Tag: 19th Congress

Estrada ready to adopt House version of minimum wage hike bill

(PNA) MANILA – Senator Jinggoy Estrada, who sponsored the Senate version of the bill seeking a PHP100 minimum wage hike in the private sector, said Monday that he is looking forward to adopting the House of Representatives’ version of the measure. This came after the announcement of House Majority Leader Manuel Jose Dalipe saying their members…
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Keynote Speech at the Zambales National High School 110th Anniversary and Grand Alumni Homecoming

Magandang gabi po sa inyong lahat.  Ako po si Senador Jinggoy Ejercito Estrada, ang panganay na anak ng dating Presidente Joseph Ejercito Estrada at ng Senadora ng Masa, isang proud Zambaleño, Doktora Luisa “Loi” Pimentel Ejercito Estrada. Nang matanggap ko po ang imbitasyon ng inyong Alumni Association President Roy Mendones at ni Zambales National High School…
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Jinggoy: Joint Cha-cha voting unconstitutional

(PHILSTAR) MANILA, Philippines — Making both houses of Congress vote jointly and not separately on amending the 1987 Charter would be “unconstitutional,” Sen. Jinggoy Estrada said yesterday. Speaking to reporters on Viber, Estrada also said congressmen might be setting up a trap for the senators with their insistence that the two chambers jointly tackle Resolution…
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Houses divided: Jinggoy insists on Separate Voting on Cha-Cha Reso

(POLITIKO) Senator Jinggoy Estrada challenges House claims, advocating for separate Senate voting on economic charter change as constitutional. Senator Jinggoy Estrada contests House representatives’ claims, defending the Senate’s approach to economic charter change as constitutional. The House alleges the Senate’s resolution for separate voting on constitutional amendments is unconstitutional, preferring a joint Congress vote. Estrada…
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Jinggoy: Mga Cha-cha proponent sa HOR, mali interpretasyon sa Konstitusyon

(ABANTE) Nagpahayag ng pagkadismaya si Senador Jinggoy Estrada matapos igiit ng ilang lider ng House of Representatives ang kanilang posisyon sa isyu ng pagboto sa Charter Change. Ito’y matapos sabihin ni Senior Deputy Speaker at Pampanga 3rd District Rep. Aurelio Gonzales Jr. at Tingog party-list Rep. Jude Acidre na hindi katulad ng Resolution of Both…
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House Cha-cha proponents mistaken in their interpretation of Constitution, senators insist

(MANILA BULLETIN) Senator Jinggoy Ejercito Estrada expressed his disappointment after leaders of the House of Representatives insisted on their stand on the issue of voting on Charter change. This after Senior Deputy Speaker and Pampanga 3rd District Rep. Aurelio Gonzales Jr. and Tingog party-list Rep. Jude Acidre said that unlike the Senate’s Resolution of Both Houses…
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Jinggoy binutata ‘werpa’ ng Kamara sa Cha-cha

(ABANTE) Nagpahayag ng pagkadismaya si Senador Jinggoy Estrada matapos igiit ng ilang lider ng Kamara de Representantes ang kanilang posisyon sa isyu ng pagboto sa Charter change (Cha-cha). Ito’y matapos sabihin nina Senior Deputy Speaker at Pampanga 3rd District Rep. Aurelio Gonzales Jr. at Tingog party-list Rep. Jude Acidre na hindi katulad ng Resolution of…
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Sen. Estrada on joint Cha-cha voting: ‘No way’

(GMA NEWS) Senator Jinggoy Ejercito Estrada said Friday that amendments to the 1987 Constitution should be voted on separately by both Houses of Congress and not jointly. In an online interview, Estrada said “no way” amendments would be voted on jointly, as “Congress” refered to the entire legislative branch, not just the House of Representatives. “It…
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Statement on Congress voting on Cha-Cha separately

I respect the opinions and role of my colleagues from the House of Representatives but I believe that they are mistaken in their interpretation of the Constitution. The power to propose amendments to the Constitution was given not to a unicameral body, but to a bicameral body – which is what we have today —…
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