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MAY
02
2017

SBN-1423: Strengthening Local Infrastructure Industry Players, Amending the Government Procurement Reform Act (RA 9184, Section 23)

An Act Strengthening Local Infrastructure Industry Players, Amending for the Purpose Section 23 of Republic Act No. 9184, Otherwise Known As the Government Procurement Reform Act, and for Other Purposes The proposed measure seeks to support the local infrastructure industry,
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MAY
02
2017

SBN-1421: Department of Overseas Filipino Workers (OFW) Act of 2017

An Act Creating the Department of Overseas Filipino Workers, Defining Its Powers and Functions, Appropriating Funds Therefor, And For Other Purposes This bill proposes the creation of the Department of Overseas Filipino Workers to harmonize all national policies and guidelines to
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MAY
02
2017

SBN-1422: Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles Incentives Act of 2017

An Act Exempting the Manufacture, Assembly, Conversion and Importation of Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles from the Payment of Excise Taxes and Duties, and for other Purposes This bill seeks to exempt the manufacture, assembly, conversion and importation of plug-in hybrid
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APR
17
2017

Sagot ng DOH sa Mercury Drug ukol sa reklamong di pagbibigay ng diskwento sa PWDs

Dear Hon. Recto: This refers to your email dated 13 March 2017 regarding the letter from Mr. Emiliano M. Manahan, Jr., on the refusal of Mercury Drug Inc. to honor the implementation of the RA 10754 otherwise known as the “Act Expanding the benefits and Privileges of
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MAR
15
2017

On the Confirmation of the Appointment of Education Secretary Leonor Briones

Mr. Chairman, my dear colleagues: My nominee was my teacher at the UP College of Public Administration many moons ago. Whenever we meet, I never fail to call her “my favorite teacher,” to which she replies, and always in a loud voice for everyone to hear, that I was her favorite
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MAR
14
2017

Explanation of Vote on Paris Climate Treaty

‘No Other Treaty Is More Important Than The One For Mankind’s Survival’ Explanation of Vote on the Resolution Concurring in the Ratification of the Paris Climate Treaty, by Senate President Pro-Tempore Ralph G. Recto Mr. President, my dear colleagues: First, allow me to thank and
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MAR
14
2017

Recto sponsors P3,000 ‘PERA’ for gov’t employees

Government employees, whether regular or casual, may soon find a raise in their monthly pay slip if the Senate adopts the recommendation of its committee increasing the Personnel Economic Relief Allowance (PERA) from P2,000 to P3,000. Senate President Pro-Tempore Ralph Recto has
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MAR
13
2017

‘Why It Is Hard and Heartless to Veto a P3,000 PERA for Public Workers’

One item in the government employee payslip turns 26 this year. In June 1991, pursuant to that year’s General Appropriations Act, a Personnel Economic Relief Allowance in the amount of P500 a month was granted to all government employees. Two years later, an “Additional
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MAR
13
2017

Free tuition is not an unrecoverable expense; it is an investment with a high return

Explanation of Vote of Senate President Pro-Tempore Ralph G. Recto On SB No. 1304 – Affordable Higher Education for All Act 13 March 2017 Mr. President, my dear colleagues: The costs this bill would entail are not unrecoverable expenses. They are investments with high
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MAR
13
2017

Recto: Free public Wi-Fi means faster internet for all Pinoys

The free public Wi-Fi bill approved by the Senate today will not only make internet services available to all Filipinos, but will make sure that broadband services are faster and more efficient. “Today marks the era that we, Filipinos, finally commence the march to digital
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