‘Endo’ bill still a priority of Duterte – PLLO chief

Credit to Author: acerojano| Date: Mon, 05 Aug 2019 12:18:57 +0000

'Endo' bill still a priority of Duterte - PLLO chief

MANILA, Philippines — The Security of Tenure bill (SOT), which was vetoed by President Rodrigo Duterte on July 26, was again made a priority legislative agenda of his administration. Presidential Legislative Liaison Office (PLLO) head Adelino Sitoy confirmed this to reporters in a phone patch interview on Monday night. “Yes, now. It’s our priority,” Sitoy […]

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Sotto pushes for law vs fake news online

Credit to Author: mfrialde| Date: Fri, 02 Aug 2019 04:19:54 +0000

After a blogger admitted that he was paid to slander administration candidates during the May 2019 midterm elections, Senate

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Hontiveros to file bill that will protect PhilHealth from fraud

Credit to Author: mfrialde| Date: Wed, 31 Jul 2019 07:57:46 +0000

Opposition Senator Risa Hontiveros is set to file a bill to shield the Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth) from fraud

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Early 18th Congress bills: Lower age of criminal liability, anti-fake news and terrorism

Credit to Author: ggaviola| Date: Mon, 01 Jul 2019 03:10:46 +0000

Early 18th Congress bills: Lower age of criminal liability, anti-fake news and terrorism

MANILA, Philippines – Senate bills seeking to lower the minimum age of criminal responsibility, combating fake news and terrorism were among the first to filed for the 18th Congress on Monday.

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Senator, Jesus Is Lord heir, blamed for LGBT rights bill delay

Credit to Author: clopez| Date: Fri, 28 Jun 2019 10:18:53 +0000

Sen. Joel Villanueva, son of a born again Christian group leader, is the obstacle that stands in the way of the passage by the Senate of a bill

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As Renewables Surge Ahead of Coal, Lawmakers Introduce National Renewable Standard 

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Thu, 27 Jun 2019 11:56:23 +0000

A bill introduced by Senate Democrats on June 26 establishes a national electricity standard that would require large retail suppliers to source at least 1.5% of their power from renewables by 2020 and gradually grow that share through 2035.  The measure comes a day after the Energy Information Administration (EIA) revealed monthly generation from renewable […]

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Storage ITC Bill Gains Key Industry Backers

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Thu, 11 Apr 2019 13:37:26 +0000

Legislation recently introduced in the U.S. House that would expand the federal solar investment tax credit (ITC) to energy storage technologies has gained the backing of major trade groups  representing the solar, hydropower, and wind sectors. The Energy Storage Tax Incentive and Deployment Act (H.R. 2096), introduced on April 4 by Reps. Mike Doyle (D-Pa.), […]

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Pimentel’s bill seeks VAT exemption for mental health medicines

Credit to Author: jespinosa| Date: Wed, 13 Feb 2019 04:17:35 +0000

Senator Aquilino Pimentel III wants medicine prescribed for people with mental health conditions to be included in the list of medicines exempted from value-added tax (VAT).

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House recalls death penalty for drug possession at parties

Credit to Author: jespinosa| Date: Wed, 06 Feb 2019 08:20:59 +0000

The House of Representatives threw back to the committee level a bill imposing the death penalty against any person found possessing dangerous drugs during a party, or at a social gathering or meeting, two days after it was approved last Monday.

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