Posts Tagged Senate

New agreement on pork imports to benefit consumers — Sotto

Marje Pelayo   •   May 7, 2021

MANILA, Philippines – Senators and government economic managers have agreed to propose an amendment to the Executive Order 128 signed by President Rodrigo Duterte, according to Senate President Vicente Sotto...

Senate adopts resolution urging Duterte to revoke EO lowering pork import tariffs

Robie de Guzman   •   April 16, 2021

MANILA, Philippines – The Senate Committee of the Whole has adopted a resolution calling on President Rodrigo Duterte to withdraw his order to temporarily reduce tariff rates for imported pork...

Palace respects calls to revoke EO lowering tariff of imported pork

Robie de Guzman   •   April 14, 2021

MANILA, Philippines – Malacañang respects the plan of some senators to file a joint resolution seeking the revocation of President Rodrigo Duterte’s executive order, which temporarily reduces the tariff rates...

3 senators to file joint resolution seeking to revoke EO on lower pork import tariffs

Robie de Guzman   •   April 13, 2021

MANILA, Philippines – Three senators are planning to file a resolution seeking the revocation of the executive order issued by President Rodrigo Duterte reducing the tariff rate for pork imports....

Senate OKs 25-year franchise for DITO Telecommunity

Robie de Guzman   •   March 24, 2021

MANILA, Philippines – The Senate on Wednesday, March 24, approved the franchise of DITO Telecommunity Corp., allowing the new telco player to operate in the country for 25 years. DITO’s...

Villanueva hails ratification of Labor Education Bill as ‘golden opportunity’ for harmony in the workplace

Aileen Cerrudo   •   March 16, 2021

MANILA, Philippines — Senator Joel Villanueva has hailed the Senate ratification of the Labor Education Bill, saying it is a “golden opportunity” for harmony in the workplace. Under the said...

Senate on lockdown after staff tests positive for COVID-19

Marje Pelayo   •   March 16, 2021

MANILA, Philippines — The Senate of the Philippines will be under “total lockdown” on Tuesday, March 16, to give way to sanitation and disinfection of premises after a staff tested...

Senate passes bill creating Maguindanao del Norte and Maguindanao del Sur

Aileen Cerrudo   •   March 10, 2021

MANILA, Philippines — The Senate has approved in third and final reading the bill which seeks to create the provinces of Maguindanao del Norte and Maguindanao del Sur in Mindanao....

Some senators want state of emergency declaration over ASF threat

Aileen Cerrudo   •   March 10, 2021

MANILA, Philippines—Some senators are urging the Department of Agriculture (DA) to propose a state of emergency due to the continuous threat of African Swine Fever (ASF). The Senate Committee on...

Senate OKs bill seeking BFP modernization

Robie de Guzman   •   March 9, 2021

MANILA, Philippines – The Senate has approved on third and final reading a bill seeking to strengthen the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) by providing modern firefighting tools and life-saving...

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