Posts Tagged Risa Hontiveros

Bill seeking additional annual leave, benefits for solo parents pushed in Senate

Robie de Guzman   •   January 20, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – A bill seeking to grant additional annual leave and benefits for solo parents has been filed in the Senate. Senator Risa Hontiveros said she lodged the Senate...

Security audit of PH power facilities sought in Senate

Robie de Guzman   •   November 27, 2019

MANILA, Philippines – Senator Risa Hontiveros on Tuesday called on her colleagues to investigate the country’s power transmission sector amid concerns on foreign access and control over the power grid...

Hontiveros urges DOH to name pharma firms blocking move for cheaper medicines

Robie de Guzman   •   November 20, 2019

MANILA, Philippines – Senator Risa Hontiveros urges the Department of Health (DOH) to identify the pharmaceutical firms that are reportedly blocking the move to lower the price of medicines. “Nanawagan...

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...

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