2 House leaders buck absolute divorce bill

Two House leaders have objected to a bill allowing absolute divorce in the country......»»

Category: newsSource: philstar philstarAug 20th, 2021

Quick passage seen in House for divorce bill

The House of Representatives is expected to swiftly approve the bill allowing absolute divorce in the country despite strong objections by several lawmakers, a proponent has said......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 20th, 2021

House panel approves absolute divorce bill

House panel approves absolute divorce bill.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 18th, 2021

House panel oks absolute divorce bill

A House panel yesterday approved a bill allowing absolute divorce in the country......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 18th, 2021

House panel unanimously OKs substitute divorce bill

A House committee on Tuesday unanimously approved a substitute divorce bill crafted by a technical working group......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsAug 17th, 2021

Lessons learned from RVing

Rep. Bernadette “BH” Herrera-Dy of Bagong Henerasyon Party-list is urging the House committee on the welfare of children and the House leaders to expedite work on consolidating the three House bills against child marriage, so that a bicameral conference committee can be convened with their Senate counterparts as soon as the House approves the substitute bill......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 24th, 2020

New-look House leadership off to a good start, say solons

House members can’t help but notice a sense of synergy between Speaker Lord Allan Velasco and Majority Leader Martin Romualdez in just their first few days of working together. Case in point, according to Cavite Rep. Elpidio Barzaga Jr., San Jose del Monte City Rep. Florida Robes, and Ang Probinsyano Party-list Rep. Alfred delos Santos, were the two important bills that the House leadership was able to deliver without a hitch during the conduct of special sessions this past week. The Majority Bloc solons were referring to the passage on third and final reading of measures House Bill (HB) No.7727, or the P4.506-trillion General Appropriations Bill (GAB) of 2021; and HB No.7884, or the proposed Act authorizing the President to expedite the processing and issuance of national and local permits, licenses and certifications. “The performance of the new leadership during special session was very commendable. This is a very encouraging sign in our mission to approve the legislative agenda of President Duterte,” Barzaga said. “The Velasco-Romualdez leadership (is) off to a good start,” added the veteran congressman and former Dasmariñas mayor. For her part, Robes said she is “extremely delighted that the leadership impasse in the House of Representatives had been resolved peacefully and amicably by our two honorable leaders, Lord Alan Velasco and former Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano.” “I look forward to a renewed, more united and inclusive leadership at the House of Representatives led by Speaker Velasco with Majority Leader Ferdinand Martin Romualdez. I believe that Speaker Velasco and Majority Leader Romualdez are both righteous and committed to steer the House of Representatives to new heights to become a more effective and responsive institution to serve the Filipino people especially in these trying times,” she stressed. On the other hand, Delos Santos believes that the new-look leadership of the Lower Chamber will continue to work beyond 2020 even as he praised his colleagues for passing next year’s budget bill. “We are very happy that it (GAB) already finished the third reading. Our goal is always to fast-track the process to help out fellow Filipinos. These are not normal times, and gusto po nating matugunan agad yung mga pangangailangan ng mga kababayan natin (we want to quickly address the needs of our people),” Delos Santos said. “We want to assure government agencies (will have enough) resources for them to be able to function in the new normal,” he added. The passage of HB No.7884 or the Anti-Red Tape Bill followed soon after the chamber gave its final nod to the 2021 GAB. Both had been certified as urgent by President Duterte......»»

Category: newsSource: NewsOct 18th, 2020

Palace hopeful 2021 budget bill will be passed on time

House leaders have given assurances that the issue over the chamber's leadership would not delay the passage of the budget......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 27th, 2020

House leaders vow to support tourism recovery

The leadership of the House of Representatives has assured tourism business leaders of its unequivocal support for this once-booming industry, as the chamber has set aside a considerable part of its just-approved bill on the Bayanihan to Recover as One Act or Bayanihan 2 for the recovery of this sector that is one of the worst hit by the coronavirus pandemic......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsAug 12th, 2020

Raping municipal waters

Over 1,600 fisherfolk groups to date have signed a petition opposing House Bill 7853, which seeks to allow commercial fishing vessels to encroach into municipal fishing grounds by five kilometers, thus amending the current Section 18 of the Philippine Fisheries Code of 1998......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 18th, 2021

VFA-type marriage contract with expiry

It says in the news that the House committee on population and family relations has approved the bill seeking to allow the voiding of a marital union and permit the divorced spouses to remarry......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 18th, 2021

Biden, Johnson agree to hold virtual G7 summit on Afghanistan: W.House

US President Joe Biden and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson discussed Afghanistan on Tuesday and announced a virtual summit of the G7 leaders on the crisis, the White House said......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsAug 18th, 2021

Plastics not the real enemy, says advocate

The plastics industry on Friday expressed apprehension over the passing by the lower chamber  of House Bill  9147 or the Single-Use Plastic Products Regulation Act, and HB 9171 or the Plastic Tax Act that imposes P20-per-kilogram excise tax on plastic bag products. .....»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsAug 14th, 2021

52 Texas lawmakers face arrest over walkout

WASHINGTON (AFP) — A top Texas lawmaker late Tuesday signed arrest warrants for 52 absent Democrats who walked out of the state’s House of Representatives last month in an effort to block a restrictive voting bill, US media reported. Republican state lawmakers in Texas voted earlier in the evening to allow the arrests. The warrants, […] The post 52 Texas lawmakers face arrest over walkout appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsAug 12th, 2021

House vows Increased budget for sports

Following the Philippines’ historic medal finish in the Tokyo Olympics with one bronze, two silver and the country’s first gold in 97 years, leaders in Congress gave assurance yesterday that the budget for sports next year will increase substantially......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 8th, 2021

Science for Change Program ng DOST, oks na sa House committee

MANILA – Inaprubahan na ng House Committee ang substitute bill para sa Science for Change Program (S4CP) mula sa Department of Science and Technology (DOST) nitong Miyerkules, Agosto 4. Ipinaliwanag nina Albay Representative Joey Salceda; Pangasinan 4th District Representative Christopher De Venecia; at DOST Secretary Fortunato De La Pena ang kahalagahan ng bill na ito […] The post Science for Change Program ng DOST, oks na sa House committee appeared first on REMATE ONLINE......»»

Category: newsSource:  remateRelated NewsAug 6th, 2021

House panel targets 2022 budget approval in a week

Marathon hearings will be held by the House appropriations committee to ensure that the budget bill for 2022 is passed by the panel in one week’s time......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 5th, 2021

Private schools hail House panel s approval of bill clarifying tax rates

Private school alliances have welcomed the approval by the House Committee on Ways and Means of a bill clarifying the income tax of proprietary educational institutions......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsAug 4th, 2021

House okays substitute bill on school tax

The House of Representatives’ Committee on Ways and Means on Monday approved a substitute bill that would define the tax rates for proprietary schools to allow them to  make use of the 10-percent preferential rate on taxable income......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsAug 2nd, 2021

House to tackle bill on mandatory COVID-19 vaccination

Congressional deliberations on the proposed measure compelling Filipinos to have themselves vaccinated against COVID-19 will start soon as the country tries to contain the pandemic’s more contagious Delta variant......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 1st, 2021

House leadership renews push for Bayanihan 3

House leaders renewed yesterday their bid to pass the proposed Bayanihan to Arise as One or Bayanihan 3 law in view of the need to revert to lockdowns due to the more contagious Delta variant of COVID-19......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 31st, 2021