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Solon files bill moving village polls to 2020

Surigao del Norte Rep. Robert Ace Barbers has filed a bill that would enable President Duterte to postpone the barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan elections in October.

House Speaker Pantaleon D. Alvarez yesterday disclosed that more solons holding key posts who voted against the death penalty will be removed when the House of Representatives resumes sessions in May.

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A bill prohibiting corporal punishment to discipline children advanced a step ahead of the proposal to lower the age of criminal liability that could impose more severe punishment against a juvenile offender.

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Bacolod City Rep. Evelio R. Leonardia has expressed hope that his colleagues in the 17th Congress would prioritize the passage of House Bill 6500 seeking to penalize male prostitution.

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The chairman of the House Special Committee on Climate Change has called for the implementation of a national coastal greenbelt program that is expected to effectively combat the impact of deadly storm surges and mitigate coastal erosion.

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