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CONSERVE FUEL AMID OIL PRICE HIKES – GORDON

Senator Dick Gordon urged Filipinos to resort to fuel-saving measures considering the recent spikes in oil prices. Gordon said that the government must also find ways to set aside a stock of oil and gas as the Philippines is competing with other countries to get their supply. “Kailangan maghanda ang mga tao kasi hindi natin […]

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EXPAND FUEL SUBSIDY PROGRAM TO PROVINCES – YAP

A party-list lawmaker called for an expanded fuel subsidy program for the transport sector to widen the reach and provide assistance to those in the provinces and countryside areas amid the successive oil price hikes. ACT-CIS Representative Eric Yap said the country is already on the verge of a fuel crisis with the tight global […]

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SUSPEND EXCISE TAX ON FUEL PRODUCTS NOW – ZUBIRI

Senate Majority Leader Migz Zubiri is pushing to suspend the excise tax on fuel products, amid skyrocketing fuel prices sparked by Russia’s war on Ukraine. Further, Zubiri is also calling for stronger implementation of the Biofuels Act, as an option for alternative fuels. “With these prices, we should consider the temporary suspension of the fuel […]

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UKRAINE CRISIS A WAKE-UP CALL FOR PH – MORENO

Presidential aspirant Mayor Isko Moreno said what is happening in Ukraine should be a wake-up call for the Philippines. In his sortie in Bataan, Moreno said the country should always be prepared for any eventuality. “Ang paghahanda ang importante lalo na ang posibleng mangyari na hindi naman natin pinapangarap o iniisip na mangyari pero maigi […]

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RODRIGUEZ: SUSPEND EXCISE TAX ON FUEL NOW

Deputy Speaker Rufus Rodriguez said there is more compelling reason to suspend the excise taxes on oil products due to the worsening Russia-Ukraine crisis, as he echoed his fellow lawmakers’ appeal for leaders of Congress to recommend to President Rodrigo Duterte the holding of a special session. “I support the proposal of my colleagues for […]

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SOLON TO GOV’T: URGE OPEC TO TEMPER OIL PRICES

A member of the House of Representatives said the government should implore the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) to kindly look upon the Philippines and temper any upward pressure on crude oil, specifically Dubai crude. ACT-CIS party-list Representative Jocelyn Tulfo made the statement in light of oil prices reaching $100 a barrel after […]

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PH COCONUT PRODUCTS NOW SOLD IN RUSSIA – LOPEZ

Philippine-branded organic coconut products including coconut milk, coconut cream, balsamic sauce, aminos sauces, coconut syrup, coconut oil, and coconut jam are now available in top online retail stores in Russia such as Ozon and Wildberries.   Ten new coconut products of Quezon’s Best, a Philippine manufacturer of organic and Halal- and Kosher-certified coconut products, are […]

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CLOSELY MONITOR WORLD OIL PRICES — PIMENTEL

Senator Koko Pimentel III is urging the Department of Energy (DOE) to closely monitor world oil prices as tensions between the United States and Iran continue to escalate. “The DOE should strictly watch the oil price movement globally, especially with respect to Philippine sources of crude oil. Crude prices keep surging and it could batter […]

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TIME TO RESTRUCTURE PNOC – GATCHALIAN

The chairman of the Senate Energy Committee is pushing for a measure that proposes to restructure the Philippine National Oil Company (PNOC) into a pure oil and gas exploration firm. Senator Win Gatchalian made the statement following the suspension of PNOC Exploration Corporation (PNOC-EC) president and chief executive officer (CEO) Pedro Aquino for approving an […]

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DOE SHOULD BE TRANSPARENT ON NUCLEAR POWER PROGRAM — GATCHALIAN

Senator Win Gatchalian urged the Department of Energy (DOE) to be more transparent in its nuclear energy program agenda amid reports that the Philippines and Russia have signed a deal on exploring the possible construction of nuclear power plants in the country. Gatchalian made the call for transparency as the Senate Committee on Finance Subcommittee […]