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WFH SETUP A STEP IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION – REVILLA

Government workers will embrace and adapt to the realities of the so-called new normal while their well-being and safety are assured after the Civil Service Commission (CSC) institutionalizes flexible work arrangements. Senator Bong Revilla said CSC’s move is a “step in the right direction” to safeguard civil servants from health risks while making sure that […]

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NEW LAW GIVES SK OFFICIALS HONORARIA — REVILLA

Senator Bong Revilla hailed the enactment of Republic Act No. 11768 which strengthens the Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) as a meaningful vehicle for youth participation in local governance and in nation-building. Revilla, who is one of the authors of the law alongside Senators Sonny Angara and Imee Marcos, is elated that policy gaps and issues under […]

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GOV’T WORKERS’ NIGHT DIFFERENTIAL PAY RATIFIED

Congress ratified recently the Bicameral Conference Committee Report granting night shift differential pay to government employees and the doubling of said benefit for public health care workers, for work performed between 6:00 in the evening and 6:00 in the morning of the following day. Senator Ramon Bong Revilla, Jr. Chairman of the Senate Committee on […]

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GIVE MILITARY RESERVISTS JOB SECURITY – VILLANUEVA, REVILLA

Senators Joel Villanueva and Bong Revilla both recognize the significant role military reservists play in times of calamities and in stopping terrorism. Villanueva and Revilla have filed Senate Bill Numbers 1147 and 1203, respectively, to strengthen the employment rights of military reservists. The proposal was filed and was passed on third reading at the Senate during […]

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GIVE CASH GIFTS TO OCTOGENARIANS, NONAGENARIANS – ZUBIRI

Senior citizens need not wait to reach 100 years old to get cash incentives from the government. According to a proposal from Senate Majority Leader Juan Miguel Zubiri and Senator Ramon Bong Revilla, Jr., senior citizens 80 years old and above will be given a cash gift and a letter of felicitation by the government. […]

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DUTERTE CERTIFIES SALARY INCREASE FOR GOV’T EMPLOYEES AS URGENT – REVILLA

Senate Committee on Civil Service Chairman Ramon Bong Revilla, Jr. expressed his gratitude to President Rodrigo Duterte after certifying the Salary Standardization Law of 2019 as “urgent.” Revilla, who principally sponsored the measure, got the support of his fellow lawmakers in passing Senate Bill 1219 under Committee Report No. 26 jointly submitted by the Committees […]

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GIVE NIGHT DIFFERENTIAL PAY TO GOVERNMENT WORKERS – REVILLA

The Senate has passed on third reading a bill granting night shift differential pay to government employees whose work requires them to perform duties beyond regular working hours. “The Labor Code of the Philippines defines night shift differential as ‘not less than 10% of his regular wage for each hour of work performed between 10 […]

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INCLUDE TRADITIONAL GAMES IN K-12 CURRICULUM – REVILLA

Senator Bong Revilla has expressed his commitment to curb the rising rate of obesity in the Philippines, especially among the youth, by inculcating more physical activities and traditional games in the K to 12 curriculum. Revilla filed Senate Bill No. 1121, or “An Act Providing for the Mandatory Inclusion of Anti-Obesity Education Program and Exercise […]

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IMPLEMENT LAW INCREASING SALARY OF NURSES – REVILLA

Senator Bong Revilla reiterated the need to implement R.A. 9173 or the “Philippine Nursing Act of 2002” which pegs the base pay of nurses in the public sector at Salary Grade 15 as he questioned its exclusion in the 2020 national budget despite the Supreme Court’s ruling. In Revilla’s interpellation during the Senate’s hearing of […]

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DIVIDE DISTRIBUTION OF P100,000 INCENTIVE TO CENTENARIAN – REVILLA

Various groups representing the senior citizen sector expressed their support for Senator Bong Revilla’s proposed amendment of Republic Act 10868, “An Act Honoring and Granting Additional Benefits and Privileges to Filipino Centenarians,” or the “Centenarians Act of 2016.” During the public hearing of the Senate Committee on Social Justice, Welfare and Rural Development joint with […]