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Estrada pushes for estra rice allowance for cops

(PHILSTAR) MANILA, Philippines — Won’t extra rice be extra nice? Sen. Jinggoy Estrada is pushing for additional funding for the Philippine National Police so that members of the police force would get a higher monthly rice subsidy. Estrada said he wants to increase the monthly rice allowance for cops to P1,000 from P650, which he…
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Senate health committee to look into cholera outbreak

(PHILSTAR) MANILA, Philippines — The Senate committee on health is set to conduct an inquiry into the outbreak of cholera in multiple regions in the country that has caused the death of scores of Filipinos in the past months. The inquiry was sought by Sen. Jinggoy Estrada, who filed Senate Resolution 266 calling for a probe…
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Estrada: PNP should explain surprise visits to journalists’ homes

(PHILSTAR) MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine National Police may have meant well when they sent officers to some journalists’ homes to check on them and ensure their safety but dialogues could have been arranged through newsrooms, Sen. Jinggoy Estrada said Sunday. He said having police officers conduct unscheduled visits raises questions that the police need…
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Senate to prioritize bill on disease control institute

(PHILSTAR) MANILA, Philippines — As COVID-19 infections continue, the Senate will prioritize the passage of a measure creating a Center for Disease Control, Virology Institute, which is gaining support from more senators, Senate President Juan Miguel Zubiri said. “I think the (passage of) Virology Institute, which we discussed in a caucus, will have no problem,”…
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Senate bill wants to make spreading ‘fake news’ a crime

(PHILSTAR) MANILA, Philippines (Updated 3:25 p.m.) — Sen. Jinggoy Estrada has filed a bill that seeks to make creating and spreading “fake news” a crime punishable under the Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012. Under Senate Bill No. 1296, Estrada defines fake news as “misinformation and disinformation of stories, facts and news which is presented as a fact,…
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