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SENATE TO LOOK INTO LOW VOTER REGISTRATION

Senator Kiko Pangilinan is asking the Senate Committee on Electoral Reforms and People’s Participation to conduct an inquiry on the slow registration of voters for the 2022 polls. In filing Senate Resolution (SR) 639, Pangilinan added that with less than eight months left before the September 30 deadline for registration, Senate can help the Commission […]

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NOGRALES CHAMPIONS DOFIL IN SENATE HEARING

Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles told a Senate committee on Monday,  December 7, 2020  that the creation of a Department of Overseas Filipinos (DOFil) is a true manifestation of the government’s desire to protect the interest and welfare of millions of Filipinos working abroad. “This is a ‘rightsizing’ solution that aims to concretely address OFW-specific issues. […]

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EXPLAIN SECOND WAVE OF COVID-19 PANDEMIC — PANGILINAN

Senator Kiko Pangilinan is questioning the pronouncement of the Department of Health that the country has “flattened the curve” and is now on the “second wave” of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic. “Can you please explain to us how can we say that we already flattened the curve when we have not tested enough? Until […]

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DOH HOTLINE SHOULD BE MANNED 24-7 FOR NCOV CONCERNS – PANGILINAN

Lack of leadership and the fear of infection by Filipinos were seen as factors in the failure to contain the spread of the 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) in the country, Sen. Kiko Pangilinan said. Pangilinan took Health Secretary Francisco Duque to task for being unprepared to handle the situation, and for not knowing the basic […]

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PROBE ON ‘NINJA COPS’ TO CONTINUE – GORDON

Even while Congress is on recess, the Senate inquiry into the so-called “ninja cops” continues as Senator Dick Gordon set another hearing for the joint probe conducted by the Committees on Justice and Human Rights and the Accountability of Public Officers & Investigations (Blue Ribbon). Gordon said the hearing would give beleaguered Philippine National Police […]

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GORDON ON PDEA CHIEF: I AM VERY DISAPPOINTED

Senator Dick Gordon said he was very disappointed by the “softening” statements of Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) Director General Aaron Aquino, saying the former police officer’s narration of events was different from what he told the senator in an earlier meeting. In an interview with reporters, Gordon said Aquino claimed during a meeting with […]

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DUTERTE TO ASK DILG TO PROBE ‘NINJA COPS’ – GO

Senator Bong Go said President Rodrigo Duterte may ask the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) to get to the bottom of the so-called “ninja cops” controversy after Senate has finished its hearing on it. “At the conclusion of this hearing, the President might ask the DILG to investigate and get to the […]

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AUDIO RECORD OF GCTA BUYING MAY LEAD TO PERJURY CASE – GORDON

Senator Dick Gordon, Chairman of the Senate Committees on Accountability of Public Officers and Investigations (Blue Ribbon), and Justice and Human Rights said the recorded telephone conversation between Yolanda Camilon, witness on the alleged good conduct time allowance (GCTA) for sale racket at the New Bilibid Prison (NBP), and Correctional Officer III Veronica Buño could […]

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SENATORS FILE BILL SEEKING REPEAL OF GCTA LAW

Senate President Tito Sotto III, and Senators Ping Lacson and Dick Gordon have filed a bill seeking to repeal Republic Act 10592 or the Good Conduct Time Allowance (GCTA) law. The senators filed Senate Bill 993 proposing to scrap the law that shaves off jail time of inmates due to good behavior amid public outcry […]

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STUDENTS RECRUITED BY LEFTIST GROUPS PUT THEIR LIVES IN DANGER – GO

Senator Bong Go sought answers on the two “missing” students allegedly recruited by leftist groups during the joint hearing of the Senate Committees on Public Order and Dangerous Drugs, and the National Defense and Security. Go sits as vice chair of both committees. During the Senate hearing, parents of five senior high school students from […]