Tulfo bill wants to amend holiday economics law to allow long weekends

Daniza Fernandez 01/17/2023

MANILA, Philippines — A measure that aims to modify the holiday economics law to allow longer weekends has been filed in the Senate. Senator Raffy Tulfo filed Senate Bill No. 1651 to amend Republic Act (RA) No.…

Tulfo, Villar clash over farmlands conversion into subdivisions, commercial areas

Beatrice Pinlac 11/17/2022

MANILA, Philippines — Senators Raffy Tulfo and Cynthia Villar have figured in a verbal exchange over the conversion of farmlands into residential or commercial areas during plenary deliberations on the 2023 budget of the Department of Agriculture…

Senator Tulfo’s proposal: No 13th-month pay to workers? No business permit renewal

Daniza Fernandez 10/05/2022

MANILA, Philippines — Business permits of companies should not be renewed if they fail to give their workers their 13th-month pay. This was the suggestion of Senator Raffy Tulfo during Tuesday’s Senate committee hearing on labor, employment,…

Magna Carta for Filipino seafarers and bullying  

ATTY. DENNIS R. GORECHO 09/13/2022

Seafarers are susceptible to mental health issues due to harassment and bullying that can take a wide variety of forms, ranging from physical or verbal aggression, ill-treatment, cyber-bullying or sexual discrimination. The pending bills on Magna Carta…

Tulfo seeks ‘decent wages’ for gov’t workers earning below industry rate

Neil Arwin Mercado - Reporter / @NAMercadoINQ 08/29/2022

MANILA, Philippines — Government workers earning below industry standard such as street sweepers and traffic aides should be given decent wages, Senator Raffy Tulfo said Monday. Tulfo said that the government should comply with the labor standards…

Can’t control ‘ukay-ukay’ imports? Tulfo proposes legalizing it for taxes

Daniza Fernandez 08/16/2022

MANILA, Philippines — Senator Raffy Tulfo on Tuesday, August 16, 2022, proposed that “ukay-ukay,” or imported second-hand garments, should be legalized instead of banned so that government could derive income from such imports. Tulfo made the proposal as…

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