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REVIEW PUV MODERNIZATION PROGRAM – POE

Senator Grace Poe called anew for the review of the public utility vehicle modernization program (PUVMP), saying it lacks safety nets for drivers and operators who will bear the brunt of the December 31 consolidation deadline. “Nakaka-alarma na makitang hindi naaprubahan ang mga sinusulong natin proteksyon para sa mga drivers sa pondo ng PUV Modernization […]

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POE BACKS DEPARTMENT OF WATER CREATION

Senator Grace Poe pressed for the creation of a Department of Water, saying the country’s water woes are “too big” to be met by fragmented responses. Poe also enjoined the private sector to work with the government in ensuring sustainable water management and access of the people to safe drinking water and sanitation. “The irony […]

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POE TO TELCOS: GIVE PUBLIC SCHOOLS FREE INTERNET

Senator Grace Poe implored government regulators and telecommunications companies (telcos) to boost their linkages and provide free internet access to public schools. Poe said the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) and the Department of Education (DepEd) should work closely with the telcos to ensure students even in the most remote schools experience the […]

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POE WANTS TOUGHER ANIMAL CRUELTY LAWS

Senator Grace Poe has proposed the creation of a body that will have wider powers in ensuring the promotion of animal welfare in the country and their protection against cruelty. Senate Bill No. 2458 seeks a revised Animal Welfare Act to strengthen animal welfare standards, policies, rules and regulations, implementation and enforcement as well as […]

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‘ONE-STRIKE POLICY’ VS ERRING OTS WORKERS URGED

Senator Grace Poe exhorted the management of the Office for Transportation Security (OTS) to enforce a one-strike policy against its personnel found involved in wrongdoings. Poe said the measure will weed out the undesirables from the good ones and will help restore the integrity of the office tainted by corruption and controversy. “Ang kailangan natin […]

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POE TO PUV DRIVERS: AVAIL OF SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

Senator Grace Poe persuaded the country’s public utility vehicle (PUV) drivers to seize the opportunity of further honing their skills on the road by taking the “Tsuper Iskolar Program” that may now be availed online. “Similar to a vehicle’s maintenance, there needs to be a constant check on the driver’s competency and awareness on road […]

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POE WANTS BETTER SERVICES FOR AIRLINE PASSENGERS

Senator Grace Poe called for a tougher policy on air passengers rights to address the cancellations and delays in flights by local airlines besetting travelers. “This pressing public service issue calls for urgent effective solutions as it involves not only the air passengers’ rights, but also the overall impact on the country’s tourism and economy,” […]

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POE TO LTO: REVIEW ‘CHAOTIC’ DIGITALIZATION MOVE

Senator Grace Poe called on the Land Transportation Office (LTO) to make a thorough assessment of its digitalization program to deliver badly-needed efficient and fast service to the public. “Years in implementation and billions of money spent later, the Land Transportation Office’s digitalization initiative leaves much to be desired,” Poe said. The head of the […]

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POE TO POWER FIRMS: PROVIDE RELIABLE ELECTRICITY

Senator Grace Poe said power firms granted with a franchise and permits carry the colossal task of providing reliable electricity at all times. “Reliability is a big commitment in the provision of public service. Kailangan ay maaasahan ka ng mga tao sa lahat ng oras, whatever the circumstances are,” Poe said during the recent hearing of […]

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DON’T LET CONSUMERS SHOULDER PORT FEES – POE

Senator Grace Poe urged concerned government agencies to ensure that consumers do not bear the costs of fees and charges imposed on shipping lines for the use of the country’s ports. Poe issued the call as the Senate committee on public services which she leads conducted a public hearing on Senate Resolution No. 484 on […]