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Wednesday, 22 March 2017

SENATE UPDATES - 7 Priority Bills passed by the Senate.

Senate had already approved the seven priority bills

  1. Free Higher Education for All Act
  2. Country's accession to the Paris Agreement on climate change.
  3. Philippine Food Technology Act for the registration, licensure and practice of food technology.
  4. Philippine National Police reorganization to allow the PNP Chief and the CIDG to administer oath and issue subpoena duces tecum.
  5. Speech Language Pathology Act.
  6. Expanded Maternity Leave Law to give 120 days of maternity leave for female workers in government service and the private sector.
  7. National Technical Vocational Day - August 25
  8. Free internet access in all public places

SBN-1304: Free Higher Education for All Act

Free Higher Education Act - full tuition subsidy for college and university students and those in technical-vocational schools, both private and public.

For more info: http://www.apttrendingph.com/2017/03/2017-update-free-tuition-fee-already.html

Country's accession to the Paris Agreement on climate change. 

22 lawmakers voting “yes,” the Senate adopted a resolution concurring in the Philippines’ accession to the agreement, which aims to limit global warming below 2 degrees Celsius to prevent an irreversible rise in the planet’s temperature.

Read more:
http://www.senate.gov.ph/press_release/2017/0301_legarda1.asp
http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/880813/senate-votes-to-ratify-paris-climate-pact#ixzz4c7LBg17a

Senate ratified of both the social security pact with Japan and membership in the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank.

SBN-1269: Philippine Food Technology Act of 2016

SBN-565: Philippine Food Technology Act of 2016
Philippine Food Technology Act for the registration, licensure and practice of food technology.

For more info: http://www.senate.gov.ph/lis/bill_res.aspx?congress=17&q=SBN-1269

SBN-1374: Strengthening the Ias and Plebs Act of 2017

SBN-1275: Strengthening the Ias Act of 2016
Philippine National Police reorganization to allow the PNP Chief and the CIDG to administer oath and issue subpoena duces tecum.

For more info: http://www.senate.gov.ph/lis/bill_res.aspx?congress=17&q=SBN-1374

Speech Language Pathology Act

SBN-1238: Speech Language Pathology Act
SBN-462: Speech Language Pathology Act of 2016
An Act Regulating the Practice of Speech Language Pathology in the Philippines.

For more info: http://www.senate.gov.ph/lis/bill_res.aspx?congress=17&q=SBN-1238

SBN-1305: Expanded Maternity Leave Law of 2017

SBN-1262: Expanded Maternity Leave Law
SBN-215: Expanded Maternity Leave Law of 2016
SBN-56: Expanded Maternity Leave Law of 2016
An Act Increasing The Maternity Leave Period To One Hundred Twenty (120) Days For Female Workers In The Government Service And The Private Sector With An Option To Extend For An Additional Thirty (30) Days Without Pay, Providing A Parental Leave Period For Adoptive Parents, And Granting An Additional Thirty (30) Days For Solo Mothers, And For Other Purposes

For more info: http://www.senate.gov.ph/lis/bill_res.aspx?congress=17&q=SBN-1305

SBN-209: National Tech-Voc Day

Bill declaring August 25 of every year as National Tech-Voc Day to promote technical and vocational education and training in the country.

For more info: http://www.senate.gov.ph/lis/bill_res.aspx?congress=17&q=SBN-209

Source: For more info on this press release on March 21, 2017, visit this:
http://www.senate.gov.ph/press_release/2017/0321_pimentel1.asp

FREE INTERNET ACCESS IN PUBLIC PLACES ACT

Check this out here: http://www.apttrendingph.com/2017/03/senate-passed-bill-for-free-internet.html

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