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PIMENTEL LAUDS MEDIUM TERM FISCAL FRAMEWORK

Senate Minority Leader Koko Pimentel III commended the Marcos administration for putting up a Medium Term Fiscal Framework (MTFF) that aims to guide the budgeting process in the next six years. Pimentel complimented the administration for being the first to introduce the framework that supports its agenda for prosperity. “I would like to congratulate this […]

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SENATORS TO DPWH: CHECK INTEGRITY OF BRIDGES

Senate Minority Leader Koko Pimentel III and Senator Bong Revilla urged the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) to inspect the integrity of bridges and other public structures given the recent natural disasters that hit the country. Revilla, who chairs the Senate Committee on Public Works, said the DPWH should immediately retrofit all old […]

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PIMENTEL WANTS PCSO LOTTO GAMES PROBED

Amid suspicions over the credibility of the result of the 6/55 Grand Lotto wherein 433 bettors won the P236 million jackpot, Senate Minority Leader Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III filed Senate Resolution No. 253 which seeks to determine the integrity and trustworthiness of the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO). “There is a need to make sure […]

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PIMENTEL: PROBE ‘STRANGE’ GRAND LOTTO DRAW RESULT

Senate Minority Leader Koko Pimentel III is mulling the filing of a resolution to audit and investigate the gaming activities of the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO), including the lottery, to ensure their integrity and protect millions of Filipino bettors. This as Pimentel called “strange and unusual” the result of the PCSO Grand Lotto draw […]

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PIMENTEL LAUDS TRANSFER OF TESDA TO DOLE

Senate Minority Leader Koko Pimentel III lauded the President’s decision to transfer the supervision of the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) to the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE). “It’s a brilliant move. I am in full support of the President’s decision to let DOLE supervise TESDA,” Pimentel said. “It is crucial for […]

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PIMENTEL TO BSP: STOP ISSUING P1K POLYMER BILLS

Senator Koko Pimentel III has asked the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas to stop the issuance and the production of the P1,000 polymer banknotes amid mounting complaints about its practical use as a legal tender. At the same time, Pimentel has filed a resolution urging the Senate to conduct a legislative inquiry on BSP’s inclination to […]

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SCRAP FUEL TAXES AMID RISING PRICES – PIMENTEL

Senator Koko Pimentel III sent his appeal to the incoming Marcos administration to identify and remove taxes and other fees in fuel transactions that can minimize the effects of surging prices of petroleum products. Pimentel said removing the excise tax and other fees on fuel is an Executive action but the veteran legislator will file […]

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PH CREATIVE INDUSTRIES BILL GETS SENATE NOD

The Senate approved on the third and final reading a bill that seeks to develop and promote the Philippine creative industries during its hybrid plenary session. With 21 affirmative votes, no negative vote, and no abstention, the chamber passed Senate Bill No. (SBN) 2455 or the Creative Industries Charter of the Philippines, which was sponsored […]

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‘TIMBANGAN NG BAYAN’ GETS SENATE OK – PIMENTEL

The Senate approved on third and final reading the Timbangan ng Bayan Act which aims to institutionalize the establishment of “timbangan ng bayan” centers in public and private markets in the country. With 23 affirmative votes, no negative vote, and no abstention, the Senate passed during its hybrid plenary session recently Senate Bill No. (SBN) […]

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BILL AGAINST FAKE DELIVERY ORDERS GETS SENATE OK

Delivery riders and drivers would soon be protected from shelling out money from their own pockets to pay for canceled bookings or hoax orders. The Senate approved on third and final reading Senate Bill No. 2302, also known as An Act Providing Measures to Protect Individuals Engaged in Food, Grocery and Pharmacy Delivery Services. The […]