Hasten pending bills, Drilon urges lawmakers

16/01/2022 2:26:00 AM

Drilon called on his colleagues in Congress “to not allow election fever get in the way of legislation” just before it goes on a break again for the 2022 elections. | @melvingasconINQ

Drilon called on his colleagues in Congress “to not allow election fever get in the way of legislation” just before it goes on a break again for the 2022 elections. | melvingasconINQ

MANILA, Philippines — Congress should move swiftly in the remaining 10 session days to pass critical laws, which include measures aimed to hasten the country’s economic recovery, address the

DOH confirms community transmission of Omicron variant in Metro Manila He cited a number of important measures still pending, such as the proposed amendments to the Public Service Act, which seeks to open up other public services industry to the market, but widely criticized as it also allows foreign-owned companies to enter the country’s critical industries, such as mass media and transport."health break" in areas under Alert Level 3 or higher.By: Morexette Marie B.Linkedin Another resolution has been filed at the House of Representatives that seeks to investigate the alleged data breach at the Commission on Elections (Comelec).

But Drilon defended the measure as one that, along with the newly signed Republic Act (RA) No.11595, or the Amended Retail Trade Act, “will set the stage for the country’s economic recovery."The Omicron variant will surely make its way into more cities and provinces to cause surges in COVID-19 cases.” RA 11595 lowers the paid-up capital requirement in retail trade to P25 million from its previous limit of $2.The parish is the fourth stop of today’s Fiesta Señor motorcade.5 million or about P125 million."In this light, Kabataan Party-list calls on President Duterte and the IATF to declare a two-week academic health break at all levels, public and private, in areas under Alert Level 3 or higher as may be designated by IATF in the coming days," it added.Another piece of legislation that also needs congressional approval is the proposed Subscriber Identification Module (SIM) Card Registration Act, which mandates the registration of all SIM card owners in the country, as a supposed means to deter the use of the mobile phone technology in crimes and scams.12 that also called on the election body to examine the automated election process.

Drilon also expressed hope that Congress can pass the bill on the nonexpiration of license and franchise bills, which he authored and the Senate passed on third reading last month.During the consultations, Kabataan Party-list said students aired their problems on the current learning system, worsened by the lack of electricity and water supply, especially in areas ravaged by the deadly typhoon.Niño especially amidst the surrounding adversity and uncertainties.Other important bills, according to Drilon, remain pending before their respective bicameral conference committees.These include the Armed Forces of the Philippines Modernization bill, the Teacher Education Excellence Act, Night Shift Differential Pay bill and the Judiciary Marshalls Act." Some nursing students from different schools also expressed worries about the possibility that limited in-person classes may fail to start"because of lack of logistical preparations and clear cut policies to confront a COVID surge," it added.He also expressed hope Congress will prioritize the bill that seeks to increase the age for determining statutory rape, which has been approved in the bicameral conference committee level and the report for which is now up for ratification when Congress resumes session.Niño.“We have a long list of measures that are in advanced stages of legislation..

Some of them have been pending in bicam for months,” Drilon said..Niño will help us also stand again,” Billones said.

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