Senate President Vicente Sotto III, during the Senate hearing on Monday, July 27, stated that they will prioritize laws that seek to relieve Filipinos from the impacts of COVID-19 in the Philippines.
Here’s everything you need to know about the transition of the Philippines from Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ) to Modified Enhanced Community Quarantine (MECQ), General Community Quarantine (GCQ) to Modified General Community Quarantine (MGCQ), sectors allowed, and other implemented measures.
The Department of Health has formally signed the Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) for Republic Act 11215, otherwise known as the “National Integrated Cancer Control Act” (NICCA), a law that grants access to quality and affordable care for Filipino cancer patients and survivors.
On Monday, July 29, The Security of Tenure (SoT) Bill, the monumental legislation that promises to put a stop to all illegal employment schemes and the subcontracting of regular Filipino workers, has been refiled for revision in the House of Representatives.
The Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) of the Ease of Doing Business Law is now signed and enforced by the government to address red-tape and bureaucracy.
Duterte signed Republic Act No. 11314, otherwise known as the “Student Fare Discount Law” on April 17, a law that seeks to institutionalize the mandatory 20% student fare discount to cover all forms of public transportation on land, air, water, and rail all year round, including weekends and holidays.
The Supreme Court (SC) of the Philippines has expanded the rule of Law Practice to allow second year law students to appear in court pro bono to represent indigent clients in need of legal representation.
The “Safe Streets, Workplaces, and Public Spaces Act of 2017”, an act that seeks to penalize catcalling and other street-based harassment, is finally signed into law. Senator Risa Hontiveros, its principal author, announced its passage into law on May 29.
Congress approved the proposed “Murang Kuryente Act” this week by ratifying Senate Bill (SB) No. 1950 on May 28 and House Bill (HB) No. 8869 on May 29. The Act seeks to lower power rates by transferring billions worth of the Malampaya fund as payment for the debts (stranded contract costs and stranded debts) of the National Power Corporation (Napocor).
The Philippines has recalled its ambassador to Canada after the latter failed to retrieve the trash it shipped to Manila six years ago from Ottawa. Canada missed the May 15 deadline set by President Rodrigo Duterte, prompting the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) to recall the Philippines’ diplomats in the North American country.