House OKs draft federal charter on 2nd reading

Inquirer.net 12/04/2018

MANILA, Philippines — With five session days left before Congress goes to break, the House of Representatives approved on second reading its proposed draft federal charter with no anti-political dynasty provision. The chamber approved on second reading…

House OKs 2019 budget on final reading

Inquirer.net 11/20/2018

THE House of Representatives finally gave its nod to the Duterte administration’s first cash-cased budget worth P3.757 trillion for 2019. The lower chamber voted 196 to 8 to approve the General Appropriations Bill (GAB) or House Bill…

Reading habits: An election issue

10/27/2018

Who will win in the local, senatorial, congressional, party list, and autonomous Mindanao elections in May 2019? The answer, to a large extent, depends on how intelligently voters will deal with the reading matter with which they…

House OKs Mobile Portability Act on final reading

Inquirer.net 09/10/2018

A BILL allowing phone users to retain their mobile number at no extra cost if they switch from one service provider to another is a step closer to becoming a law after the House of Representatives unanimously…

Amendments to Mandaue’s anti-face mask ordinance passes first reading

Doris C. Bongcac and Norman Mendoza 03/21/2018

Members of the Mandaue City Council approved on first reading proposed amendments to the city’s anti-face mask ordinance during their Wednesday afternoon session. The amendatory ordinance authored by Vice Mayor Carlo Fortuna and Councilors Nilo Seno and…

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…

Reading returns to Iraq’s post-jihadist Mosul

AFP 02/04/2018

Literary cafes, poetry readings and pavement bookstalls – Mosul’s cultural scene is back in business, months after Iraqi forces ousted the Islamic State (IS)group from the city following three years of jihadist rule. At the “Book Forum”…

A festival meant for children

Cris Evert Lato-Ruffolo 11/19/2017

She had no qualms about sitting on the floor with an army of children surrounding her. With a book on her lap and a wireless microphone on her right hand, Binibining Cebu Tourism 2017 Samantha Ashley Lo…

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…

SM malls in Cebu hold simultaneous book-reading activity

PR 07/21/2017

SM Supermalls in Cebu conducted a simultaneous book-reading activity on July 18 in celebration of the National Book-Reading Day. The National Children’s Book-Reading Day is celebrated in SM Malls every third Tuesday of July in commemoration of…

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