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Estrada leads CA panel on DFA officials’ appointments

ESTRADA LEADS CA PANEL ON DFA OFFICIALS’ APPOINTMENTS: Sen. Jinggoy Ejercito Estrada, Chairperson of the Commission on Appointments (CA) Committee on Foreign Affairs, presides over CA’s hearing Wednesday, September 21, 2022, tackling the confirmation of Mylene Garcia-Albano as ambassador extraordinary and plenipotentiary to Japan. The CA panel also deliberated the nominations of two senior officials…
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Estrada tackles bill institutionalizing NTF-ELCAC, veterans’ pension et al

ESTRADA TACKLES BILL INSTITUTIONALIZING NTF-ELCAC, VETERANS’ PENSION ET AL: Sen. Jinggoy Ejercito Estrada on Tuesday, September 20, 2022, begins the deliberations on bills institutionalizing the National Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict (NTF-ELCAC), rationalizing the disability and increasing the monthly pension of war veterans as well as the proposed provision of legal assistance…
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Estrada on subjecting justices and judges to CA confirmation

ESTRADA ON SUBJECTING JUSTICES AND JUDGES TO CA CONFIRMATION: Sen. Jinggoy Ejercito Estrada says that subjecting judges and justices to the Commission on Appointments’ (CA) confirmation would not help depoliticize the selection process. Estrada expressed this position in reaction to a proposal to have members of the judiciary undergo CA confirmation following their presidential appointment…
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Postpone Barangay, SK Elections

POSTPONE BARANGAY, SK ELECTIONS: Sen. Jinggoy Ejercito Estrada on Wednesday, September 14, 2022, co-sponsors Senate Bill No. 1306 or the Act Postponing the December 2022 Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan Elections to December next year. In explaining why the measure is one of his priority bills, Estrada cited the need for the country to address more…
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Jinggoy wants deeper investigation on text scams

JINGGOY WANTS DEEPER INVESTIGATION ON TEXT SCAMS: Sen. Jinggoy Ejercito Estrada calls on telecommunications officials to look deeper into the spate of text scams victimizing mobile phone subscribers across the country during the hybrid hearing conducted by the Committee on Public Services Thursday, September 8, 2022. He believed that a syndicate is behind the text scam operation…
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Jinggoy puts trust in COMELEC Chair

JINGGOY PUTS TRUST IN COMELEC CHAIR Sen. Jinggoy Ejercito Estrada manifests his support for the confirmation of lawyer George Erwin M. Garcia as chairperson of the Commission on Elections (Comelec). At the Commission on Appointments’ plenary session on Wednesday, September 7, 2022, Estrada said Garcia’s extensive practice and experience with high-profile election cases would “certainly help” not…
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Estrada: Take proposed SIM registration into serious consideration

TAKE PROPOSED SIM REGISTRATION INTO SERIOUS CONSIDERATION: Sen. Jinggoy Ejercito Estrada, during Monday’s plenary session, September 5, 2022, expresses serious concern over the rampant text scams and raised alarm over apparent violations of data privacy and misrepresentations. Estrada, in a privilege speech, cited various incidents of scam text messages employed against several public servants by…
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CA panel tackles appointments of DFA Chief and two ambassadors

CA PANEL TACKLES APPOINTMENTS OF DFA CHIEF AND TWO AMBASSADORS: Sen. Jinggoy Ejercito Estrada, chairperson of the Commission on Appointments (CA) Committee on Foreign Relations, presides over CA’s hybrid hearing to tackle the confirmation of Department of Foreign Affairs Sec. Luis Enrique Manalo. Also taken up during Wednesday’s proceedings, August 31, 2022, were the nominations…
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No Performance Bond

NO PERFORMANCE BOND: Sen. Jinggoy Ejercito Estrada, during the hybrid Blue Ribbon Committee investigation Tuesday, August 30, 2022, asks former Sugar Regulatory Administration (SRA) chief Hermenegildo Serafica to why the agency did not require sugar importers to post performance bond in the botched importation of 300,000 metric tons of sugar. While Serafica said that the…
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Seek clearance

SEEK CLEARANCE: Sen. Jinggoy Ejercito Estrada grills former Agriculture Undersecretary Leocadio Sebastian on his issuance of a special order authorizing the importation of 300,000 metric tons of sugar during Tuesday’s Blue Ribbon hearing, August 23, 2022. Estrada asked Sebastian why he signed Sugar Order No. 4 (SO4) without the prior consent of President Ferdinand “Bongbong”…
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