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House of Representatives

House ends floor debates on DICT’s P9.067-billion budget for 2022

ACT Teachers party-list representative France Castro asked during the plenary debates the latest programs of the DICT to speed up Internet connectivity to help students in their blended learning, while GABRIELA party-list representatives Arlene Brosas queried if there are Chinese companies among the independent tower companies accredited by the agency.

House OKs bill removing fee for telco use of Wi-Fi spectrum

The House of Representatives also passed on third and final reading House Bill 7425, which imposes value-added tax on digital transactions.

House panel okays substitute bill on virtual marriage

The House bill allows a marriage ceremony to be conducted virtually, but the contracting parties should be physically present together in the same location.

House panel begins deliberations on bill regulating e-wallets

The House Committee on Banks and Financial Intermediaries began on Tuesday, Aug. 17, to fine-tune House Bill 9615, which seeks to regulate the use of e-wallets and prohibit their use for any unlawful activity.

House resolution cites 3 Fil-Ams for role in Perseverance rover

The House Committee on S&T adopted a resolution commending Filipino-American scientists Gregorio G. Villar III, Genevie V. Yang, and Edward Gonzales for their role and contribution in the safe landing of the Perseverance rover on Mars last February 18, 2021.

House panel passes DOST bill allotting 2% of nat’l budget to R&D

The R&D budget in the 2021 General Appropriations Act is currently at 0.47%.

House bill regulating e-cigarettes hurdles 2nd reading

The bill prohibits the use of e-cigarettes in all enclosed public places except for the Designated Vaping Areas (DVAs). Also, only 18 years old and above are allowed to buy and use the products.

DICT gives backing as Open Access Act hurdles 2nd reading in House

The proposed bill seeks to liberalize the local ICT industry by lowering barriers to market entry, fast-track and lower the cost of deploying broadband facilities, promote infrastructure sharing, and make spectrum management more fair and transparent.

Globe readies Malacanang, Senate, Congress for 5G upgrades

Once the project gets the go-signal, the modernization efforts are scheduled to take at least eight to 16 weeks.

House solon files bill converting textbooks into digital formats

House Bill 8020 requires the digitization of all contents used by publishers participating in the Public School Textbook Program (PSTP) to address the recurring shortage of printed modules in public schools.
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