Tag: Press Release

Senate approves Eddie Garcia bill

Voting 22-0-0, the Senate passed today on third and final reading Senate Bill No. 2505, or the proposed “Eddie Garcia” law, that will protect and support movie and television workers from unfair treatment and poor working conditions, Senator Jinggoy Ejercito Estrada said.  “A product of your Senate’s commitment to put forward the welfare of workers,…
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Jinggoy: Eddie Garcia bill up for final reading

A BILL seeking to provide protection to the rights and ensuring the welfare of movie and television industry workers has made progress in the Senate and is now due for third and final reading next week, Senator Jinggoy Ejercito Estrada said.  “Even after his passing, Eddie Garcia, widely regarded as the greatest Filipino actor of…
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Instead of jail term, Jinggoy proposes fine of 5K to 30K

Decriminalization of libel  Instead of jail term, Jinggoy proposes fine of 5K to 30K Senator Jinggoy Ejercito Estrada has filed a bill removing imprisonment as a penalty in libel cases and specifying the venue of the civil action in libel cases involving community journalists, publications, or broadcast stations.  “While it is right of individuals to…
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P100 wage hike bill gains traction in Senate – Jinggoy

THE bill proposing a P100-daily minimum wage increase for private sector workers in the entire country, estimated to benefit over 4.2 million minimum wage earners, has been sponsored in plenary by Senator Jinggoy Ejercito Estrada, chairperson of the Senate Committee on Labor, Employment and Human Resources Development. From the original proposal of a P150 daily…
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Jinggoy to LGUs: Provide free medicines to indigent patients in public hospitals

SENATOR Jinggoy Ejercito Estrada has filed a proposal mandating all local government units (LGUs) set aside a portion of their national tax allotment share to make medicines for indigent patients free of charge. “Kadalasang libre ang konsultasyon at hospitalization sa mga pampublikong ospital, health care centers o clinics. Pero nawawalan naman ng saysay ang pagkunsulta…
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Jinggoy to probe labor violations, abuse of garbage hauler firm

SENATOR Jinggoy Ejercito Estrada, Chairperson of the Committee on Labor, has called for an investigation into the alleged labor violations of a  garbage hauler firm that services various cities in Metro Manila.  Estrada filed Senate Resolution No. 914 seeking the conduct of an inquiry, in aid of legislation, on the reported unscrupulous practices of the International…
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Jinggoy: Samboy Lim’s accomplishments merit Senate recognition

FOR exemplifying his boundless passion for the sport and exhibiting the ideals of sportsmanship on the court, Senator Jinggoy Ejercito Estrada said Philippine basketball’s “The Skywalker,” the late Avelino “Samboy” Lim, merits the recognition of the Senate.  Estrada underscored this in Senate Resolution No. 911 expressing the Senate’s sympathy and condolences on the passing of…
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Jinggoy seeks Senate recognition for master lensman Romy Vitug

SENATOR Jinggoy Ejercito Estrada filed on Monday proposed Senate Resolution No. 908 expressing the Senate’s sympathy and condolences to the bereaved family of the late Romeo “Romy” Vitug, a legendary lensman and celebrated cinematographer. In his resolution, Estrada sought the Senate’s recognition of Vitug’s invaluable contribution to Philippine cinema.  “Vitug’s unparalleled artistry and eye for…
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Jinggoy moves for Senate inquiry on disinformation campaign on WPS

Sowing disunity and confusion among Filipinos SENATOR Jinggoy Ejercito Estrada has moved for a Senate investigation into an alleged foreign state-sponsored disinformation campaign on the West Philippine Sea (WPS) dispute, undermining the country’s historic victory in the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA). In filing Senate Resolution No. 910, Estrada urged the Senate Committee on Public…
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Jinggoy’s bill allows ‘netizens’ to participate in amending, enacting new laws

SENATOR Jinggoy Ejercito Estrada has filed a bill that allows the public to participate in every step of the legislative process, whether to amend or enact new laws, through online platforms.  “Sa ilalim ng panukalang ito, maaari silang lumahok sa legislative process – mula sa First Reading, Second Reading at Third Reading – sa pamamagitan…
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