Tag: Philippine News Agency (PNA)

Senator pushes for centralized death register

(PNA) MANILA – Senator Jinggoy Estrada on Wednesday called for the centralization of death records through an electronic system that could address the rampant fraud on death claims and other insurance benefits. Estrada said the bill, which will establish the Philippine Death Check (PDC) Register, a centralized electronic database containing mortality data registered with the Local…
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Senators alarmed over recent survey results on fake news

(PNA) MANILA – Senators Nancy Binay and Jinggoy Estrada emphasized on Wednesday the need to take the fight against the proliferation of fake news to another level. This was after a recent Pulse Asia survey showed that nine out of 10 or 90 percent of Filipinos recognize fake news as a problem in the country. Estrada…
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Lawmakers hail new SIM Cards law as victory vs. text scammers

(PNA) Senator Jinggoy Estrada emphasized the timeliness of the law as the Covid-19 pandemic drives the rapid digital adoption of the Philippines. “It’s imperative to have laws that are more attuned to the times and the needs of society – not only in the ways Filipinos communicate, work, engage in e-commerce, access information, etc.,” Estrada…
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More Cabinet officials, diplomats secure CA confirmation

(PNA) MANILA – The ad interim appointments of Secretaries Amenah Pangandaman of the Department of Budget and Management (DBM), and Enrique Manalo of the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) were officially approved on Wednesday by the Commission on Appointments (CA). As the chair of the CA’s Committee on Budget and Management, Senator Grace Poe said the committee…
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DFA, AFP appointees secure CA’s nod

(PNA) MANILA – The Commission on Appointments (CA) confirmed on Wednesday the appointments of Voltaire Mauricio as chief of mission class II, Mylene Garcia-Albano as ambassador extraordinary and plenipotentiary to Japan, Val Roque as career minister, and 50 officials of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP). As the chairperson of the CA Committee on Foreign Affairs,…
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P2K economic relief allowance for gov’t workers not enough

MANILA – Senator Jinggoy Ejercito Estrada pressed the need to double the amount of government subsidy to state workers to augment their earnings amid the continuing rise in the cost of living, aggravated by the spike in oil prices. “Sa pagtaas ng inflation rate o ang pagtaas ng presyo ng ilang pangkaraniwang serbisyo at produktong binibili…
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Solon seeks to condone unpaid SSS contributions of ‘kasambahay’

MANILA – A senator has proposed to condone penalties for unpaid Social Security System (SSS) contributions of household employers. Senator Jinggoy Estrada on Friday said the measure is a “win-win solution” after the PHP1,000 increase in the monthly salary of the kasambahay (household worker) in Metro Manila was approved by the Regional Tripartite Wages and Productivity Board in…
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