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SENATOR Joel J. Villanueva said he is proposing to remove the authority of the Bureau of Immigration (BI) to issue temporary special working permits (SWPs) to foreigners.
FOREIGN Affairs Secretary Teodoro L. Locsin Jr. maintained that the Philippines’ efforts to address terrorism have been anchored on human rights and the rule of law.
SENATOR Sherwin T. Gatchalian is seeking a unified mechanism from the Department of Defense (DND) and Department of Education (DepEd) to address the possible cases of hazing, abuse, and corruption with the proposed revival of the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) in the education system.
SENATORS signaled caution on easing bank secrecy laws, one of the issues that led Malacañang to veto parts of Republic Act 11213 or the Tax Amnesty Law, noting that safeguards are needed to prevent the use of bank account inquiries to harass taxpayers.
A HUNGARIAN COMPANY specializing in water management systems has expressed interest in working with the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) to improve its capabilities in times of calamity, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said Tuesday.
UNITED STATES Commander of the Marine Forces Pacific (US MarForPac) Lt. Gen. Lewis A. Craparotta met with top military officials in his three-day visit to the Philippines from Feb. 16 to 18, to discuss opportunities for collaboration with the Philippine Marines Corps (PMC).
SENATOR Panfilo M. Lacson on Monday said he will support the passage of a general tax amnesty bill in the 18th Congress, but noted that lawmakers may still be “wary” of easing bank secrecy laws, as requested by President Rodrigo R. Duterte in his veto message last Friday on this measure.
THE SENATE committees on public services and energy have recommended the approval of a “non-exclusive” franchise for Solar Para sa Bayan Corp. (SPSBC) subject to the adoption of amendments from the chamber.
WOMEN HUMAN rights defenders are being targeted in the Philippines, a United Nations (UN) Special Rapporteur said in his report to the UN Human...
THE DEPARTMENT of Finance (DoF) said it will push for a new measure that will provide a general tax amnesty, after such a provision was vetoed by President Rodrigo R. Duterte when he signed into law last Friday the reprieve for estate tax liabilities and national tax delinquencies in specific circumstances.
THE Senate passed on second reading a bill strengthening the powers and functions of the Authority of the Freeport Area of Bataan (AFAB) with its proposed fiscal incentives removed.
THE Senate has adopted the House version of the bill calling for the creation of social welfare attachés in countries with high concentrations of Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs).
FILIPINOS ARE split on whether age gap matters in a relationship, a December survey by the Social Weather Stations (SWS) showed.
A PHILIPPINE delegation headed by Presidential Human Rights Committee Undersecretary Severo S. Catura will present before the United Nations Work Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances (UN WGEID) this week the country’s commitments and obligations in the cases of enforced and involuntary disappearances that occurred between 1975 to 2012.
THE Foundation for Economic Freedom (FEF) urged President Rodrigo R. Duterte to sign the rice tariffication bill to help resolve various issues afflicting the rice industry, including smuggling, uncompetitive production costs, and corruption.
SENATORIAL candidates under Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio’s Hugpong ng Pagbabago (HNP) kicked off their election campaign in Pampanga on Tuesday, while the opposition Liberal Party’s eight candidates under the Otso Diretso banner began their stumping in Caloocan City, a hotspot in President Rodrigo R. Duterte’s drug war.
JAPAN will provide additional support to the Mindanao peace process, especially for activities involving the implementation of the Bangsamoro Organic Law.
SENATOR Richard J. Gordon, who chairs the chamber’s committee on government corporations and public enterprises, sponsored to the plenary a bill seeking to increase the powers of the Bases Conversion Development Authority (BCDA).
SENATOR Cynthia A. Villar has presented to the plenary a bill establishing a more affordable system for certifying organic products.
BUDGET Secretary Benjamin E. Diokno said President Rodrigo R. Duterte should not be “pressured” into drafting a veto message for the budget, amid threats by some legislators to question the 2019 spending program before the Supreme Court.
THE COUNTRY’s third major telecommunications service provider saw legal obstacles to the start of its operations reduced on Wednesday, as the Senate adopted House Concurrent Resolution No. 23, which approves the transfer of controlling interest of Mindanao Islamic Telephone Company, Inc.’s (Mislatel) to the Mislatel consortium.
EVEN with the window fast closing on final legislative approval of any more tax reform in the current 17th Congress, the Senate Committee on Ways and Means on Wednesday started action on bills seeking to increase the excise tax rate on alcohol products.
THE House contingent to the Bicameral Conference Committee is ready to sign the committee report for the P3.757-trillion 2019 national budget, Rep. Rolando G. Andaya, Jr. of the 1st district of Camarines Sur, who chairs the chamber’s Appropriations Committee, said on Wednesday.
THE SENATE will caucus today, Feb. 6, to discuss the final provisions in the proposed P3.757 trillion national budget for 2019 that the bicameral conference committee is expected to have reconciled and approved on the same day.
PROPOSALS to increase the excise tax on tobacco products gained ground as the Senate ways and means committee on Monday concluded public hearings on the measures.
THE BILL institutionalizing an incentive program for local government units (LGUs) called the Seal of Good Local Governance has hurdled the bicameral conference committee level.
THE bill modernizing the 107-year-old Warehouse Receipts Law has been sponsored to the plenary by the Senate committee on trade, commerce, and entrepreneurship.
INDONESIAN suicide bombers aided by the terrorist group Abu Sayyaf were behind the Sunday twin blasts at the Jolo Cathedral, Interior and Local Government Secretary Eduardo M. Año said Friday.
LAWMAKERS making up the bicameral conference committee now hammering out the final version of the proposed P3.757-trillion national budget for 2019 have committed to ensuring ratification next week, with the measure containing a provision that would spare new infrastructure projects from the 45-day public works ban ahead of the May 13 mid-term elections.