Amending RH bill will take 'til kingdom come' Created on November 8, 2012, 2:04 am Posted by nup

AGENDA. It remains uncertain when the RH bill will be discussed in the Lower House. File photo.

MANILA, Philippines - Two days into the resumption of sessions and the House of Representatives still has not provided any clear indication on when the Reproductive Health Bill (RH) will be discussed on the floor and put to a vote.

Solon wants to update Consumer Act Created on November 7, 2012, 3:02 am Posted by nup

ANGELES CITY, Philippines – Amid the increasing commercialization of the Internet, especially via social networks, House Trade and Industry Committee chair and Bataan Rep. Albert Garcia wants amendments to the 20-year-old Consumer Act of the Philippines (CAP).

“We have clear issues regarding Internet sales promotion especially on social networking site Facebook,” he said.

Garcia said in an interview that Republic Act No. 7394 or the CAP and the Price Act are undergoing scrutiny to “attune them with the current Philippine landscape entwined with Internet use.”

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

Source: Public Relations and Information Bureau
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.

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