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Opposition Senator Leila M. de Lima has expressed support behind the move by the Department of Justice (DOJ) to investigate the reported “escort service for a fee” afforded to illegal Chinese workers at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA). “_Suportado natin ang DOJ sa pagkilos na ito. Hindi natin dapat palampasin ang ganitong ulat. Inagaw na nga nila ang teritoryo...
Opposition Senator Leila M. de Lima has deplored Malacanang’s deliberate effort to downplay the number of killings stemming from the Duterte administration’s bloodiest war against illegal drugs. De Lima said the Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) should not treat the deaths as mere numbers, but it must take into account that these victims have families and loved ones who are...
Senator Win Gatchalian is pushing for the removal of the expiration period of all denominations of prepaid load credits to be used for telecommunications services in the 18th Congress. Gatchalian recently filed Senate Bill No 365, or the Prepaid Load Forever Act of 2019, which seeks to prohibit all Public Telecommunications Entities (PTEs) and Information and Communications Technology (ICT) providers...
Despite personal hardships brought about by her persecution and detention, Senator Leila M. de Lima has vowed to push for measures aimed at protecting the rights of the Filipino people, especially the less fortunate, in the incoming 18th Congress. As the 18th Congress opens on July 22, De Lima said no amount of persecution or challenges has prevented her and...
The Joint Congressional Oversight Committee on Biofuels will dig deeper into the feedstock and pricing problems that continue to plague the biofuels industry in the country when the 18th Congress opens, Senator Win Gatchalian said. Gatchalian, chairman of the Senate Committee on Energy, made the statement after hearing the complaints of ethanol producers who said they were now having a...
Senator Win Gatchalian wants to establish special education centers in all public schools in the country to promote inclusive education and enable schools to effectively handle the needs of children and youth with disabilities and other special needs. In filing Senate Bill No. 171 or the Inclusive Education for Children and Youth with Special Needs Act, Gatchalian said the government...
Opposition Senator Leila M. de Lima has called for a thorough investigation into the fate of an overseas Filipino worker's son who was discovered dead under mysterious circumstances in Navotas City. De Lima, the staunchest critic of the Duterte government's war on drugs, said it is tragic to know once again that another OFW has to go home to bury...
High-profile Philippine journalist Maria Ressa's libel trial opened Tuesday in a case that she and press freedom advocates see as government retaliation for her news site's critical reporting on President Rodrigo Duterte. Ressa, who leads online outlet Rappler and was named a Time Magazine "Person of the Year" in 2018 for her journalism, is out on bail and faces years...
SM Investments Corporation (SM) was confirmed as part of the FTSE4Good Index Series (FTSE4Good) for its strong Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) practices. SM is also included in the FTSE4Good Emerging Index ranked among constituents in over 20 countries worldwide. FTSE4Good is managed by FTSE Russell of the London Stock Exchange Group and is designed to identify...
President Rodrigo R. Duterte, in his 4th State of the Nation Address (SONA) on Monday, urged Congress to postpone the May 2020 barangay (village) and Sangguniang Kabataan (youth council) elections to October 2022. “Congress has to postpone the May 2020 elections and ‘yung (the) Barangay, Sangguniang Kabataan to October 2022,” Duterte said his speech. “Because if you read it, this… To...
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