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COMELEC PROCLAIMS 12 WINNING SENATORS

Three neophytes, five returning solons, and four reelectionist lawmakers comprised the 12 newly-elected senators in the just-concluded May 9 national and local polls. The new senators, who will each have a fresh 6-year term that ends in June 2028, were proclaimed by the Commission on Elections (Comelec), sitting as the National Board of Canvassers (NBOC) […]

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DUTERTE TO ENSURE SMOOTH TRANSITION OF POWER – GO

Senator Bong Go reassured the Filipino public that the Duterte Administration will guide the country’s next leaders to ensure a seamless transition of power. “Maaga pa lang ay naghanda na ang Pangulo at ang kanyang transition team para sa maayos at sistematikong pagsasalin ng tungkulin,” Go said. “Ang layunin ay para hindi maantala ang serbisyo ng […]

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REINFORCE PH TOURISM WORKFORCE – VILLANUEVA

Senator Joel Villanueva welcomed the positive forecasts for the Philippine tourism industry by the latest economic impact report from the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC), and said that the Filipino tourism workforce should be ready to address the resurgence of the sector. Villanueva urged the Department of Tourism (DOT) to develop a roadmap with […]

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POE TO BUS OPERATORS: DON’T LET COMMUTERS SUFFER

Senator Grace Poe asked concerned bus operators to carry out their mandate accordingly and service passengers, many of whom have been stranded and inconvenienced recently. “‘Wag naman natin silang ipitin at pahirapan pa sa pag-aabang, pagbabakasakali at pagpapalipat-lipat ng masasakyan,” Poe said. “The bottomline is to serve our passengers coming to and from the provinces […]

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KEEP WATER SUPPLY STABLE IN DRY SEASON – POE

Senator Grace Poe asked water concessionaires and concerned government agencies to double down on their collaborative efforts to mitigate the impact of the dry season on water supply across the country. “We need all hands on deck to ably manage the water requirements of our consumers, especially in the face of another possible virus surge. Complacency […]

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DON’T TAX POLL WORKERS’ HONORARIA – GATCHALIAN

Senator Win Gatchalian vowed to pursue the enactment of his bill that will grant tax exemption on the honoraria, travel allowance, and other benefits of poll workers, including teachers, officials, and personnel of the Department of Education (DepEd). The election honoraria and allowances of poll workers, including public school teachers, have never been subjected to […]

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GORDON URGES DEVELOPMENT OF PH SUGAR INDUSTRY

Following a proposal by the Sugar Regulatory Administration (SRA) of the Department of Agriculture (DA) to import sugar, Senator Dick Gordon has recommended developing the Philippines’ sugar industry and helping the farmers earn more through innovation. “[Dapat] palakasin ang capability at capacity ng ating sugar farmers para lumakas ang kanilang produkto at mabigyan sila ng […]

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PROBE BIR FOR UNCOLLECTED MARCOS TAX – PANGILINAN

The Senate must investigate the utter failure of the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) to collect the P203-billion estate tax liabilities owed by the descendants of former President Ferdinand Marcos to the government, vice-presidential aspirant Senator Kiko Pangilinan said. “Nakapanlulumong isipin na P203 bilyong ng estate tax liabilities ng mga Marcoses ang ilang taon ng […]

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TOLENTINO LAUDS DUTERTE EO REGULATING BILLBOARDS

Senator Francis Tolentino lauded President Rodrigo Duterte after signing an executive order (EO) that seeks to regulate advertising signs and billboards, citing safety and environmental concerns. Tolentino, chairman of the Senate Committee Local Government has been long advocating against unsafe and illegally-constructed billboards, especially when he was still the chairman of the Metropolitan Manila Development […]

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PANGILINAN TO LOCAL BETS: IMPLEMENT ‘SAGIP SAKA’

Vice-presidential candidate Senator Kiko Pangilinan barnstormed in Northern Mindanao asking local candidates to fully implement his Sagip Saka Act should they win in the elections so that no Filipino will go hungry. At his first stop at the Kampo Juan of Bukidnon First District congressional candidate Nereus Acosta, Pangilinan said that like air, food is […]