Binay, other pols won’t be able to run in 2016 if anti-dynasty bill becomes law Created on August 11, 2014, 10:07 am Posted by nup

Several politicians, including Vice President Jejomar Binay, won’t be able to join the presidential race in 2016 or run for other elective positions if the anti-dynasty bill now pending in the House of Representatives becomes a law, Dasmarinas City Rep. Elpidio Barzaga Jr. said. 

House approves Magna Carta of the Poor Created on August 11, 2014, 10:06 am Posted by nup

The House of Representatives has approved on third and final reading a proposed Magna Carta of the Poor, which  seeks to adopt an area-based, focused intervention in reducing poverty and mandate government to prioritize investments designed to uplift the quality of life of impoverished Filipino families. 

Nograles’ bill proposes safety and health program for construction workers Created on August 5, 2014, 10:14 am Posted by nup

Representative Karlo Alexei Nograles (1st district, Davao City)  is pushing for the passage of a measure that aims  to prevent jobsite accidents and  ensure the health and safety of workers in the construction industry. 

House to start deliberations on ‘PDAF-less’ national budget for 2015 Created on August 5, 2014, 10:13 am Posted by nup

The House of Representatives will start on Aug. 6  deliberations on the proposed P2.606 trillion national budget for 2015, which Speaker Feliciano Belmonte Jr. said is devoid of Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF)  allocations or any item specifying the post-identification of projects. 

Extension of 10-year income tax exemption for shipping industry sought Created on July 28, 2014, 9:49 am Posted by nup

A lawmaker wants to extend the period of income tax exemption granted to Philippine shipping ventures by another 10 years to sustain the development and competitiveness of the local shipping industry as well as ensure the stable employment of Filipino seafarers. 




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