World’s 4th Biggest and Lucrative Transnational Crime

Did You Know that illegal trade of wildlife and wildlife related products is the world’s 4th biggest and lucrative transnational crime after drugs, arms and human trafficking? The Illegal Wildlife Trade’s estimated worth in the Philippines is at least Php50B.   Wildlife trade is a multi-billion dollar industry that sees the rapid depletion and extinction of animals for… Read More »

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Anti-Catcalling Measure Passes on 3rd and Final Reading

The Philippine Senate passes measure that seeks to protect women from catcalling and other forms of street-based harassment. Senator Risa Hontiveros authored and sponsored the bill.   A measure that seeks to protect women from catcalling and other forms of street-based harassment was passed on third and final reading on Monday by the Senate.   Senate Bill No.… Read More »

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Senate approves 300% increase in Filipino war veterans pension

The Senate, on Monday, gave its approval to a bill increasing by 300 percent, from P5,000 to P20,000, the old-age monthly Filipino war veterans pension.   Senators, all 20 of those present, passed on third and final reading Senate Bill No. 1766, providing the increase to the more than 6,000 eligible living senior veterans of World War II,… Read More »

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Philippines and Japan sign supplemental loan pact for New Bohol Airport expansion project

Philippines and Japan Sign Supplemental Loan Pact   On behalf of the Philippine government, Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III signs the loan agreement with Japanese government for the New Bohol Airport Construction and Sustainable Environmental Protection Project Phase II today at DOF Bldg., Roxas Blvd.   The actual signing of loan agreement by Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III… Read More »

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Rice Tariffication Bill or Senate Bill 1998

      Did you know that Senate Bill 1998 or the Rice Tariffication Bill is aimed at reducing the importation of rice in our country that will help lower its price by PHP 2 to Php 7 per kilo?   Senate Bill 1998 under committee report 440 sponsored by Senator Cynthia Villar in the Senate has the… Read More »

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