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WIRED! Philippines apologizes for bungling up Senator Sergio Osmeña III's title. The Issue 10 - July 1999 Newsletter cited him as a Congressman. He is a SENATOR and not a Congressman. WIRED! Philippines profusely apologizes for the slip.

Thanks to a WIRED! Philippines reader for pointing this error out to us.

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      Issue No. 10 July 1999     

 

Telecommunications and IT bills filed

When both the Congress' and the Senate's 11th session opened, a total of 32 bills on telecommunications and IT-related bills were filed by the Senate and Congress, among them, Senator Sergio Osmeña III, Senators Miriam Defensor-Santiago, Vicente Sotto III, Ramon Magsaysay Jr. and Loren Legarda-Leviste, and Congressman Leandro Verceles Jr.

The bills are:

  1. SENATE BILL (SB) 164, An Act to Prohibit and Penalize Telecommunication Fraud and the Destruction of Telecommunication Facilities, authored by Senator Sergio Osmeña III.
  2. SB 173, An Act Further Restricting the Transfer of Telecommunication Franchise Legislative, Amending for the Purpose Section 23, Article VIII of Republic Act No. 7925, Otherwise Known as the Public Telecommunication Act of the Philippines of 1995, authored by Senator Sergio Osmeña III.
  3. SB 275, National Telecommunications Commission Reorganization Act of 1998, authored by Senator Sergio Osmeña III.
  4. SB 341, An Act Providing Access of Telecommunication Systems Accessible to the Hearing-Impaired and Speech-Impaired, authored by Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago.
  5. SB 419, Philippine Telecommunications Service Standard Act, authored by Senator Vicente Sotto III.
  6. SB 672, Telecommunications Economic Opportunity Act, authored by Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago.
  7. SB 680, The Wire, Electronic and Oral Communications Interception Act, authored by Senator Miriam Defensor- Santiago.
  8. SB 826, Philippine Telecommunications Service Standards Act, authored by Senator Sergio Osmeña III.
  9. SB 1142, Anti-Telecommunications Fraud Act of 1998, authored by Senator Vicente Sotto III.
  10. SB 1326, An Act Creating the National Council for Information Technology Development, authored by Senator Loren Legarda- Leviste.
  11. SB 1317, An Act to Encourage, Promote and Allow Private Companies to Donate Information Technology Equipment to Educational and/or Research Institutions, authored by Senator Loren Legarda-Leviste.
  12. SB 1523, An Act Providing for an Electronic Commerce Law and for Other Purposes, authored by Senators Ramon Magsaysay Jr., Vicente Sotto III, Juan Flavier, and Blas Ople.
  13. SB 1556, Telecommunications Convergence Act of 1999, authored by Senator Ramon Magsaysay Jr.
  14. House Bill (HB) 1567, An Act Granting Mindanao Telesystems, Inc. a Franchise to Contruct, Establish, Install and Maintain and Operate Telecommunications Systems throughout the Philippines, authored by Rep. Augusto Baculio.
  15. HB 72, An Act of Granting the North Wire and Cable Telecommunications Corp. a Franchise to Construct, Maintain and Operate Broadcasting Stations in the island of Luzon and For Other Purposes, authored by Rep. Bernardo Vergara.
  16. HB 1356, An Act Prohibiting Telecommunications Fraud and Destruction of Telecommunications Facilities, Providing Penalties Therefor, and For Other Purposes, authored by Rep. Jacinto Paras.
  17. HB 1849, An Act Requiring Utility Companies Whether Public or Private Engaged in Electric Supply, Telecommunication, Cable Television and Similar Businesses to Maintain Lighting Facilities for Their Posts, authored by Rep. Nestor Ponce Jr.
  18. HB 2095, An Act Providing for the Construction of a Monitoring Tower at the Mini City Hall in Olanggo Island, Lapu-Lapu City with Fully Equipped Telecommunications and Monitoring Devices as a Protective and Preventive Safeguard Against Any Illegal Activities That May Happen Around Gilulunngan Channel including the Neighboring Island of Bohol, authored by Rep. Efren Herrera.
  19. HB 3383, An Act Penalizing Officers and Personnel of Public Telecommunications Entities that Refuse or Fail to Inter- connect their Facilities to Those of Other Telecommunications Operators, authored by Rep. Simeon Kintanar.
  20. HB 4359, An Act Granting the Polaris Telecommunications, Inc. a Franchise to Construct, Establish, Install, Maintain and Operate a Telecommunications Systems Throughout the Philippines, authored by Rep. Eleandro Jesus Madrona.
  21. HB 4208, An Act of Converting the Premises of Telecommunication Training Institute in the Municipality of Valenzuela into the Valenzuela Medical Center and Appropriating Funds Thereof, authored by Rep. Magtanggol Gunigundo.
  22. HB 5804, An Act Granting the Mindanao Telesystems, Inc. a Franchise to Construct, Establish, Install, Maintain and Operate Telecommunications Systems Throughout the Philippines, authored by Rep. Augusto Baculio.
  23. HB 4733, An Act Reorganizing the National Telecommunications Commission, authored by Rep. Jose Mari Gonzalez.
  24. HB 7331, An Act Granting the Barangay Telecommunications, Inc. a Franchise to Construct, Establish, Install, Maintain and Operate Telecommunications Systems Throughout the Philippines, authored by Rep. Rolex Suplico.
  25. HB 2244, An Act Providing for the Splitting of the Department of Transportation and Communications, Therefor Creating the Department of Information Technology and Communications, Defining its Powers and Functions, and Appropriating Funds Thereof, authored by Rep. Leandro Verceles Jr.
  26. HB 3104, An Act to Integrate an Information Technology Education Program into the Educational System, authored by Rep. Dante Liban.
  27. HB 6289, An Act Creating the National Council for Information Technology and Development (NCITD), Defining its Objectives, Powers and Functions, Appropriating Funds Therefor and For Other Purposes, authored by Rep, Erico Aumentado.
  28. HB 6287, An Act to Encourage, Promote and Allow Private Companies and Individuals to Donate Information Technology Equipment to Educational and/or Research Institutions by Providing Tax Incentives, Amending For the Purpose Section 34 and 101 of the National Internal Revenue Code, As Amended and for Other Purposes, authored by Rep. Erico Aumentado.
  29. HB 6227, An Act to Encourage, Promote and Allow Private Companies and Individuals to Donate Information Technology Equipment to Educational and/or Research Institutions by Providing Tax Incentives, Amending For the Purpose Section 34 and 101 of the National Internal Revenue Code, As Amended and for Other Purposes, authored by Rep. Joseph Durano.
  30. HB 3691, An Act Creating the Department of Information Technology Defining its Powers and Functions, authored by Rep. Michael Defensor.
  31. HB 599, Resolution Urging the Committe on Transportation and Communications to Conduct an Investigation, in Aid of Legislation, into the Alleged Anomalies in the Awarding of Contract of the Information Technology by the Land Transportation Office, authored by Rep. Eduardo Veloso.
  32. HB 737, Resolution Urging the Presidential Commission on the Year 2000 Compliance or the Y2K Commision and the Technology Livelihood Resource Center to Disseminate Year 2000 Readiness Information to all Sections, Public and Private, With the End in View of Averting Chaos and Irreversible Panic When the Third Millennium Strkies, authored by Rep. Ranjit Shahani.

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