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Breaking News: PRESIDENT MARCOS VETOES House Bill 10554 expanding Davao Light and Power Company (DLPC) franchise in Davao del Norte

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“Northern Davao Electric Cooperative Inc. has franchises in the expanded franchise areawhich will subsist until 2028 and until 2033. Yhe bill runs counter to the provisions of Section 27 of Republic Act No. 9136 of EPIRA mandating that an existing franchise shall be allowed to their full term.”

“While on its face, (HB10554 ) amends the franchise of another entity over the expanded area, (it) is a prohibited collateral attack on North Davao Electric Cooperative Inc. franchise.

“This is contrary to a jurisprudentially settled doctrine that a franchise cannot be subjected to a “collateral attack.”

“In view of these considerations, I am constrained to veto the above Enrolled Bill.”

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PRESIDENT FERDINAND MARCOS JR VETO MESSAGES TO THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES AND THE SENATE DATED JULY 27, 2022

Senate to legalize marijuana use

Medical marijuana to be in capsule, oil form under Senate bill

Senate Bill 230 that seeks to legalize the medical use of marijuana will not promote the use of raw cannabis but it will be in capsule and oil form for use in debilitating medical conditions of qualified patients.Bill author Senator Robinhood Padilla is pushing for the legalization of… Read More

LEGARDA BATS FOR ADDITIONAL BENEFITS, PROTECTION FOR PUBLIC SCHOOL TEACHERS

Senator Loren Legarda underscored the important role of teachers in the development of the youth and society upon filing Senate Bill No. 2, which seeks to amend specific provisions of Republic Act No. 4670 or the Magna Carta for Public School Teachers to provide additional benefits and protection to teaching and non-teaching personnel in public schools all over the country.

Among the significant amendments under SBN 2 is the provision of security of tenure and fair wages for school personnel. The proposed measure also aims to protect their fundamental rights related to gender equality.

“The minimum base pay for teachers working in public schools starts at Salary Grade 11 or roughly P25,400 per month. We want to give them fair salaries through this measure that we just filed,” Legarda explained.

“We care for our teachers as they are vital to our education system, and just like our healthcare workers, they, too, are at the forefront,” she added. READ MORE

 TOLENTINO: ROTC to instill discipline and patriotism among the youth

Lawmakers push reinstatement of mandatory ROTC

Some senators are determined to revive the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) program as a mandatory subject for Filipino students.Reviving the ROTC, Senator Francis Tolentino said on Thursday, would instill discipline, a sense of leadership, teamwork, and patriotism among the… Read More

“TEACHER” LOREN TUTORS SENATOR ROBIN PADILLA

Legarda starts mentoring Padilla about nature, culture

Senators Robin Padilla and Loren Legarda shared on Wednesday a part of their discussion during their meeting at The Manila Polo Club in Makati City through a Facebook live posted by the former.Legarda, a veteran senator, showed the book titled, “The Rules of the Senate,” saying they… Read More

“Happy to “mentor” first term Senator, @robinhoodpadilla on many shared advocacies. Glad he appreciated the books on environment, climate, culture, and the bamboo utensils I gave! More mentoring sessions pa raw! Yes naman ako.” VIEW FACEBOOK