Tag: 19th Congress

Caregivers protection package bill gets rolling in the Senate

THE Senate Committee on Labor, Employment, and Human Resources Development will get the ball rolling on bills seeking to protect caregivers against abuse, harassment, violence, and exploitation and requiring the grant of benefits, including the monetization of unused annual service incentive leaves, Senator Jinggoy Ejercito Estrada on Thursday said. “Nais nating bigyan hindi lang ng…
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Senators express condolences on passing of music icon Syliva La Torre

(GMA NEWS) Two senators on Monday filed separate resolutions expressing “profound sympathy and sincere condolences” on the passing of “Queen of Kundiman” Sylvia La Torre de Tagle. In filing Senate Resolution No. 345, Senator Jinggoy Estrada said de Tagle’s passion and dedication to music and the arts “greatly contributed to the growth and development of…
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Jinggoy files Senate resolution commending movie director Jun Lana

SENATOR Jinggoy Ejercito Estrada on Monday filed a Senate resolution commending and congratulating movie director Jun Robles Lana for winning the “Best Film” award in the recent 26th Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival.  “The remarkable achievement of Lana in the prestigious international film competition is yet another proof of the inherent ingenuity, creativity, and world-class…
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Jinggoy honors late artist Sylvia La Torre

AS the nation mourns the loss of veteran artist and music icon Sylvia La Torre, Senator Jinggoy Ejercito Estrada today filed a resolution expressing the Senate’s sympathy to her family and recognizing her invaluable contribution to the growth of Philippine arts and culture.  “A music icon, trailblazing entertainer, and a pioneer for female Filipino performers,…
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Jinggoy Estrada wants further scrutiny of Maharlika fund

(INQUIRER) MANILA, Philippines — Senator Jinggoy Ejercito Estrada wants to further scrutinize the proposed Maharlika Investment Fund, adding that he has so many questions about the sovereign wealth fund (SWF). “We have to scrutinize it. We have to debate it extensively, at ako personally, marami din akong pwedeng maitanong (me personally I have so many…
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‘That can wait’: Jinggoy Estrada questions House railroading of Maharlika Wealth Fund bill

(POLITIKO) Senator Jinggoy Estrada questioned Saturday (December 3) the House of Representatives’ rush to pass the bill creating a Philippine sovereign wealth fund, with investments pooled from contributions of state-run pension funds and government financial institutions. In a radio interview, Estrada said House Bill 6398 creating the Maharlika Wealth Fund (MWF) should be scrutinized closely.…
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Maharlika fund bill needs to be scrutinized, debated on – Jinggoy

(MANILA BULLETIN) Senator Jose ‘’Jinggoy’’ Ejercito Estrada has questioned why proponents are rushing the approval of the proposed P275-billion sovereign wealth fund bill when senators have yet to iron out kinks and hold public debates to discuss the matter. During a DWIZ radio interview Saturday, Dec. 3, Estrada said that while he is not against…
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Maharlika Wealth Fund bill needs to be scrutinized, debated extensively – Jinggoy

SENATOR Jinggoy Ejercito Estrada has questioned why proponents are rushing the approval of the proposed P275 billion sovereign wealth fund when senators have yet to iron out kinks and hold public debates to discuss the matter. Estrada, in an interview on Saturday, said that while he is not against the approval of the proposed Maharlika…
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Jinggoy thinks CA won’t confirm Tulfo as DSWD chief

(MANILA BULLETIN) Erwin Tulfo may not get confirmed by the powerful bicameral Commission on Appointments (CA) as Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) secretary before it adjourns for the Christmas break. “Now, honestly I don’t think he will be confirmed before we adjourn,’’ Senator Jose ‘’Jinggoy’’ Ejercito Estrada told DWIZ radio in an interview…
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PRIB PHOTO: A perfect choice

A PERFECT CHOICE: Sen. Jinggoy Ejercito Estrada expresses his support for the appointment of Sec. Maria Susana “Toots” Ople to the Department of Migrant Workers (DMW) saying she is the “perfect choice” to lead the department. At the meeting of the Committee on Labor, Employment, Social Welfare, and Migrant Workers of the Commission on Appointments, Estrada admitted…
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