Bill on lower optional retirement age for gov’t workers passes 2nd reading

Gabriel Pabico Lalu 01/26/2023

MANILA, Philippines — A bill seeking to lower the optional retirement age for government workers from 60 to 56 was approved by the House of Representatives, voting viva voce, on second reading on Wednesday, January 25, 2023.…

11 Cebu lawmakers back bill creating Maharlika Investment Fund

Morexette Marie B. Erram 12/15/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Almost all lawmakers from Cebu backed the proposal to create the country’s first sovereign wealth fund. The House of Representatives on Thursday, Dec, 15 passed on second reading, via viva voce, House Bill…

Lawmakers pass new passport law

Jeanette Andrade 12/14/2022

The House of Representatives on Monday passed a measure that would replace the country’s existing passport law and simplify requirements to avail of passports as well as provide the elderly and persons with disability a 50 percent…

House panel passes key amendments to Maharlika fund, including penal provisions

Gabriel Pabico Lalu 12/13/2022

MANILA, Philippines — A panel from the House of Representatives on Monday approved several amendments to the proposed Maharlika Investment Fund (MIF), including penal provisions that would prescribe jail time and fines for officials who violate investment…

House OKs bill imposing tax on digital transactions; solon says ‘this isn’t the way forward’

Beatrice Pinlac 11/15/2022

MANILA, Philippines – A bill taxing transactions with foreign digital service providers (DSPs) like Netflix and Spotify has won the approval of the House of Representatives in its third and final reading. House Bill No. 4122, which…

House approves bill declaring June 17 as special non-working holiday in Lapu-Lapu City

Futch Anthony Inso 09/28/2022

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines — The House of Representatives has approved on the third and final reading House Bill (HB) no. 4839 authored and sponsored by Lapu-Lapu City Lone District Representative Cindi King-Chan. HB 4839 or “An act…

House finally approves refiled SIM card registration bill

Gabriel Pabico Lalu - Reporter / @GabrielLaluINQ 09/19/2022

MANILA, Philippines — The House of Representatives has approved on final reading the refiled measure that will require the registration of subscriber identity module (SIM) card ownership. During Monday’s session, 250 lawmakers voted in favor of passing…

Pacquiao on his absence as Sarangani Rep.: ‘Tinatamad ako doon sa Kongreso’

John Eric Mendoza 01/30/2022

MANILA, Philippines — Presidential aspirant Sen. Manny Pacquiao on Saturday gave a candid answer on the reason behind his being a top absentee in the House of Representatives. Pacquiao, who was the former representative of the lone…

Cortes: Team Mandaue intact and united for 2022 polls

Mary Rose Sagarino 07/06/2021

MANDAUE CITY, Philippines — There will be no big changes on the lineup of Team Mandaue for the May 2022 elections. Mayor Jonas Cortes said he, together with Vice Mayor Glenn Bercede and all current city councilors,…

Gwen to virtually attend another Congress hearing

Morexette Marie B. Erram 06/16/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The Capitol on Wednesday, June 16, 2021, confirmed to members of the media that Governor Gwendolyn Garcia will be virtually attending another Congressional hearing. This time, the governor will be attending a hearing…

Cutie del Mar vs Mimo Osmeña in Cebu City North?

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 06/03/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Rachel “Cutie” del Mar, the daughter of the late Cebu City North District Representative Raul del Mar, and Mariano “Mimo” Osmeña, the son of Former Cebu Governor Emilio “Lito” Osmeña may be running…

House approves bill protecting freelancers on final reading

Katrina Hallare - Reporter / @KHallareINQ 03/25/2021

MANILA, Philippines — A bill seeking the protection of freelance workers has been approved on third and final reading in the House of Representatives. During Thursday’s session, 195 members of the lower chamber approved on final reading…

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