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GO AFTER AGENCIES THAT DON’T ENFORCE LAWS – GORDON

Senator Dick Gordon has called on Congress to go after government agencies that fail to properly enforce laws that have been painstakingly crafted by Congress. Gordon lamented that the whole process of crafting bills and getting them passed on third and final reading takes a lot of time and hard work yet when they are […]

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SENATORS LAUD GORDON FOR LEADING RED CROSS IN FIGHT VS COVID-19

Senator Dick Gordon received praise from his colleagues at the Senate for his leadership of the Philippine Red Cross, (PRC) which is now at the forefront of the country’s fight against the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) by opening the biggest coronavirus testing laboratory now handling almost half of the tests being done in the country. […]

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DOOC HAS DONE A GOOD JOB, FIT FOR THE POSITION – GORDON

Senator Dick Gordon was saddened by the resignation of former Social Security System (SSS) Chairman Emmanuel Dooc, whom he said was fit for the job. “I am saddened by his resignation. He has done a good job. He is fit for the position,” Gordon said. “I am saddened by his resignation.” Gordon also thanked Dooc […]

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LAW DECLARING LAPU-LAPU DAY IS VERY TIMELY – GORDON

Senator Dick Gordon expressed elation that President Rodrigo Duterte signed the law declaring April 27 of every year as Lapu-Lapu Day or “Adlaw ni Lapu-Lapu.” A non-working holiday in Lapu-Lapu City in Cebu and a special working holiday throughout the country, it commemorates the victory of Lapu-Lapu and his men over the Spanish invaders in […]

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ENSURE VENTILATION IN JAILS AND DETENTION FACILITIES – GORDON

With a staggering jail congestion problem in the country, Senator Dick Gordon called on the government to ensure space and ventilation in jails and detention facilities because the crowded facilities are the major cause of the spread of infectious diseases among inmates. Gordon, chairman of the Committee on Justice and Human Rights, pointed out that […]

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ARM BARANGAY OFFICIALS IN AREAS WITH HIGH CRIME RATES, REBELLION OR INSURRECTION – GORDON

Senator Dick Gordon sees the need to arm barangay officials in areas with high crime rates, rebellion or insurrection to help them protect themselves and their community. Gordon explained that there is no need to arm every one of the close to 42,000 barangay chairmen and 293,636 kagawads (councilors) in the country; only those in […]

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TO LESSEN TAMBAYS, CREATE MORE JOBS – GORDON

With the Duterte administration launching a campaign against street idlers or tambays as a crime prevention measure, Senator Dick Gordon has called for the creation of more jobs, so that idle citizens would have less time to spend loitering on the streets, especially at night. “Idle hands are the devil’s workshop. Kung walang ginagawa at […]

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PURCHASE OF SUBMARINES A STEP IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION – GORDON

Senator Dick Gordon commended as a step in the right direction the announcement of the Department of National Defense (DND) that the Philippines will acquire submarines earlier than expected, as part of its military capability upgrade amid growing security challenges in the region. “We are one of four countries in Asia that do not have […]

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SIGN OMBUDSMAN RETIREMENT LAW – GORDON

While strongly condemning the killing of an assistant special prosecutor of the Office of the Ombudsman last Monday, Senator Dick Gordon urged President Rodrigo Duterte to immediately sign into law, once transmitted, the enrolled bill establishing a retirement benefit system in the Office of the Ombudsman and augmenting its employee benefits. Gordon said that while […]

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SENATE APPROVES BILL INCREASING RETIREMENT BENEFITS OF THE OFFICE OF THE OMBUDSMAN – GORDON

The Senate approved on third and final reading a bill which seeks to increase the retirement benefits of the officials and employees of the Office of the Ombudsman. Senator Dick Gordon, sponsor of Senate Bill No. 1762 and chairman of the Senate Committee on Justice and Human Rights, said the bill sought to make the […]