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Senator Ralph Recto is asking President Rody Duterte to officially certify as priority measure any of the bills lengthening the validity of the travel document.

Recto reminded Duterte of the call the latter made in his maiden State of the Nation Address last July that Philippine passports should have a longer expiry.

Extending the validity of the passport would, however, require a revision of Republic Act 8239, the Philippine Passport Act of 1996.

Days before Duterte issued his SONA call, Recto filed Senate Bill 795, extending the passport validity to 10 years, by amending Section 10 of RA 8239.
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"When it comes to any mandatory deduction from a workingman’s income, the buck stops at the president’s table. The President is the best trustee for SSS members. Kasi binoto. Hindi ‘yung appointed mula sa isang maliit na sektor, tapos bibigyan mo ng karapatan na magkaltas ng payroll tax. Siya ‘yung stakeholder representative na may clear mandate." -Sen. Ralph Recto on SSS premium hike ... See MoreSee Less

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