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TULFO PUSHES FOR PROBE INTO ISSUES HOUNDING NAIA

Senator Idol Raffy Tulfo raised concern after receiving complaints about long passenger lines and persistent malfunctioning of electronic gates at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA), causing some travelers to miss their flights. Tulfo found out that airport e-gates scanners for arriving passengers often fail to read passports and boarding passes so passengers will be […]

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PADILLA HAILS STRONG PH-CZECH REPUBLIC FRIENDSHIP

Senator Robin Padilla hailed the strong and deep friendship between the Philippines and the Czech Republic, even as he voiced hopes these ties will endure. Padilla, who visited the Czech Republic to observe how it regulates the use of medical cannabis, noted that while diplomatic ties between the two countries started in 1973 their relationship […]

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LEE TO GOV’T: TAG KADIWA BILL AS PRIORITY MEASURE

With the planned expansion of Program 29 in areas outside Metro Manila, Cong. Wilbert “Manoy” T. Lee urged President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. to include House Bill No. 3957 or the “Kadiwa Agri Food-Terminal Act” as a priority measure in the Third Regular Session of the 19th Congress. Under Lee’s measure, Kadiwa centers will be […]

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HOW SOLID IS THE NORTH?

In this quick look at the 2022 party-list election results in Northern Luzon, the IKOT.PH Strategic Research Team listed all the party-list groups that obtained at least 2% of the votes in each of the provinces and independent cities of the Ilocos Region (Region 1), Cagayan Valley (Region 2) and the Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR). […]

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DOLE, DBM IN EDUCATION CABINET CLUSTER PUSHED

Senator Alan Peter Cayetano suggested the inclusion of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) and the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) in the proposed creation of a new Cabinet Cluster focused on education. Cayetano, serving as co-chairperson of the Second Congressional Commission on Education (EDCOM II), and other commissioners submitted the proposal to […]

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PADILLA: ENHANCE RIZAL STUDY IN BASIC EDUCATION

To make sure Filipino youths learn the values promoted by national hero Dr. Jose Rizal, Senator Robin Padilla is urging the Department of Education, National Commission for Culture and the Arts and the National Historical Commission of the Philippines to formulate an “enhanced Rizal program” to be integrated in the basic education curriculum. Padilla filed […]

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BONG GO GIVES AID TO POOR MATI CITY RESIDENTS

To uplift the disadvantaged, Senator Bong Go personally led the distribution of aid for a thousand indigents in Mati City in Davao Oriental recently. The event at Barangay Dahican Covered Court, held in coordination with Mayor Michelle Rabat, provided much-needed financial assistance to those in need which was made possible through the partnership of Senator […]

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‘INVEST BULACAN’ WINS PRESIDENTIAL AWARD FOR MSMES

Bulacan Governor Daniel Fernando and the Provincial Cooperative and Enterprise Development Office (PCEDO) received the prestigious Presidential Recognition for Outstanding Development Partner for Northern Luzon on Improving Business Climate Category during the 2024 Presidential Awards for Outstanding MSMEs and Presidential Recognition for Outstanding Development Partners at Malacañan Palace for implementing the program INVEST BULACAN and […]

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HOUSE CHECKS LA NIÑA READINESS OF POWER SECTOR

The House Committee on Legislative Franchises chaired by Parañaque City 2nd District Representative Gus Tambunting met recently to check the overall preparedness of concerned government agencies against the projected impacts of the La Niña phenomenon.“The committee continues to monitor the performance of its power franchise grantees, especially in these times,” Tambunting said. “Most recently, it […]

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PADILLA TO FILE ANTI-POLITICAL DYNASTY BILL

Senator Robin Padilla is set to file an anti-political dynasty bill, amid mounting calls for an enabling law to implement the Constitution’s provisions against such dynasties. Padilla said this is in response to petitions and other pleadings asking the Supreme Court to compel Congress to pass laws related to political dynasties. “Tulad ng sinabi ko […]