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DOE PUSHES WASTE-TO-ENERGY TECHNOLOGY – GATCHALIAN

Senator Win Gatchalian expresses support for the Department of Energy’s move in advancing the promotion and enhancement of the development of Waste-To-Energy (WTE) facilities in the country. The latest DOE Circular is consistent with Gatchalian’s proposed Waste-To-Energy Act (Senate Bill No. 1789) which primarily seeks to establish a regulatory framework for facilities utilizing WTE technologies […]

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EXTEND VOTER REGISTRATION TO OCT. 31 — SENATE

The Senate asked the Commission on Elections (Comelec) to extend the voter registration period for one month to prevent disenfranchisement of voters, especially the new voters. During the hybrid plenary session, the Senate adopted Resolution No. 851 urging the Comelec to extend the deadline for voter registration from September 30, 2021 to October 31, 2021 […]

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PROTECT ONLINE CONSUMERS FROM HACKERS – GATCHALIAN

With a strong backing from the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP), Senator Win Gatchalian pushed anew the passage of his bill protecting financial consumer welfare amid the increased adoption of digitalization of financial products and services in the country. “The government should continuously be more proactive in terms of coming up with ways to protect […]

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SEAFARERS’ MAGNA CARTA SOON TO BECOME LAW – ANGARA

Senator Sonny Angara is optimistic the Magna Carta of Filipino Seafarers will finally become a law after over a decade of languishing in the legislative mill. As the author of Senate Bill 135, which along with other similar measures has been consolidated into Senate Bill 2369, Angara said that this will ensure the rights of […]

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PEACE PARTY-LIST HITS USE OF TEACHING ROBOTS

Thinking about the future is good, but amid a crisis, all focus should be devoted to the present. This was the reaction of an education advocacy group after Department of Education Sec. Leonor Magtolis Briones bared that the agency is looking into the possibility of robot teachers. The issues of today should be the top […]

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TIME TO INSTITUTIONALIZE DIGITAL PAYMENTS – ANGARA

Both the government and the private sector welcome the promotion of digital payments as the way forward in providing Filipinos with a fast, safe and efficient way of making transactions in the country. As the author of Senate Bill 1764 or the Use of Digital Payments Act, Senator Sonny Angara said there was widespread support […]

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VILLANUEVA: SEND SRA ‘BUDGET ERRATA’ TO CONGRESS

If government really intends to extend the grant of Special Risk Allowance (SRA) and COVID-19 Active Duty Hazard Pay (AHDP) to health workers next year, it should send to Congress a “budget errata” specifying the required amounts that will have to be included in the 2022 national budget, Senator Joel Villanueva said. “Kung seryoso po […]

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ABANTE TO DUQUE: MAKE GOOD ON YOUR WORD AND RESIGN

Deputy Speaker Benny Abante Jr. on Thursday said it is time for Department of Health (DOH) Secretary Francisco Duque III to make good on his word and hand over his resignation to President Rodrigo Duterte to end the “epidemic of incompetence” hounding the government’s COVID-19 containment efforts. Duque earlier announced that he will resign after […]

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VILLANUEVA TO PAGCOR: NAME 15 DELINQUENT POGOS

Senator Joel Villanueva said he sees no reason why the Commission of Audit (COA) or the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corp. (PAGCOR) should withhold the names of the 15 Philippine offshore gaming operators (POGOs) who owe the government some P1.365 billion in unpaid license fees. Villanueva said the government should not allow these 15 POGOs […]

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LET LGUS DECIDE ON QUARANTINE STATUS — ABANTE

Let the leaders on the ground––local government unit (LGU) chiefs––determine their quarantine status. “LGU executives are in the best position to assess the situation on the ground and to decide on how to implement whatever measures they believe are necessary to contain the virus in their localities,” said Deputy Speaker Benny Abante Jr. Metro Manila […]