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…

House bill wants ‘porn’ tag on tabloids with sexual stories, images

Pathricia Ann V. Roxas - INQUIRER.net 09/25/2019

MANILA, Philippines — Quezon City 2nd District Rep. Precious Hipolito-Castelo has filed a bill that would classify tabloids containing sexual stories and images as pornographic or x-rated. House Bill No. 4733, or the proposed “National Restriction on Tabloids Act,” seeks…

No-homework bills filed

DJ Yap - Philippine Daily Inquirer 08/27/2019

MANILA, Philippines — Schoolchildren need not burn the midnight oil for class assignments, according to two bills at the House of Representatives that propose a no-homework policy from kindergarten to high school. No more homework means more…

Sotto: ‘No chance’ of passing SOGIE bill in Senate

08/22/2019

MANILA, Philippines — There is “no chance” that the Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity and Expression (SOGIE) Equality bill will pass in the Senate, Senate President Vicente Sotto III said. Sotto said Senate could pass an anti-discrimination…

House OKs bill hiking taxes on alcohol, e-cigar, vape products on final reading

08/20/2019

MANILA, Philippines — The House of Representatives on Tuesday passed on third and final reading a bill that will gradually increase excise tax rates on liquor and heated tobacco and vapor products. Some 184 congressmen approved House…

Catriona Gray bats for approval of gender equality bill

08/15/2019

MANILA, Philippines – Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray said it is high time to pass the Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, and Gender Expression (SOGIE) Equality Bill, after a transgender woman was accosted and prevented from using  a…

Tatay Solomon thankful to owner of fake P1K bill for help he is now getting

Immae Lachica 04/30/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines—Instead of being angry, Solomon Alfanta said that he will be forever grateful to the man who duped him with a fake P1,000 bill. Had it not been for the still unidentified man, Alfanta said…

Gov. Marcos favors review of Trabaho bill

Irene R. Sino Cruz 04/30/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines–Senatorial candidate Imee Marcos favors calls for a review of the Trabaho Bill especially on the provisions affecting the manufacturing sector based in economic zones. Marcos cautioned against the bill, which includes changes in the…

Bill to make Mandaue City a lone district ‘good as signed’ — Sitoy

Rosalie Abatayo 02/08/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The bill that would make Mandaue City the newest lone district of Cebu province is good as approved. Presidential Legislative Liaison Office (PLLO) Secretary Adelino Sitoy, in a phone interview with CDN Digital…

House green lights bill to legalize medical marijuana

Inquirer.net 01/29/2019

MANILA, Philippines — The House of Representatives on Tuesday approved on third and final reading a bill that would legalize and regulate the use of medical cannabis (marijuana) and expand research into marijuana’s medicinal properties. The lower…

Bid to legalize habal-habal moving at House of Representatives

Morexette Marie B. Erram 01/15/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The proposal to legalize the operations of habal-habal (motorcycle-for-hire) is now making progress in the House of Representatives.  In a post on his official Facebook page, Cebu City Mayor Tomas Osmeña said the…

PRA-Cebu president: Tobacco, liquor sales to take hit with another sin tax hike

Irene Sino-Cruz 01/09/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Another round of sin taxes would result in lower volume sales of tobacco and liquor products. Robert Go, president of Philippine Retailers Association Cebu chapter (PRA-Cebu), recalled that volume sales of the two…

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