Focus on legislation, keep off leadership disputes, rookie senators told

Credit to Author: ggaviola| Date: Sun, 02 Jun 2019 06:00:22 +0000

MANILA, Philippines — Senate minority leader Franklin Drilon on Sunday did not mince his words amid the issue of neophyte senators allegedly making a move to replace Senate President Vicente Sotto III. 

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‘Murang Kuryente,’ service charge bills await Duterte’s approval

Credit to Author: eestopace| Date: Wed, 29 May 2019 11:32:35 +0000

A bill seeking to lower electricity rates for consumers and another allowing workers to receive 100 percent of the service charge collected await the President’s approval.

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Sotto: Senate to focus on 3 bills when session resumes on May 20

Credit to Author: The Manila Times| Date: Fri, 17 May 2019 05:56:35 +0000

THE SENATE will focus on the passage of three important bills when the 17th Congress resumes session on May 20, Senate President Vicente Sotto 3rd said. In the weekly Kapihan sa Senado…READ

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New Zealand Parliament votes to ban semi-automatic weapons

Credit to Author: kadraneda| Date: Wed, 10 Apr 2019 09:24:32 +0000

New Zealand Parliament votes to ban semi-automatic weapons

New Zealand’s Parliament has passed sweeping gun laws that outlaw military style weapons, less than a month after mass shootings at two Christchurch mosques.

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States Take Lead with Plans for 100% Carbon-Free Energy

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Thu, 07 Mar 2019 14:44:24 +0000

Minnesota and Wisconsin recently joined the list of states aiming for a 100% clean-energy future, while some Illinois lawmakers are pushing for not only carbon-free power, but also 100% renewable energy. Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz (D) was the latest to announce a set of policy proposals designed to lead his state’s electricity sector to 100% […]

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Groups laud signing of ‘landmark’ law on 105-day paid maternity leave

Credit to Author: kadraneda| Date: Thu, 21 Feb 2019 05:48:16 +0000

Party-list groups Gabriela and Akbayan have hailed the “much-awaited” signing of the expanded maternity leave for workers.

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Enrile hits senators anew: ‘Breadth’, ‘width and depth’ of their experience not enough

Credit to Author: Dennis Maliwanag| Date: Sat, 22 Dec 2018 01:16:56 +0000

Enrile hits senators anew: ‘Breadth’, ‘width and depth’ of their experience not enough

Former Senator  Juan Ponce Enrile is not yet done criticizing the present composition of the Senate.

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Solon wants 14th month pay, cash gift for private firm, ‘endo’ workers

Solon wants 14th month pay, cash gift for private firm, 'endo' workers

A lawmaker said Thursday that private sector employees and contractual workers in government should also receive their 14th month pay and P5,000 cash gift.

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