Proposed House Bill 7513 or the “Unsafe Hours For Children Act.”

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Bill penalizing parents, guardians of kids nabbed for violation of curfew hours endorsed Two House of Representatives committees have endorsed the passage of a bill that proposes to penalize parents and guardians of children apprehended for violation of the proposed 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. curfew hours. The House committees on appropriations and on welfare of children chaired by Reps. Karlo Alexei Nograles (PDP-Laban, Davao City) and Divina Grace Yu (PDP-Laban, Zamboanga del Sur), respectively, called for the approval of House Bill 7513 or the “Unsafe Hours For Children Act.”…

DepEd reaffirms efforts to achieve ideal class size, teacher-student ratio

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In its relentless effort to provide students and teachers with environment conducive to learning, the Department of Education (DepEd) reassured the Committee on Basic Education and Culture of the House of Representatives (HoR) that the Department has been conducting interventions to achieve ideal class size and teacher-student ratio in public schools nationwide. DepEd Undersecretary for Planning and Field Operations Jesus Mateo acknowledged that one way of improving the learning environment is to reduce the class size, classroom-pupil and teacher-studio ratios, and noted that cases in urban centers may be different…

House Agrees on Tax Exemptions of 13th Month Pay, Bonuses

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Members of the Senate and House of Representatives bicameral conference committees have agreed Wednesday to increase the tax exemption ceiling on the 13th month pay and other bonuses to P90,000 in President Rodrigo Duterte’s tax reform package known as Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) bill. This was revealed yesterday by Sen. Juan Edgardo ‘’Sonny’ Angara, head of the Senate panel and chairman of the Senate ways and means committee, as both panels were rushing a compromise TRAIN bill for ratification by both legislative chambers before they go on a month-long…