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Senators honor Dingdong Dantes, Marian Rivera, rest of ‘Rewind’ team

(MANILA BULLETIN) Dingdong Dantes, Marian Rivera, among others behind the film “Rewind,” were at the Senate recently. They were honored there through Resolution No. 909 as issued by Senator Robin Padilla, as part of an effort to recognize the success of “Rewind,” now considered the highest-grossing Filipino film of all time, earning 902 million pesos…
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Statement on the Senate taking the lead in Charter Change deliberations

It is worth noting that the Senate has heeded the President’s earlier call to be at the forefront of crafting proposed Charter changes, specifically on the economic provisions in the Constitution, preserving the bicameral nature of the legislation. This was even before the “word war” between the two Chambers escalated. By taking the lead in…
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What you need to know about the ‘Eddie Garcia’ bill

(PHILSTAR LIFE) The Senate has approved the “Eddie Garcia” bill, which seeks to protect movie and television workers from unfair treatment and poor working conditions.  Garnering 22 affirmative votes and no negative and abstentions, the upper house approved on Monday, Feb. 19 the Senate Bill No. 2505, or the “Eddie Garcia” bill on the third…
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Senate passes landmark measure to protect movie, TV workers

(MANILA STANDARD) In a unanimous vote, the Senate passed on Monday Senate Bill No. 2505, or the proposed legislation aimed at protecting the welfare of workers in the movie and television industry, which will be known as the “Eddie Garcia Law.” Sen. Jinggoy Ejercito Estrada authored the measure, which was named after the late veteran…
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PHOTO RELEASE: Alleged extortion of MILF on their ex-members

Alleged extortion of MILF on their ex-members: Senator Jinggoy Ejercito Estrada takes to task the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) Peace Implementing Panel Secretariat in investigating claims on alleged “cut” in the P100,000 cash grant given to rebel returnees. Estrada, Chairperson of the Senate Committee on National Defense and Security, urged the concerned officials during Tuesday’s public…
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Alleged 50% ‘cut’ in rebel returnees’ cash aid bared in Senate

(INQUIRER) MANILA, Philippines — Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) commanders are allegedly getting a 50 percent “cut” from the P100,000 cash grant given to rebel returnees. Former MILF fighters made this revelation when they personally met with Senator Jinggoy Estrada on Tuesday to complain against their commanders. Estrada said Presidential Peace Adviser Carlito Galvez Jr.…
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P100/day wage hike approved by Senate

(MALAYA) A BILL granting a P100-increase in the daily minimum wage of workers in the private sector was approved by the Senate on third and final reading yesterday. The measure, seen to benefit some 4.2 million minimum wage earners, was passed amid opposition from business groups that said a P100 salary hike is not the…
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Senate OKs Eddie Garcia bill on third reading

(PHILSTAR) MANILA, Philippines — The Senate yesterday approved on third and final reading the so-called Eddie Garcia bill, which seeks to protect movie and television workers from unfair treatment and poor working conditions. With 22 affirmative votes and no abstention, senators passed Senate Bill 2505 or the Eddie Garcia Act as part of the Senate’s commitment…
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‘Eddie Garcia’ bill gets Senate OK on final reading

(INQUIRER) MANILA, Philippines — The Senate on Monday approved on third and final reading a bill seeking to protect movie and television workers from unfair treatment and poor working conditions. Senate Bill No. 2505, otherwise known as the Eddie Garcia bill, received 22 affirmative, zero negative votes, and zero abstentions during Monday’s plenary session. Senator Jinggoy Estrada,…
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Senate approves ‘Eddie Garcia’ bill

(THE MANILA TIMES) (UPDATE) THE Senate on Monday approved on third and final reading the “Eddie Garcia Act” or Senate Bill (SB) 2505, which aims to protect the welfare of workers in the movie and television industry. Movie and television personalities trooped to the Senate to witness the passage of SB 2505, including couple Dingdong Dantes…
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