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EMERGENCY AND RESILIENCY FUND FOR ELECTRIC COOPERATIVES – HOUSE

The House committee on appropriations approved a substitute bill which seeks to institutionalize the “Electric Cooperatives Emergency and Resiliency Fund” for use in the disaster prevention, management, and mitigation measures of electric cooperatives and for rehabilitation of their infrastructures damaged by force majeure or fortuitous events. The unnumbered bill endorsed by the committee on energy […]

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EMPLOYMENT ASSISTANCE FOR RURAL POOR COMING SOON – HOUSE

The House committee on appropriations approved a substitute bill proposing a “Rural Employment Assistance Program Act” after amending the funding provision of the measure. The appropriations provision contained in Section 7 of the unnumbered bill provides: “The Secretary of Social Welfare and Development shall include in the DSWD’s programs the implementation of the Act, the […]

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CONGRESSIONAL GOLD MEDAL CONFERRED ON FILIPINO WORLD WAR II VETERANS – HOUSE

The House of Representatives adopted House Resolution 1411, expressing its appreciation, on behalf of the Filipino veterans of World War II, to the United States Congress for the enactment into law of the measures authorizing the conferment of the Congressional Gold Medal to the Filipino Veterans of World War II collectively in recognition of their […]

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Increase in Base Pay for Uniformed Personnel of DND, DILG, PCG, and NAMRIA – HOUSE

Military and Uniformed Personnel (MUP) in the government are a step closer to enjoying an increase in their base pay after the House of Representatives overwhelmingly approved on third and final reading House Joint Resolution 18. The resolution is authored by House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez (1st District, Davao del Norte), Majority Leader Rodolfo Fariñas (1st […]

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Filipino Sign Language to Be Used in Schools, Broadcast Media, and Workplaces – HOUSE

The House committee on social services chaired by Rep. Sandra Eriguel, M.D. (2nd District, La Union) has approved a substitute bill that seeks to declare the Filipino Sign Language (FSL) as the national sign language of the Filipino deaf and the official sign language of government in all transactions involving the deaf, and mandating its […]

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Education for Out-Of-School Youth, Persons with Disabilities, Indigenous Peoples – HOUSE

The House committee on basic education chaired by Rep. Ramon Durano IV (5th District, Cebu) approved a bill that will boost accessibility to education of underserved sectors of the country such as the out-of-school youth and persons with disabilities (PWDs). The unnumbered substitute bill consolidates House Bill 2733 filed by by Rep. Aurelio Gonzales (3rd […]

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Government Policy on HIV/AIDS to Be Strengthened – HOUSE

The House of Representatives unanimously approved on third and final reading House Bill 6617 or the proposed “Philippine HIV and AIDS Policy Act” which seeks to strengthen the government’s comprehensive policy on Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) prevention, treatment, care and support, and to establish the Philippine National HIV and […]

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Leaving Children Unattended in Motor Vehicles Prohibited – HOUSE

The House of Representatives unanimously approved on third and final reading House Bill 6570 which seeks to prohibit leaving children eight years old and below unattended in motor vehicles. The bill provides that no child younger than the developmental age of eight years shall be left unattended inside a motor vehicle without supervision by a […]

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INC Founding Anniversary to be Declared as a National Non-working Holiday – PRIMICIAS-AGABAS

  The House committee on revision of laws has approved four bills seeking to declare July 27 of every year as a special national non-working holiday in commemoration of the founding anniversary of the Iglesia ni Cristo (INC) in the country. The declaration is in recognition of the significant contribution of the INC and its […]