SSS releases P25.2B for December and 13th month pensions
In a press statement, the SSS said its release was in partnership with the Development Bank of the Philippines (DBP), other participating banks and other checkless disbursements channels to be credited to pensioners’ bank accounts starting December 1 but not later than December 4, 2020.
Physical classes may be allowed in COVID-free, low risk areas
In a television interview, Duque said reassessment of places with zero Covid-19 infections may be done in line with the holding of face-to-face classes but the practice of minimum health standards must be prioritized by the respective schools in these areas.
House OKs bill raising statutory rape age to 16
With 207 affirmative votes, three negative votes, and no abstention, the chamber passed House Bill 7836 which sets the age of sexual consent to 16 and amends the 23-year-old Anti-Rape Law, as well as the Revised Penal Code.
Resolusyon na pumupuri sa mga nangungunang pamantasan ng Pilipinas sa buong mundo, pinagtibay
Ang resolusyon ay inihain ni Quezon City Rep. Precious Hipolito-Castelo na ibinatay ang ranggo na ipinalabas noong ika-2 ng Setyembre 2020, na napanatili ng UP ang kanyang posisyon sa ika-401 sa bilang na 500, at ang DLSU ay nanatili naman sa ika-1,000 noong 2019.
U.S. Embassy covenes 3rd nat’l conference of the anti-drug abuse coalition in the Philippines
The conference is in partnership with the Dangerous Drugs Board and Department of the Interior and Local Government. The INL is providing P1.6 million (USD33,000) to support the virtual conference.
Task Force COVID Shield eyes stricter protocols this yuletide season
Año disclosed that police focal persons will be tapped in every barangay to monitor the observance of quarantine measures.
DOLE says deferred holiday pay should be released before year-end
Based on Labor Advisory No. 31 released on November 25 signed by labor secretary Silvestre Bello III, it will be applied to all employers in the private sector which deferred the payment of holiday pay on account of the existence of a national emergency due to COVID-19.
Texts to 8888 Citizens’ Complaint Center free to Smart, Sun users
In a statement on Thursday, PLDT, together with its mobile subsidiary Smart and PLDT Enterprise, announced its partnership with the Office of the President-Broadcast Messaging Division for the relaunch of the 8888 Short Messaging System (SMS) service platform.
Balikbayans, families allowed to enter PH starting Dec. 7
Also permitted is the entry of Filipino citizens’ foreign spouses and children who are also with them regardless of age.
Bill raising statutory rape age to 16 passed in House
The lower chamber passed through voice voting House Bill 7836, which seeks to provide stronger protection against rape, acts of sexual exploitation and sexual abuse, and increasing the age of determining the commission of statutory rape.
House approves Internet Transactions bill
During the plenary session, the chamber approved House Bill 7805, or the proposed Internet Transactions Act, with 232 affirmative votes, six negative votes, and no abstention.
Angkas to resume ops after completing requirements: DOTr
In a message sent to reporters, DOTr Assistant Secretary Goddes Hope Libiran said the MC Taxi TWG has completed its inspection of Angkas’ facility on Saturday and found that the company has not yet complied with two of its requirements.