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  • Gordon commends PNP for swift resolution of Batocabe slay case

    January 3, 2019 11:08 AM 133

    Senator Richard J. Gordon, chairman of the Committee on Justice and Human Rights, today commended the Philippine National Police (PNP) for the swift resolution of the assassination of Ako Bicol Partylist Representative Rodel Batocabe. "I wish to congratulate the Philippine National Police in its swift and effective identification of the mastermind and suspects

  • De Lima sponsors Senate proposal regulating public solicitation

    January 2, 2019 1:35 AM 137

    Opposition Senator Leila M. de Lima has recommended the approval of a measure that seeks to better regulate the practice of public solicitation in the country and ensure that proceeds raised are utilized for the intended purpose. De Lima, chair of the Senate Committee on Social Justice, Welfare and Rural Development, has reported out Senate Bill (SB) No. 2111, also referred

  • Senator Joel Villanueva's New Year message

    December 31, 2018 6:24 AM 115

    The New Year marks a fresh start to do life-changing leaps not only for ourselves but also for our fellow countrymen. This past year has been filled with challenges that tested our resilience and resolve as Filipino people. Unemployment, job generation, labor abuses --these are just some of the pressing issues that we will continue to address as we head on to a full new year brimming

  • Remember Rizal, love our country, our people: Kiko

    December 30, 2018 10:31 AM 104

    We celebrate Rizal Day evey year to reflect on the deeds and sacrifice of Dr. Jose Rizal to liberate our country from inequality and abuse. His weapon was his pen as he worked passionately on his books, essays and stories to give the Filipinos an awakening about the injustices around. He was a great influencer, if social media was present then, and defintely

  • Hontiveros: A good milestone to cap off the year

    December 29, 2018 9:19 AM 117

    As principal sponsor and author of Republic Act No. 10932 otherwise known as "The Strengthened Anti-hospital Deposit Law," I welcome the Supreme Court's decision dismissing a petition that challenges the validity of the said measure. It is a good milestone to cap off a productive year for the health sector. The high court's ruling clearly demonstrates

  • Drilon: No need to convene bicam on Road Board

    December 26, 2018 12:52 PM 134

    Senate Minority Leader Franklin M. Drilon insisted on Wednesday that there is no need to convene a bicameral conference committee on the abolition of the Road Board. "With all due respect to Senate Majority Leader Juan Miguel Zubiri, the Senate has already taken the position that the bill to abolish the Road Board is already approved by virtue of its adoption

  • Heed UNHRC call to free Leila: Kiko

    December 21, 2018 10:41 AM 98

    In the spirit of Christmas, we urge the government to heed the call of the United Nations Human Rights Council's Working Group on Arbitrary Detention to free Senator Leila De Lima. Otherwise, she would spend Christmas for the second year in unjust detention, away from family and friends. For the past 665 days, she has faced political persecution, deprived

  • Villar SIPAG honors 22 coops for poverty reduction accomplishments

    December 15, 2018 11:10 AM 125

    TWENTYTWO outstanding multi-purpose cooperatives were recognized this year by the Villar SIPAG Foundation for their significant contributions in poverty reduction and economic growth in their communities. The annual Villar SIPAG Awards on Poverty Reduction, an initiative of the Villar SIPAG (Social Institute for Poverty Alleviation and Governance) Foundation

  • PRIB: Filipino senior war veterans to receive 300% increase in old-age pension starting next year

    December 13, 2018 2:22 AM 114

    The 300 percent increase in the monthly old-age pension of Filipino senior war veterans has been transmitted to Malacanang last Nov. 26 and is now just awaiting President Duterte's signature. In all likelihood, it will be implemented early next year, providing the more than 6,000 Filipino World War II, Korean and Vietnamese war veterans a total of P20,000 monthly

  • Poe welcomes early Christmas break for students

    December 12, 2018 3:14 AM 103

    Sen. Grace Poe has welcomed the Department of Education's (DepEd) move to implement an early holiday break for students on December 15 from the original December 22. It was Poe, during the deliberations of the 2017 national budget, who suggested an earlier Christmas break to help decongest the capital's main thoroughfares. "Hindi lang ito makakatulong