Salceda bill pushes pension reforms for uniformed services

Julie M. Aurelio 05/02/2021

MANILA, Philippines — Albay Rep. Joey Salceda has filed a bill to fix the pension system for military and other uniformed personnel (MUP) as it faces an “imminent existential threat” because its current funding will be “unsustainable”…

Frasco to file bill to make caskets affordable

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 10/07/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu Fifth District Representative Duke Frasco is seeking to lower the cost of burials in the country by making caskets or coffins affordable to the public. According to a press release sent to…

Bill seeks to hold perpetrators of EJKs liable

Leila B. Salaverria 09/27/2020

MANILA, Philippines — In a bid to put a stop to extrajudicial killings (EJKs) in the country, Sen. Leila de Lima has filed a bill that seeks to hold those who ordered and cooperated in these acts…

Abellanosa’s bill seeks to give every Filipino access to free COVID vaccine when ready

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 08/07/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Rep. Rodrigo Abellanosa of Cebu City’s south district has filed a bill in Congress that will make sure that every Filipino citizen will have access to free coronavirus disease vaccine as soon as…

Priests frown on bill allowing online weddings

Jovic Yee 07/06/2020

It’s one thing to hear Masses online, but it’s quite another to wed couples virtually. While the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) has forced everyone to adopt new norms of living and working, Balanga Bishop Ruperto…

Duterte orders LGUs to help stranded individuals, vows to shoulder their hospital bill

Krissy Aguilar 05/29/2020

MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday ordered local government units (LGUs) to extend help to Filipinos and even foreigners who are stranded in their area, adding he would shoulder their hospital bills if needed. “I…

Cayetano files bill granting ABS-CBN provisional franchise until October 2020

Neil Arwin Mercado 05/13/2020

MANILA, Philippines — More than a week since media giant ABS-CBN shut down its broadcast operations, several lawmakers—including Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano—filed a bill granting the network a provisional franchise to operate. Under House Bill No. 6732,…

Zubiri’s prayer to Sto. Niño: Passing of the Disaster Resilience Bill

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 01/19/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Senator Miguel Zubiri is a long time devotee of the Señor Santo Niño de Cebu and this is his 12th time in Cebu for the Sinulog festival.  “Sa among altar sa balay, naa…

An argument over their job led to fatal stabbing of ‘parking boy’ in Cebu City

Alven Marie A. Timtim and Paul Lauro 12/22/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — An argument over their work as parking boys or those who watch over parked motorcycles in a barangay in Cebu City ended in a fatal stabbing of one of them during a drinking…

House approves new round of pay hike for gov’t workers

Patricia Ann V. Roxas - Inquirer.net 12/18/2019

MANILA, Philippines — The House of Representatives on Wednesday passed on final reading a bill that would increase the salary of government employees starting January 2020 up to 2023. Via nominal voting, 187 lawmakers approved House Bill…

Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusations

Christia Marie Ramos - INQUIRER.net 11/27/2019

MANILA, Philippines — Senator Grace Poe has filed a bill seeking to protect public school teachers and personnel from malicious accusations of child abuse as well as provide them with support on matters of student discipline. Poe’s…

How does ‘City of Liloan’ sound?

Rosalie Abatayo 10/04/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines–Will Liloan be the eighth component city of the province of Cebu? It could be soon as Representative Vincent Franco “Duke” Frasco of Cebu’s Fifth District has filed a bill seeking to convert Liloan, a…

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