Tag: Philippine News Agency (PNA)

Estrada questions why ‘liar’ still allowed to testify in Senate

(PNA) MANILA – Senator Jinggoy Estrada on Monday reminded the Senate Committee on Public Order and Dangerous Drugs that legislative processes should always “uphold truth, integrity, and fairness,” as he questioned why disgraced Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) agent Jonathan Morales is still allowed to testify in the Senate. “I call upon the Senate Public Order…
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Estrada: Chinese claim on alleged recorded call plain ‘disinformation’

(PNA) MANILA – Senator Jinggoy Estrada on Thursday denounced the alleged recorded audio communication between a Chinese diplomat and a high-ranking Filipino military official as “nothing but another apparent disinformation campaign by the Chinese government.” In a statement, the chairperson of the Senate Committee on National Defense further called it a “trap” to divert attention from…
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Senator renews call for new round of pay increase for gov’t workers

(PNA) MANILA – Senator Jinggoy Estrada has called for a new round of salary increase spread over four years for approximately 1.9 million government employees. Estrada recently filed a bill for Salary Standardization Law (SSL) VI, outlined under Senate Bill (SB) No. 2611. The bill proposes a 10 percent increase in the first tranche or the…
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Estrada seeks more bed capacity, staff for PGH

(PNA) MANILA – Senator Jinggoy Estrada is seeking an upgrade of the Philippine General Hospital (PGH) by increasing its bed capacity from 1,500 to 2,200, additional staff and improved services. Under Senate Bill (SB) No. 2634, which Estrada filed on April 15, he noted that PGH, the largest government tertiary hospital in the country, serves over…
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Free financial literacy program for workers sought

(PNA) MANILA – Senator Jinggoy Estrada has filed a bill requiring employers to provide free financial literacy programs for their employees to help them make informed financial decisions. Senate Bill No. 2630 or the Personal Finance Education in the Workplace Act, filed on April 14, aims to equip workers with knowledge and skills to manage their…
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Estrada seeks probe into Chinese ships dredging in Zambales

(PNA) MANILA – Senator Jinggoy Estrada filed a resolution Wednesday seeking to investigate the reported dredging activities of Chinese vessels in Zambales. Estrada is worried that the activities could have a significant impact on the lives of Zambales residents who rely on fishing and may disturb the overall balance of the ecosystem. “The ongoing dredging activities…
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Senator wants dialysis centers in all provincial, regional hospitals

(PNA) MANILA – Senator Jinggoy Estrada on Friday urged his colleagues for the immediate passage of Senate Bill (SB) No. 800 mandating the establishment of dialysis centers in all national, regional, and provincial government hospitals that will provide free dialysis treatment to indigent patients. “Malaking kaluwagan sa bulsa, oras at iba pang alalahanin ng pasyente at…
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Estrada ready to adopt House version of minimum wage hike bill

(PNA) MANILA – Senator Jinggoy Estrada, who sponsored the Senate version of the bill seeking a PHP100 minimum wage hike in the private sector, said Monday that he is looking forward to adopting the House of Representatives’ version of the measure. This came after the announcement of House Majority Leader Manuel Jose Dalipe saying their members…
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Estrada bats for Senate approval of PBBM’s amnesty grant to rebels

(PNA) MANILA – Senator Jinggoy Estrada on Wednesday recommended the Senate’s concurrence to President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr.’s proclamations granting amnesty to rebels and insurgents to encourage them to give up their fight. On Nov. 22, 2023, Marcos signed Proclamation Nos. 403, 404 405, and 406 granting amnesty, respectively, to members of the Rebolusyonaryong Partido ng…
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Estrada bats for Senate approval of PBBM’s amnesty grant to rebels

(PNA) MANILA – Senator Jinggoy Estrada on Wednesday recommended the Senate’s concurrence to President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr.’s proclamations granting amnesty to rebels and insurgents to encourage them to give up their fight. On Nov. 22, 2023, Marcos signed Proclamation Nos. 403, 404 405, and 406 granting amnesty, respectively, to members of the Rebolusyonaryong Partido ng…
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