Tag: Press Statement

Statement on Independence Day celebration

Bilang isang bansa na may malalim na kasaysayan sa pakikipaglaban para sa ating kasarinlan, nararapat nating bigyan ng bagong kahulugan ang pagdiriwang ng Araw ng Kalayaan. Sa paggunita ng ika-126 na anibersaryo ng Araw ng Kalayaan, ipakita natin sa buong mundo ang ating pagkakaisa at determinasyon sa pagtatanggol ng ating karapatan, mga likas na yaman,…
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On alleged Chinese army uniforms found in Porac POGO hub

Whether genuine or mere props, the pieces of alleged People’s Liberation Army (PLA) uniforms found in the raided POGO hub in Porac, Pampanga serve as a strong indication that the extent of scams perpetrated by these unscrupulous individuals is beyond comprehension. Authorities investigating this POGO hub should thoroughly examine the extent of operations carried out…
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On the recital of Bagong Pilipinas hymn and pledge

Insofar as the laws are concerned, the singing and playing of the Philippine national anthem is governed by law, RA 8491. Section 38 of RA 8491 stipulates that whenever the national anthem is played at a public gathering, it must adhere to the musical arrangement and composition by Julian Felipe. Additionally, attendees are expected to…
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Statement of Senate President Pro Tempore Jinggoy Estrada on China’s latest accusations vs PH troops in WPS

Gaslighting. That seems to be the latest tactic China appeared to have employed to divert public attention to the fact that they have, and it has been caught on video, harassed our troops as they tried to intercept the supply packages airdropped by a military aircraft for those stationed in the BRP Sierra Madre. China…
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Statement on China Coast Guard’s seizure of PH supplies for BRP Sierra Madre

Unacceptable, an affront to humanity, a callous act that must be met with the utmost condemnation not only by our government but the international community as well. As I call upon our government to continue asserting our sovereignty and safeguard the welfare of our soldiers stationed at the Ayungin Shoal, I urge our international allies…
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Statement on divorce bill

I have been and still am not in favor of legalizing divorce in our country. Instead of pushing for an absolute divorce law, which is proscribed by the Constitution, perhaps a bill with a well-defined ground for nullifying a marriage would be a much welcomed alternative. In fact, I filed a bill during the 15th…
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Statement on the signing of the Eddie Garcia Law

The enactment into law of Republic Act No. 11996, “An Act Protecting the Welfare of Workers in the Movie and Television Industry” also known as the “Eddie Garcia Law” is a significant milestone in protecting and promoting the welfare of industry stakeholders. Finally, we have a law that ensures better safety and working conditions for…
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Statement on the release of ex-PDEA agent Jonathan Morales from Senate detention

Despite the seriousness of the issues that former PDEA agent Jonathan Morales is facing before the Senate — particularly his lying under oath before the Committee on Public Order and Dangerous Drugs — I have decided to also give my consent to releasing him from Senate detention because of humanitarian considerations. Binigyan ko ng konsiderasyon…
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Statement on reported new China regulation allowing its coast guard to detain trespassers

We’re awaiting the pronouncement of the Department of Foreign Affairs if they have received any official document on this. Nonetheless, we have taken note of this matter. While we respect China’s right to safeguard its territorial interests, we also emphasize the importance of adhering to international norms and agreements. The Philippines remains committed to upholding our…
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Statement on the successful mission of Atin Ito Coalition

Nakakabilib at nakakaalab ng damdamin ang katapangan at hindi natitinag na determinasyon ng mga kababayan natin na ipaglaban ang soberanya ng bansa sa gitna ng mga balakid at panganib na kailangan nilang suungin. I stand in awe of the remarkable efforts of these brave men and women from the Atin Ito Coalition for their extraordinary…
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