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PADILLA BATS FOR MORE PROTECTION FOR REFUGEES

Senator Robin Padilla has filed a bill strengthening the Philippine government’s protection for refugees and stateless persons, especially those displaced by armed conflict, violence, persecution and insecurity. In Senate Bill 2548, Padilla said this is in line with Sec. 11, Art. II of the 1987 Constitution where the State “values the dignity of every human […]

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BILL PROTECTING OFW FAMILIES GETS HOUSE PANEL OK

The House Committee on Overseas Workers Affairs chaired by KABAYAN Party-list Representative Ron Salo approved with amendments the unnumbered substitute bill institutionalizing mechanisms for the protection and welfare of minor children and families left behind by overseas Filipino workers (OFWs). The bill seeks to address the unique challenges faced by OFW families in the Philippines, […]

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MARK VILLAR WANTS MORE PROTECTION FOR JOURNALISTS

Senator Mark Villar pushed for an increased protection of Filipino journalists through the filing of Senate Bill No. 2335 or the Journalist Protection Act in light of the recent killing of a radio broadcaster while airing his program. “I filed this bill because I recognize the hazard that comes with the journalism profession. Yet, it […]

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MEDIA, ENTERTAINMENT WORKERS PROTECTION PUSHED

Senator Bong Go pushed for the passage of a measure to advocate for enhanced protection and benefits for media and entertainment workers to safeguard their rights and welfare. “I always commit myself to advancing and supporting measures that will protect our workers’ rights and welfare,” said Go, a steadfast advocate for Filipino workers welfare and […]

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LAPID FILES BILL TO PROTECT BPO WORKERS

It is time to protect the rights and welfare of workers in the Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) industry in the country. Senator Lito Lapid filed Senate Bill No. 2235 or BPO Workers’ Welfare and Protection Act of 2023, which seeks to address the working conditions of BPO workers, estimated at 1.3 million Filipinos employed in […]

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EMPLOYMENT PROTECTION OF INDIGENOUS PEOPLES PUSHED

Senator Jinggoy Estrada has introduced a measure making unlawful the discrimination in the hiring and firing of indigenous people. “To exclude any person from any employment opportunities because of his religion or ethnic origin is unacceptable. Hindi dapat maging batayan sa pagbibigay o pamamasukan sa trabaho ang pagkakabilang sa pangkat ng mga katutubo o pagkakaroon ng […]

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BONG GO PUSHES FOR PROTECTION, WELFARE OF WORKERS

Senator Bong Go is pushing for the passage of five priority bills that aim to provide enhanced protection for workers across various industries. Underpinning his efforts is the fundamental belief that government should ensure the well-being of ordinary workers and fortify their rights. One of the bills proposed by Go is Senate Bill No. 1183, […]

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GOV’T URGED TO PROTECT MUSLIMS, INDIGENOUS PEOPLES

Senator Robin Padilla sought action from various government agencies in protecting the rights of Muslims and Indigenous People (IPs), along with the swift passage of bills that would empower them. Padilla recently chaired a Senate hearing that tackled at least 10 bills seeking to establish resource centers for IPs, indigenous community conserved territories and areas, […]

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POE WANTS BETTER SERVICES FOR AIRLINE PASSENGERS

Senator Grace Poe called for a tougher policy on air passengers rights to address the cancellations and delays in flights by local airlines besetting travelers. “This pressing public service issue calls for urgent effective solutions as it involves not only the air passengers’ rights, but also the overall impact on the country’s tourism and economy,” […]

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QUEZON CITY, DMW PARTNER UP TO PROTECT OFWS

The Quezon City Government has partnered with the newly created Department of Migrant Workers (DMW), to protect the rights of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) and their families.  Mayor Joy Belmonte and DMW Secretary Susan Ople led the ceremonial signing of the memorandum of agreement during the event Babaeng Kyusi: Ikaw ay Bayani,” “Babaeng tagapagtaguyod, ang […]