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GIVE NAVY SHIPS BETTER PORT ACCESS — PADILLA

To help the Armed Forces of the Philippines, particularly the Philippine Navy, do their job of defending the nation, Senator Robin Padilla called on the private sector to allow better port access for Navy vessels. In his privilege speech, Padilla lamented that Navy vessels need to wait four to 48 hours before being given access […]

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PADILLA VOWS: NO REPEAT OF ABUSES IN ROTC PROGRAM

Citing the professionalization of the Armed Forces of the Philippines and current laws penalizing hazing, Senator Robin Padilla is 99 percent sure the past “abuses” that hounded the Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC) program will not happen again. Padilla, a vocal advocate of basic citizens’ military training, also reiterated that ROTC is not just about […]

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PADILLA CALLS ON AFP TO BEEF UP NURSE CORPS

Saving lives should be the priority of the training of reservists of the Armed Forces of the Philippines, Senator Robin Padilla stressed at the Basic Citizen Military Course in the Senate, where actor Enrico Raphael “Rocco” Nacino was the inspirational speaker. Padilla said the nation needs more members of the AFP nurse corps like Nacino, […]

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PADILLA BATS FOR BETTER INFO DRIVE ON EL NIÑO

Senator Robin Padilla is seeking to hold Senate hearings to review and improve the government’s information drive on its preparations and responses to the crisis caused by El Niño. Padilla filed Senate Resolution 987, directing the Senate Committee on Public Information and Mass Media – which he chairs – to conduct the inquiry in aid […]

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SENATE WORKERS URGED: TAKE BASIC MILITARY TRAINING

The office of Senator Robin Padilla is organizing a Basic Citizen Military Training for Senate officials and employees from March to June 2024. Padilla, a reserve Lieutenant Colonel in the Philippine Army, said the Basic Citizen Military Training aims to establish formal, actual and physical training for Senate officials and employees who sign up. “Ang […]

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PADILLA SUPPORTS ANGARA LED CHA-CHA SUBCOMMITTEE

The creation of a Senate subcommittee under Senator Sonny Angara to review economic provisions of the 1987 Constitution is a move in favor of the people, Senator Robin Padilla. Padilla, who chairs the Senate committee on constitutional amendments and revision of codes, stressed this as he agreed with Senate President Migz Zubiri’s pronouncement on the […]

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CHARTER CHANGE MUST COME FROM THE PEOPLE – PADILLA

The time is ripe to amend the 1987 Constitution – including through a people’s initiative – so long as this is truly from the people. Senator Robin Padilla stressed this as he reiterated his warning against some politicians against twisting the will of the people to suit their ambitions. “Ang boses ng taongbayan ay boses […]

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SPEED UP BENEFITS FOR EX-REBELS, SAYS PADILLA

The Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) and other agencies should lose no time in processing the benefits due to members of armed groups who have surrendered to the government, Senator Robin Padilla said. At the hearing on the DILG’s 2024 budget, Padilla pointed out that the government has convinced many members of armed […]

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PADILLA FILES BILL TO GIVE CHR FISCAL AUTONOMY

The Commission on Human Rights (CHR) may no longer be a “toothless tiger,” after Senator Robin Padilla filed a bill strengthening it with an effective and expanded structural, organizational and functional independence. Padilla’s Senate Bill 2440 also guarantees full fiscal autonomy to the CHR, “to ensure prompt, immediate, and unrestricted discharge of its functions.” “Regarded […]

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PADILLA, WIFE VISIT PAG-ASA ISLAND IN WEST PH SEA

“Atin po ito (Pag-Asa is ours),” Senator Robin Padilla stressed this after visiting Pag-Asa Island in the West Philippine Sea recently. During his visit, Padilla pushed for the implementation of projects that will benefit residents living there, so they need not leave the island. “Atin po ito. Huwag po nating hayaang maangkin ito ng kung […]