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DIMAAMPAO IS 2ND MUSLIM JUSTICE IN SC – GORDON

Senator Dick Gordon welcomed the appointment of Court of Appeals Associate Justice Japar Dimaampao as the second Muslim justice at the Supreme Court. Gordon, an ex-officio member of the Judicial and Bar Council, said he welcomes Dimaampao’s appointment which was overwhelmingly endorsed by the Muslim communities in the country. “Dimaampao will surely give an equal […]

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PRC VAXXES TALIM ISLAND SENIORS, PWDS — GORDON

Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, the Philippine Red Cross (PRC) continues to boost its support for the National COVID-19 Vaccination Program. PRC volunteers and staff boarded boats to Talim Island to vaccinate COVID-19 priority groups: A2 or senior citizens and A3 or persons with comorbidities. “Anuman ang mga hamon na kinakaharap natin, ang Red Cross ay laging handa […]

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GORDON PUSHES FOR HEALTHCARE WORKERS’ BENEFITS

Senator Dick Gordon called on his Senate colleagues to prioritize the measure granting the continued benefits of essential healthcare workers who risk their lives in relieving suffering and saving lives, especially during this pandemic. Gordon said his measure, logged as Senate Bill 2371, mandates the continuing grant of the special risk allowance (SRA) and other […]

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PRC DEPLOYS BAKUNA BUSES TO 3 REGIONS – GORDON

As the Philippine Red Cross (PRC) continues to be the active ally of the government in the National COVID-19 Vaccination Program, the humanitarian organization drove their Bakuna Buses to Region 4A, Region 6, and Region 7 aiming to vaccinate over 2,250 individuals. “Despite the many challenges of the ongoing pandemic, the PRC staff and volunteers […]

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PRC GIVES CATANDUANES RESIDENTS EMERGENCY SHELTERS

The Philippine Red Cross (PRC) continues to support typhoon-affected communities in Catanduanes as the leading humanitarian organization distributes corrugated galvanized iron (CGI) sheets to 1,000 families in the towns of Gigmoto, Baras, Bato, and San Andres. The emergency shelter assistance consists of 10 CGI sheets and a set of shelter toolkits to be given to […]

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GORDON PUSHES FOR INVESTMENTS HUB IN CENTRAL LUZON

Senator Dick Gordon underscored the urgency to create new opportunities and attract more investments to expedite the country’s swift economic recovery from the negative consequences of the protracted COVID-19 pandemic. Gordon, who chairs the Senate committee on government corporations and public enterprises, renewed his call for the passage of Senate Bill (SB) 1549, or the […]

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PH RED CROSS BAKUNA BUS GOES TO RIZAL – GORDON

As the Philippine Red Cross (PRC) continues to be at the forefront in helping the government in its COVID-19 vaccination initiative, the humanitarian organization drove one of its Bakuna Buses to Barangay Tandang Kutyo, Tanay, Rizal to vaccinate priority groups from A2 to A5. The PRC vaccinated 550 individuals from Tandang Kutyo, Tanay, as this […]

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PH RED CROSS HELPS UNEMPLOYED CEBU PWDS – GORDON

Despite the modified enhanced community quarantine (MECQ) in several parts of the country, the Philippine Red Cross (PRC) continues to be at the forefront in providing hope to the most vulnerable. PRC volunteers and staff from the PRC Cebu Chapter sent out food packs to visually impaired individuals whose livelihoods were affected by the pandemic. […]

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GORDON: MOVE AGE OF SEXUAL CONSENT FROM 12 TO 16

Senator Dick Gordon, Chairman of the Committee on Justice and Human Rights, sponsored Senate Bill No. 2332 or the bill defining the crime of statutory rape and other acts of sexual abuse from 12 to 16 years of age. “We advocate to increase the age of sexual consent, through multisectoral partnerships with the judiciary, social […]

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SENATE RATIFIES PERJURY BILL BICAM REPORT

The Senate ratified the Bicameral Conference Committee Report of the disagreeing provisions of Senate Bill No. 1354 and House Bill No. 8268 or “An Act Increasing the Penalties for Perjury, Amending for the Purpose Articles 183 and 184 of Act No. 3815, As Amended, Otherwise Known as “The Revised Penal Code”. Senator Dick Gordon, Chairman […]