Tag: Manila Standard

Estrada says Harris’ Palawan visit means strong PH-US ties

(MANILA STANDARD) Sen. Jinggoy Estrada said the planned trip of US Vice President Kamala Harris to the Philippines is a manifestation of the robust RP-US relations.  He said it is an expression of the enduring alliance and strategic partnership of the two countries.  “We can also view such as being consistent with the November 2021 Joint Vision Statement…
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Jinggoy eyes 50 kgs. monthly rice subsidy for policemen

(MANILA STANDARD) Senator Jinggoy Estrada wants to increase the rice allowance of policemen from 20 kilos to 50 kilos a month. “Can we not increase it to 50 kilos per month? Are we capable of doing this?” Estrada inquired during the Senate deliberation of the proposed 2023 budget of the Philippine National Police (PNP). “We’ll…
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Jinggoy wants one-peso budget for Optical Media Board for ’23

(MANILA STANDARD) The Optical Media Board (OMB) should only have a budget of one peso in next year’s proposed P5.268-trillion national budget with its lackluster performance in the past year, Sen. Jinggoy Estrada said Sunday. Based on his research, Estrada said in a statement the OMB “had no performance whatsoever for the past year.” “No…
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Estrada: Online death verification can detect, prevent identity theft

(MANILA STANDARD) Senator Jinggoy Ejercito Estrada said setting up an online death verification system in the country will facilitate early detection and prevention of identity theft of deceased persons. He said it was proven during Senate investigations that the names of deceases were being used in many instances, including fraudulent payment claims, election cheating, and…
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Loathsome is an understatement

(MANILA STANDARD) The general robotic reaction to the unlooked-for weekend house visits by police to residences of journalists—print, broadcast, news agency or any media platform—appears laudable. But the way it was carried out, in parts of Metro Manila, left a bad taste in the mouth in the ranks of members of the fourth estate, days…
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Heads to roll over laptop mess

(MANILA STANDARD) Sen. Tolentino says ‘revealing and explosive’ evidence unearthed Heads will roll over the controversial P2.4-billion purchase of overpriced laptops for the Department of Education, Sen. Francis Tolentino said Thursday, guaranteeing that “many” will face charges following what he described as “revealing and explosive evidence” unearthed in yesterday’s Blue Ribbon Committee hearing. Tolentino declined…
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Jinggoy, Chiz: Move date of SK, barangay elections

Senators Jinggoy Estrada and Chiz Escudero have filed separate bills to adjust the date of the barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) elections which have been set for December 5. Estrada noted that the P8-billion budget for the said elections can be used to fund economic programs and health services to ease the effects of the pandemic…
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