Tag: Senate Committee on National Defense

MILF leaders getting ‘cut’ from cash grant

(MALAYA) SEN. Jinggoy Estrada yesterday urged the Moro Islamic Libera­tion Front leadership to investigate reports that its leaders have been getting a 50 percent “cut” on the P100,000 cash grant given to rebel returnees. Estrada, during the hearing of Senate Committee on National Defense on the decommis­sioning of MILF fighters and weapons, said he learned…
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PHOTO RELEASE: Alleged extortion of MILF on their ex-members

Alleged extortion of MILF on their ex-members: Senator Jinggoy Ejercito Estrada takes to task the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) Peace Implementing Panel Secretariat in investigating claims on alleged “cut” in the P100,000 cash grant given to rebel returnees. Estrada, Chairperson of the Senate Committee on National Defense and Security, urged the concerned officials during Tuesday’s public…
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Senate bill proposes 7%, 9% mandatory contribution for new MUP entrants

(GMA NEWS) A joint Senate committee has recommended mandatory contributions for new entrants in the military and uniformed services.advertisement The Senate Committees on National Defense and Security, Peace, Unification and Reconciliation; on Government Corporations and Public Enterprises; on Ways and Means; and on Finance proposed this under Committee Report 173 as contained in Senate Bill…
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Panukalang pagtatayo ng ‘Ligtas Pinoy Centers’ isinusulong sa Senado

(ABS-CBN) MAYNILA — Kasabay ng paggunita sa ika-10 anibersaryo ng pananalasa ng bagyong Yolanda, isinusulong ni Sen. Jinggoy Estrada ang “Ligtas Pinoy Centers” Act. House OKs creation of evacuation centers in every city, municipality Ayon kay Estrada na siya ring chairperson ng Senate Committee on National Defense and Security, layon ng panukala na makapagtayo ng…
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Senators push sustained funding for SRDP amid sea dispute

(BUSINESS MIRROR) Citing the “continuing foreign harassment and recent incursions on Philippine waters and within [the Philippine] Exclusive Economic Zone,” the chairman of the Senate defense panel on Wednesday pushed for sustained funding and support for the country’s Self-Reliance Defense Posture (SRDP) program. In sponsoring in plenary the committee report on the SRDP, Senator Jinggoy…
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PRIB PHOTO: Jinggoy bats for renewed self-reliant defense posture program

JINGGOY BATS FOR RENEWED SELF-RELIANT DEFENSE POSTURE PROGRAM: Sen. Jinggoy Ejercito Estrada sponsors Senate Bill No. 2455 or the proposed Self-Reliant Defense Posture Revitalization Act on Wednesday, September 27, 2023. Estrada said the bill aims to strengthen the Philippines’ defense against present and future security threats by developing a national defense industry and incentivizing the domestic production…
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Sponsorship Speech on Senate Bill No. 2455: Self-Reliant Defense Posture (SRDP) Revitalization Program Act

Mr. President, distinguished members of this august chamber, ladies and gentlemen, as your Chairperson of the Senate Committee on National Defense and Security, Peace, Unification and Reconciliation, it is my honor to sponsor an important legislation that will fortify our defenses against present and future security challenges and provide the essential and meaningful support to…
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WATCH | Sponsorship Speech: Self-Reliant Defense Posture (SRDP) Revitalization Act

Sponsorship Speech on Self-Reliant Defense Posture (SRDP) Revitalization Act An Act Revitalizing and Strengthening the Self-Reliant Defense Posture (SRDP) Program and Promoting the Development of a National Defense Industry Pursuant Thereto and Providing Funds Therefor COPY OF SPEECH: https://bitly.ws/VTeK  27 September 2023  Official Social Media Accounts: Facebook & Youtube: @jinggoyestrada Instagram, Tiktok & Twitter: @jinggoyestrada_…
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Senators clam China’s alleged abuse of marine resources in PH reef

(ABS-CBN) An irate Senate President Juan Miguel Zubiri on Monday strongly criticized China over the reported unlawful harvesting of corals in Rozul o Iroquios Reef and Escoda Shoal (Sabina) which are within the Philippines’ exclusive economic zone. Escoda Shoal is 133 kilometers or 72 nautical miles away from Palawan, while Iroquis Reef is 138 nautical…
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PHOTO RELEASE: PROBE ON PERSISTENT INCURSIONS IN WEST PH SEA

PROBE ON PERSISTENT INCURSIONS IN WEST PH SEA: Senator Jinggoy Ejercito Estrada, Chairperson of the Senate Committee on National Defense and Security, inquires on the actions taken so far by the Executive branch on persistent incursions in the West Philippine Sea by the Chinese Coast Guard and militia vessels during Tuesday’s hearing, September 12, 2023.…
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