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House panel approves tax-free hazard pay for judges and prosecutors

A House panel has approved a substitute bill that seeks to grant tax-free hazard pay to prosecutors and judges of regional, metropolitan, and municipal trial courts. The unnumbered bill, which is a consolidation of various bills aiming to increase the benefits of prosecutors and judges by removing taxes from their hazard pay, was passed by […]

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Proposed House Bill Seeks to Expedite Resolution of Employees’ Labor Disputes

Members of the House of Representatives have filed a new bill aimed at expediting the resolution of labor cases in the Philippines, particularly those involving overseas Filipino workers (OFWs). Under House Bill 9827, the National Labor Relations Commission would have the power to hold accountable those responsible for causing delays in the resolution or settlement

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House Hopes for Senate Passage of RBH6 by March Following Ceasefire

Members of the House of Representatives in the Philippines are hoping to see the Senate follow through with its promise to pass economic reforms in the 1987 Constitution. House Majority Leader Mannix Dalipe, Deputy Speaker David Suarez, and Rep. LRay Villafuerte are calling on Senate President Juan Miguel Zubiri to honor his commitment to pass

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Peace adviser thrilled as House approves resolutions to grant amnesty to former rebels

The House of Representatives approved four House Concurrent Resolutions (HCR) that grant amnesty to former rebels, expressing gratitude to the Office of the Presidential Adviser on Peace, Reconciliation and Unity (OPAPRU) Secretary Carlito Galvez Jr. Earlier in the week, the lower house of Congress adopted HCRs 19, 20, 21, and 22, concurring with Proclamations Nos.

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Proposed House Bill Aims to Establish Mental Health Centers Nationwide in the Philippines

Philippines lawmaker pushes for mental health centers in every region AnaKalusugan Party-list Rep. Ray Reyes has co-authored House Bill (HB) No. 3582, also known as the proposed Mental Health Center Establishment Act, with the aim of addressing the serious concern of mental health issues among Filipinos. In an effort to make mental health care more

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Duterte urges House to remember Marcos’ stance on ICC investigation

Vice President Sara Duterte Defends Father, Former President Rodrigo Duterte, Against House of Representatives’ Move to Cooperate with ICC Vice President Sara Duterte has spoken out in defense of her father, former President Rodrigo Duterte, against attempts by the House of Representatives to urge government cooperation with the International Criminal Court (ICC). In her rare

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Praise the Lord! Every public restroom will receive bidets according to this proposed House legislation

Quezon City 5th district Rep. PM Vargas Proposes “Bidet in Every Public Toilet Act” Quezon City 5th district Representative PM Vargas has introduced House Bill (HB) No.8959, also known as the proposed “Bidet in Every Public Toilet Act”, in an effort to improve the health and well-being of Filipinos. The bill aims to address the

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House Assembles P20-M Aid and 5,000 Food Packs for Mindanao Earthquake Victims in Rapid Response

Romualdez, Tingog seek to help quake victims in 2 Mindanao districts Some P20 million worth of assistance plus 5,000 food packs are being prepared in two congressional districts affected by a magnitude 6.8 earthquake that hit Southern Mindanao on Friday, Nov. 17, the Office of Speaker Martin Romualdez said. A statement released on late Friday

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PBBM Faces Destabilization Plot: House Speaker Assures Rule of Law Will Prevail

House Speaker Martin Romualdez Expresses Confidence in Rule of Law Amidst Destabilization Plot In a recent press conference held at the Batasan Complex in Quezon City, House Speaker Martin Romualdez addressed the alleged destabilization plot against President Marcos. Although he didn’t provide much information on the issue, Romualdez remained optimistic that “the rule of law

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Romualdez and House eagerly anticipate Kishida’s address

Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida’s visit to the Philippines, including his speech before a joint session of Congress, is highly anticipated, according to House Speaker Martin Romualdez. The two-day visit, scheduled for November 3 and 4, is expected to further strengthen the diplomatic alliance between Japan and the Philippines. Romualdez expressed his warm welcome to

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