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NEW LAW TO GIVE SOLO PARENTS EXPANDED BENEFITS

Camarines Sur Rep. LRay Villafuerte is optimistic that more Filipinos who are now considered solo parents will soon start reaping the benefits of a new law that grants them food price discounts, tax exemptions, free legal aid, and medical care, tuition subsidies, parental leaves, and other privileges. Under Republic Act (RA) 11861 or the Expanded […]

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4 CAMARINES SUR SOLONS PUSH FOR BILL VS INCEST

Four lawmakers from Camarines Sur led by National Unity Party (NUP) President LRay Villafuerte want Congress to write new legislation putting behind bars persons 18 years of age and above who engage in incestuous sexual relations even if they are fully aware of their close relationships. House Bill (HB) 4704 or the “Anti-Incest Act” seeks […]

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INSTITUTIONALIZE PH CLAIM TO WPS — TOLENTINO

To further reinforce the Philippines’ claim to the disputed territories found on the western side of the archipelago, Senator Francis ‘Tol’ Tolentino recently filed proposed legislation that seeks to “institutionalize” the West Philippine Sea by formalizing the designation of the said nomenclature as part of the existing laws of the land. Under Tolentino’s Senate Bill […]

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PRIVATE SECURITY INDUSTRY BILL LAPSES INTO LAW

Senator Ronald “Bato” Dela Rosa joyfully informed his fellow senators that his bill to strengthen the country’s private security industry is one of the measures that lapsed into law. “Mr. President, you just said a while ago that basahin na lang ng ating majority leader (Joel Villanueva) ‘yung mga nag-lapse into law but I cannot […]

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ABANTE GRATEFUL FOR RECOGNITION OF BAPTISTS IN PH

Manila 6th District Rep. Benny Abante Jr. on Wednesday extended his gratitude to House colleagues and fellow legislators in the Senate for the passage of Republic Act 11897 or the National Baptist Day Act, a law that declares the second Thursday of January each year a special working holiday in observance of National Baptist Day. […]

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VILLAFUERTE TO DUTERTE: SIGN WASTE REDUCTION BILL

A lawmaker asked President Rodrigo Duterte to sign into law a measure seeking to make producers and their distributors responsible for proper management and disposal of their plastic packaging waste. Camarines Sur Representative Luis Raymund Villafuerte said the measure, which has been ratified by both chambers of Congress and transmitted to Malacañang for President Duterte’s […]

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LAW CREATING BILIRAN MUSEUM, CULTURAL CENTER OK’D

The passage of a law establishing the Biliran Cultural Center and Museum will help promote the cultural heritage of the country’s fourth-smallest province, a solon said. Biliran Lone District Representative Gerardo Espina, Jr. said the House bill for Biliran Cultural Center and Museum has been approved and enacted into law known as Republic Act 11772 […]

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NEW LAW TO ‘LEVEL UP’ SK LEADERSHIP IN BGYS — DY

One of the authors of the new law strengthening the Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) believes that the reforms that will be introduced by Republic Act (RA) 11768 will encourage youth participation in barangay affairs, one of the primary objectives behind the established law of the SK.According to Isabela 6th District Rep. Faustino “Inno” Dy V, providing […]

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DUTERTE SIGNS LAW FIXING TERM OF AFP CHIEF

Senator Dick Gordon has welcomed the signing of Senate Bill (SB) 2376, which sets the term of the Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) to a maximum of three years. Gordon, one of the primary authors and co-sponsor of the bill, made an emphasis on the continuity and stability in […]

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NEW LAW GIVES GOV’T MORE TEETH VS ONLINE SCAMS

A measure granting the government more power to combat phishing and other online scams is awaiting President Rodrigo Duterte’s signature as the country sees an alarming rise in cyber threats, a lawmaker said. Camarines Sur Representative LRay Villafuerte said the expected signing into law of a bill enhancing financial consumer protection “couldn’t have come at […]