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SEAFARERS’ MAGNA CARTA SOON TO BECOME LAW – ANGARA

Senator Sonny Angara is optimistic the Magna Carta of Filipino Seafarers will finally become a law after over a decade of languishing in the legislative mill. As the author of Senate Bill 135, which along with other similar measures has been consolidated into Senate Bill 2369, Angara said that this will ensure the rights of […]

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DUTERTE SIGNS LAW CREATING BACOLOD CITY HOSPITAL

President Rodrigo Duterte has signed into law Republic Act (RA) 11564, creating the Bacolod City General Hospital and appropriating funds for its establishment. “Finally, our dream of having our own hospital in Bacolod City will soon be realized,” said Lone District Representative Greg Gasataya, who authored the bill in the House of Representatives. RA 11564 […]

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DUTERTE ENACTS COOP DEV’T OFFICER ACT — ZUBIRI

President Rodrigo Duterte recently signed into law Republic Act 11535 or the Cooperatives Development Officer Act, which amends the Local Government Code of 1991 to authorize the creation of the Cooperatives Development Officer (CDO) as a mandatory position in all local government units. “This has been such a long-awaited bill by our cooperative sector, so […]

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DUTERTE SIGNS CREATE ACT INTO LAW – LOPEZ

The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) and the Board of Investments (BOI) hailed the signing of the landmark Republic Act. No. 11534 or the Corporate Recovery and Tax Incentives for Enterprises (CREATE) Act by President Rodrigo Duterte after it passed both Houses of Congress recently. “We thank President Rodrigo Roa Duterte and the Congress […]

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GORDON: ENFORCE MOTORCYCLE CRIME PREVENTION ACT

Decrying the continuous rise in criminal incidents perpetrated by riding-in-tandem criminals, most of which remain unsolved, Senator Dick Gordon prodded anew the Land Transportation Office and the Department of Transportation for the full implementation of Republic Act 11235 or the Motorcycle Crime Prevention Act as he expressed fear that the unabated killings in the country […]

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PREXY ANTI-RED TAPE EMERGENCY POWERS NOW A LAW

President Rodrigo Duterte has signed into law Republic Act 11517, or an act authorizing the President to expedite the processing and issuance of national and local permits, licenses and certifications in times of national emergency. “This is such great news to start the year with,” said Senate Majority Leader Migz Zubiri, sponsor and one of […]

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AMEND LAW TO PROVIDE STRICTER MEASURES TO PROTECT FRONTLINERS, PATIENTS – DELA ROSA

Senator Bato dela Rosa is seeking to ensure the safety of the Filipino people at all times as well as to protect medical workers, law enforcers and other security personnel while performing their duties in times of crises. In his Senate Bill No. 1533 or “An Act Amending Republic Act No. 11332, Otherwise Known As […]

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PROFESSIONALIZE PARALEGAL WORK — REP. NOGRALES

It’s time to professionalize paralegal work to ensure quality legal services by setting standards for those who enter this line of work.  This is according to Rizal 2nd district Rep. Fidel Nograles, who has filed House Bill 5886, a comprehensive measure to define the roles of paralegal workers and guarantee them career and professional development […]

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DUTERTE SIGNS MALASAKIT CENTER ACT – GO

Despite the threat of inclement weather brought by Typhoon Tisoy, Senator Bong Go pushed through to join the opening of the 52nd Malasakit Center in the country at the Ospital ng Malabon in Malabon City. The launch was led by Sec. Michael Lloyd Dino of the Office of the Presidential Assistant for the Visayas (OPAV), […]

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NURSES SHOULD BE COMPENSATED FAIRLY – GORDON

Senator Dick Gordon strongly supports the Supreme Court’s decision to endorse Section 32 of Republic Act 9173 or The Philippine Nursing Act of 2002 that states that the minimum base pay for nurses working in government hospitals and health institutions should start at salary grade 15 or at P31,545 per month. Gordon has been emphasizing […]