House approves standardized labeling requirements for certain kids' toys and games Created on November 7, 2012, 3:00 am Posted by nup

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House approves standardized labeling requirements for certain kids' toys and games
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08 October 2012 12:05:57 PM
Writer: Lorelei V. Castillo, Media Relations Service-PRIB
The House of Representatives has approved on second reading a bill providing protection to children against potential hazards to their health and safety by setting standardized labeling requirements for certain kids' toys and games.

Protection for mobile phone subscribers sought - Rep. Lord Allan Jay Velasco Created on November 7, 2012, 2:55 am Posted by nup

MANILA, Philippines - Marinduque Rep. Lord Allan Jay Velasco is seeking ample protection for millions of mobile phone subscribers.

In Bill 6334 or the proposed Mobile Phone Consumer Empowerment Act, Velasco said cellular phone service providers “do not clearly and uniformly disclose to the customer the relevant terms and conditions, including charges, minutes, service plans, taxes and surcharges.”

Belmonte to push vote on RH bill Created on November 6, 2012, 4:04 am Posted by nup

We made the bill palatable to the critics and I hope they would stop delaying the proceedings because this is a very important piece of legislation,” Belmonte said unmindful of the political “repercussions” of supporting the bill that has bothered most of the lawmakers who said they are not going to win in the next elections if they support the bill.

Little space for newcomers in Congress Created on November 5, 2012, 4:18 am Posted by nup

MANILA, Philippines -- Almost 70% of district representatives, enjoying the advantage of incumbency, are seeking re-election, thus leaving not much space for newcomers in the 16th Congress next year.

Data from the Commission on Elections (Comelec) show that 159 out of the current 229 district representatives will be running for the same post. They are among the total 653 aspirants who filed their certificates of candidacy for congressman in 2013.

Why ghosts are still listed as voters Created on November 5, 2012, 4:12 am Posted by nup

MANILA, Philippines – Efficient online databases, I have to admit, present to journalists like us (or maybe just any snoopy individual) a temptation. We turn them into some sort of toys.

What information will yield? Who will we see? What will we find out? Whether we stumble upon some investigative lead or little details that we bring to the lunch table (we have a slightly different definition of “light” talk, okay?), the thought of having so many information at our fingertips just makes us giddy.

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