Tag: Manila Bulletin

CA approves ad interim appointments of 16 DFA officials

(MANILA BULLETIN) AT A GLANCE The Commission on Appointments (CA) has approved in plenary session the ad interim appointments of 16 foreign service officials of the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA). The Commission on Appointments (CA) has approved in plenary session the ad interim appointments of 16 foreign service officials of the Department of Foreign…
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Senators back PBBM’s refusal to use water cannon on Chinese vessels

(MANILA BULLETIN) Senators expressed support for President Marcos’ pronouncement that the Philippines has no plan to put any kind of cannon on its ships. Sen. Francis Tolentino said it’s a “pragmatic” and “responsible” decision made by the President to consider the prevailing situation calculated to maintain the current moral high ground of the Philippines. He…
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Estrada to DBM: ‘There’s time to study new bill seeking salary hike for gov’t workers

(MANILA BULLETIN) Senator Jinggoy Ejercito Estrada on Monday, May 6 expressed confidence there is sufficient time to study the proposal seeking a new round of salary increases for government workers.  Estrada pointed this out after the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) reiterated that any proposed wage increase for government employees would have to be…
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Jinggoy Estrada eyes new pay hike for 1.9M gov’t employees

(MANILA BULLETIN) Citing the increasing cost of basic goods and services, Senator Jinggoy Ejercito Estrada has filed a bill that seeks to provide a new round of take-home pay increases for an estimated 1.9 million government employees. To increase the salary for government employees, Senate Bill No. 2611 proposes a four-year implementation of the Salary Standardization…
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Senate bill seeks to honor Philippine’s ‘Queen of Prosthetics’ Cecille Baun

(MANILA BULLETIN) A resolution honoring the contributions of award-winning prosthetic artist Cecille Baun to the country’s cinema industry has been filed in the Senate. Senator Jinggoy Ejercito Estrada has filed Senate Resolution No. 1005 expressing the Senate’s profound sympathy and sincere condolences to Baun’s family. Baun passed away last March 11, 2024, at the age…
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Jinggoy calls for upgrading of fire-stricken PGH

(MANILA BULLETIN) Senator Jinggoy Ejercito Estrada has filed a measure seeking to upgrade the services and facilities of the fire-stricken, underfunded Philippine General Hospital (PGH), as well as the hiring of additional staff to complement the proposed increase in bed capacity. As the largest government tertiary hospital in the country and the only national referral…
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Estrada to DOLE: Provide additional incentives to workers braving the heat

(MANILA BULLETIN) Senator Jinggoy Ejercito Estrada on Monday, April 8 urged the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) to provide some flexibility to workers who need to work despite the scorching hot weather. Estrada made the appeal after the DOLE issued Advisory No. 17-2022 giving workers an option not to report for work to avoid…
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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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Senators honor Dingdong Dantes, Marian Rivera, rest of ‘Rewind’ team

(MANILA BULLETIN) Dingdong Dantes, Marian Rivera, among others behind the film “Rewind,” were at the Senate recently. They were honored there through Resolution No. 909 as issued by Senator Robin Padilla, as part of an effort to recognize the success of “Rewind,” now considered the highest-grossing Filipino film of all time, earning 902 million pesos…
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Senate OKs P100 daily minimum wage hike on final reading

(MANILA BULLETIN) The Senate on Monday, February 19 approved on third and final reading the bill mandating a P100-daily pay increase for daily minimum wage earners estimated to be around 4.2 million nationwide. Twenty (20) senators voted in favor of the approval of Senate Bill No. 2534 or the proposed P100 Daily Minimum Wage Increase…
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