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SENATE TO HONOR F. SIONIL JOSE – DE LIMA

Senator Leila de Lima filed a Proposed Senate Resolution honoring the late National Artist for Literature, F. Sionil Jose, for his invaluable contributions to Philippine literature. De Lima, a champion of social justice and human rights, said Jose’s pieces depict social issues and struggles and emphasize the importance of social justice, thereby immortalizing arts in […]

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DE LIMA HAILS LAW BANNING CHILD MARRIAGE IN PH

Senator Leila de Lima was elated over the recent passage into law of a bill that will end the practice of child marriage in the Philippines. De Lima, co-author of the anti-child marriage bill at the Senate, said that Republic Act (RA) No. 11596, or An Act Prohibiting the Practice of Child Marriage and Imposing […]

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GIVE PRIVATE SECTOR WORKERS COVID LEAVE – DE LIMA

Senator Leila de Lima has filed a measure mandating paid leaves in the private sector during a state of calamity on account of an infectious disease, such as the COVID-19 virus. De Lima filed Senate Bill (SB) No. 2307 providing for a five-day paid epidemic leave benefit to any private sector employee, regardless of employment […]

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HELP OF ISRAELI EXPERTS IN PH VAX ROLLOUT LAUDED

Opposition Senator Leila de Lima has welcomed the government’s move to accept help from medical experts from Israel’s Ministry of Health to assist with the rollout of COVID-19 vaccines in the country. De Lima said she hopes that the expertise on vaccination that will be shared by a three-person team from Israel could indeed provide […]

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DE LIMA LAUDS NETIZENS FOR HELPING DOG BRYTHON

Senator Leila de Lima has admired several netizens for showing their unconditional love for animals by voluntarily extending help to support the medical needs of an injured dog who was hit on the head by a still unidentified person. De Lima, an animal lover who owns dogs of different breeds, said the concern of netizens […]

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BILL PROTECTING RIGHTS OF FOUNDLINGS PUSHED

Opposition Senator Leila de Lima urged her colleagues to help push for the passage of the bill promoting the rights of and providing greater protections to deserted or abandoned children with unknown parents or foundlings to help them grow and be productive citizens of the country. In her sponsorship speech of the Foundling Recognition and […]

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PROTECT BPO WORKERS IN ‘NEW NORMAL’ – DE LIMA

Opposition Senator Leila de Lima has filed a measure seeking to ensure the welfare and protection of Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) workers in the Philippines. De Lima filed Senate Bill (SB) No. 2149 seeking to address the working struggles of BPO workers that are not fully addressed by existing laws, as well as pressing issues […]

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WOMEN ARE ‘NEW NORMAL’ HEROES – DE LIMA

Opposition Senator Leila de Lima has commended women around the world for their resiliency and ability to stand as the backbone of recovery for every community amid the current COVID-19 pandemic that put people’s life on a grinding halt. While the pandemic has disproportionally affected women around the world, De Lima said that women continue […]

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GIVE COVID-HIT FARMERS, FISHERS CASH AID – DE LIMA

Senator Leila de Lima has filed a measure seeking to provide direct cash assistance to small-scale farmers and municipal fisherfolk whose livelihoods have been most severely impacted by the prolonged lockdowns and the economic recession brought by the COVID-19 pandemic. De Lima, chairperson of the Senate Committee on Social Justice, Welfare and Rural Development filed […]

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BAN US SENATORS FOR INTERFERING IN PH JUDICIAL PROCESS – GO

Senator Bong Go condemned U.S. senators for their “brazen interference” in the judicial process and internal affairs of the Philippines. This came on the heels of the news that a panel of the U.S. Senate has approved an amendment in an appropriations bill that will ban Philippine government officials from entering U.S. territory for their […]