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  • PRIB: Bicam approves universal health care bill

    November 28, 2018 12:21 AM 77

    The bicameral conference committee finalized on Tuesday, November 27, the disagreeing provisions of the Universal Health Care bill. c. Forty percent of the Charity Fund, net of Documentary Stamp Tax Payments, and mandatory contributions of the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) Senator Joseph Victor "JV" Ejercito, chairman of the Senate Committee

  • Ejercito: Bicam approves universal health care measure with steady PhilHealth fund sources

    November 27, 2018 9:01 AM 81

    THE Senate and the House of Representatives on Tuesday approved at the bicameral conference committee a reconciled version of the universal health care (UHC) bills. "This is a historic day and everybody is happy. We just need to ratify the measure and then, hopefully, maipadala sa Office of the President for review and for President Duterte to sign it into law," Ejercito

  • Sen. Emmanuel D. Pacquiao Privilege speech| Senate Bill 189

    November 27, 2018 8:00 AM 76

    GOOD AFTERNOON, MR. PRESIDENT. BEFORE THE START OF THE 17TH CONGRESS, I WAS ALREADY CLEAR ABOUT MY LEGISLATIVE AGENDA. THAT IS WHY ON JUNE 30, 2016, I FILED SENATE BILL NO. 189 "AN ACT PROVIDING FOR THE RESTORATION OF MANDATORY MILITARY TRAINING FOR ALL GRADE 11 AND GRADE 12 STUDENTS BY REINSTATING SECTION 38 AND 39 OF REPUBLIC ACT NO. 7077, OTHERWISE

  • Sen. Lacson's Opening Statement Senate Hearing on the Anti-Terrorism Bills

    November 27, 2018 2:09 AM 74

    As mentioned during the last hearing, the Human Security Act passed in 2007 is seen as a dead-letter law. The only successful implementation (was) Nov. 20, when the Taguig RTC convicted a certain Nur Supian, the one who took up the Jabal Nur or Tiger Base camp in Marawi. He was found guilty but 3 others who were likewise impleaded were acquitted. He was found

  • De Lima: Sen. Leila M. de Lima's Statement on Duterte's Attack on Bishop David

    November 26, 2018 5:35 AM 71

    Duterte's attack on Bishop Pablo "Ambo" David is nothing but slanderous. It is vintage Duterte. He destroys the reputation of those who oppose him and those who fight for the victims of his rule. Bishop Ambo is his latest victim. Aside from tending to the relatives of EJK victims in his diocese, Bishop Ambo drew the ire of Duterte for his rebuke on the President's

  • Grace Poe on PH-China agreements

    November 21, 2018 6:19 AM 75

    Of fundamental importance for undertakings involving numerous agreements and billions in dollars of funds are transparency and accountability. One of the agreements signed takes primacy because it involves exploration activities in Philippine territory, which is under dispute. It could not just be an economic issue, but a matter of sovereignty. Let us not forget

  • Gordon bill to create culture of organ donation among Filipinos

    November 21, 2018 5:19 AM 86

    Senator Richard Gordon has filed a bill that aims to create a culture of organ donation among Filipinos. "Explicit Opt-Out laws have long been among the major interventions used to increase the pool of potential donors in countries such as Austria, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Finland, France, Greece, Hungary, Israel, Italy, Luxembourg, Norway, Poland

  • Koko urges the PNP to go all-out against guns-for-hire to ensure free, orderly, honest, peaceful, and credible elections

    November 20, 2018 5:38 AM 73

    Senator Aquilino "Koko" Pimentel III, chairman of the Senate Committee on Electoral Reforms and People's Participation, today urges the Philippine National Police (PNP) to go all-out against guns-for-hire and hit squads amid the spate of killings of local officials. "The killings of local officials happening all over the country is alarming. These are surely

  • Grace Poe on third telco hearing

    November 20, 2018 5:38 AM 76

    The government, particularly the DICT, has been working on a timeline for the bidding and selection of the third telco, something we badly need as we know that having a meaningful competition will translate to better service and lower costs. Next week, we will resume our public hearing on the third telco and we will use the opportunity to delve into the details

  • Hontiveros: A divided Palawan strengthens China's position in the West Philippine Sea

    November 19, 2018 7:29 AM 84

    Akbayan Senator Risa Hontiveros on Monday voted against a measure that seeks to divide the Province of Palawan into three (3) Provinces. She said that a divided Palawan may strengthen China's position in the West Philippine Sea. Hontiveros said that China has aggressively and arrogantly exerted its claim on the West Philippine Sea. "Instead of having