Tag: Press Statement

On PBBM’s first 100 days

Mahirap sukatin ang kapasidad ng isang pangulo na sinusuong ang maraming problema ng bansa – nagtataasang presyo ng langis at bilihin, mataas na unemployment rate, bumubulusok na halaga ng dolyar sa peso at nagpapatuloy na pandemya — sa loob lamang ng 100 na araw. But so far, he has been focusing on important matters. On…
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On drug tests for celebrities, actors

Drug tests as a pre-requisite to employment should not be limited to celebrities and actors. It should not be discriminatory. And such proposed drug testing before any work engagements should be encompassing and should not prejudice certain sectors in our society especially if we want to ensure a drug-free workplace. Insofar as those in the…
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Statement on the VISA cancellation of 48,782 POGO workers

The move of the Bureau of Immigration (BI) is aligned with my earlier pronouncement urging for a crackdown on illegal or unlicensed offshore gaming operations in the country. There are no economic gains whatsoever in the continuing stay of unlicensed POGOs and their workers insofar as the government is concerned.  It would be unfair, to…
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Statement on the death of five rescuers

It’s unfortunate to hear that the casualties of Typhoon Karding happen to be personnel of the provincial disaster risk reduction and management office (PDRRMO) conducting rescue missions. Physical hazards are more prevalent and dangerous in doing their job than others. In times of disaster, we need our first responders to be well-equipped and well-trained. This…
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Senator Jinggoy Ejercito Estrada on US-China tension over Taiwan

The reported tension in the region is something to be concerned about, especially considering how close we are geographically with Taiwan and the thousands of Filipinos residing and working there. I do hope that the situation will not worsen nor escalate into something more serious, as any confrontation between two major powers could be devastating…
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On PBBM as Agriculture Secretary

Suportado ni Senator-elect Jinggoy Estrada ang desisyon ni President-elect Bongbong Marcos Jr. na pamunuan ang Department of Agriculture.