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Bill to mark ‘Yolanda’ proposed

As the nation holds its fourth year anniversary of Typhoon Yolanda, Senator Juan Edgardo “Sonny” Angara yesterday sought the passage of a measure that seeks to declare Nov. 8 as “Yolanda Commemoration Day” in remembrance of the devastation that struck the Eastern Visayas Region in 2013.

Two weeks before he steps down from office, President Aquino has vetoed two bills, the condonation of unpaid taxes of local water districts and the comprehensive nursing law.

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This after the Senate passed on third and final reading the bill prohibiting age discrimination in offices and agencies, Monday night.

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The House of Representatives ratified the consolidated House and Senate versions of the bill seeking to give fixed terms of office to top officials of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP).

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MANILA, Philippines – Malacañang is not inclined to give the proposed P6,000 increase in the minimum salary of government workers due to limited resources. Deputy Presidential Spokesperson Abigail Valte acknowledged that they would like to extend a reasonable wage hike for the state workforce but cannot afford it for now. “As much as we would […]

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