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02
2017

RA 10929: Free Internet Access in Public Places Act

Republic of the Philippines Congress of the Philippines Metro Manila Seventeenth Congress First Regular Session Begun and held in Metro Manila, on Monday, the twenty-fiftth day of July, two thousand sixteen. [REPUBLIC ACT NO. 10929] AN ACT ESTABLISHING THE FREE INTERNET ACCESS
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AUG
02
2017

RA 10928: Extending the Validity of Philippine Passport

Republic of the Philippines Congress of the Philippines Metro Manila Seventeenth Congress First Regular Session Begun and held in Metro Manila, on Monday, the twenty-fiftth day of July, two thousand sixteen. [REPUBLIC ACT NO. 10928] AN ACT EXTENDING THE VALIDITY OF PHILIPPINE
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AUG
02
2017

RA 10927: Designating Casinos as Covered Persons Under AMLA

Republic of the Philippines Congress of the Philippines Metro Manila Seventeenth Congress First Regular Session Begun and held in Metro Manila, on Monday, the twenty-fiftth day of July, two thousand sixteen. [REPUBLIC ACT NO. 10927] AN ACT DESIGNATING CASINOS AS COVERED PERSONS
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AUG
02
2017

Recto to Palace: Don’t just veto tuition bill, send your version

How can they convince the youth that 3-in-1 coffee tax is good for their future, but free college tuition is not? Should President Duterte follow his advisers’ recommendation to veto the free college tuition bill, “such a setback would be like losing the first round of a boxing
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JUL
31
2017

Senate Bill 1483: Fiscal and Monetary Report Act of 2017

Mr. President: To join the economic cluster of the Cabinet is to become a travelling salesman. Membership in that team means one must travel tens of thousands of miles a year to attract billions in investments, or to borrow money in the billions. A Finance secretary hawks bonds
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JUL
28
2017

Luzon’s ‘zero dark’ prospect in 2024 prompts need to resume WPH oil hunt

Senate President Pro Tempore Ralph Recto today backed moves by the country’s top diplomat to find “a constitutionally-compliant win-win arrangement” that will allow Manila and Beijing to jointly explore for oil in the West Philippine Sea. With the Malampaya field off Palawan
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JUL
27
2017

Recto: Cut red tape in the sending of disaster text alerts

If flood and storm text alerts have been few and infrequent, blame it on the circuitous way that proposed messages are “processed and approved before they are sent out,” Senate President Pro-Tempore Ralph Recto said today. “It is not the fault of telcos,” Recto said, “but the
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JUL
27
2017

Amid reports of underspending, senators to grill agencies on fund utilization

Senate President Pro Tempore Ralph Recto said senators would cross party lines in asking agencies during the 2018 national budget hearings if they are on track in spending their current year allocations to find out if underspending still plagues budget utilization as it had in
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JUL
26
2017

Recto: PH to take half-century to wipe out irrigation backlog

At the rate government is spending for irrigation, it will take almost a half a century to bring water to all of the country’s 1.3 million hectares of “irrigable land,” Senate President Pro-Tempore Ralph Recto said today. Recto made this point following the Senate’s approval of a
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JUL
26
2017

Recto to BOC: Revisit your rule requiring OFWs to include receipts of new goods in balikbayan box

Senate President Pro-Tempore Ralph Recto has urged the Bureau of Customs (BOC) to start amending its rules in the shipment of balikbayan boxes, beginning “with some commonsensical changes” to regulations which had elicited complaints from overseas Filipino workers. “For example,
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