Tag: Malaya

Jinggoy wants pension of disabled war veterans raised to P4.5K

(MALAYA) SEN. Jose “Jinggoy” Estrada yesterday urged his colleagues to support the upgrading of the monthly pension of disabled war veterans that has been in effect for the past 28 years. In sponsoring Senate Bill No. 1480 under Committee Report No. 11 or an Act Rationalizing the Disability Pension of Veterans, which seeks to amend…
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Senate okays on final reading mandatory SIM card registration

(MALAYA) VOTING 20-0-0, the Senate yesterday approved on third and final reading the mandatory registration of SIM cards, a measure passed by both houses of Congress in the 18th Congress but was vetoed by former President Duterte due to the provision on the registration of social media accounts. Last September 5, the House of Representatives…
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Senator seeks probe into DepEd’s ‘favored suppliers’

SEN. Jinggoy Estrada yesterday sought a probe into the Department of Education’s alleged “favored suppliers,” saying he always “encounters the names” of these suppliers in nearly all of the department’s contracts “that run into billions of pesos over the years.” Estrada made the call as the Senate Blue Ribbon Committee resumed its inquiry into the…
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What really is ‘rightsizing’?

THE buzzword nowadays is “rightsizing.” It started when President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. used the word in his inaugural address, saying he will reorganize the government bureaucracy. People heard this as cutting the organizational chart to size, or having the right size of personnel complement to run the government. Every administration in the nation’s recent history…
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