House approves on final reading bill institutionalizing UP-DND accord

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The House of Representatives passed the measure seeking to institutionalize the 1989 University of the Philippines-Department of National Defense (UP-DND) accord on third and final reading on Tuesday. The lower chamber, with 179 affirmative votes, passed House Bill 10171, which seeks to institutionalize the said accord into the University Charter or Republic Act 9500. Section… Continue reading House approves on final reading bill institutionalizing UP-DND accord

House approves on 2nd reading bill institutionalizing UP-DND Accord

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The House of Representatives approved a bill on second reading on Wednesday that institutionalizes the 1989 accord between the University of the Philippines (UP) and the Department of National Defense (DND) into the UP Charter. House Bill 10171, which aims to amend Section 11 of Republic Act 9500, or the University of the Philippines Charter… Continue reading House approves on 2nd reading bill institutionalizing UP-DND Accord

Marawi Reconstruction Conflict Watch lauds Congress for passage of ‘Compensation Bill’

The civic group Marawi Reconstruction Conflict Watch (MRCW) on Tuesday (September 7, 2021) praised House of Representatives lawmakers for passing House Bill (HB) 9925, the Marawi Compensation Act, on its third and final reading. The MRCW, as per Maureen Anthea T. Lacuesta of International Alert Philippines, has been in the “forefront in pushing for a… Continue reading Marawi Reconstruction Conflict Watch lauds Congress for passage of ‘Compensation Bill’