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Republic Act converting the Davao Oriental State College of Science and Technology into a State University

This Act converts the Davao Oriental State College of Science and Technology in the City of Mati into a State University to be known as the Davao Oriental State University. Republic Act No. 11033
Date: 28 May 2018; Type: Republic Act; Citation: Republic Act No. 11033; Source: Official Gazette

Bill of the Public Safety Act

This Bill promotes greater commitment to public order and safety by local government units and increases their responsiveness by establishing a fully functional and responsive central command and control center and emergency response and management system.
Date: 22 May 2018; Type: Federal Bill; Citation: SB No. 1814 of 2018; Source: Senate of The Philippines

Bill of the Marawi Siege Victims Compensation Act of 2018

This Bill seeks to provide compensation and assistance to the people of Marawi, providing them with means to immediately recover from the damage and destruction to their homes and private property resulting from the Marawi Siege.
Date: 22 May 2018; Type: Federal Bill; Citation: SB No. 1816 of 2018; Source: Senate of The Philippines

Bill of the Act to reorganize the National Parks Development Committee

This Bill reorganizes the National Parks Development Committee (NPDC) and renames it as the Public Parks Development Authority and also defines the NPDC’s mandate and jurisdiction.
Date: 16 May 2018; Type: Federal Bill; Citation: SB No. 1811 of 2018; Source: Senate of The Philippines

Bill of the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) Act

This Bill of an Act aims to institutionalize the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) to reduce poverty and promote human capital development.
Date: 15 May 2018; Type: Federal Bill; Citation: SB No. 1806 of 2018; Source: Senate of The Philippines

Bill of the School Modernization and Innovation Act of 2018

The Bill seeks to establish the School Modernization and Innovation Trust Fund which will augment the regular appropriations to finance the priority programs for school modernization and improvement of public elementary and secondary schools.
Date: 15 May 2018; Type: Federal Bill; Citation: SB No. 1802 of 2018; Source: Senate of The Philippines

Bill of the Peoples Participation in the Budget Process Act of 2018

The Bill aims to strengthen, integrate and institutionalize people's participation in socio-economic development and budget planning. It also seeks to harmonize and link the existing national and local bodies and processes involved in the planning processes.
Date: 04 April 2018; Type: Federal Bill; Citation: SB No. 1776 of 2018; Source: Senate of The Philippines

Bill of the Act to enhance the use of National Wealth for Local Development

This Bill seeks to enhance the use of national wealth for local development by amending certain provisions in the Local Government Code of 1991, in order to remove the restrictions on the use of proceeds from the development and utilization of energy sources and allow the Local Government Units to utilise these funds for more critical pro ...
Date: 26 April 2018; Type: Federal Bill; Citation: SB No. 1789 of 2018; Source: Senate of The Philippines

Bill of the Elder Assistance Act of 2018

This Bill proposes the establishment of an assistance program to victims of elder abuse and training of health and government professionals in the assistance of such victims.
Date: 17 April 2018; Type: Federal Bill; Citation: SB No. 1781 of 2018; Source: Senate of The Philippines

Bill of the Act updating the Requisites for the Creation of Municipalities Cities and Provinces

This Bill seeks to redefine the income criteria of what makes a city and to upgrade it according to the current developments to circumvent the discrepancies in national policy.
Date: 26 April 2018; Type: Federal Bill; Citation: SB No. 1787 of 2018; Source: Senate of The Philippines

Bill of the Act to rationalize Credit Financing for Local Government Units

This Bill seeks to rationalize credit financing to Local Government Units (LGUs) by amending certain provisions of the Local Government Code of 1991. The key objective of this Code is to provide LGUs greater access to financing in order to carry out their expanded responsibilities which include credit financing, debt issuance, and public-priva ...
Date: 03 April 2018; Type: Federal Bill; Citation: SB No. 1773 of 2018; Source: Senate of The Philippines

Bill of the Act granting Philippine Citizenship to Hans Guenter Schoof

This Bill seeks to grant Philippine citizenship to Mr. Hans Guenter Schoof, a 69-year old German citizen and businessman.
Date: 04 April 2018; Type: Federal Bill; Citation: SB No.1778 of 2018; Source: Senate of The Philippines

Bill of the Philippine Sovereign Wealth Fund Act

This Bill seeks to establish a Philippine Sovereign Wealth Fund to be owned by the national government for macroeconomic purposes. Furthermore, this bill creates a Board of Directors which has exclusive legal custody of, and management responsibility for the Sovereign Wealth Fund.
Date: 21 March 2018; Type: Federal Bill; Citation: SB No. 1764 of 2018; Source: Senate of The Philippines

Republic Act amending Section 26 of Republic Act No 10598

This Act seeks to establish a state college in the province of Compostela Valley to be known as Compostela Valley State College. Republic Act No. 11008
Date: 27 March 2018; Type: Republic Act; Citation: Republic Act No. 11008; Source: Official Gazette

Act amending the Act converting the Mindoro State College of Agriculture and Technology into a State University

This Act seeks to amend the Act converting the Mindoro State College of Agriculture and Technology in the Municipality of Victoria, Province of Oriental Mindoro into a State University to ensure compliance with CHED requirements. Republic Act No. 11006
Date: 27 March 2018; Type: Republic Act; Citation: Republic Act No. 11006; Source: Official Gazette

Proclamation declaring 02 February 2018 to 02 February 2019 as the Period of the Celebration of the “Bicentennial Year of Ilocos Norte”

Proclamation declaring 02 February 2018 to 02 February 2019, as the period of the celebration of the “Bicentennial Year of Ilocos Norte” in the Province of Ilocos Norte, in order for the People of the Province to participate in this commemoration which aims to create more awareness on the preservation of the rich cultural heritage,  ...
Date: 03 April 2018; Type: Proclamation; Citation: Proclamation No. 463; Source: Official Gazette

Proclamation declaring the Celebration of the 95th Anniversary of the Professional Regulatory Board of Accountancy

Proclamation declaring the period from 17 March 2018 to 16 March 2019 as the Year for the celebration of the 95th anniversary of the Professional Regulatory Board of Accountancy with the theme “95 Years of Invaluable Service to the Philippines and the Global Accountancy Community”. Proclamation No. 464
Date: 03 April 2018; Type: Proclamation; Citation: Proclamation No. 464; Source: Official Gazette

Proclamation designating a Parcel of Land Located in Canlubang for Inclusion to the Existing Carmelray Industrial Park I

Proclamation designating a parcel of land located in Canlubang for inclusion to the existing Carmelray Industrial Park I - special economic zone, pursuant to Republic Act No. 7916 amended by Republic Act No. 8748. Proclamation No. 462
Date: 03 April 2018; Type: Proclamation; Citation: Proclamation No. 462; Source: Official Gazette

Bill of the Philippine Marine Corps Act

The bill seeks to establish a Charter to institutionalize the Philippine Marine Corps as a branch of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP), which will enable it to operate distinctly, autonomously, and yet complementarity with the other branches of the AFP.
Date: 15 March 2018; Type: Federal Bill; Citation: SB No. 1748 of 2018; Source: Senate of The Philippines

Proclamation declaring 02 April 2018 as a Special (Non-Working) Day in the Province of Bulacan

People of the Province of Bulacan has been given full opportunity to participate in the celebration of the birth anniversary of Francisco “Balagtas” Baltazar, a prominent Filipino poet and orator by declaring 02 April 2018, as a Special (Non-Working) day in the Province of Bulacan. Proclamation No. 454  
Date: 20 March 2018; Type: Proclamation; Citation: Proclamation No. 454; Source: Official Gazette

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DOJ Chief: Amended Constitution must clarify Impeachment Rules

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Guevarra on granting Fox's Appeal: 'it's following the Rule of Law'

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Indonesia, Finland achieve Significant Increase in Bilateral Ties

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Some Workers at Thai Factory agree to Compensation

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KPKT reviews National Housing Policy - Zuraida

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Government under rising pressure to correctly tax Ride-Hailing Companies

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PM Prayut: Death Penalty is Legitimate and most People agree

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Government welcomes Opinions about Implementation of Thailand 4.0 Policy

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On World Refugee Day, De Lima files Bill to protect Refugees and Stateless Persons

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MoF invites Feedback on proposed changes to the Income Tax Act

The Ministry of Finance have invited interested parties to provide feedback on the draft Income Tax (Amendment) Bill 2018 from 20 June to 11 July 2018.

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Labor Ministry aims to find Jobs for 100,000 Unemployed Graduates

BANGKOK, June 19 (NNT) - The Labor Minister, Pol. Gen. Adul Sangsingkeo, said the Ministry of Labor aims to find jobs for about 100,000 unemployed graduates within three months.

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Ex-President Aquino sued over DAP Mess

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Duterte appoints CA, Sandiganbayan Associate Justices

MANILA, June 20 (PNA) - President Rodrigo R. Duterte has appointed new associate justices at the Court of Appeals (CA) and Sandiganbayan. Duterte appointed Emily Aliño-Geluz as CA Associate Justice and Georgina Dumpit Hidalgo as Sandiganbayan Associate Justice.

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