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GATCHALIAN EYES NUKE, SOLAR ENERGY SOURCES FOR PH

Senator Sherwin Gatchalian is considering nuclear and solar energy as a possible alternative or additional sources of energy in the country. Gatchalian, Senate energy committee chairman, said he favors “in principle” smaller nuclear reactors instead of the bigger ones for flexibility and safety. “Small ones are more flexible and safer. Safer in the sense that […]

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PAG-ASA ISLAND INTEGRATED SCHOOL GETS DEPED OK

Finally, hope for a shot at a better life for the youth of Pag-asa Island in the Kalayaan Island Group in the West Philippine Sea. Senator Panfilo Lacson stressed this after the Department of Education approved recently the Pag-asa Island Integrated Elementary and High School effective next school year, 2022-2023. “Thank you, Department of Education […]

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BAYANING TSUPER PARTY GETS DAVAO CITY’S SUPPORT

Major transport groups in Davao City gave their unanimous and unequivocal support for Bayaning Tsuper as their voice in the House of Representatives. In a dialogue with Bayaning Tsuper Party-list nominee Atty. Aminola “Alex” Abaton, facilitated by Ka Jani Torrejos and held at the Waterfront Insular Hotel Davao, Lanang, Davao City on 19 November 2021, […]

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ENTICE SCIENTISTS TO STAY IN PH — VILLAFUERTE

Camarines Sur Representative LRay Villafuerte wants the Duterte administration to give priority in the homestretch of its term to a two-pronged “brain gain” strategy that seeks to utilize digital technology and increase the state’s budget for research and development (R&D) to expand the Philippines’ corps of scientists and engineers and entice them to stay and work […]

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BILL RAISING STATUTORY RAPE AGE GETS BICAM OK

The Senate and the House of Representatives had its bicameral conference committee meeting on Senate Bill No. 2332 and House Bill No. 7836, amending the Revised Penal Code to raise the age for determining statutory rape. From the previous twelve years old, the bill now revises it to be below sixteen years of age. “No […]

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OFW WINS HOUSE AND LOT AT VILLAR SIPAG SUMMIT

An Overseas Filipino Worker (OFW), whose contract was terminated in Kuwait in August 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, won a Lessandra House and Lot, the grand prize during the 10th OFW and Family Summit. “This is a beautiful Christmas gift. We pray for this,” related Rodrigo Pido as he thanked Senator Cynthia Villar and […]

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1ST MONDAY OF AUGUST IS NAT’L LINEWORKERS DAY

Senator Risa Hontiveros has filed a bill seeking to declare the first Monday of August as National Lineworker Appreciation Day. “Panahon na para kilalanin at bigyang parangal ang ating mga lineworkers. Nakakalungkot na sa kabila ng paghahatid nila sa atin ng liwanag, nakakubli sa dilim ang kanilang kabayanihan,” Hontiveros said as she filed Senate Bill […]

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MORENO THANKS LACUNA, CITY HALL FOR MANILA’S AWARDS

Manila Mayor Isko Moreno on Monday praised his vice mayor and Manila city hall officials and employees for the numerous awards garnered by the city in recent weeks, and attributed the distinctions won by the city “to the efforts and efficiency of my colleagues in the city government because I could not have done all […]

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GATCHALIAN CALLS FOR COMPROMISE IN BENECO ISSUE

Worried that the leadership impasse will disrupt the operations of Benguet Electric Cooperative (BENECO), Senator Win Gatchalian urged the National Electrification Administration (NEA) to undertake efforts to reach a middle ground with the employees and officers of the utility company. “My worry is the stability of the operations of BENECO. Baguio is a highly urbanized […]

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NURSE DEPLOYMENT BAN IS UNCONSTITUTIONAL – GORDON

Senator Dick Gordon questioned the rule of the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA), an attached agency of the Department of Labor of Employment (DOLE), in restricting the overseas deployment to just 5,000 nurses within a calendar year. “Violation ng constitution ‘yan. You have no right to stop somebody seeking employment abroad. In fact, kung gusto nila […]