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Punishment for discrimination vs race, belief, gender pushed in Senate

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BAM AQUINO. EDWIN BACASAMAS

A bill that seeks to prohibit and penalize discrimination on the basis of ethnicity, race, religion or belief, gender, sexual orientation, civil status, HIV status and other medical condition, among others, has been filed at the Senate.

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

Green groups in QC hit council bid to lift incinerator ban

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Quezon City-based environmentalists are up in arms over a local council resolution asking Congress to lift the ban on incinerators to pave the way for the setup of waste-to-energy (WTE) facilities in the city.

Posted: April 13th, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

House won’t allow abortion bill – Speaker Belmonte

Speaker Feliciano Belmonte. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Speaker Feliciano Belmonte Jr. said the House of Representatives would not allow an abortion bill, allaying fears that such legislation would follow the controversial Reproductive Health (RH) law.

Posted: April 12th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Beverage group slams bill calling for warning labels on soft drinks

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CalBev, the California arm of the American Beverage Association, in a statement on April 8 criticized “the potential negative impact” of Senate Bill 1000 on Asian- American middle and low-income families and Asian-owned businesses.

Posted: April 11th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Leyte lawmaker seeks ban on parking fees in malls, hotels

Leyte Representative Sergio Apostol INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Mall goers may save more shopping money if a bill that bans the payment of parking fees is passed.

Posted: April 10th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

More solons want graphic warnings on cigarettes

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Moves to put graphic pictures on tobacco products gained ground in the House of Representative, as another solon joined the anti-smoking campaign in the lower chamber.

Posted: April 4th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Obama signs law providing Ukraine loan guarantees

Sen. James Risch, R-Idaho, center, a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and Sen. Dan Coats, R-Ind., head to the chamber to advance a bill providing $1 billion in loan guarantees to Ukraine as President Barack Obama meets with U.S. allies in Europe to punish Moscow for its annexation of the Crimean peninsula, at the Capitol in Washington, Monday, March 24, 2014. AP

President Barack Obama has signed into law a bill providing $1 billion in U.S. loan guarantees to Ukraine.

Posted: April 4th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Anti-RH group sees victory via narrow vote in SC

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A group opposed to the reproductive health (RH) law said on Tuesday it was expecting a narrow victory in the Supreme Court ruling on the controversial measure, with two magistrates “making the difference.”

Posted: April 2nd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Aquino allies vow quick passage of Bangsamoro law; militants call for close scrutiny

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Iloilo Rep. Jerry Treñas www.congress.gov.ph

Administration allies will rush approval of the charter creating a new political region in Mindanao to meet President Aquino’s self-imposed deadline to establish the Bangsamoro Transition Authority by next year.

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

Palace sees Congress support for Bangsamoro charter

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The signing of the historic Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro (CAB)

Malacañang is confident of getting bipartisan support in Congress for the timely approval of the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) that would create a new Bangsamoro region, officials said Friday.

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

Recto urges bigger ARMM budget to pave way for Bangsamoro

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Senator Ralph Recto INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Senator Ralph Recto called on the executive branch Wednesday to increase the preliminary figure of a P20.4-billion budget for the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao in 2015, its last year before it is replaced by the Bangsamoro autonomous regional government.

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

Vendors may sell by cigarettes but must carry graphic health warning

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Vendors could still hawk cigarettes by stick if they came with packaging bearing health warnings, Sen. Pia Cayetano said.

Posted: March 20th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Comelec urges faster canvass system

Comelec office.  FILE PHOTO

For speedier election results, the Commission on Elections (Comelec) is urging lawmakers to pass legislation that will change the current multitier canvassing system.

Posted: March 10th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

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