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BUREAU OF PLANT INDUSTRY CHIEF URGED TO RESIGN

Vice presidential aspirant Senator Kiko Pangilinan called for the resignation of the chief of the Bureau of Plant Industry (BPI), an attached agency of the Department of Agriculture (DA), amid the unabated smuggling of agricultural products in the country. In his interview on DZRH, the former food security czar did not mince his words, saying […]

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GORDON WARNS AGAINST FAKE NEWS, CLICKBAITS

Senator Dick Gordon warned against the continued dissemination of fake news and fake clickbait headlines designed to muddle and deflect the national attention from the corruption issues plaguing the Duterte administration. Gordon made the call as he noted that he and other senators probing the alleged anomalous government procurement of medical supplies and equipment have […]

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MORE HEARINGS ON OVERPRICED MED SUPPLIES URGED

Senator Panfilo Lacson reaffirmed his full support behind the Senate continuing its investigation into irregularities in the government’s procurement of medical supplies to address the COVID-19 pandemic – even as he expects one hearing is not enough to complete the probe. Lacson said the investigation is not targeting President Rodrigo Duterte or any other personality, […]

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SENATE TO PROBE HOSPITALS THAT WILL REFUSE PATIENTS – GO

Senator Bong Go has assured that he will start an investigation of hospitals that allegedly have refused to administer emergency care to critically-ill patients amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) crisis in the country. “Papaimbestigahan ko ito bilang chairperson ng Committee on Health sa Senado. Ipatatawag natin ang mga ospital na ito sa tamang panahon (I will investigate this as chairperson […]

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STRENGTHEN THE MILITARY, ENRICH THE COUNTRY – GORDON

As the Senate probes the abrogation of the Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA) with the United States, Senator Dick Gordon stressed that Philippine foreign policy must be dictated by the nation’s needs and pointed out that national security is what “ultimately matters.” “Is it a national interest to abolish the VFA at this point in time? […]

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APPLY LONG-TERM SOLUTIONS TO GRAB’S HIGH FARES – GATCHALIAN

While ride-hailing firm Grab gave commuters temporary relief by reducing its surge pricing cap, Senator Win Gatchalian believes this is just a band-aid solution that will not effectively address Grab’s high fares brought about by the lack of available drivers especially during peak hours, and the lack of competitors in the market. Grab has temporarily […]

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POLITICAL WILL CAN ADDRESS BUCOR MESS – DELA ROSA

Senator Bato Dela Rosa expressed high hopes that the alleged illegal practices in the Bureau of Corrections (BuCor) will be fixed through serious and focused management and political will as he stressed that the agency has always been least prioritized in terms of funding. Dela Rosa made the statement amid the ongoing investigations by both […]

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BATO TO NBP MEDICAL OFFICER: HAVE BALLS TO FIGHT DRUG LORDS!

Senator Bato Dela Rosa vented his ire on the medical officers of the National Bilibid Prison (NBP) hospital as he confronted them on the alleged corruption on issuance of hospital passes and on the overstaying of high profile inmates at the prison hospital for a fee. During the continuation of the hearing of the Senate […]

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FAELDON’S FIRING SHOWS NO SACRED COW IN DUTERTE ADMIN – PACQUIAO

The decision of President Rodrigo Duterte to sack Bureau of Corrections (BuCor) Director General Nicanor Faeldon and order a full recall of all inmates who were granted early liberty on the basis of the Good Conduct Time Allowance (GCTA) law, is a clear and undeniable proof that there are no sacred cows in his government […]

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I AM READY TO PROBE PCSO, PHILHEALTH ANOMALIES – GO

Senator Bong Go said he is ready to conduct Senate investigations into alleged anomalies in the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) and the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth). Go said the interest of the Filipino people should be put above everything else and those who committed corruption should be held accountable. “The interest of the […]