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HOUSE MOURNS DEATH OF CAMNORTE REP. MARISOL PANOTES

Speaker Lord Allan Velasco led the House of Representatives in mourning the death of Camarines Norte Representative Marisol Panotes. On Friday, Panotes’ daughter, Rosemarie, confirmed her passing in a Facebook post but did not indicate the cause of death of the lawmaker who represented the province’s Second District since 2016. Rosemarie will replace her mother […]

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SENATORS MOURN PASSING OF NOYNOY AQUINO

Senators recalled how ex-president Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III, also their former colleague, fulfilled his duties as a public servant with fervor. Aquino died at the Capitol Medical Center in Quezon City on June 24. He was 61. Senator Imee Marcos remembered they were both neophytes in Congress in 1998 — she from Ilocos Norte’s Second […]

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DEATH OF AN AQUINO

In contemporary history, the death of an Aquino has always presaged tectonic movements in Philippine politics.  Cory became President riding on a groundswell of national outrage over the assassination of husband, Ninoy. Her death, in turn, propelled son, Noynoy, to the Presidency on a similar groundswell, but of sympathy, and disgust with corruption. “Both Cory […]

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GORDON FILES RESO HONORING EX-SPEAKER NOLI FUENTEBELLA

Senator Dick Gordon sponsored Senate Resolution No. 521 “honoring and remembering the illustrious life and exemplary contributions for public service” of former House Speaker Arnulfo “Noli” Fuentebella, who passed away on September 9, 2020, due to heart failure after battling chronic renal disease for two years. The Resolution, which was unanimously adopted by the Senate, […]

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SENATORS HONOR LATE SEN. RAMON REVILLA SR.

Senators mourn the demise of legendary action star turned politician Senator Ramon Revilla Sr., who succumbed to heart failure on June 26, 2020 at the age of 93. Senator Bong Revilla Jr. confirmed the news in a Facebook video. “Wala na po ang tatay ko (My father is gone),” a teary-eyed Revilla said. Senate President […]

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DOT MOURNS DEATH OF EX-TOURISM CHIEF MON JIMENEZ – ROMULO-PUYAT

The Department of Tourism (DOT) extended its condolences to the family of former Tourism Secretary Ramon Jimenez Jr. who passed away at 64. “On behalf of the officials and employees of the Department of Tourism, I would like to extend our sincerest condolences to the bereaved loved ones of former Tourism Secretary Ramon ‘Mon’ Jimenez, […]

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ISABELA LOST ONE OF ITS ‘DISTINGUISHED SONS’ WITH PASSING OF FORMER SEN. HEHERSON ALVAREZ––REP. INNO DY

Amid news of  the passing of former Senator and 4th District of Isabela Representative Heherson “Sonny” Alvarez due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), Isabela 6th District Rep. Faustino “Inno” Dy V on Monday said Isabela lost of one of its most prominent figures, “a public servant with a sterling record in both the Legislative and […]

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HOLD KUWAITI GOV’T ACCOUNTABLE FOR DEATH OF JEANELYN VILLAVENDE – GATCHALIAN

Senator Win Gatchalian has castigated the Kuwaiti government for failing to fulfill its promise of providing better labor conditions and to ensure the protection of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) in the Gulf country. Gatchalian cited reports he has been receiving on the case of OFW Jeanelyn Villavende who died in December last year. “Kinukuha ang […]

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SENATE HONORS LIFE, ACCOMPLISHMENTS OF NENE PIMENTEL

Former Senate President Aquilino “Nene” Pimentel Jr. was praised and honored by his colleagues and friends during a necrological service held in his honor at the Philippine Senate in Pasay City. Visibly moved by the snippets of anecdotes and stories about his father, Senator Koko Pimentel III thanked colleagues, friends and the Filipino people for […]

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SENATORS MOURN PASSING OF NENE PIMENTEL

Senators have expressed grief over the passing of former Senate President Aquilino “Nene” Pimentel Jr., whose commitment to public service has helped shape the nation. Senate President Pro Tempore Ralph Recto said Pimentel was not only a great dissenter, but also a great builder. “While others sought comfort in numbers, Nene drew strength from his […]