You know what I needed today? Liverpool to just deal with Villareal so we could chalk that out-of-control-Unai-narrative off the whiteboard of ‘things Arsenal fans moan about, despite the fact we’re doing well.’ I don’t miss that Emery football, I really don’t, but at least I don’t have to deal with him lifting the Champions … Read more

Poe hopes Congress overrides Duterte veto on SIM card, social media registration bill

Senate Minority Leader Frank Drilon says the President’s veto is a ‘big win for troll farms’ MANILA, Philippines – Senator Grace Poe is hoping that the 18th Congress would move to override President Rodrigo Duterte’s veto on the bill that would have required Filipinos to register ownership of their SIM cards and use their real … Read more

Duterte vetoes SIM card, social media registration bill

The measure, envisioned to fight disinformation and trolling, among others, is found wanting by President Rodrigo Duterte MANILA, Philippines – Citing concerns about free speech and data privacy, President Rodrigo Duterte vetoed a bill that would have required individuals to register their ownership of a SIM card and use their real names when creating social … Read more

Minnesota Sports Betting Bill Heading to Judiciary Committee

Minnesota sports betting remains in limbo once again as a bill that would legalize sports betting in the North Star state heads to a judiciary committee, before facing a full House vote. Last Tuesday, a House Committee on Government Finance and Elections reconvened after a long morning debate. The House Committee advanced HF 788 on … Read more

Robredo to push for anti-endo bill ‘acceptable’ to both workers, employers

MANILA, Philippines – In her bid to stop the end-of-contract scheme or endo in the country if she becomes president, Vice President Leni Robredo said she would push for a version of the security of tenure (SOT) bill that is “acceptable” ” to both employees and employers, especially for the sake of micro, small, and … Read more

DepEd joins calls for Duterte to junk ‘anti-health’ vape bill

Lawyers and the medical community have decried the ‘fake news’ behind the vape bill, disputing that it will provide safer alternatives to cigarettes MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Education (DepEd) has joined the medical community and the Department of Health (DOH) in appealing to President Rodrigo Duterte to veto what they called “anti-health” Vaporized … Read more

Georgia lawmakers follow Florida to advance Republican-backed bill to police elections

Republican lawmakers in Georgia on Tuesday, March 15, advanced a bill expanding law enforcement’s power to investigate election fraud, adding to the push by US conservatives for more restrictive voting laws after former President Donald Trump’s false claims that the 2020 election was rigged. Georgia’s House of Representatives approved the legislation on a largely party-line … Read more