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PIMENTEL TO DEPED: FOCUS ON MATH, READING, SCIENCE

Following the country’s poor showing in the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) 2022, Senate Minority Leader Koko Pimentel III expressed grave concerns and emphasized the urgent need to adjust the curriculum to cultivate the Filipino students’ interest in mathematics, reading and science. Pimentel stressed the need to urgently adjust the curriculum to help develop […]

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ESCUDERO BACKS PBBM CALL TO STUDY ICC REJOINING

Senator Chiz Escudero supported the decision of President Marcos to thoroughly study calls for the Philippines to rejoin the International Criminal Court (ICC), five years after the country’s withdrawal during the previous administration. “Para sa akin tama iyong sinabi ng Pangulo na dapat ito ay pag-aralang mabuti dahil may mga pinasok tayong tratado na tayo […]

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BONG GO CONDEMNS MSU-MARAWI CITY BOMBING

Senator Bong Go, vice chairperson of both the Senate Committees on National Defense and Public Order, has strongly condemned the terrorist attack at the Mindanao State University (MSU) in Marawi City. “I strongly condemn this cowardly terrorist attack during a mass inside MSU Marawi this morning that killed numerous innocent people and injured many others,” […]

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PADILLA PRAYS FOR END TO ISRAEL-HAMAS CONFLICT

Senator Robin Padilla prayed for a permanent end to the Israel-Hamas conflict, lest it worsen and directly affect the Filipino people. In his prayer at the start of one of the Senate sessions, Padilla said the conflict has affected both young and old people, and regardless of faith – including Muslims, Jews and Christians. “Tulungan […]

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PCSO WARNS VS FLU-LIKE ILLNESS OVER THE HOLIDAYS

With the holidays fast approaching, Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office Chairman Junie E. Cua urged the public to be “extra careful” to avoid illness. This as the Department of Health reported this week that the country logged close to 200,000 cases of influenza-like illness (ILI) so far this year. Pneumonia cases are also up by 46 […]

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BONG GO BAGS EXCELLENCE IN PUBLIC SERVICE AWARD

Senator Bong Go was given the Legacy Award of Excellence in Public Service during the Philippine Legacy Gala 2023 Awarding Ceremonies recently at the Marriott Grand Ballroom in Pasay City, Manila. The Legacy Award of Excellence in Public Service is a testament to Go’s commitment and immeasurable contributions to help impoverished Filipinos particularly in terms […]

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ANAKALUSUGAN AFFIRMS CHILDREN’S HEALTH SUPPORT

Anakalusugan Party-list Rep. Ray T. Reyes underscored the importance of having child-specific programs to give a better future to the next generation. “Supporting the children is tantamount to ensuring the future of this country. It is of prime importance that the children should not be left behind,” Reyes said. Reyes also pushed for more collaborative […]

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SENATE HOSTS SUCCESSFUL INT’L PARLIAMENTARY FORUM

The Senate adopted a resolution expressing its gratitude to various national and local government agencies for their contributions to the country’s successful hosting of the three-day 31st Asia Pacific Parliamentary Forum (APPF31). Sponsored by Senate President Migz Zubiri, the chamber unanimously adopted Senate Resolution No. 870 (SRN 870), commending relevant government agencies and local government […]

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LEE: WORK TO PROVIDE JOBS, FOOD, MEDICAL CARE

AGRI Party-list Rep. Wilbert T. Lee on Wednesday appealed to the three branches of government to work together to provide job security, food security, and quality healthcare for the Filipino people as representatives of the Executive, Judiciary, and Legislative branches of government joined religious leaders at the 48th National Prayer Breakfast at the Manila Hotel. […]

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BONG GO LAUDS CREATION OF 1ST PH CANCER FACILITY

Senator Bong Go lauded the establishment of the Healthway Cancer Care Hospital (HCCH), the Philippines’ first dedicated cancer care facility. The hospital, inaugurated by President Ferdinand Marcos, Jr. in Arca South, Taguig City, stands as a testament to collaborative efforts in improving health services. “It will certainly positively reflect on the country’s growing potential as […]