Posts Tagged Francis Pangilinan

Senators blast politicians taking advantage of COVID-19 crisis to campaign for 2022 polls

Robie de Guzman   •   April 3, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – Minority senators on Friday lambasted politicians who are taking advantage of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) crisis to advance their political agenda, hampering the speedy delivery of...

PH gov’t urged to suspend issuance of all visas to visitors from Wuhan, other nCoV-hit Chinese areas

Robie de Guzman   •   January 29, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – A lawmaker on Wednesday urged the Philippine government to suspend the issuance of all visas to visitors from Wuhan and other parts of China reported to have...

Pangilinan calls for release of P6B compensation for rice farmers this December

Robie de Guzman   •   December 12, 2019

MANILA, Philippines – Senator Francis Pangilinan on Wednesday called on the Departments of Finance and Agriculture to release the P6 billion cash compensation for rice farmers this December. During the...

Cash assistance for farmers affected by rice tariffication urged

Marje Pelayo   •   November 18, 2019

MANILA, Philippines – Senator Francis Pangilinan expressed his sentiments for local farmers who are suffering from the influx of imported rice in the country as a result of the government’s...

Pangilinan asks public to support Robredo as she takes on drug war challenge

Robie de Guzman   •   November 7, 2019

MANILA, Philippines – Senator Francis Pangilinan called on Filipinos to support Vice President Leni Robredo as she takes on the task of co-chairing the inter-agency committee on anti-illegal drugs (ICAD)....

Pangilinan questions deal allowing Chinese-linked Dito Telecom to build facilities in military camps

Robie de Guzman   •   September 12, 2019

MANILA, Philippines – Opposition Senator Francis Pangilinan on Thursday slammed the agreement between the military and Chinese-linked Dito Telecommunity Corporation to build its facilities inside military camps. In a statement,...

Senator urges Duterte gov’t to revoke POGO licenses

Robie de Guzman   •   August 28, 2019

MANILA, Philippines – Opposition Senator Francis Pangilinan has urged the Duterte administration to revoke the licenses granted to the Philippine Offshore Gaming Operators (POGO) hubs in the country. Pangilinan made...

Pangilinan wants cheaper meds for mental health conditions

Robie de Guzman   •   July 25, 2019

MANILA, Philippines – Senator Francis Pangilinan on Thursday said he has filed a bill seeking to exempt mental health medicines from value-added tax (VAT) to make them affordable for Filipinos...

Pangilinan eyes hiking nurses’ entry-level pay to keep them from leaving PH

Robie de Guzman   •   July 24, 2019

MANILA, Philippines – Senator Francis Pangilinan on Wednesday said he has filed a bill seeking to raise the entry-level salaries of nurses to P30,531 to keep them from flocking to...

Senators divided over PH’s possible withdrawal from UN human rights body

Marje Pelayo   •   July 15, 2019

MANILA, Philippines – Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr.’s tweet about the Philippines’ possible withdrawal from the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) earned mixed reactions from members of the...

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