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SENATE HAILS UST FACULTY OF MEDICINE AND SURGERY

The Senate recognized the contribution of the University of Santo Tomas – Faculty of Medicine and Surgery (UST-FMS) to the medical and health care education in the country. In a unanimous vote, the Senate adopted Proposed Senate Resolution No. 336 (Adopted Resolution 31) citing UST-FMS’ considerable contribution to the development of medical and health care […]

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BROWNLEE PH CITIZENSHIP BID GETS HOUSE OK

The House of Representatives approved on its third and final reading House Bill No. 6224, otherwise known as “An Act Granting Philippine Citizenship to Justin Donta Brownlee.” There were 274 affirmative votes, zero negative votes, and one abstention on the bill. On the same day after the approval of the naturalization bill in the lower […]

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13TH MONTH PAY FOR CONTRACTUAL GOV’T WORKERS URGED

Senator Mark Villar recently filed Senate Bill No. 1528 or the 13th Month Pay Law for Contractual and Job Order Personnel to provide benefits to all government workers. “Contractual workers (COS) and job order (JO) personnel play a vital role in government service. They fulfill their duties diligently and passionately comparable to permanent government employees. […]

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SENATE HAILS WIN OF PH POWERLIFTING TEAM

The Senate adopted a resolution commending the Philippine powerlifting team for its outstanding performance during the 2022 Southeast Asian Cup held in Johor Baru, Malaysia.  The upper chamber adopted Senate Resolution No. (SRN) 246 congratulating and commending the Powerlifting Association of the Philippines for their successful campaign representing the country in the said competition held […]

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GO, PADILLA BRING AID TO MINDANAO FLOOD VICTIMS

Senators Bong Go and Robin Padilla brought aid to two residents of Mindanao that were recently hit by floods. Go and Padilla went to Sta. Maria in Davao Occidental, where they distributed P2,000 each to 2,500 residents affected by flooding. The senators distributed P2,000 each to 2,500 residents. The legislators also distributed balls and bicycles […]

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VILLAR SIPAG’S COMPOSTING PROJECT WINS INT’L AWARD

Recognized as one of the “World’s Best Environmental Projects,” the VIllar SIPAG’s Las Piñas Kitchen Wastes Composting Project won the Energy Globe Award, the world’s most prestigious award, for environmental sustainability. Representing Villar SIPAG is Senator Cynthia Villar where she is the Director, received a “Certificate of Honor” from Austrian Ambassador to the Philippines Johann […]

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TRAVELERS WARNED OF FAKE EARRIVAL CARD WEBSITES

Senator Pia Cayetano and Senate Majority Leader Joel Villanueva warned arriving travelers against fake websites that collect payments in exchange for eArrival cards. In her privilege speech, Cayetano said her own daughter was victimized by the website www.ph-entryform.com that appears on top of other websites every time “earrival card philippines” is searched on Google. It required Cayetano’s […]

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LAPID HAILS 2022 TOWNS AWARDEES

Recognizing the remarkable contribution of Filipinas to nation-building, Senator Lito Lapid has filed a resolution honoring and commending The Outstanding Women in the Nation’s Service (TOWNS) 2022 awardees. In filing Senate Resolution (P.S. Res.) No. 312, Lapid said it was fitting to honor the 11 recipients of the TOWNS award for their commitment to serve […]

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SENATE STARTS BROWNLEE’S NATURALIZATION HEARING

The referral of Senate Bill No. 1336 titled An Act Granting Philippine Citizenship to Justin Brownlee had been transferred to the Senate Committee on Justice and Human Rights. Under the Rules of the Senate, the said Committee shall have jurisdiction on matters relating to, among others, immigration and naturalization. Senator Francis Tolentino, Chairman of the […]

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PROTECT JOBS OF PINOY SEAFARERS – POE

Senator Grace Poe said the Philippines still has time to work on the shortcomings in the training and certification of Filipino seafarers. “The mere fact that they (European Union) have been accommodating and have not given us a definitive timeline, I know they appreciate the process we are undertaking at the moment,” Poe said during […]