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SEN. BINAY TO DOT: SUPPORT TOURISM-READY SITES

Senator Nancy Binay urged the Department of Tourism to provide all the necessary promotional, training or financial support to all tourism-ready sites as travel restrictions are continually being eased. According to Binay, the DOT should start enabling the tourism industry by extending marketing support to recover market share, bring back visitor confidence and awareness, rebuild […]

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GIVE TRANSPORT SECTOR FUEL SUBSIDY – NANCY BINAY

Senator Nancy Binay urged the Department of Budget and Management to immediately release funds for the provision of fuel subsidies to the public transport sector. This, as public utility drivers are feeling the heat with a steady rise in oil prices for the seventh week in a row now. “Umaaray na po ang ating mga […]

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RETURN CANCER FUND IN 2022 DOH BUDGET – BINAY

Senator Nancy Binay slammed the removal of the line item for the country’s cancer fund for 2022 by the Department of Health, saying it was a “step back” after Congress “had gone through a lot of hoops to fully empower the national cancer control program”. “The DOH should have taken our cue when we allocated […]

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RAISE AGE OF CONSENT FROM 12 TO 16 YEARS OLD – BINAY

Senator Nancy Binay is convinced that the age of consent in the Philippines should be raised to 16 from the present 12, following the alleged rape of a 15-year-old by a policeman. In July, Binay filed Senate Bill No. 1895 which aims to make 16 years old the minimum age to determine statutory rape for […]

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BINAY TO DOH, LGUs: LAUNCH MASSIVE INFO CAMPAIGN VS LEPTOSPIROSIS

Concerned over the rising number of leptospirosis cases in the country, Senator Nancy Binay urged the Department of Health (DOH) and local government units to launch a massive campaign to be proactive in the fight against the disease in the barangays. Binay said the DOH, with the help of local government units (LGUs), should remain […]

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REVIEW FISCAL POLICIES OF GOCCs – BINAY

Senator Nancy Binay called out the Governance Commission for GOCCs (GCG) to fully review fiscal policies of government owned and controlled corporations particularly those which were flagged by the audit commission. According to Binay, the GCG, being the government’s central advisory and oversight body over the public corporate sector, can start reviewing policies and fiscal […]

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APPOINT A BORACAY CZAR – BINAY

Senator Nancy Binay asked Malacanang to appoint a person directly in charge of the Boracay rehabilitation after a Senate hearing revealed that misunderstandings between government agencies are causing delays on the rehabilitation projects on the island. “Sino yung on top of everything? We have Secretary Cimatu who is in charge of Task Force Boracay pero […]

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GO AFTER MEMBERS OF GLOBAL CRIME SYNDICATES INSTEAD OF MISSIONARIES – BINAY

Senator Nancy Binay scored the Bureau of Immigration (BI) for its excessive use of authority in arresting a 71-year old missionary. “Apparently, the Bureau of Immigration used excessive authority in connection with the arrest of Sister Patricia, and has acted on a mistaken perception plucked from an imaginary threat. Ang tanong e ‘how can a […]

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SENATE TO PROBE QUESTIONABLE PROCESSES BEHIND RECRUITMENT OF OFWs – BINAY

Senator Nancy Binay said the Senate will look into the prevalent use of “agents” working for licensed recruitment agencies on a commission basis, citing the case of overseas Filipino worker (OFW) Joanna Demafelis, whose body was found in a freezer in her employer’s apartment in Kuwait. Recently, another domestic worker was sent home by her […]

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“ZERO-WASTE” TOURISM POLICY FOR BORACAY PUSHED – BINAY

Senator Nancy Binay urged the Senate to investigate the need to promote a “zero-waste” tourism policy in the world famous resort island of Boracay. “The threats of inefficient waste management on the environment, especially on tourist destinations in the country still persist,” Binay said in filing Senate Resolution no. 313. The Senate Committees on Environment […]