Category: Press Release

Jinggoy distributes DSWD cash assistance to Typhoon Karding victims; visits wake of 5 Bulacan rescuers

Senator Jinggoy Ejercito Estrada distributed the government’s cash assistance to an estimated 400 families in typhoon-ravaged areas in Quezon province and personally assessed the damage caused by Super Typhoon Karding. “Dinamayan natin ang mga pamilyang naninirahan sa Burdeos, Quezon na matinding hinagupit ng bagyong Karding at ipinamagi natin ang Assistance to Individuals in Crisis Situation (AICS) ng Department of Social…
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Estrada: ‘Favored’ supplier bagged P6-B in DepEd contracts

Senator Jinggoy Estrada bared Thursday that one of the alleged ‘favored’ suppliers of the Department of Education (DepEd) has cornered close to P6 billion in contracts for the agency’s Information and Communications Technology (ICT) requirements.  Estrada said Advance Solutions Inc. (ASI) was awarded DepEd contracts several times, with the aggregate amount of these deals totaling “close to…
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Statement on the death of five rescuers

It’s unfortunate to hear that the casualties of Typhoon Karding happen to be personnel of the provincial disaster risk reduction and management office (PDRRMO) conducting rescue missions. Physical hazards are more prevalent and dangerous in doing their job than others. In times of disaster, we need our first responders to be well-equipped and well-trained. This…
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Purveyors of ‘fake news’ should be jailed, fined — Jinggoy

TO discourage people from spreading “fake news,” Senator Jinggoy Ejercito Estrada is pushing for the criminalization of act of spreading false or misleading news online. “Click baits, propaganda, and manipulation of legitimate news segments to deliberately online falsehoods, false news or disinformation are so common nowadays, making it difficult to distinguish which is actual news to fake…
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Reverting TESDA to DOLE, a logical and sensible decision – Jinggoy

SENATOR Jinggoy Ejercito Estrada expressed belief that the move to revert back the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) as an attached agency of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) is part of the rightsizing efforts of President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. “It’s a logical and sensible decision. And it’s consistent with the law,…
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Jinggoy seeks commendation for pole vaulter champ EJ Obiena

FOR his winning streak in international competitions and for a successful 2022 campaign that brought national pride, Senator Jinggoy Ejercito Estrada said pole vaulter Ernest John “EJ” Obiena merits recognition and commendation from the Senate.  “Bagamat tiyak akong malayo pa ang iyong mararating at marami ka pang maiuuwing medalya para sa bansa, para sa akin,…
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Estrada wants probe on DepEd’s ‘favored’ computer suppliers

SENATOR Jinggoy Estrada is seeking a Senate investigation into the Department of Education’s (DepEd) computer procurement program to determine if it has resorted to the practice of “splitting of contracts” to be able to grant multi-billion peso deals to only a few “favored” suppliers of the agency. In a statement, Estrada said awarding contracts to…
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SJE Transcript: Blue Ribbon Committee Hearing on the alleged procurement of DepEd’s outdated and pricey laptops

SJE: Thank you, very much, Mr. Chair. May I know, what is the name of the representative from the Department of Education? SFNT: Director Abanil, Sen. Estrada is probably referring to your identity. ABANIL: Abram Abanil, Your Honor. SJE: Are you a Usec or Asec in the department? ABANIL: I am a director, Your Honor.…
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Jinggoy commends Metrobank Foundation’s outstanding Filipino soldiers

SENATOR Jinggoy Ejercito Estrada gave a special citation to the soldier-awardees in this year’s Metrobank Foundation Outstanding Filipinos for being torchbearers of exemplary service and for their faithful performance of their sworn duties and responsibilities. “Saludo po ang inyong lingkod sa inyong angking galing, tapang, malasakit sa kapwa, at pagmamahal sa bayan na siyang ipinamalas…
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Jinggoy: SIM registration bill, a valuable crime prevention strategy and cyber-defense capability for PH

SENATOR Jinggoy Ejercito Estrada today underscored the need to legislate the registration of all subscriber identity module (SIM) cards in the country to help not only in crime investigation and solution of law enforcement agencies but in improving the government’s cyber-defense capabilities as well.  “These text scams and spams surpass a mere breach of privacy…
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