Tag: Manila Bulletin

Senate adopts reso commending, praising EJ Obiena

The Senate on Monday, September 19 adopted the resolution commending and hailing pole vaulter Ernest John “EJ” Obiena for his latest success during this year’s tournaments. The Upper Chamber adopted Senator Pia Cayetano’s Senate Resolution No. 212, taking into consideration other measures filed on Obiena’s athletic performance, during the plenary session. The 26-year old Obiena…
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Revilla, Estrada urge gov’t to only shutdown erring POGOs that do not comply with PH laws

Two senators on Tuesday, September 20 cautioned the government against imposing a total shutdown of the entire Philippine Offshore Gaming Operators (POGO) industry saying it should only close down those that do not comply with the country’s laws. “I don’t believe that shutting down the entire POGO industry is the solution we need in addressing…
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Jinggoy urges Senate to probe deeper into DepEd’s ‘favored’ laptop suppliers

Senator Jinggoy Estrada on Monday, September 19 called on the Senate to dig deeper into the Department of Education’s (DepEd) computer procurement program to determine if it has resorted to the practice of “splitting of contracts” so it can grant multi-billion peso deals to only a few laptop suppliers of the agency. In a statement,…
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Jinggoy urges gov’t: Double amount of subsidy to state workers

Senator Jinggoy Estrada on Sunday, September 11 urged the government to double the amount of financial subsidy to state workers to help them augment their income amid the continuing rise of oil and basic necessities. Estrada, who chairs the Senate Committee on Labor, Employment and Human Resources Development said the current relief allowance given by…
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Jinggoy files bill increasing veterans’ disability pension

In order to help military veterans shoulder the high cost of medicines and their basic needs, Senator Jose “Jinggoy” Estrada filed a bill seeking to increase their disability pension by 350 percent to 488 percent. Estrada noted that the current pension rates being received by military veterans are no longer realistic and have been made…
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Jinggoy wants unpaid ‘kasambahay employers’ SSS contributions condoned

Jinggoy wants unpaid ‘kasambahay’ employers’ SSS contributions condoned Senator Jose “Jinggoy” Estrada has filed a bill seeking to condone the penalties for unpaid Social Security System (SSS) contribution of employers of household workers saying it would be a win-win solution for both. Estrada, in filing Senate Bill No. 43, said the proposed condonation would not…
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Estrada bats for settlement of backpay for IBC-13 employees

Senator Jinggoy Estrada is pressing the Governance Commission for Government-Owned or Controlled Corporations (GCG) to settle the unpaid back wages and benefits of employees of state-owned People’s Television Network and IBC-13. Estrada made the appeal after finding out during Tuesday’s organization meeting of the Senate Committee on Public Information and Mass Media that while Congress…
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China-Taiwan tension ‘something to be concerned about’ — Jinggoy

Senator Jinggoy Estrada, chairman of the Senate Committee on National Defense, on Thursday, Aug. 4 expressed worries about the brewing tension between China and Taiwan, considering that many Filipinos are working and living in both countries. In a statement, Estrada said “The reported tension in the region is something to be concerned about.” He said…
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Senators honor former Pres. Ramos

Senators on Monday filed a resolution expressing the legislative body’s sincere condolences and profound sympathy with the Filipino people and the family and loved ones of former President Fidel V. Ramos who died on Sunday. “A military man by training and an engineer and a builder by background, brought to the presidency a different view…
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Jinggoy Estrada assures he will push for salary increases for public school teachers

Administration Senator Jose “Jinggoy” Estrada has assured public school teachers that he would look into their salaries and benefits to ensure that it would be commensurate with their workload. Estrada made the promise during a recent interview, saying it is one of his priorities as the incoming chair of the Senate Committee on Labor and…
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