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Estrada wants to make it illegal to create, spread fake news

Senator Jinggoy Estrada has proposed to Congress to criminalize the creation and dissemination of fake news. Estrada filed Senate Bill 1296 in hopes of putting “a stop to the proliferation of disinformation and misinformation on the internet” by amending Sections 3 and 4 of Republic Act 10175 or the Cybercrime Prevention Act.  SB 1296 seeks to…
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EJ Obiena feted in Senate resolution for medal haul amid ‘challenges’

The Senate on Monday adopted a resolution congratulating pole vaulter and Filipino Olympian Ernest John “EJ” Obiena over his “largest and most successful” medal haul. Senator Pia Cayetano has sponsored 11 resolutions commending the national athlete for ranking as the world’s number 3 pole vaulter and Asia’s top athlete for the sport. “In July 2022,…
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Jinggoy urges Senate leaders to conduct hearing on bills postponing 2022 barangay polls

Senator Jinggoy Estrada on Tuesday urged the Senate leadership to direct the immediate conduct of hearings on bills seeking to postpone the 2022 Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan Elections (BSKE) in December. During the day’s Senate plenary session, Estrada mentioned that he has filed a bill on the postponement of the 2022 BSKE but only the…
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Jinggoy wants fixed salaries, working hours for bus drivers

Senator Jinggoy Estrada is seeking to pass a measure that would give bus drivers a minimum wage and fixed working hours, on top of government benefits. Under Senate Bill (SB) No. 48, bus operators must twice a month pay their drivers and conductors a salary that is not less than the minimum wage fixed by…
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Estrada concerned on state workers to be displaced after gov’t rightsizing

Senator Jinggoy Estrada on Tuesday expressed concern over the possibility of displacing state workers if the administration will push through with the rightsizing of the bureaucracy. “I really have a lot of concerns [on the rightsizing proposal],” Estrada said in an interview with reporters. “My campaign promise…was to provide jobs for our people and if…
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Estrada urges wage boards to study salary hike of household helpers outside NCR

Senator-elect Jinggoy Estrada on Friday urged other regional wage boards to study the possibility of increasing the salaries of household helpers in areas outside Metro Manila. Estrada, who authored Republic Act 10361 or Batas Kasambahay, made the statement after the National Capital Region Tripartite Wages and Productivity Board (NCR-TWPB) approved a P1,000 increase in the monthly pay…
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