved by Congress after Senator Nancy Binay filed […]

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RIZAL SOLON: PASS TEEN PREGNANCY PREVENTION ACT

Rizal 2nd District Rep. Fidel Nograles reiterated his call for Congress to pass a measure that will create a national policy on teenage pregnancy prevention amid reports that about 40 to 50 Filipino children aged 10 to 14 years old give birth every week. The Commission on Population and Development (PopCom) also said that an […]

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GO AFTER AGENCIES THAT DON’T ENFORCE LAWS – GORDON

Senator Dick Gordon has called on Congress to go after government agencies that fail to properly enforce laws that have been painstakingly crafted by Congress. Gordon lamented that the whole process of crafting bills and getting them passed on third and final reading takes a lot of time and hard work yet when they are […]