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PRC LABS IN SUBIC, CLARK GET RITM ACCREDITATION – GORDON

Amid the rising number of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) positive cases, Senator Dick Gordon, chairman and CEO of the Philippine Red Cross (PRC), welcomed the accreditation of the PRC’s bio-molecular laboratories in Subic and Clark as the additional facilities will boost the PRC’s testing capacity. Gordon said the two laboratories will be formally opened since they […]

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OPEN CLARK, SUBIC, MACTAN AIRPORTS TO ALLOW MORE UAE OFWS TO COME HOME – GORDON

Empathizing with the plight of hundreds of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) in the United Arab Emirates, most of whom are already unemployed and stranded there for months, Senator Dick Gordon is pushing for more passenger flights to bring them home. Gordon, chairman and CEO of the Philippine Red Cross wrote to the Inter-Agency Task Force […]

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FAST-TRACK HANJIN TAKEOVER – GORDON

Senator Dick Gordon has called on the government to fast-track the takeover of the Hanjin Heavy Industries Corporations-Philippines facility in Subic to ensure the protection of the country’s territory and sovereignty and to provide jobs. “Mas maganda kung magawa na natin ang Hanjin para makapasok dito ng trabaho. Dapat gamitin natin iyan para sa seguridad […]

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GORDON WARNS HOSPITALS: STOP COMMITTING UNJUST PRACTICES

Senator Dick Gordon warned both public and private hospitals against committing unjust practices or they could also be sanctioned like the ACE Medical Center – Baypointe in the Subic Freeport which is now facing a complaint filed by the senator with the Department of Health (DOH). Gordon said the DOH has revoked Baypointe’s permit to […]

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LEGACY OF JAMES GORDON LIVES ON – GO

His was a life dedicated in the service of his fellow Filipinos. This is how senatorial aspirant and former Special Assistant to the President (SAP) Bong Go describes James Leonard Gordon, widely considered as the “founding father of Olongapo,” at the recent remembrance of the 52nd death anniversary of the late Olongapo City mayor. “Although […]

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AMEND BCDA LAW TO EXPAND SUBIC, CLARK ECO ZONES – GORDON

To revitalize the special economic zones in Subic and Clark by expanding the territories of the Subic Special Economic Zone and the Clark Special Economic Zone, increasing their powers and revising the allocation of income on taxes earned, Senator Dick Gordon has sponsored a measure which seeks to amend the Bases Conversion Development Authority (BCDA). […]

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BEST OPTION FOR HANJIN IS TO ATTRACT ESTABLISHED SHIPBUILDERS – GATCHALIAN

Senator Sherwin Gatchalian warned against a potential government takeover of the debt-ridden Korean company Hanjin Heavy Industries and Construction Philippines (HHIC-Phil), stressing that the best option is to attract established shipbuilders to operate the firm. Gatchalian said it is “not prudent” for government to take over Hanjin, given its poor track record in taking over […]

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GOV’T SHOULD PARTNER WITH LOCAL TAIPANS, KOREAN INVESTORS AND TAKE OVER HANJIN – GORDON

Senator Dick Gordon has proposed that government enter into a partnership with local taipans and Korean investors and take over debt-saddled Hanjin Philippines so that the country can build ships for use in defense and commercial purposes. Gordon stressed that the Hanjin shipyard is a very important natural resource, of human, logistical and engineering resource, […]

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LAW ON BIGGER MOTORCYCLE LICENSE PLATES TO PREVENT RIDING-IN-TANDEM CRIMES – GORDON

Deploring the still unabated killings with impunity, Senator Dick Gordon expressed hope that the bigger motorcycle plates bill will be signed into law soon as it will obviate crimes perpetrated by motorcycle-riding criminals. Gordon, who chairs the Senate Committee on Justice and Human Rights, cited as example the assassination of businessman Dominic Sytin, who was […]

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PROSECUTE NFA OFFICIALS INVOLVED IN RICE MESS – PIMENTEL

“If funds were misapplied by agency officials, prosecute the offenders. When Congress gives you money, tells you where and how to spend it, then you do something else, that’s illegal. We should also make the NFA accountable for the storage fiasco that led to wastage and infestation of stocks in Luzon while rice supplies at […]