Tag: Politiko

‘That can wait’: Jinggoy Estrada questions House railroading of Maharlika Wealth Fund bill

(POLITIKO) Senator Jinggoy Estrada questioned Saturday (December 3) the House of Representatives’ rush to pass the bill creating a Philippine sovereign wealth fund, with investments pooled from contributions of state-run pension funds and government financial institutions. In a radio interview, Estrada said House Bill 6398 creating the Maharlika Wealth Fund (MWF) should be scrutinized closely.…
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‘Galing ng Pinoy!’: Jinggoy lauds Pinoy boxers, young chessers for winning in international tourneys

(POLITIKO) Sen. Jinggoy Estrada has filed two separate resolutions commending Filipino athletes, among them a group of young chess players, who recently won in international sports tournaments. Estrada filed Senate Resolution Nos. 309 recognizing the success of boxers Carlo Paalam and Nesthy Petecio, both silver medalists in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, and Hergie Bacyadan at…
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‘Pasasalamat sa mga beterano’: Jinggoy bats for hike in monthly pension of WWII veterans

(POLITIKO) Sen. Jinggoy Estrada on Tuesday called on the government to increase the monthly pension of World War II veterans, who have been receiving only P1,000 to P1,700 a month for defending the country from the Japanese invaders in the 1940s. Estrada said the benefit that the living military veterans and their families had been…
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‘Extra rice!’: Jinggoy seeks increase in rice subsidy for PNP personnel

(POLITIKO) Sen. Jinggoy Estrada on Tuesday asked his fellow senators to augment the monthly rice subsidy given to personnel of the 266,000-strong Philippine National Police (PNP). During the Senate plenary deliberations on the PNP’s budget proposal for 2023, Estrada was surprised that policemen were only getting a monthly subsidy of P650, or equivalent to 20…
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Jinggoy dismayed by OMB’s ‘zero performance’, proposes P1 budget for agency

(POLITIKO) Senator Jinggoy Estrada is disappointed with the poor performance of the Optical Media Board (OMB) led by Jeremy Marquez in the past year. Estrada proposed a massive cut in the OMB budget for next year after the agency’s “zero performance.”He said the agency failed to seize any counterfeit optical media, file cases, and collect…
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Jinggoy: I just want to protect Pinoy movie industry

(POLITIKO) After drawing flak on social media, Sen. Jinggoy Estrada on Tuesday maintained that he was just trying to protect the local movie industry when he previously said that he sometimes considered proposing a ban on foreign telenovelas, including Korean-made drama shows. “I was trying to take a grasp of the state that the audiovisual…
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Estrada seeks Senate probe into cholera outbreak

(POLITIKO) Sen. Jinggoy Estrada wants the Senate to look into the public health programs of the Department of Health (DOH) after 33 people died from a cholera outbreak that hit impoverished communities in the provinces. In filing Senate Resolution No. 266, Estrada on Sunday said the deaths caused by cholera were preventable and that oral…
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‘Wag buhayin ang bangkay’: Jinggoy wants online database for deceased Pinoys

(POLITIKO) Sen. Jinggoy Estrada is seeking the passage of a measure establishing a centralized online database of Filipinos who have already passed away to stem the modus of con artists stealing the identities of deceased persons. “Criminals and syndicates have been exploiting the lack of immediate access to death data in carrying out their fraudulent…
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Estrada maghahain ng solusyon sa bogus claims, ‘ghost voters’ at identity theft

(POLITIKO) Ihahain ni Senador Jinggoy Ejercito Estrada ang  “Online Death Verification System Act” na layong magkaroon ng online death verification system upang maagapan at maiwasan ang mga kaso ng identity theft ng mga yumao. “Sa maraming pagkakataon ay napatunayan sa maraming imbestigasyon na isinagawa ng Senado na nagagamit ang pangalan ng mga yumao na sa…
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A night to remember: Jinggoy takes wife Precy on Halloween date in LA

(POLITIKO) It’s date night for this politiko couple. Senator Jinggoy Estrada and wife Precy Vitug Ejercito stepped out for a special Halloween date in Los Angeles. Photos of Estrada and his wife have been posted on the latter’s Facebook page. While the Senate is in recess, the senator and his family are currently vacationing in…
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