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Mandatory COVID-19 vaccination sought for all eligible Filipinos

A member of the House of Representatives is proposing mandatory vaccination against COVID-19 for all Filipinos eligible to receive the vaccines. San Jose del Monte...

Bill making it easier to pay taxes gets final House nod

The government will soon be making it easier to pay taxes as a measure seeking to modernize tax administration and improve tax compliance hurdled...

Absolute divorce bill gets House committee approval

The members of the Committee on Population and Family Relations of the House of Representatives unanimously approved Tuesday the replacement bill reinstituting absolute divorce...

House panel OKs bill on gender-responsive protocols amid pandemic

A proposal ensuring gender-responsive and inclusive protocols and programming to address the gender-differentiated needs of women during pandemic, emergencies and disasters hurdled committee level...

House panel OKs tax rate correction for private schools

A House of Representatives panel on Monday approved the consolidation of measures defining the tax rates for proprietary schools in a manner that allows...

Solon calls for probe of public bidding on gov’t ports

A lawmaker at the House of Representatives is calling for a congressional inquiry into the “untimely conduct” of public biddings on government ports, sea...

House OKs bill promoting satellite-based tech on 2nd reading

A measure allowing small-town internet service providers, schools, and civic organizations to use the country’s satellite orbital to provide internet service to the countryside...

Bill regulating sale, manufacture of e-cigarettes hurdles House

The House of Representatives on Tuesday approved on final reading a proposal that would regulate the manufacture, use, sale, distribution, and promotion of electronic...

House pushes for income tax relief for medical frontliners

The House of Representatives on Monday overwhelmingly approved on third and final reading a measure providing a 25-percent discount to the personal income...

Bill lowering height requirement for PNP, BJMP, BFP, BuCor approved on...

The House of Representatives on Monday approved on second reading a measure seeking to lower the height requirement for applicants to the Philippine National...

Traditional “mano” no longer, as House OKs new “official” way of...

During Tuesday’s plenary session, a total of 212 lawmakers voted in favor of House Bill 8149, or the proposed “Bating Pilipino Para sa Kalusugan Act”. Only one voted against it while one abstained from voting.

House approves imposition of taxes on online betting for cockfights

With 215 affirmative votes, one negative vote, and no abstention, the chamber passed on third reading House Bill 8065, which seeks to amend Section 125 of the National Internal Revenue Code of 1997.