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VILLANUEVA: PUNISH VIOLATORS OF WORK SAFETY RULES

Senator Joel Villanueva called on the new leadership of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) to fully enforce the Occupational Safety and Health Standards (OSHS) and penalize those responsible for the death of two people after an elevator they were repairing in a building in Makati City collapsed recently. “One accidental but preventable death […]

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DSWD TOLD: KEEP KIDS SAFE AMID BULUSAN ERUPTION

Senator Win Gatchalian is urging the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), the Department of Health (DOH), and the Department of Education (DepEd) to ensure the safety and welfare of children affected by the recent eruption of Mount Bulusan in Sorsogon. While it has calmed down, Gatchalian said that we always have to ensure […]

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PREVENT FIRES, IMPLEMENT LPG LAW NOW – GATCHALIAN

Senator Win Gatchalian urged the Department of Energy (DOE) and the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) to fast track the promulgation of the law regulating the domestic liquified petroleum gas (LPG) industry to ensure consumer protection against industry malpractices. In observance of the Fire Prevention Month, Gatchalian underscored the significance of RA 11592, which […]

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LPG LAW TO PROMOTE CONSUMER SAFETY – ARROYO

The chairperson of the House Committee on Energy said the newly signed LPG Industry Regulation Act would be beneficial to millions of Filipino households as it promotes every consumer’s right to safe and non-defective LPG cylinders. Pampanga Representative Juan Miguel Macapagal-Arroyo said Republic Act 11592 establishes an LPG Cylinder Improvement Program to ensure that unsafe […]

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KEEP FACE-TO-FACE CLASSES SAFE FOR KIDS, TEACHERS

A lawmaker said the Department of Education (DepEd) should set up safeguards against the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) transmission in the 120 schools identified for the pilot implementation of face-to-face classes.  Muntinlupa Rep. Ruffy Biazon said that in addition to the vaccination requirement for teachers and non-teaching staff, measures that will address transmission in schools […]

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KEEP EDUCATION FRONTLINERS SAFE – GATCHALIAN

As more than 24.6 million learners resume home-based learning at the opening of SY 2021-2022, Senator Win Gatchalian reiterated the need to uphold the safety and welfare of the country’s teachers, non-teaching staff, and school officials amid the persisting threat of COVID-19. For the Chairperson of the Senate Committee on Basic Education, Arts and Culture, […]

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KEEP KIDS SAFE AMID TAAL EVACUATION – GATCHALIAN

As residents near Taal Volcano face the combined threats of COVID-19 and a possible explosive volcanic eruption, Senator Win Gatchalian is urging the Department of Health (DOH), Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), and local government units (LGUs) to ensure the welfare and safety of children amid evacuation efforts. Aside from the establishment of […]

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SCARLET BELO, DOT PUSH SAFE, KID-FRIENDLY TRIPS

The Department of Tourism (DOT) and Warner Media’s Cartoon Network continue their partnership to encourage everyone to start travelling safely around the country as travel restrictions are eased. The S.A.F.E.T.R.I.P. campaign video features Scarlet Snow Belo asking the help of the Powerpuff Girls to find a safe way to explore the Philippines now that leisure […]

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CREATE BOXING, COMBAT SPORTS COMMISSION – PACQUIAO

“Pambansang Kamao” Senator Manny Pacquiao is pushing for the creation of a Philippine Boxing and Combat Sports Commission to promote the safety and welfare of Filipino boxers and combat sports athletes. In his sponsorship speech of Senate Bill No. 2077, Pacquiao sought the support of his colleagues for the passage of the measure which aims […]

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ISSUE SAFETY GUIDELINES FOR CONSTRUCTION WORKERS DURING GCQ – GATCHALIAN

Senator Win Gatchalian is urging the government and its project contractors to ensure the safety and well-being of construction workers as the government eyes to resume the construction of big-ticket projects under the ‘Build, Build, Build’ — the flagship program of the Duterte administration. Gatchalian made the call as the Department of Public Works and […]