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  • Hontiveros says 2019 polls a battle vs. national amnesia

    October 18, 2018 4:12 AM 3

    Akbayan Senator Risa Hontiveros on Thursday said that there is more at stake than votes in the upcoming 2019 midterm elections. She said that next year's polls will be a battle for truth amid attempts at gross historical revisionism. "This is a battle to defend and save historical truth and the democratic gains of the EDSA people power revolution from people

  • Statement of Sen. Loren Legarda, Chair of the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations

    October 13, 2018 1:45 AM 6

    Congratulations to Ambassador Teddy Boy Locsin, Jr. on his appointment as Secretary of Foreign Affairs. He is fit for the job, honed by his long years of experience in public service, both as a journalist and a public official. A lawyer by profession and worked with various Philippine Presidents, Teddy has vast knowledge of national and local issues

  • Sen. Bam's sponsorship speech for the Provincial Science and Technology Directors Act

    October 11, 2018 1:42 AM 5

    Maraming salamat, Mr. President, Majority Floor Leader. Magandang hapon po sa ating lahat! It is an honor to address you today to sponsor Senate Bill No. 1240, Committee Report No. 494 or the Provincial Science and Technology Directors Act. Through science and technology, we can improve the quality of education, increase the yield of farmers and fisherfolk

  • PRIB: Senate endorses creation of Cordillera State Institute of Technology

    October 10, 2018 10:01 AM 5

    The Senate on Wednesday, October 10, 2018, passed on third and final reading House Bill 7264, which integrates training centers and supervised state-run technical-vocational institutions of the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA), including the Baguio School of Arts and Trade in the Cordillera Autonomous Region. The measure

  • Sen. Leila M. de Lima on police visits to media outfits

    October 9, 2018 3:26 AM 4

    Recent reports indicated that members of the Philippine National Police (PNP) have been visiting media outfits "to embark on partnerships" with the press. This, however, did not sit well with journalists, as they caught police officers taking photos of their offices and personnel without their consent. While engaging stakeholders, such as journalists

  • Transcript of Sen. Bam's interview after filing of PUV Modernization Bill

    October 8, 2018 5:15 AM 5

    Sen. Bam: Nag-file po tayo ng Senate Bill 2056, ito po yung makatarungang transition patungo sa modernization. Ito ay tumutugon sa mga issues ng ating transport sectors specifically yung ating mga kapatid na jeepney driver. Alam naman natin na mayroong modernization na ginagawa ang ating pamahalaan pero ang panganib nito sa ating mga jeepney driver at operators

  • Drilon to Duterte: Leave DSWD to career officials

    October 7, 2018 10:29 AM 7

    Senate Minority Leader Franklin M. Drilon is opposed to the President's decision to appoint a former military officer to the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), citing the agency's important role in the delivery of basic government services. Hence, Drilon said the administration of the agency should be left to career officials

  • Pangilinan: Statement of opposition senators on the 6.7% September Inflation Rate

    October 7, 2018 12:42 AM 6

    Prices of goods have continued to go up in the past month with a 6.7% inflation rate last September. Still, the administration insists this is not a problem. Economic managers have no intention of suspending the second round of fuel excise taxes despite gas prices reaching P60 per liter. The promised unconditional cash transfer -- a palliative that in itself

  • PRIB: Transcript of Interview of Senate President Vicente C. Sotto III

    October 3, 2018 2:46 AM 5

    SP Sotto: Imbento nung nakaraang administrasyon ang PCOO. We already gave them two years (unclear). Mas maganda kung maging streamlined, gawing Office of the Press Secretary na tutal si Martin Andanar was confirmed in the Commission on Appointments actually as press secretary technically because there is no PCOO in the (unclear). SP Sotto: Parang ganun

  • Lacson to DND: Pursue cyber, tech capabilities in age of modern warfare

    October 2, 2018 7:39 AM 6

    In this age of biotechnology and artificial intelligence, the Philippines should be developing its cyber- and technological capabilities to ward off threats on those fronts. Sen. Panfilo M. Lacson stressed this on Tuesday as he exhorted the Department of National Defense to exhaust all means to pursue this course of action. "We are in an age of biotechnology