House unanimously approves on 3rd reading bill declaring large-scale agricultural smuggling as economic sabotage

February 3, 2016 by · Comments Off on House unanimously approves on 3rd reading bill declaring large-scale agricultural smuggling as economic sabotage 

MANILA, Feb. 3 — The House of Representatives, voting 135-0, passed on third and final reading Monday night a bill seeking to declare large-scale agricultural smuggling as economic sabotage and punishable by life imprisonment.

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Proper labeling of food products sought

January 3, 2016 by · Comments Off on Proper labeling of food products sought 

MANILA, Jan. 2 — Food manufacturers should put proper labeling to their products to promote public awareness on the importance of balanced diet, according to Rep. Rolando G. Andaya Jr. (1st District, Camarines Sur).

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Permanent evacuation centers in calamity areas pushed

December 27, 2015 by · Comments Off on Permanent evacuation centers in calamity areas pushed 

MANILA, Dec. 26 — Permanent evacuation and relief centers with comfort rooms and kitchen should be created for victims of calamities in the country, said Rep. Sherwin T. Gatchalian (1st District, Valenzuela City).

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Physical or sexual violence as additional grounds for annulment of marriage

December 21, 2015 by · Comments Off on Physical or sexual violence as additional grounds for annulment of marriage 

MANILA, Dec. 21 — A lawmaker has filed a bill, which seeks to amend the Family Code of the Philippines by including marital rape as additional ground for the annulment of marriage.

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Bill bans renaming of roads

November 19, 2015 by · Comments Off on Bill bans renaming of roads 

MANILA, Nov. 19 — A lawmaker has filed a bill seeking to prohibit the renaming of roads named after Filipinos who made huge impact in the Philippine history.

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Palace exec welcomes more studies on House measure requiring vehicle owners to have garage

September 16, 2015 by · Comments Off on Palace exec welcomes more studies on House measure requiring vehicle owners to have garage 

By Joann Santiago

MANILA, Sept. 15 (PNA) — A Malacanang executive favors the conduct of more studies on a House bill that seeks to require people to have parking space in their residences before buying a motor vehicle.

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Solon expects President Aquino to mention Cordillera autonomy in SONA

July 14, 2015 by · Comments Off on Solon expects President Aquino to mention Cordillera autonomy in SONA 

BAGUIO CITY, July 13 — On July 27, President Benigno Aquino III will deliver his last State of the Nation Address (SONA) where he is expected to highlight the accomplishments of his administration.

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Car safety measures for children pushed

June 16, 2015 by · Comments Off on Car safety measures for children pushed 

MANILA, June 16 — Lawmakers want to require owners of private motor vehicles to install and use age-appropriate restraint devices for child passengers.

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Renewal of 25-year franchise for Smart pushed

April 17, 2015 by · Comments Off on Renewal of 25-year franchise for Smart pushed 

MANILA, April 17 — A lawmaker has filed a bill extending the franchise granted to Smart Communications, Inc. (SMART) for another 25 years.

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Establishment of a forensic DNA databank pushed

April 9, 2015 by · Comments Off on Establishment of a forensic DNA databank pushed 

MANILA, April 9 — A lawmaker has filed a bill establishing a forensic deoxyribonucleic acid or DNA databank to boost the country’s criminal justice system.

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