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BOOST TEACHERS’ WELFARE, NEXT ADMIN URGED

Uphold the welfare of teachers. This should be a priority of the next administration as the country continues to grapple with the education crisis according to Senator Win Gatchalian. Gatchalian pressed the importance of boosting the morale of teachers, citing their role as frontliners for learning continuity amid the COVID-19 pandemic and ongoing recovery efforts. […]

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PRIORITIZE WELFARE OF ATHLETES – GO

Senator Bong Go, chair of the Senate Committee on Sports, presided over the joint Senate Committee hearing recently regarding the rift between pole vaulter and Olympian Ernest John “EJ” Obiena and the Philippine Athletics Track and Field Association. Leading the public hearing of the Senate Sports Committee, joint with the Finance Committee, Go emphasized the […]

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GATCHALIAN: KEEP KIDS SAFE IN ‘ODETTE’-HIT AREAS

Senator Win Gatchalian is urging the Department of Education (DepEd), Department of Health (DOH), and Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) to uphold the safety and welfare of children in areas affected by Typhoon Odette. Aside from providing child-friendly spaces, the chairman of the Senate Committee on Basic Education, Arts and Culture pressed the […]

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DEPED CELEBRATES NAT’L CHILDREN’S MONTH — BRIONES

Anchored on the domestic and international rights of the child, the Department of Education (DepEd) celebrates the 29th National Children’s Month (NCM) this November with various activities championing children’s rights and welfare in the new normal. With the national theme, “New Normal na Walang Iwanan: Karapatan ng Bawat Bata Ating Tutukan,” this year’s celebration will […]

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GATCHALIAN: KEEP CHILDREN SAFE IN COVID RECOVERY

Amid the celebration of the National Children’s Month this November, Senator Win Gatchalian pressed the need to ensure that COVID-19 recovery efforts will uphold the rights and welfare of children. Gatchalian pointed out that school closures and restrictions on children’s movement took their toll on the well-being and safety of children. While the government has […]

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PROTECT WORKERS AMID PANDEMIC — VILLANUEVA

Senator Joel Villanueva underscored the importance of ensuring the welfare of workers affected by the pandemic as the Senate labor committee started deliberations into several proposed measures. Villanueva’s committee tackled bills on media workers welfare, occupational safety and health standards for workers in the movie and television industry, service incentive leave, registry of skilled workers […]

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PUT AN END TO OJT EXPLOITATION — REP. NOGRALES

A young lawmaker is pushing for the passage of a measure that would put an end to the exploitation of on-the-job trainees (OJTs) or interns who are hired by private companies and by the government. Among the key provisions of House Bill No. 5652 or the Interns’ Rights, Welfare, and Benefits Bill filed by Rizal […]