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EDDIE GARCIA BILL GETS SENATE OK

Senator Grace Poe said the passage of the “Eddie Garcia” bill will pave the way for better working conditions and compensation for workers in the entertainment industry. “Like a rebirth of the entertainment industry, we see this legislation ushering a new beginning where the people behind the camera will be in the spotlight — protected, decently […]

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BARBERS WILLING BROKER HOUSE-SENATE CHA-CHA TALK

Surigao del Norte 2nd District Representative Ace Barbers said he is willing to play the role of House of Representatives’ emissary to the Senate leadership amid the continuing word war between the two chambers on constitutional economic amendments.Barbers had this to say in a press briefing wherein he underscored the need to “sit down and […]

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DELA ROSA BEGINS ‘PERYA’ INDUSTRY PROBE

Senator Ronald “Bato” Dela Rosa spearheaded the inquiry into the welfare of the town carnivals, more popularly known as “perya.” The Senate Committee on Public Order and Dangerous Drugs conducted the investigation amid the industry’s vulnerability to exploitation, harassment, and unfair treatment. “It serves as a lifeline for many operators and their families, providing a […]

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PNP ORGANIZATIONAL REFORM BILL GETS SENATE OK

In a bid to revolutionize the structure and operations of the Philippine National Police (PNP), the Senate approved on final reading a proposed measure that seeks to introduce organizational reforms in the institution. With 23 affirmative votes, no negative vote and no abstention, Senate Bill No. (SBN) 2449 or the PNP Organizational Reforms Act, sponsored […]

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LEGARDA BRINGS BACK BAYONG-ALL-YOU-CAN TO SENATE

Senate President Pro Tempore Loren Legarda once again brought back the Bayong-All-You-Can to the Senate and distributed 2.5 tons of rescue produce through Rural Rising Philippines (RuRi), a non-profit organization founded by spouses Ace and Andie Estrada from Baguio City. Among the crops distributed for this year’s BAYC are upo, yellow corn, eggplant, cucumber, sugar […]

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BINAY: SENATE FOR ECONOMIC GROWTH EVEN SANS CHACHA

Senator Nancy Binay reaffirmed the Senate’s commitment to economic growth and stability, addressing concerns about the ongoing political turmoil sparked by Charter change and its potential impact on investors. Contrary to any misconceptions, Binay said the Senate has consistently demonstrated “pro-development” and “pro-progress” stance, evident in the passage of critical economic reforms such as the […]

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SENATE ADOPTS RESO LAUDING DLSU’S RESEARCH COLLAB

The Senate adopted a resolution commending the De La Salle University (DLSU) for its research partnership agreement with the Second Congressional Commission on Education (EDCOM II). The Senate unanimously adopted Senate Resolution No. 819 introduced by Senators Sonny Angara, Pia Cayetano, Chiz Escudero, Win Gatchalian, and Majority Leader Joel Villanueva. The EDCOM II and DLSU […]

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PADILLA SUPPORTS ANGARA LED CHA-CHA SUBCOMMITTEE

The creation of a Senate subcommittee under Senator Sonny Angara to review economic provisions of the 1987 Constitution is a move in favor of the people, Senator Robin Padilla. Padilla, who chairs the Senate committee on constitutional amendments and revision of codes, stressed this as he agreed with Senate President Migz Zubiri’s pronouncement on the […]

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TULFO TO LEAD SENATE PROBE ON PCSO LOTTO WINNERS

Senator Raffy Tulfo is set to investigate the legitimacy of all lotto jackpot winners during the continuation of the Senate hearing of the Committee on Ways and Means involving the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) on January 25, Thursday. It can be recalled that PCSO General Manager Melquiades Robles admitted in a Senate inquiry recently […]

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MARK VILLAR CLOSES SENATE PROBE ON ONLINE SCAMS

Senator Mark Villar, Chairperson of the Committee on Banks, Financial Institutions and Currencies successfully led the discussion on 3 Senate Resolutions, 6 Senate Bills, and 1 House Bill, collectively called the Anti-Financial Account Scamming Act or AFASA. “There is a dramatic rise in cyber financial crimes such as online selling scams, investment scams, loan scams, […]