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  • Villanueva: Entry of 3rd telco to boost implementation of work-from-home bill

    October 24, 2018 9:01 AM 98

    Senator Joel Villanueva on Wednesday said that the entry of a third telecommunications service provider could boost the implementation of the proposed Telecommuting Act or Work-From-Home Act. Telecommuting is the partial or total substitution of computers or telecommunication technologies, or both, for the commute to work by employees. "The entry of a third

  • Drilon: SC bound by factual findings of Makati RTC on Trillanes

    October 23, 2018 7:06 AM 90

    Former Justice Secretary and current Senate Minority leader Franklin M. Drilon said on Tuesday that the Supreme Court can no longer disturb the factual findings by the Makati Regional Trial Court Branch 148 on the case of Senator Antonio Trillanes IV, citing the jurisprudence that the "Supreme Court is not a trier of facts." "Well-settled is the rule that the Supreme

  • Lacson: On Speaker Arroyo's Recommendation of withdrawal from the IPU

    October 23, 2018 4:48 AM 91

    First, Speaker Arroyo's recommendation is based on the wrong premise. The IPU has yet to act on its Human Rights Committee's recommendation to the IPU Governing Council. Having said that, it is premature, if at all, to denounce the IPU as a whole, much less withdraw membership from the body. Second, by withdrawing, it would imply that the Philippine

  • Villar to career execs: Put heart in government service

    October 21, 2018 4:45 AM 110

    Public service is a calling that not everyone can competently and ably deliver, Sen. Cynthia A. Villar said as she rallied career executives and rank-and-file employees to put more heart and integrity in their service to the government. "Public service is a difficult career. You put long hours and great effort in delivering services to the people, at times

  • Hontiveros says 2019 polls a battle vs. national amnesia

    October 18, 2018 4:12 AM 103

    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 91

    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 106

    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 85

    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 81

    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 92

    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