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LACSON: DIG DEEPER INTO CHINESE DRUG OPERATIONS

Why are some Chinese nationals being bolder in their involvement in drug operations in the Philippines? How long have they been operating here? Do they have connections in government? These are among the questions that the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency and Dangerous Drugs Board should look into, after a series of anti-drug operations by the […]

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PRESENCE OF YOUNG CHINESE RETIREES IN PH ALARMS GORDON

Senator Dick Gordon has expressed concern that Chinese retirees, mostly 35-year-olds, now compose 40 percent of the total foreign retirees in the country. During the budget deliberation at the committee level for the Department of Tourism and its attached agencies which include the Philippine Retirement Authority, Gordon directed Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo Puyat and PRA […]

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DISCRIMINATION AGAINST CHINESE IS COUNTER-PRODUCTIVE – GATCHALIAN

Discrimination is not right. And Filipinos ought not to be discriminatory. This is what Senator Win Gatchalian stressed in the wake of increasing negative sentiments towards China and the Chinese nationals in this time of the novel coronavirus scare. Gatchalian, who has always believed that discrimination in the country is very low, reiterates that the […]

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SUSPEND ISSUING VISAS TO ALL VISITORS FROM WUHAN, OTHER PARTS OF CHINA – PANGILINAN

As the deadly 2019-novel coronavirus (2019- nCoV) spreads rapidly and claims more lives in its wake, Senator Kiko Pangilinan reiterated his call for the government to suspend all visa issuances to visitors from Wuhan and other areas in China where the deadly virus has spread. “Visa upon arrival lang ang suspended para sa mga Chinese. […]

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CREATE SEPARATE LANES FOR TRAVELERS FROM CHINA – GORDON

Amid reports that the novel coronavirus (2019-nCOV) is now in the country, Senator Dick Gordon has proposed that separate lanes be made in all ports for travelers who are coming in from China for them to be properly screened for possible infection with the deadly virus. “Dapat ‘yung ating airports, kapag napadaan ka o galing […]

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PH REMAINS SAFE FOR TOURISTS AMID REPORTED KIDNAPPINGS – ROMULO-PUYAT

The Department of Tourism (DOT) has assured foreign visitors that the Philippines remains safe to tourists as there is coordination between the tourism department and local law enforcement agencies. The assurance was given by Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat following the reported kidnapping incidents in the country mostly involving Chinese nationals involved in Philippine Offshore Gaming […]

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PAGCOR TO ISSUE GAMING LICENSE ID TO POGO WORKERS IN JANUARY – ONG

A party-list lawmaker stressed the need to establish a system to monitor and identify the growing number of foreign nationals employed in Philippine offshore gaming operations (POGOs) in the country. In an interview, Ang Probinsyano Rep. Ronnie Ong, vice-chair of the House committee on games and amusements, said the Philippine Amusement Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR) will […]

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OVERTAXATION CONCERN ON POGO IS UNFOUNDED – VILLANUEVA

Senator Joel Villanueva described the overtaxation concern on Philippine offshore gaming operations (POGO) as unfounded, saying its poor regulation has contributed to mounting social concerns such as rising property prices and an increase in criminality and illegal activities. In a statement, Villanueva expressed support for the move to impose taxes on this particular sector of […]

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ADDRESS PROBLEM WITH ILLEGAL FOREIGN WORKERS – VILLANUEVA

The unabated influx of illegal foreign workers in the country is hampering efforts by law enforcement agencies to curb crimes committed by foreigners in the past weeks, Senator Joel Villanueva said. The raid on an alleged prostitution den by the Makati City Police recently, the latest bust on criminal activities perpetrated by foreigners, is a […]

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VILLANUEVA TO DOLE: CHECK EMPLOYER OF CHINESE WHO FELL TO HIS DEATH

The circumstances surrounding the death of a Chinese national recently merits a closer scrutiny by labor inspectors who should assess whether the victim’s employer complies with pertinent labor standards and regulations, according to Senator Joel Villanueva. Villanueva, chair of the Senate Committee on Labor, Employment, and Human Resource Development, likewise called on the Department of […]