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Jinggoy honors 6 soldiers slain in Lanao clash

(POLITIKO) In a heartfelt tribute, Senator Jinggoy Estrada honors the six valiant soldiers who fell in a fierce encounter with Maute terrorists in Munai, Lanao del Norte, underscoring their supreme sacrifice for national security and the continuous fight against terrorism. Senator Jinggoy Estrada pays homage to six soldiers killed in a clash with Maute terrorists…
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Measures granting amnesty to ex-rebels reach Senate plenary

(INQUIRER) MANILA, Philippines — Senator Jinggoy Estrada on Wednesday sponsored four measures seeking to grant amnesty to former members of insurgent groups. Estrada, who also chairs the Senate committee on national defense and security, peace, unification and reconciliation, stood to sponsor House Concurrent Resolution Nos. 19, 20, 21, 22 under Committee Reports No. 200, 201, 202, and…
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Estrada bats for Senate approval of PBBM’s amnesty grant to rebels

(PNA) MANILA – Senator Jinggoy Estrada on Wednesday recommended the Senate’s concurrence to President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr.’s proclamations granting amnesty to rebels and insurgents to encourage them to give up their fight. On Nov. 22, 2023, Marcos signed Proclamation Nos. 403, 404 405, and 406 granting amnesty, respectively, to members of the Rebolusyonaryong Partido ng…
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MILF leaders getting ‘cut’ from cash grant

(MALAYA) SEN. Jinggoy Estrada yesterday urged the Moro Islamic Libera­tion Front leadership to investigate reports that its leaders have been getting a 50 percent “cut” on the P100,000 cash grant given to rebel returnees. Estrada, during the hearing of Senate Committee on National Defense on the decommis­sioning of MILF fighters and weapons, said he learned…
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Senators see faster resolution on Charter reforms with RBH 7

(PNA) MANILA – Senators welcomed Wednesday the filing of the Resolution of Both Houses No. 7 (RBH 7) in the House of Representatives, saying the move results in faster and smoother proceedings on the proposed amendments to the three economic provisions of the 1987 Constitution. Senator Ramon Revilla Jr. said “the sooner we conclude this, the…
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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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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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Labor groups cheer Senate’s approval of P100 wage hike bill

(SUNSTAR) A COALITION of labor groups has welcomed the Senate’s approval of a proposed law seeking to increase the daily minimum wage of workers in the private sector by P100.  The Nagkaisa, a coalition of labor centers, federations and national unions, said the upper chamber’s move is a “good starting point” in reforming the mechanism…
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MILF leaders accused of taking ‘cuts’ from ex-Moro rebels’ cash aid

(INQUIRER) Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) commanders are allegedly getting a 50-percent “cut” from the P100,000 cash assistance given to former Moro combatants for laying down their firearms as part of the peace deal that the secessionist rebels had entered into with the government. This was revealed by Sen. Jinggoy Estrada, who presided over the…
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50 percent rebel cash aid diverted to commanders?

(PHILSTAR) MANILA, Philippines — Sen. Jinggoy Estrada said yesterday he received information that 50 percent of the P100,000 cash assistance for decommissioned Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) members was diverted to their former commanders. Estrada, chairman of the Senate committee on national defense and security, peace, unification and reconciliation, made the revelation as the Senate…
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