SOURCE: Press and Public Affairs Bureau
24 November 2020 09:31:25 PM
Recognizing the increased prevalence of electronic commerce amid the pandemic, the House of Representatives under the leadership of Speaker Lord Allan Velasco on Tuesday approved on third and final reading a bill that would protect consumers and merchants engaged in internet transactions. Authored by House Committee on Trade and Industry Chair Rep. Weslie Gatchalian (1st District, Valenzuela City), House Bill 7805 or the proposed "Internet Transactions Act" seeks to ensure effective regulation of online commercial activities through the creation of the Electronic Commerce Bureau. Also passed on final reading were : HB 7838, penalizing the act of throwing hard objects at motor vehicles; HB 7829, regulating the use of treatment technology for municipal and hazardous wastes; HB 7763, mandating the submission of a tree planting plan as a requirement in the application for building permits; and, HB 7762 or the proposed "Eddie Garcia Act" which would institute policies for the protection and promotion of the welfare of workers or independent contractors in the film, television, and radio entertainment industry.