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PAMPANGA TO STRICTLY ENFORCE E-SABONG BAN

Pampanga Governor Dennis Pineda has ordered a ban on “e-sabong” or the online cockfighting operations in the province. Pineda issued a memorandum directing local government unit (LGU) officials to strictly implement the ban. “Online/e-sabong operations, unlicensed and illegal online cockfighting operations have victimized and corrupted some of our cabalens.” “It has come to the attention […]

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IMMIGRATION, TAX CASES JUSTIFY POGO BAN — ABANTE

Manila 6th District Rep. Benny Abante on Wednesday stressed that reports of overstaying Philippines offshore gaming operator (POGO) workers and POGOs failing to remit the proper taxes to the government are “red flags” that the industry cannot be regulated and should be shut down. “The irregularities that have been reported and revealed in legislative inquiries regarding […]

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BAN POGO IN PH – BARBERS

Surigao del Norte Representative Robert Ace Barbers lauded the stance taken by a Filipino-Chinese anti-crime group for its strong support to ban Philippine Offshore Gaming Operators (POGOs) in the country due to their huge tax revenue shortfall and involvement in crimes. Barbers’ long-held crusade against POGOs started way back in November 2019 when he assailed […]

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PIMENTEL TO PALACE, CONGRESS: BAN POGOS NOW

Senate Minority Leader Koko Pimentel III welcomed the pronouncement of fellow Senator Imee Marcos that President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos is considering a ban on Philippine Offshore Gaming Operators (POGOs) in the country.  “It’s a welcome development. Coming from the President’s sister herself, I would like to believe that we are moving in that direction of […]

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BAN JUNK FOODS, SUGARY DRINKS IN SCHOOLS – LAPID

In line with the worsening problems of child obesity and incidence of malnutrition among Filipinos, Senator Lito Lapid has filed a measure seeking to establish a healthy food and beverage program for all public elementary and secondary schools and learning institutions, to promote healthy diet and positive eating environments to all learners and teaching and […]

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VILLANUEVA HITS 5-YEAR BAN ON NEW MARITIME SCHOOLS

Senator Joel Villanueva asked the Maritime Industry Authority (MARINA) to focus on ensuring the quality of our maritime graduates for better employability and not on curtailing access to maritime schools, as the agency proposed a 5-year moratorium on new maritime schools. “Access to education and skills training is as important as raising the quality of […]

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GATCHALIAN: PREPARE FOR INDONESIA COAL EXPORT BAN

Senator Win Gatchalian called on the Department of Energy (DOE) to prepare for contingency measures to ensure sufficient coal supply and avert possible higher coal prices following the Indonesian government’s decision to ban its coal exports this month. The ban causes concerns on the country’s supply of coal for power plants which, if insufficient, could […]

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DE LIMA HAILS LAW BANNING CHILD MARRIAGE IN PH

Senator Leila de Lima was elated over the recent passage into law of a bill that will end the practice of child marriage in the Philippines. De Lima, co-author of the anti-child marriage bill at the Senate, said that Republic Act (RA) No. 11596, or An Act Prohibiting the Practice of Child Marriage and Imposing […]

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NURSE DEPLOYMENT BAN IS UNCONSTITUTIONAL – GORDON

Senator Dick Gordon questioned the rule of the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA), an attached agency of the Department of Labor of Employment (DOLE), in restricting the overseas deployment to just 5,000 nurses within a calendar year. “Violation ng constitution ‘yan. You have no right to stop somebody seeking employment abroad. In fact, kung gusto nila […]

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BILL BANNING SINGLE-USE PLASTIC GETS HOUSE OK

The House of Representatives approved on final reading a bill banning single-use plastic to better address the pollution linked to these disposable items. With 190 affirmative votes, zero negative votes, and one abstention, the chamber passed on third reading House Bill 9147, which seeks to regulate the production, importation, sale, distribution, provision, use, recovery, collection, […]