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Bello issues labor advisory prohibiting labor-only contracting

Wednesday, 10 August 2016 15:44 Written by
MANILA, Aug. 10 - Labor and Employment Secretary Silvestre H. Bello III recently issued a labor advisory prohibiting labor-only contracting and ensuring strict implementation and enforcement of workers’ right to security of tenure. “Labor-only contracting is prohibited. This means that…

Congress may vote separately in con-ass

Tuesday, 09 August 2016 16:07 Written by
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines) — Congressional leaders on Tuesday met to talk about how the two chambers would vote in amending the Constitution.Congress, sitting as a constituent assembly (con-ass), may propose amendments by a three-fourths vote of all its members.

‘Number of con-con delegates can be reduced’

Monday, 08 August 2016 12:15 Written by
MANILA, Philippines – President Duterte can do away with the multibillion-peso cost of holding a constitutional convention (con-con) if the number of delegates is reduced to 80 or even 18, according to Albay Rep. Edcel Lagman.

Finland is about to start using crowdsourcing to create new laws

Tuesday, 02 August 2016 18:09 Written by
(This article was originally published in year 2012) Who makes laws? In most of the democratic world, that’s the sole preserve of elected governments. But in Finland, technology is about to make democracy significantly more direct.Earlier this year, the Finnish…

UN body condemns ‘illegal’ killings of PH drug suspects

Thursday, 04 August 2016 12:50 Written by
The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) said that it is “greatly concerned” on the rise in killings of suspected drug users and dealers in the Philippines.In a statement, UNODC Executive Director Yury Fedotov said that he shares…

Con-ass can be used by self-serving politicians

Thursday, 04 August 2016 12:26 Written by
ILOILO CITY — An official of the Catholic Church in Iloilo is opposing a move led by President Duterte to amend the Constitution through a Constituent Assembly (Con-ass).“A Con-ass is dangerous because this could be exploited by politicians for their…

House bill seeks to ban balik-pwesto for senators

Wednesday, 03 August 2016 12:45 Written by
Albay Rep. Edcel Lagman wants senators who ran but lost either in the presidential or vice presidential race to be prohibited from returning to their posts in the Senate.“The practice of balik-puwesto of senators will soon come to an end,”…

Pope exhorts young to try social politics, activism

Tuesday, 02 August 2016 16:21 Written by
  BRZEGI, Poland—Pope Francis challenged hundreds of thousands of young people who gathered in a sprawling Polish meadow to reject being a “couch potato” who retreats into video games and computer screens and instead engage in social activism and politics…
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