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TELEMEDICINE BILL GETS HOUSE OK ON 2ND READING

The House of Representatives approved on second reading a measure establishing the electronic health or eHealth system in the country using information and communications technology. The chamber, via voice vote, passed House Bill 10245, otherwise referred to as the proposed “eHealth System and Services Act”. The bill seeks to institutionalize a system of providing wide […]

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TEACHER EDUCATION BILL HURDLES 2ND HOUSE READING

A measure seeking to improve the quality of student teachers and teachers by further strengthening the Teacher Education Council has hurdled second reading approval at the House of Representatives. During the plenary session, the chamber passed through voice voting House Bill 1031, or the proposed Teacher Education Act, which would strengthen teacher education in the […]

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ANTI-RED TAPE BILL GETS SENATE NOD ON 2ND READING

Senate Majority Leader Migz Zubiri took to the floor to carry Senate Bill No. 1844, or the Act Authorizing the President to Expedite the Processing and Issuance of National and Local Permits, Licenses, and Certifications in Times of National Emergency, through its second reading approval. Principally authored by Zubiri, Senate President Vicente Sotto III, Senate […]