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Senators see Pogos as nat’l security threat: ‘Shut them down, deport them’

(INQUIRER) MANILA, Philippines — Senate President Chiz Escudero on Thursday expressed support for Defense Secretary Gilberto Teodoro Jr.’s call to stop the operation of Philippine Offshore Gaming Operators (Pogos) near military bases in the country. But while he backed Teodoro’s view, Escudero emphasized that all illegal Pogo operations must be stopped. “I agree with Sec.…
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Senator urges probe to know who’s behind Porac POGO hub

(GMA NEWS) Senator Lito Lapid on Tuesday called for an investigation into the people behind the raided Philippine Offshore Gaming Operator (POGO) hub in Porac, Pampanga. “Nararapat na magsagawa ng masusing imbestigasyon upang malaman kung sino ang mga taong tunay na nagmamay-ari ng mga lupa at mga building na ginagamit sa POGO at ang kompanyang…
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PH leaders commemorate Independence Day with calls for unity

(NEWS 5) On the commemoration of the 126th anniversary of Philippine independence, Philippine leaders shared warm messages reflecting on the nation’s past and the ongoing challenges it faces. Pres. Ferdinand” Bongbong” Marcos emphasized in his Independence Day message that it is an honor for every Filipino to be part of a courageous lineage that fought…
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On Independence Day, senators urge Filipinos: Unite vs threats to PH sovereignty

(RAPPLER) MANILA, Philippines – On the 126th commemoration of Philippine independence, some members of the Senate rallied Filipinos to unite against threats to the national interest, especially attempts to undermine Philippine sovereignty. Deputy Minority Leader Risa Hontiveros urged unity among Filipinos to protect the national interest amid the continued aggression of China in the West Philippine…
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Senators stress protection of PH sovereignty on Independence Day

(GMA NEWS) On the celebration of the 126th anniversary of Philippine independence Wednesday, senators called for protection of the country’s sovereignty and national interest. Senate President Pro Tempore Jinggoy Estrada, who chairs the Senate national defense committee, called on the Filipinos to show the international community its “unity and determination in defending our rights, natural…
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‘Hindi dapat balewalain’: Jinggoy calls for deeper probe on ‘PLA uniforms’ in POGO raid

(POLITIKO) Senate President Pro Tempore Jinggoy Ejercito Estrada believes that the Chinese military uniforms found at a raided Philippine Offshore Gaming Operator (POGO) is added proof of the scams being conducted by the facility. “Whether genuine or mere props, the pieces of alleged People’s Liberation Army (PLA) uniforms found in the raided POGO hub in…
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Senators urge Filipinos to defend PH sovereignty

(INQUIRER) MANILA, Philippines — Several senators on Wednesday, the 126th anniversary of Philippine Independence, pondered on the essence of freedom and how Filipinos should continue to defend it amid continued foreign aggression in Philippine territory. Senate President Francis Escudero urged Filipinos to “take to heart” the spirit of freedom and use it to guide the…
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Senators renew call to ban POGOs after Porac raid yields PLA uniforms

(PTV NEWS) Senators on Tuesday reiterated their call to ban Philippine Offshore Gaming Operators (POGOs) in the country after the discovery of People’s Liberation Army (PLA) uniforms in a recently-raided POGO facility in Porac, Pampanga. Senator Sherwin Gatchalian, in a Viber message to reporters, said the presence of PLA uniforms raises concerns about national security.…
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Pagkanta ng ‘Bagong Pilipinas’ hymn hindi iligal - Jinggoy

(ABANTE) Inihayag ni Senate President Pro Tempore Jinggoy Estrada na hindi illegal o irregular ang direktiba ni Pangulong Ferdinand Marcos Jr. sa mga government agency na isama sa flag-raising ceremony ang Bagong Pilipinas hymn at Panunumpa sa Watawat. Sinabi ni Estrada na layunin lamang nito na isulong ang mabuting pamamahala at progresibong liderato sa lahat…
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Jinggoy Estrada OK with Bagong Pilipinas hymn, pledge

(INQUIRER) MANILA, Philippines — Senate President Pro Tempore Jinggoy Estrada said the memorandum mandating the recital of Bagong Pilipinas hymn and pledge during weekly flag ceremonies is neither illegal nor irregular. Estrada was pertaining to Memorandum Circular No. 52 signed by Executive Secretary Lucas Bersamin by the authority of President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. READ: Escudero OK…
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