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House Bill No. 2184 – Low Carbon Economy Act

August 18, 2020

House Bill/Resolution No. HB02184
AN ACT TO PROMOTE A LOW CARBON ECONOMY ESTABLISHING FOR THIS PURPOSE THE EMISSION CAP-AND-TRADE SYSTEM IN THE INDUSTRY SECTOR TO REDUCE GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS AND PROTECT THE CLIMATE
DATE FILED : 2019-07-16
SIGNIFICANCE: NATIONAL
Bill Status: Pending with the Committee on CLIMATE CHANGE since 2019-07-29
http://www.congress.gov.ph/legisdocs/basic_18/HB02184.pdf

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House Bill No. 2183 – Forest Sanctuaries Act

August 18, 2020

House Bill/Resolution No. HB02183
AN ACT PROVIDING FOR URBAN AND COUNTRYSIDE GREENING IN THE PHILIPPINES THROUGH MANDATORY TREE PLANTING AND ADOPTION OF A FOREST SANCTUARY BY PUBLIC SCHOOLS UNDER THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
DATE FILED : 2019-07-16
SIGNIFICANCE: NATIONAL
Bill Status: Pending with the Committee on REFORESTATION since 2019-07-29
http://www.congress.gov.ph/legisdocs/basic_18/HB02183.pdf

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House Bill No. 2182 – Technical Education, Training and Certification Act

August 18, 2020

House Bill/Resolution No. HB02182
AN ACT CREATING THE DEPARTMENT OF TECHNICAL EDUCATION TRAINING AND CERTIFICATION, PROVIDING FOR ITS POWERS, STRUCTURE AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES
DATE FILED : 2019-07-16
SIGNIFICANCE: NATIONAL
Bill Status: Pending with the Committee on GOVERNMENT REORGANIZATION since 2019-07-29
http://www.congress.gov.ph/legisdocs/basic_18/HB02182.pdf

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House Bill No. 640 – Anti-Discrimination Act

August 18, 2020

House Bill/Resolution No. HB00640
AN ACT PROHIBITING DISCRIMINATION ON THE BASIS OF SEXUAL ORIENTATION AND GENDER IDENTITY OR EXPRESSION (SOGIE) AND PROVIDING PENALTIES THEREFOR
DATE FILED: 2019-07-01
SIGNIFICANCE: NATIONAL
Bill Status: Referred to Stakeholders on 2019-09-12
http://www.congress.gov.ph/legisdocs/basic_18/HB00640.pdf

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House Bill No. 639 – Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities Conserved Areas Act

August 17, 2020

House Bill/Resolution No. HB00639
AN ACT PROTECTING AND STRENGTHENING THE INDIGENOUS PEOPLES AND LOCAL COMMUNITIES CONSERVED AREAS, RECOGNIZING THEIR CONTRIBUTION TO BIODIVERSITY CONSERVATION, ESTABLISHING FOR THE PURPOSE THE NATIONAL INDIGENOUS COMMUNITY CONSERVED AREAS (ICCA) REGISTRY, APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES
DATE FILED: 2019-07-01
SIGNIFICANCE: NATIONAL
Bill Status: Pending with the Committee on INDIGENOUS CULTURAL COMMUNITIES AND INDIGENOUS PEOPLES since 2019-07-23
http://www.congress.gov.ph/legisdocs/basic_18/HB00639.pdf

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House Bill No. 638 – Philippine Arts in Venice Biennale

August 17, 2020

House Bill/Resolution No. HB00638
AN ACT INSTITUTIONALIZING PHILIPPINE PARTICIPATION IN THE INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITIONS OF THE VENICE BIENNALE
DATE FILED: 2019-07-01
SIGNIFICANCE: NATIONAL
Bill Status:
DATE APPROVED ON SECOND READING: 2020-08-05
DATE COPY DISTRIBUTED TO MEMBERS: 2020-08-07
http://www.congress.gov.ph/legisdocs/basic_18/HB00638.pdf

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House Bill No. 637 – Food Forest Gardening Act

August 17, 2020

House Bill/Resolution No. HB00637
AN ACT PROMOTING FOOD FOREST GARDENING, PROVIDING FUNDS THEREFOR, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES
DATE FILED : 2019-07-01
SIGNIFICANCE: NATIONAL
Bill Status: Pending with the Committee on AGRICULTURE AND FOOD since 2019-07-23
http://www.congress.gov.ph/legisdocs/basic_18/HB00637.pdf

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House Bill No. 636 – Philippine Handloom Weaving Industry Development Act

August 17, 2020

House Bill/Resolution No. HB00636
AN ACT PROVIDING FOR THE DEVELOPMENT AND PROTECTION OF THE PHILIPPINE HANDLOOM WEAVING INDUSTRY
DATE FILED : 2019-07-01
SIGNIFICANCE: NATIONAL
Bill Status: Pending with the Committee on TRADE AND INDUSTRY since 2019-07-23
http://www.congress.gov.ph/legisdocs/basic_18/HB00636.pdf

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Legarda urges Congress to review utilization of 2017 and 2018 PhilHealth budget augmentation

August 14, 2020

Deputy Speaker and Antique Lone District Representative Loren Legarda urged the House Committees which are currently inquiring into the alleged unabated corruption in the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) to scrutinize the budgetary support given to Philhealth under the General Appropriations Act for Fiscal Years 2017 and 2018.
“The misuse of Philhealth funds is unconscionable especially during this time of the pandemic when the health of the people is on the line. As former Chairperson of the Senate Committee on Finance, […]

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Legarda supports the convergence of DOST, DTI and University of Antique for more livelihood projects for Antiqueños

August 13, 2020

Deputy Speaker and Antique Lone District Representative Loren Legarda continues to empower local communities in her home province of Antique by providing more livelihood programs in convergence programs with the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) and the University of Antique (UA).

“Antiqueños already have the skills and the raw materials can be gathered right within the community. All we have to do is to empower them and provide support to further develop livelihood and generate jobs to provide their families and communities alternative sources of income. Our continued collaboration with the DOST and the UA on nutrition programs and technology is one of the most effective programs that we have in support of micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) in the province,” Legarda said.

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