Rappler's latest stories on House bills
'We owe our children an environment that is free from all forms of violence,' says Bagong Henerasyon Representative Bernadette Herrera
House Bill No. 4175, authored by Aklan Representative Teodorico Haresco Jr, says the council should be directly under the Office of the President
Under this bill, the mere possession of skimming devices and attempts to access online banking accounts will be potentially punishable with imprisonment
If more people ride bikes for transport, there would be less cars, and city roads would naturally unclog, freeing up more road space for cyclists
Do our lawmakers know that they are trying to pass a law that would demonize angels? Do they know what they are doing?
The previous version of House Bill 8909 sought to impose the capital punishment for drug possession at parties
House Bill 8909, which imposes the death penalty and a P10-million fine on those found with illegal drugs at social gatherings, has been recommitted to the committee on dangerous drugs
The Department of Justice (DOJ) sends its recommendation to Malacañang, backing the lowering of minimum age of criminal responsibility to 12 years old
The bill seeks to curb consumption of alcohol while raising funds for the universal health care program
Senator Risa Hontiveros and other groups oppose splitting Palawan, saying it will benefit China. Bill to be transmitted to President Dutete for signing.
Under House Bill 7437, at least 90% of the total bed capacity of all public hospitals would be allotted for poor patients
Such a declaration, as provided under House Bill 7502, would lead to the conservation, restoration, rehabilitation, and development of the historic road which is prone to accidents and landslides
Senator Cynthia Villar, chair of the Senate agriculture committee, says she expects the climate-based crop insurance law to be approved within the year
The Makabayan bloc says Filipino citizenship would be a 'fitting recognition' for the Australian nun's 'selfless service' to poor and oppressed Filipinos in the past 27 years
If passed into law, the bill would increase the pension being received by senior war veterans who fought in World War II as well as the Korean and Vietnam wars
The House of Representatives joins the Senate in approving a bill that gives private sector employees the option to work outside of their employers' offices
The new law creates a unified business application form to make it easier to put up or renew businesses in the Philippines. It also features a zero-contact policy to reduce corruption.
(UPDATED) 'Isang malaking kalokohan para sabihin pa natin na mas mura lahat ng bagay kapag ikaw ay nakatira sa probinsiya,' says Kabataan Representative Sarah Elago
House Bill No. 7295 also increases the maximum campaign expenditure that political parties and candidates without political parties may spend per voter
House Bill 5236 seeks to quell public confusion on how cops should be addressed, says its principal author former police general Romeo Acop
Government Corporate Counsel Rudolf Philip Jurado says his office and the Office of the Solicitor General (OSG) have always found themselves on ‘opposing ends’
(UPDATED) If the bill is passed, the powers of the Presidential Commission on Good Government would be transferred to Solicitor General Jose Calida, who had defended the hero's burial for the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos
(UPDATED) Senators concur with House Bill 5367, which seeks to give General Trias City its own congressional district, and reorganize the current 6th and 7th districts
Senator Panfilo Lacson, author of Senate Bill 1738, says at present there are 33 different ID cards issued by various government agencies, which lead to 'duplication of efforts and uncoordinated identity approaches'
House Bill 1035 is scheduled for committee discussion nearly two years after it was referred to the committee
Labor groups are asking President Rodrigo Duterte to fulfill his 2016 campaign promise to end contractualization. The Department of Labor and Employment urges them to be patient.
PNP chief Ronald dela Rosa says children who stay out too late can get used by syndicates as unknowing drug couriers
At current market rates, the average price of a brand new child car seat in the country costs P10,040.68 while a second-hand one costs P4,250
Should it be passed into law, the measure would ban hiring workers for limited periods of time, or what is known as 'fixed-term' labor contracts
'The Senate is the nag-aaral na kapulungan... Again I say, change mindset: quality over quantity,' Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III says in response to House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez's criticism
The bill will authorize department heads to readjust salaries of salary grades 21-29 outside of the indicated brackets in the Salary Standardization Law
Political parties and candidates cannot be charged a rate higher than that of regular advertisers, the bill says
If House Bill 6604 becomes law, the Comelec would also be given the power to regulate the rates of political ads
The House votes 188-0 in favor of the proposed measure
The Senate earlier passed its version of the measure in May 2017, and vows to work with congressmen to ensure the bill becomes law before the year ends.
After having spent an estimated P700 million for the preparations, what is the practical value of moving the elections, at the last minute, to 7 months after?
The bill on medical cannabis has a long way to go before becoming law
The passage of the bill once again steals the coconut levy fund from the farmers, according to progressive congressmen who oppose the measure
The House expects to pass the budget on 3rd and final reading by September 21
Tripartite Industry Peace Council submits a position paper to the Senate to stop the law but not the practice a shorter workweek
Legislators opposing the measure say it is Marcosian and will particularly dangerous under President Rodrigo Duterte who is flirting with authoritarianism
A counterpart measure seeking universal health coverage Bill Number 1458 is pending before the Senate
Some P2 84 trillion in target revenue collections plus local and foreign loans will fund the Philippine government s proposed budget for 2018
But Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III says the government will still listen to the views of workers and employers in a meeting set for Thursday August 31
Opposition lawmakers say House Bill 5828 seeks to amend the Constitution without going through the proper channels
Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III says incentives for BPO companies will remain The fate of milk products in the proposed tax reform package however is still up in the air
House Bill 6027 however does not define what constitutes severe and chronic unhappiness one of the grounds for seeking to end a marriage
Kabayan Representative Ron Salo says the proposed measure sets the right staffing pattern for government agencies to properly deliver services
If Congress decides this at the last minute, we risk tossing down the drain about a billion pesos Comelec shall have spent on the preparations