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PALACE DEFENDS VETO OF HOUSE BILL NO. 10554 expanding the franchise area of the Davao Light and Power

No “bill-vetoing spree”

Malacañang on Wednesday denied that President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. has gone on a “bill-vetoing spree” after the Chief Executive vetoed five measures in his first month in office.

Press Secretary Trixie Cruz-Angeles said Marcos exercised his power to veto these five bills as part of the legislative process.

One of the bills vetoed by Marcos on July 27 was House Bill No. 10554, a bill expanding the franchise area of the Davao Light and Power Co. in Davao del Norte “due to its susceptibility to infringe on the franchise coverage area of the North Davao Electric Cooperative.”

On his first day in office on July 1, Marcos vetoed a bill that sought to establish a special economic zone in San Miguel Corp.’s Bulacan Airport City, noting its “substantial fiscal risks.”

The President vetoed two bills on July 29 – a bill proposing tax exemptions to the honoraria, allowances, and other benefits given to election workers because it “runs counter to the objective of the government’s Comprehensive Tax Reform Program” and a bill creating the Philippine Transportation Safety Board (PTSB) because its proposed creation “is likely to create functional duplication, confusion as to authority, ineffectiveness, and deficiency in the performance of the responsibilities” as they are already being carried out by different agencies.

The President also vetoed two bills on July 29 – a bill proposing tax exemptions to the honoraria, allowances, and other benefits given to election workers because it “runs counter to the objective of the government’s Comprehensive Tax Reform Program” and a bill creating the Philippine Transportation Safety Board (PTSB) because its proposed creation “is likely to create functional duplication, confusion as to authority, ineffectiveness, and deficiency in the performance of the responsibilities” as they are already being carried out by different agencies.

ROQUE: DUTERTE TO USE VETO POWER IN P4.5-TRILLION 2021 BUDGET

Palace will “take all steps necessary” to enact the 2021 General Appropriations Bill on time to avert a reenacted budget scenario 

DUTERTE to carefully review budget

 December 10, 2020

Malacañang on Thursday said the early passage of the proposed PHP4.506-trillion national budget for 2021 in Congress would give President Rodrigo Duterte ample time to thoroughly review it.

In a news briefing, Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said the Palace will… Read More

DUTERTE HAS 30 DAYS TO SIGN OR VETO ANTI-TERRORISM LAW

Malacañang receives copy of anti-terror bill

MANILA – Malacañang on Tuesday received a copy of the anti-terrorism bill which is now up for President Rodrigo Duterte’s signature.Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque confirmed the news in a text message to reporters.In a virtual presser earlier in the day, Roque said Duterte… Read More

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Anti-terror bill to curb recruitment of youth combatants: group

MANILA – The passage of the proposed anti-terrorism bill would help address the recruitment of young people into terrorist outfits, a youth group said Monday.”The passage of the bill will definitely benefit the future generations — us, the youth,” Amorsolo Guerrero, chairman of the Youth for… Read More

Safeguards in anti-terror bill in place: PNP

MANILA – The proposed Anti-Terrorism Act of 2020 has safeguards to prevent abuse and protect the rights of the people, Philippine National Police (PNP) chief, Gen. Archie Gamboa said Tuesday.“I don’t suppose that the legislature, the branch of government who takes care of formulating the… Read More

DOJ assures anti-terror bill to undergo thorough review

MANILA – Malacañang will thoroughly scrutinize the proposed Anti-Terrorism Act of 2020, Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra said Tuesday.”The Palace statement that the anti-terror bill will be reviewed is not a mere perfunctory statement. From my experience as former senior deputy… Read More

Terrorism respects no one, overseas Filipino groups say

MANILA – In the wake of varying opinions about the Anti-Terrorism Bill of 2020 that awaits the signature of President Rodrigo R. Duterte, several groups of Filipinos in Europe, United States, the Middle East on Tuesday expressed concern to what they view as the appalling threat of terrorist… Read More

Anti-terror bill to protect ‘most vulnerable’ urban poor

MANILA – A federation of urban poor said Monday the passage of the proposed anti-terrorism bill will protect the vulnerability of the urban poor sector against acts of tyranny, oppression, and violence.In a statement, Tomas Jaldo, Pambansang Koalisyon ng Maralitang Taga-Lungsod (PKML)… Read More