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SENATE PANEL REVIEWS NGCP PERFORMANCE – GATCHALIAN

Senator Win Gatchalian said that the Senate Committee on Energy has been reviewing the performance of the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) and its compliance with its obligations under the constitution, the EPIRA, its franchise, and concession agreement. “Maraming bagay na dapat nilang i-comply at tuloy tuloy ‘yung aming review. If they will […]

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MINING APPLICATIONS TO GET STRICT REVIEW – DENR

Despite President Rodrigo Duterte’s decision to lift the moratorium on new mining operations, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) has vowed to scrutinize pending applications for mineral agreements to ensure that they will not pose adverse effects to the environment. “There is no automatic approval even if these mining applicants submit all the […]

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REVIEW MAGNA CARTA FOR TEACHERS – GATCHALIAN

Senator Win Gatchalian is seeking an inquiry in aid of legislation on the implementation of the Magna Carta for Public School Teachers (Republic Act No. 4670), which seeks to improve the living and working conditions of public school teachers. In filing Senate Resolution No. 522, Gatchalian seeks a comprehensive and critical review of the Magna […]

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ABANTE: MINORITY TO ENSURE THOROUGH REVIEW OF 2021 NATIONAL BUDGET

ith the House of Representatives set to begin budget deliberations on Friday, House Minority Leader Benny Abante Jr. has assured the public that members of the Minority will thoroughly review the 2021 national budget to ensure that funds go where they are most needed and financial resources are not wasted on unnecessary items.In a media […]

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K TO 12 PROGRAM NEEDS REVIEW – VARGAS

Lawmakers examined the Department of Education’s K to 12 program at a recent forum amid calls for a national evaluation policy to ensure government programs are backed by evidence-based data.Education officials and experts discussed during the recent conference at the House of Representatives issues facing basic education in the country, including the poor performance of […]

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REFORM K-12 CURRICULUM – GATCHALIAN

No better. This is how Senator Win Gatchalian sees the Philippines’ performance in the forthcoming Programme for International Student Assessment 2021 (PISA 2021) if no significant reforms are implemented in the K-12 curriculum. In a policy forum evaluating the implementation of the K-12 program, the Chairman of the Senate Committee on Basic Education, Arts and […]

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SENATE VFA REVIEW HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH DELA ROSA’S VISA – PIMENTEL

Senator Koko Pimentel III said the Senate review of the Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA) between the Philippines and the United States is not connected to the canceled U.S. visa of Senator Bato deal Rosa. “Hindi naman namin pinapakialaman (We are not interfering), we are just reviewing it. Wala itong relation sa visa ni Bato (This has nothing to do with the visa […]

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REVIEW DISASTER MANAGEMENT LAW – GATCHALIAN

Senator Win Gatchalian has filed a resolution calling for an inquiry that calls for a review of the impact and effectiveness of the Philippine Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Act of 2010 or Republic Act 10121. Gatchalian highlighted the urgency of the inquiry considering that implementation drawbacks and other shortcomings still exist during and after […]

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JOINT CONGRESSIONAL REVIEW OF K-12 PROGRAM EYED BY JAN 2020 – GATCHALIAN

The chairman of the Senate Committee on Basic Education, Arts and Culture on Thursday said he is mulling a joint congressional oversight review of the K to 12 program by January next year. “The K-12 program is a massive historical educational reform we introduced to produce the quality of graduates that our country needs. While […]

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THOROUGH REVIEW OF GCTA LAW NEEDED – ABANTE

The minority bloc of the House of Representatives is calling for a thorough review of the Good Conduct Time Allowance (GCTA) Act law following the congressional hearings on the contentious law conducted in both chambers of Congress. In a press conference, House Minority Leader Benny Abante Jr. stressed the need for a review of the […]