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PADILLA: HIGHER COMPENSATION FOR WRONGFUL ARRESTS

Senator Robin Padilla is pushing for higher compensation from the government for victims of unjust arrest and detention due to “mistaken identity.” Padilla filed Senate Bill 2547, a.k.a. the proposed Mohammad Said Act, citing the case of Mohammad Maca-antal Said, 62, who was wrongfully arrested in 2023 due to mistaken identity and was freed only […]

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DISPLACED SAUDI OFWS TO GET COMPENSATION – TULFO

Senator Raffy Tulfo is happy that the first batch of Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) displaced by bankruptcies of Saudi Arabian firms several years ago have finally started receiving their insurance compensation. President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. announced recently that over 1,000 cheques were already issued by the Saudi Arabian government to OFWs, as part of the […]

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PADILLA: COMPENSATE FISHERS IN WPS COLLISION

Senator Robin Padilla pushed for early compensation for victims of the collision between a commercial vessel and a fishing boat in the West Philippine Sea. At the Senate hearing that tackled the collision, Padilla stressed the government must speed up the process of giving compensation to the victims as they and their families are very […]

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BONG GO BATS FOR BHW’S BENEFITS, COMPENSATION

During a public hearing conducted by the Health Subcommittee on the Magna Carta of Barangay Health Workers, and joint with the Committees on Local Government, Ways and Means, and Finance, Senator Bong Go reiterated the importance of prioritizing and elevating the status of Barangay Health Workers (BHWs).  Go, chairperson of the Senate Committee on Health, […]

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HIGHER COMPENSATION FOR CRIME VICTIMS PUSHED

Senator Chiz Escudero is pressing for higher compensation for victims of unjust imprisonment and violent crimes through amendment to Republic Act 7309 that created the Board of Claims under the Department of Justice (DOJ) more than three decades ago. Escudero, who filed the proposal last year, expressed hope that the three Senate committees – Justice […]

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IMPROVE COMPENSATION OF BRGY WORKERS — TULFO

Senator Raffy Tulfo introduced a measure imposing a more extensive set of grants for the benefits, subsidy and compensation for barangay officials, personnel and volunteer workers, including tanods and barangay health workers. Tulfo filed Senate Bill No. 1696 providing a Magna Carta for these barangay workers that have been neglected for the longest time in […]

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MORE COMPENSATION FOR MARAWI SIEGE VICTIMS PUSHED

Senator Ronald “Bato” Dela Rosa has warned that the P1 billion proposed allocation to fund the compensation of Marawi siege victims next year may trigger potential trouble as the amount won’t be sufficient for claimant-beneficiaries. Dela Rosa, the vice chairperson of the Senate finance committee, aired his fear during the briefing given to the Senate […]

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MARAWI SIEGE REPARATION FUND IN 2023 BUDGET

The amount of P1 billion has been set aside to compensate residents of Marawi City who lost private property during the 2017 siege, Surigao del Sur Rep. Johnny Pimentel said on Sunday. “The allocation for the Marawi Siege Victims Compensation Fund has been included in the 2023 national budget,” Pimentel said. Under the law, the […]

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MARAWI SIEGE COMPENSATION BILL NOW A LAW – GORDON

Senator Dick Gordon welcomed the passage of Republic Act No. 11696, which awards compensation to the victims of the 2017 Marawi siege. Gordon, co-author, and co-sponsor of the measure is hopeful that the law will be used as the first step by victims seeking to recover from the horrors of armed conflict. “With the signing […]

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MARAWI SIEGE COMPENSATION GETS SENATE OK – ZUBIRI

The Senate recently approved Senate Bill No. 2420, or the Marawi Siege Compensation Act, on second reading. “We thank our colleagues for passing this bill on second reading. We need this to give social justice to the victims of the Marawi siege,” said Senate Majority Leader Migz Zubiri, principal author and co-sponsor of the bill. […]