Tag: Senate PRIB Photo

PRIB PHOTO: Save NAIA from becoming national disgrace

SAVE NAIA FROM BECOMING NATIONAL DISGRACE: Sen. Jinggoy Ejercito Estrada underscores the need for sophisticated technologies and competent manpower and experts at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) to save it from becoming a national disgrace. Estrada, who filed Senate Resolution No. 392 urging the appropriate Senate committee to conduct an inquiry into the January…
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PRIB PHOTO: Jinggoy tackles measures on caregivers and reservists

JINGGOY TACKLES MEASURES ON CAREGIVERS AND RESERVISTS: Committee on Labor, Employment and Human Resources Development Chairperson Sen. Jinggoy Ejercito Estrada presides over a hybrid hearing on measures seeking to institutionalize policies for the protection and welfare of caregivers along with bills on proposed employment rights of military reservists. “The two clustered bills in our agenda today seek…
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PRIB PHOTO: A perfect choice

A PERFECT CHOICE: Sen. Jinggoy Ejercito Estrada expresses his support for the appointment of Sec. Maria Susana “Toots” Ople to the Department of Migrant Workers (DMW) saying she is the “perfect choice” to lead the department. At the meeting of the Committee on Labor, Employment, Social Welfare, and Migrant Workers of the Commission on Appointments, Estrada admitted…
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PRIB PHOTO: Jinggoy quizzes DOTr on foreign-assisted projects

JINGGOY QUIZZES DOTr ON FOREIGN-ASSISTED PROJECTS: Sen. Jinggoy Ejercito Estrada seeks clarification from the Department of Transportation (DOTr) about the reported delays on the implementation of 14 foreign-assisted projects worth P1.61 trillion. Citing news reports, Estrada said the Commission on Audit flagged the DOTr over P128.42 million in additional fees incurred due to setbacks in…
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Jinggoy scrutinizes OMB performance

Sen. Jinggoy Estrada reviews the performance of the Optical Media Board (OMB) in chasing after violators of Republic Act No. 9239 or the Optical Media Act of 2003. In interpellating the agency’s proposed allocation under the P5.268-trillion proposed 2023 national budget, early Tuesday, November 15, 2022, Estrada moved for the suspension of Senate rules to…
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PRIB PHOTO: The Abysmal State of Local Film Industry

THE ABYSMAL STATE OF LOCAL FILM INDUSTRY: Sen. Jinggoy Ejercito Estrada, during Tuesday’s plenary session November 8, 2022, raises the issues “plaguing the barely surviving” film industry in the country, noting that only nine local movies have been released out of 20 Filipino films reviewed by the Movie and Television Review and Classification Board (MTRCB)…
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Jinggoy on Kalahi-CIDSS program

JINGGOY ON KALAHI-CIDSS PROGRAM: Sen. Jinggoy Ejercito Estrada seeks assurance from Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) on the proper disbursement of funds of Kapit-Bisig Laban sa Kahirapan-Comprehensive and Integrated Delivery of Social Services (Kalahi-CIDSS), one of the poverty alleviation programs of the government. During Wednesday’s deliberation of the Finance Subcommittee I on the…
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Protection for Freelancers

Sen. Jinggoy Ejercito Estrada on Tuesday, October 4, 2022 presides over the hybrid hearing of the Committee on Labor, Employment and Human Resources Development to tackle Senate Bill Nos. 45, 136 and 945 or the Protection of Freelancers Act filed by Senators Estrada, Joel Villanueva and Win Gatchalian, respectively. The measures seek to ensure the rights of…
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P6B worth of contracts questioned

P6B WORTH OF CONTRACTS QUESTIONED: Sen. Jinggoy Ejercito Estrada, during the hybrid Blue Ribbon Committee inquiry Thursday, September 29, 2022, on the alleged overpriced and outdated laptops procured by the Department of Education (DepEd) through the Department of Budget and Management Procurement Service quizzes DepEd Information and Communications Dir. Abram Abanil on the multiple contracts the…
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CA panel deliberates appointments of DFA chief, 23 others

CA PANEL DELIBERATES APPOINTMENTS OF DFA CHIEF, 23 OTHERS: Sen. Jinggoy Ejercito Estrada, Chairperson of the Commission on Appointments’ Committee on Foreign Affairs, presides over the continuation of the hybrid meeting to deliberate on the ad interim appointment of Enrique Manalo as secretary of the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) Wednesday, September 28, 2022. The CA committee…
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