Senators started filing their priority bills last July 1, 2019, before the formal opening of the 18th Congress at the House of Representatives on July 22. Senate President Vicente Sotto III was the first to file, with the 14th Month Pay bill being the highlight of the advanced filing of priority bills.
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The Senate approved Senate Bill No. 1826, a bill that aims to end illegal contractualization on May 22. The “Security of Tenure and End of Endo Act of 2018” will introduce amendments and new provisions to the Labor Code of the Philippines to prohibit the practice of endo and grant workers with work security.
Puwersa ng Bayaning Atleta (PBA) Party-List Representative Jericho Nograles requests the Senate to expedite the creation of a lawthat aims to protect Filipino labor and strengthen foreign employment regulations.