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GORDON TO SSS MEMBERS: BE WARY OF ONLINE SCAMMERS

Senator Dick Gordon warned Social Security System (SSS) members and their employers to take extra precaution against scammers amid the recent rise in the number of fraudulent incidents, especially during pandemic. Gordon, who chairs the Senate Committee on Government Corporations and Public Enterprises, urged SSS members and their employers alike not to disclose sensitive information […]

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TAKE ONLINE TESDA COURSES: QUARANTINED OFWS URGED

Senator Dick Gordon has urged the estimated 9,000 overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) who are currently under strict quarantine or isolation to keep their patience and their minds occupied towards self-improvement. Gordon, who is known as a man of action, suggested returning OFWs to join in Technical Education and Skills Development Authority’s (TESDA) online courses which […]

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PRC SENDS HELP TO ‘ODETTE’-HIT BOHOL, CEBU

Senator Dick Gordon sent relief goods to families affected by the recent supertyphoon Odette in some parts of Visayas and Mindanao in an effort to spread hope to them and rebuild their lives with dignity. Gordon assured that the Philippine Red Cross (PRC) he chairs will continue to assist the most vulnerable residents in Ubay […]

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GORDON CONDEMNS MURDERS OF EX-MAYOR, FISCAL

Senator Dick Gordon denounced the recent assassination of former Anda, Pangasinan Mayor Aldrin Cerdan and Trece Martires Assistant City Prosecutor Edilbert Mendoza. Gordon, who chairs the Senate Committee on Justice and Human Rights, decried the growing impunity over the unabated killings in the country where criminals have become brazen in carrying out their nefarious activities. […]

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REVIEW BILLS ON POLITICAL DYNASTY – GORDON

Senator Dick Gordon has vowed to revisit and review proposed measures pending in the Senate meant to enable the Constitutionally-mandated prohibition against political dynasties to flourish in the country. Gordon, who chairs the Senate Justice and Human Rights Committee, offered some solutions that could stem the proliferation of the constant shuffle of elective positions among […]

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CRACKDOWN ON ‘RIDING-IN-TANDEM’ CRIMES WELCOMED

Senator Dick Gordon welcomed President Duterte’s directive to the Philippine National Police (PNP) to curb the recent spike in crimes involving motorcycle-bound criminals, colloquially known as the “riding-in-tandem.” Gordon, the author of Republic Act (RA) 11235 or the Motorcycle Crime Prevention Act, said the directive issued to the PNP Chief Dionardo Carlos would further shed […]

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GORDON TO GOV’T: HELP FISHERS GET BETTER EQUIPMENT

The government should invest more funds for better equipment and technical skills training of Filipino fishermen and their families to mitigate the negative impact of more destructive typhoons on them, Senator Dick Gordon said. Gordon noted that small fishing “bangkas” or motorized pump boats and its crew are at higher risk against more powerful storms […]

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GORDON BATS FOR PH ‘GREEN’ INFRASTRUCTURE

Senator Dick Gordon has underscored the importance of respecting the environment as more destructive storms strike the Philippines every year. Citing his experience as the chairman of the Philippine Red Cross, Gordon said the country must lean towards “green” infrastructure that are considerate of the environment, resilient towards the weather, and provide less carbon footprint […]

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GORDON TO LGUS: ADAPT TO MORE DESTRUCTIVE TYPHOONS

Citing the drastic effects of climate change to the Filipino people, Senator Dick Gordon urged local government units (LGUs) to adapt to the adverse impact of stronger and more destructive typhoons traversing the country. Gordon, who chairs the Philippine Red Cross (PRC), the country’s premier humanitarian organization, said local authorities must accept the fact that […]

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KEEP NATIONAL HEROES IN PESO BILLS – GORDON

Philippine currency should not set aside its depiction of national heroes in recognition of their bravery and invaluable contribution to the country’s rich history and culture, re-electionist Senator Dick Gordon said. Gordon made the statement in response to the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP)’s announcement in phasing out World War II heroes in its experimental […]