Posts Tagged Risa Hontiveros

Bill seeking to protect interns against exploitation pushed in Senate

Robie de Guzman   •   September 10, 2019

MANILA, Philippines – Senator Risa Hontiveros has filed a bill seeking to protect interns against exploitation from companies and promote their professional growth. The Senate Bill No. 994 or the...

Hontiveros vows to push hard for divorce law in Philippines

Robie de Guzman   •   August 5, 2019

MANILA, Philippines – Opposition Senator Risa Hontiveros on Monday vowed to push hard for the passage of divorce law in the country as she met with groups advocating for its...

Hontiveros eyes bill protecting Philhealth from false claims

Robie de Guzman   •   August 1, 2019

MANILA, Philippines – Opposition Senator Risa Hontiveros on Wednesday said she is planning to file a bill seeking to protect the Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (Philhealth) from fraudulent activities such...

Senators divided over PCSO gaming suspension

Robie de Guzman   •   July 29, 2019

MANILA, Philippines – Senators have expressed varying opinions on President Rodrigo Duterte’s suspension order on all gaming activities of the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO). In a statement, Senator Panfilo...

Senators expect to hear salary, labor, sea dispute issues in Duterte 4th SONA

Robie de Guzman   •   July 20, 2019

MANILA, Philippines – Ahead of President Rodrigo Duterte’s fourth State of the Nation Address (SONA) on July 22, some senators have already picked out certain topics that they want the...

Ban on use of plastic straw, stirrer urged in Senate

Marje Pelayo   •   July 6, 2018

  PASAY CITY, Philippines – A lawmaker wants the food service sector to prohibit the use of plastic straws and stirrers. Senator Risa Hontiveros on Friday (July 6) filed a...

Drop in PRRD’s rating calls for revision of administration policies – senators

admin   •   October 9, 2017

MANILA, Philippines — According to some Liberal Party (LP) senators, the approval and trust ratings of the president might further plunge if the government continues to pursue its strategy particularly...

Sec. Aguirre files criminal and ethics complaints against Sen. Hontiveros

admin   •   October 2, 2017

MANILA, Philippines — Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II  filed criminal and ethics complaints against Senator Risa Hontiveros on Monday. The charges stemmed from Hontiveros’ exposure of a screenshot of the...

Senators urge House to show fairness in handling impeachment case vs Duterte

admin   •   March 17, 2017

The House of Representatives is being urged to show impartiality and fairness in handling the impeachment complaint filed against President Rodrigo Duterte. The Constitution defines Congress as an independent branch...

Death penalty, not a deterrent to crime — LP Senators

admin   •   December 9, 2016

  PASAY CITY, Philippines — Liberal Party President Sen. Kiko Pangilinan maintains that the re-imposition of the death penalty will not be a deterrent to crimes. In a statement Pangilinan...

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