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SENATORS FILE BILL SEEKING REPEAL OF GCTA LAW

Senate President Tito Sotto III, and Senators Ping Lacson and Dick Gordon have filed a bill seeking to repeal Republic Act 10592 or the Good Conduct Time Allowance (GCTA) law. The senators filed Senate Bill 993 proposing to scrap the law that shaves off jail time of inmates due to good behavior amid public outcry […]

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REMOVE INTERCONNECTION FEES BY TELCOS – LACSON

To protect mobile phone subscribers, Senator Ping Lacson sought to remove the burdensome interconnection fees charged by public telecommunications entities (PTEs) for calls between two different networks. Lacson introduced an amendment to Senate Bill 1636, the proposed Lifetime Cellphone Number Act, seeking to remove the interconnectivity fee or charge imposed by PTEs on mobile phone […]

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Senate to Transfer to Taguig City from Pasay City – LACSON

  The Senate adopted Senate Resolution 293 under Committee Report 170 approving the relocation of the Upper Chamber from Pasay City to Taguig City. Fourteen senators – including Senate President Koko Pimentel III, Senate President Pro-Tempore Ralph Recto, Majority Leader Tito Sotto III, Minority Leader Franklin Drilon and Senators Grace Poe, Migz Zubiri, Manny Pacquaio, […]

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Philippine Charity Office (PCO) to Replace PCSO – LACSON

  After being mired in irregularities in past years, the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) may get a much-needed update in its charter to help it keep up with new variations of lotteries and make it more accountable. Senate Bill 1470, filed by Senator Ping Lacson, also gives the agency – whose present charter dates […]