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ABANTE: PINOY DIPLOMATS SHOULD PROTECT WORKERS

“Philippine diplomats abroad who are duty-bound to come to the defense of abused and mistreated overseas Filipino workers in their areas of jurisdiction should be above reproach and must treat their workers in the manner by which we want our OFWs to be treated by their own employers.” This was the reaction of Manila 6th […]

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SLAM BRAKES ON JEEPNEY MODERNIZATION PLAN––ABANTE

House Minority Leader Benny Abante Jr. on Thursday urged the government to “slam the brakes on its jeepney modernization plan” while the whole country is reeling from the effects of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, as he appealed to transport policymakers to come up with a “coherent, comprehensive plan” that will allow jeepney drivers to […]

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HOUSE SHOULD HAVE DELIBERATED MORE ON ANTI-TERROR BILL — ABANTE

Citing questionable provisions of the proposed anti-terrorism bill that would have benefited from more exhaustive deliberations in the House, Minority Leader Benny Abante Jr. on Wednesday cast his vote against House Bill Number 6875, a measure the lawmaker said was simply a carbon copy of its Senate counterpart. “I vote NO to Senate Bill (SB) […]

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NATIONAL BAPTIST DAY TO HIGHLIGHT POSITIVE VALUES, BELIEFS CHERISHED BY PINOYS — ABANTE

House Minority Leader Benny Abante Jr. on Tuesday welcomed the passage on third reading of House Bill Number 6522 which declares January 16 of each year as “National Baptist Day,” a special working holiday that recognizes the beliefs and principles valued by baptists and Filipinos all over the country. Abante, one of the principal authors […]

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DEPORT 44 ARRESTED CHINESE NATIONALS, KEEP POGOS CLOSED — ABANTE

House Minority Leader Benny Abante Jr. on Tuesday urged the Bureau of Immigration (BI) to deport the 44 Chinese nationals who were arrested during a raid on an illegal Philippine offshore gaming operators (POGOs) center in Parañaque City, as he again cautioned the government against lifting the ban on POGOs during the Enhanced Community Quarantine […]

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ABANTE MOURNS PASSING OF FORMER SENATOR HEHERSON “SONNY” ALVAREZ

“This is a sad day; the country has lost one of the legislators who helped rebuild Philippine democracy after the Edsa Revolution––an outspoken lawmaker who was one of the first Filipino leaders to fight for the protection of the environment.” This according to House Minority Leader Benny Abante Jr., who on Monday extended his prayers […]

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LOOK AT DATA FIRST BEFORE LIFTING ENHANCED COMMUNITY QUARANTINE — ABANTE

When it comes to extending the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) in Luzon, science has found an ally in one of the spiritual leaders of the House of Representatives. House Minority Leader Bienvenido “Benny” Abante Jr. on Sunday said that he supports the position of House Ways and Means Chair Jose Maria “Joey” Salceda, who recently […]

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CONSIDER ‘DRASTIC MEASURES’ TO PREVENT COVID-19 OUTBREAK IN NCR — ABANTE

House Minority Leader Bienvenido “Benny” Abante Jr. on Monday urged the national government to study the implementation of “drastic measures” to prevent a full-blown COVID-19 outbreak in Metro Manila after the Department of Health (DOH) confirmed new cases of COVID-19 infections. “At this point, all options should be on the table given that the National […]

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DOH MUST BE MORE TRANSPARENT, HAVE TEST KITS READY FOR COVID-19 – ABANTE

With the country recording its first confirmed local transmission of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), House Minority Leader and Manila Rep. Benny Abante Jr. on Sunday urged officials of the Department of Health (DOH) to be more transparent in its updates to the public, and to ensure that there are an adequate number of test […]