The Senate adopted on Monday, May 4, a resolution allowing teleconferencing during plenary sessions and committee hearings, removing any question on the legality of the outcome of the meetings.
With the Senate set to resume session on May 4, Sen. Franklin M. Drilon said the Constitution and the Rules of the Senate do not prohibit the convening and holding of sessions through electronic means.
Signed by 16 senators, Committee Report No. 46 of Senate Bill No. 1341 or The Motorcycles-for-Hire Act now classifies motorcycles-for-hire as among the public utility vehicles regulated by the LTFRB.
A lawmaker said social media platforms and Internet service providers should also be able to preventively contain and shutdown electronic violence activity as soon as its red flags and markers are detected.
Senator Leila M. de Lima has proposed to require commercial establishments and public institutions to use appropriate filtering devices that will restrict children’s access to harmful materials in the Internet.
Sen. Grace Poe said the Senate will vote on Wednesday, February 6, on a measure seeking the transfer of ownership of Mislatel to a consortium recently named by the DICT and NTC as the third telco.
The Senate has plugged a hole in the 2019 national budget, through which multi-billion-peso Chinese and other foreign-funded projects unilaterally approved by the executive can be paid, Sen. Ralph Recto said.