House panel OKs bill making Baybayin the national writing system

Inquirer.net 04/24/2018

Baybayin, an ancient script of the Philippines used before the Spanish colonial period, is now on its way to becoming the official national writing system of the Philippines with the approval of the proposed National Writing System…

Senate OKs national ID system on final reading

Inquirer.net 03/19/2018

A BILL that would establish the first national ID system in the country has been approved by the Senate on third and final reading. Voting 17-2, senators voted on Monday to approve Senate Bill No. 1738 known…

House OKs life term for bank hacking, ATM skimming

Inquirer.net 02/07/2018

The House of Representatives has passed a measure meting out the penalty of life imprisonment for the hacking of a bank’s systems, which would be considered a form of economic sabotage. House Bill No. 6710, which was…

House OKs LGBT bill on final reading

Inquirer.net 09/20/2017

The bill seeking to penalize those who will be found practicing discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity was passed on third and final reading during a session at the House of Representatives on Wednesday. Discriminating…

Senate oks bill removing expiry dates on gift checks

Inquirer.net 08/14/2017

The Senate on Monday passed on third and final reading a bill seeking to prohibit merchants from imposing expiration dates on gift checks, gift certificates or gift cards. All 22 senators present in the session voted in…

Tomas: Pagcor oks use of P26.8M for garbage disposal

Inna Gian Mejia, JOSE SANTINO BUNACHITA 07/21/2017

  Pending approval of the P151.2 million that Cebu City mayor Tomas Osmeña is asking for, City Hall is turning to its share of Pagcor funds to take care of its garbage expenses for at least a…

House OKs P100K fine for wrong singing of national anthem

Inquirer.net 06/26/2017

MANILA — The House of Representatives has approved on third and final reading the measure updating the rules on the correct rendition of the national anthem “Lupang Hinirang,” and requiring everyone to sing along when it is…

World Bank OKs $99.3-million loan

Inquirer.net 06/10/2017

The World Bank has approved a $99.3-million loan to partly finance a project in the Philippines aimed at improving farmers’ competitiveness and market access. In a statement Saturday, the Washington-based multilateral lender said its board of executive…

Senate OKs 10 years passport validity

Inquirer.net 05/15/2017

Eighteen senators on Monday voted to approve on third and final reading a measure extending the validity of Philippine passports from five years to 10 years. Senate Bill No. 1365, or the Philippine Passport Act, was authored…

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