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China’s provocative actions in Ayungin Shoal ‘unacceptable’ − senators

(MANILA STANDARD) Senate President Pro Tempore and Defense Committee chairperson Jinggoy Estrada said on Wednesday he was deeply outraged and extremely troubled by the latest hostile actions of the Chinese Coast Guard (CCG) near Ayungin Shoal. “This is an unacceptable act of aggression, a direct affront to our sovereignty, and a blatant violation of our…
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China resorting to gaslighting - Jinggoy

(MANILA STANDARD) Gaslighting seems to be the latest tactic employed by China to divert public attention from their latest act of bullying. China has been caught on video harassing Filipino troops as they tried to intercept the supply packages airdropped by a military aircraft for those stationed in the BRP Sierra Madre. “China must immediately…
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Senate passes landmark measure to protect movie, TV workers

(MANILA STANDARD) In a unanimous vote, the Senate passed on Monday Senate Bill No. 2505, or the proposed legislation aimed at protecting the welfare of workers in the movie and television industry, which will be known as the “Eddie Garcia Law.” Sen. Jinggoy Ejercito Estrada authored the measure, which was named after the late veteran…
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Jinggoy re-files bill to nix jail for libel cases

(MANILA STANDARD) Instead of a jail term, Senator Jinggoy Estrada wants just a fine to be imposed on any journalist found guilty of libel, thus removing the penalty of imprisonment. Saying civil damages are enough, Estrada filed Senate Bill No 2521, or an Act Abolishing the Penalty of Imprisonment in Libel cases Against Community Journalists,…
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Estrada unbothered by bribery conviction

(MANILA STANDARD) Sen. Jinggoy Estrada trusts his lawyers will build a stronger counter argument that will also absolve him of bribery after securing his “legal victory” for plunder. Estrada was handed a guilty verdict for three counts of direct and indirect bribery by the Sandiganbayan fifth division last Friday, Jan. 19, in connection with his…
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New law seeks better protection for caregivers, says Estrada

(MANILA STANDARD) CAREGIVERS all over the country can now look forward to better working conditions, better benefits, and protection against all forms of abuses following the enactment of a law ensuring their rights and welfare, Senator Jinggoy Ejercito Estrada said. He noted that this is a big step in improving the condition of Filipino caregivers.…
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Taguig City execs grateful for P10-M Jinggoy donation

(MANILA STANDARD) TAGUIG City officials led by Mayor Laarni Cayetano are thankful to Senator Jinggoy Estrada for allocating P10 million for residents suffering from cancer and those in need of surgery or therapy. Some 1,300 patients in the city received cash assistance during the distribution ceremony held at Dueñas Gymnasium in Barangay Central Signal Village…
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Jinggoy pushes P1K monthly hazard pay for tanods

(MANILA STANDARD) SENATOR Jinggoy Ejercito Estrada has been pushing for the legislation of a P1,000 monthly hazard pay to all duly-appointed barangay tanods. Estrada stressed that the village watchmen deserve such incentive due to their hazardous duty  in ensuring peace and order in the community. “The barangay tanod greatly contributes to the peace and order,…
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Jinggoy files resolution on RM awardee Ferrer

(MANILA STANDARD) Senator Jinggoy Ejercito Estrada has filed a resolution congratulating and commending Filipina peace negotiator Miriam Coronel-Ferrer for being named one of this year’s Ramon Magsaysay Awardees. “She is an empowered Filipina and an inspiring figure in public service who embodies courage, tenacity, empathy, and compassion. Her storied career advocating harmony, unity, and the…
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Human rights body hails bill on employement for indigenous peoples

(MANILA STANDARD) The Commission on Human Rights (CHR) on Thursday backed the passage of a proposed measure seeking equal employment opportunities for indigenous peoples (IPs). The CHR welcomed Senate Bill (SB) No. 1026 authored by Senator Jinggoy Estrada which aims to address the issues of poverty and inequalities affecting members of indigenous communities by providing…
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