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  • Lacson Eyes P75-B 'Deleted' from DPWH's Proposed 2019 Budget for BLISTT Road Slope..

    January 16, 2019 1:03 AM 445

    There are several worthwhile programs that could use the P75 billion deleted from the proposed 2019 budget of the Department of Public Works and Highways - such as slope protection for key roads in Northern Luzon, Sen. Panfilo M. Lacson said. "If my other colleagues will allow ... we might give part of the P75 billion to the DPWH for slope protection

  • Hontiveros bill pushes Universal Social Pension for Senior Citizens

    January 15, 2019 6:10 AM 261

    Akbayan Senator Risa Hontiveros is pushing for a Senate bill which will create a universal social pension system for all senior citizens (or those 65 years old and above), to help elderly Filipinos and their families better meet their daily needs. Hontiveros, who serves as vice-chair of the Senate Committee on Health and Demography, filed Senate Bill No. 2138, or the "Lingap

  • Nancy wants OSG to review contracts of data mgmt providers dealing with PH govt

    January 14, 2019 4:23 AM 118

    In light of the passport data breach, and to further protect the privacy of individuals, Sen. Nancy Binay today called on the solicitor general to review the contracts of government's data management providers. Binay wants the Office of the Solicitor General to review all contracts of government agencies with third-party software and data management

  • Legarda: Senate Will Prioritize Passage of 2019 Budget

    January 13, 2019 2:32 AM 109

    Senator Loren Legarda, Chair of the Senate Committee on Finance, today said that the Senate will prioritize the passage of the proposed 2019 national budget when session resumes on Monday, January 14. Legarda said that the Senate will continue to hold marathon sessions to ensure immediate approval of the 2019 budget. Upon resumption of session, the budget

  • Hontiveros: Mr. President, stop normalizing rape

    January 11, 2019 6:16 AM 115

    Mr. President, stop normalizing and trivializing rape. There is nothing normal about the culture of rape. It is one of the worst kinds of abuses to which a person can be subjected. And while rape and other forms of sexual abuse are gruesome realities faced by a lot of our overseas Filipino workers (OFWs), by saying that rape "comes with the territory"

  • Villanueva's work-from-home bill signed into law

    January 10, 2019 8:21 AM 134

    Senator Joel Villanueva welcomed on Thursday the signing into law of his bill which allows employees in the private sector to telecommute or work-from-home. RA 11165 or An Act Institutionalizing Telecommuting as an Alternative Work Arrangement for Employees in the Private Sector encourages employers to adopt telecommuting - a work arrangement that allows

  • Pimentel: New Bulacan airport to kick off provincial development 'domino effect'

    January 10, 2019 6:11 AM 144

    Senate Trade and Commerce Chair Aquilino "Koko" Pimentel III today welcomed a proposal to build a new airport in Bulacan, saying the project would kick off "a domino effect" of development in the province that would provide economic opportunities for millions of Filipinos outside Metro Manila. "President Duterte is right; Metro Manila is in the ICU (intensive

  • Our faith, tenacity make us overcome life’s hurdles, realize our dreams, reach our goals: Kiko

    January 9, 2019 1:35 PM 140

    This occasion bears witness to the Filipinos’ fervent devotion to the Black Nazarene and the deep faith that guides their everyday living. As we join the Traslacion or the procession of the image, let’s whisper a simple prayer for peace, unity, and less hardship for the Filipino people. It is our faith and tenacity that make us overcome life’s hurdles

  • Lacson: Pork-Laden Budget Much Worse than a Delayed or Re-enacted One

    January 8, 2019 5:04 AM 132

    Scrutinizing the national budget to get rid of excessive, unconscionable, unreasonable and irregular appropriations is not playing partisan politics. Rather, I consider it a patriotic duty of every legislator who wishes to be the vanguard of good governance through conscientious spending of the Filipino people's money. The national budget is the lifeblood

  • Angara sends relief goods to landslide-stricken Bicol towns

    January 8, 2019 2:39 AM 125

    Senator Sonny Angara has sent relief goods to typhoon-affected residents of Camarines Sur and Albay provinces in the wake of disastrous landslides and flooding in Bicol region that happened before the New Year. Angara's office handed over 7,000 relief packs to concerned local officials for distribution to victims of Tropical Depression Usman