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PH-VIETNAM INTERPARLIAMENTARY RELATIONS HAILED

The Senate hailed the strong Philippines-Vietnam inter-parliamentary relations as the Philippines commemorates the 46th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two Southeast Asian countries this year. In a unanimous vote, the Senate Resolution No. 303 (Adopted Resolution 26) commending the National Assembly of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, under the leadership of […]

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DELA ROSA BACKS HIKED VETERANS’ DISABILITY PENSION’’

Senator Bato Dela Rosa has registered his support to efforts in the Senate directed at upgrading the lives of Filipino veterans as he co-sponsored Senate Bill No. 1480, under Committee Report No. 11, which seeks to increase the disability pension of veterans. Dela Rosa, a retired police general himself who had served as chief of […]

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DELA ROSA BACKS INTELLIGENCE FUNDS FOR OP

Senator Bato Dela Rosa defended the P4.5 billion confidential and intelligence funds (CIF) of the Office of the President (OP) and urged Filipinos to support and trust the government. In a radio interview, Dela Rosa said the CIF is crucial for the President to execute his duties and responsibilities, adding that the same support must […]

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DELA ROSA, TOLENTINO VOW SUPPORT FOR MARAWI REHAB

Senators Ronald Dela Rosa and Francis Tolentino recalled the bravery of everyone involved in the Marawi City liberation five years ago and vowed support for continuing recovery efforts. Dela Rosa, who chairs the Senate Special Committee on Marawi City Rehabilitation and Victims’ Compensation, said they will always give utmost importance to the needs of Marawi […]

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DELA ROSA TO PNP: STOP MAKING COPS POGO BODYGUARDS

The Philippine National Police (PNP) should refrain from assigning its personnel to secure Philippine Offshore Gaming Operators (POGO) so as not to taint the image of the organization. Senator Ronald Dela Rosa said he has received information of PNP personnel allegedly involved in POGO-related crimes. “In able to clean your organization, sabihan mo stop deploying […]

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ZERO POGO-LINKED CRIMES AFTER SENATE PROBE

The Senate probe led by Senator Bato dela Rosa on the alleged rising criminality in the country, which focused on POGO (Philippine Offshore Gaming Operators)-related kidnappings, might have encouraged the police to heighten its focus on POGO, which resulted in “zero POGO-related crimes.” During the recent hearing of the Senate Ways and Means committee, joint […]

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DELA ROSA SUPPORTS PDEA, DDB BUDGETS

Senator Ronald “Bato” Dela Rosa expressed his full support for the budget of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) and Dangerous Drugs Board (DDB) to sustain advocacy that is very close to his heart – the war on drugs. “Automatic ‘yan, you don’t need to appeal to me. Kung ano ‘yung magagawa ko, gagawin ko […]

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PEACE TALKS WON’T SOLVE INSURGENCY – DELA ROSA

Senator Bato dela Rosa has downplayed the effectiveness of peace talks as a solution to the insurgency being waged by the Communist Party of the Philippines-New People’s Army (CPP-NPA). Dela Rosa said the only solution is for the CPP-NPA leaders and members to surrender to the government. “Kung ayaw nila, eh di tuloy ang giyera.” […]

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DELA ROSA BATS FOR NAT’L COUNCIL TO END INSURGENCY

Senator Bato dela Rosa sees the end of the communist insurgency problem in the country if the National Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict (NTF-ELCAC) will be institutionalized. This developed as Dela Rosa pushed anew for the immediate approval of his Senate Bill No. 200, or the ELCAC Act, which seeks to institutionalize […]

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SIM REGISTRATION TO EXPOSE SCAMMERS – DELA ROSA

Senator Ronald “Bato” Dela Rosa assured that text scammers and other cyber fraudsters using subscriber identity modules, commonly known as SIM cards for cellphones, can no longer hide their identities once the SIM Registration Bill becomes law. In his co-sponsorship speech of Senate Bill No. 1310 to be known as Subscriber Identification Module (SIM), under […]