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Bill vs violent discipline for children passes House

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The House of Representative has passed a bill prohibiting violent forms of discipline for children.

Posted: December 18th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Russia threatens response if US sets new sanctions over Ukraine

FILE - In this Sunday, Feb. 23 2014, file photo Russian President Vladimir Putin walks as he attends a wreath-laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Moscow, Russia. As the diplomatic chill over Ukraine grows, the Kremlin seems keener than ever on enlisting Europe’s anti-EU parties in its campaign for influence in the West. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)

Russia responded angrily on Saturday to news that US senators had passed a bill calling for fresh sanctions against Moscow and the supply of lethal military aid to Ukraine.

Posted: December 14th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Bill seeks terminal fee exemption for seniors

Passengers queue outside Terminal 3 at Heathrow Airport in London, Friday, July 12, 2013. Britain's Home Office confirmed Monday, July 29, 2013, it will demand a 3,000-pound ($4,630) refundable bond for visas for "high-risk" visitors from six former colonies in Africa and Asia—a pilot scheme that has brought warnings at home and abroad that it will damage trade.  AP PHOTO/SANG TAN

A bill seeking to grant terminal fee exemption to indigent senior citizen has been filed at the House of Representatives.

Posted: November 29th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Law reducing tax bite on bonuses could rev up PH economy, says senator

Senator Alan Peter Cayetano.   INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

A bill reducing or, in some cases, eliminating the tax on Christmas bonuses and other benefits, if passed into law, may help perk up the economy to finish strongly in the fourth quarter, a senator said Friday.

Posted: November 28th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Senate OKs P82K tax cap for 13th-month pay

Senate Hall. FILE PHOTO

The Senate approved Wednesday on third and final reading the bill raising the tax cap for the 13th-month pay and other benefits from P30,000 to P82,000.

Posted: November 26th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »