Posts Tagged Risa Hontiveros

Senate seeks probe on alleged DOH mismanagement of P67-B COVID-19 fund

Aileen Cerrudo   •   August 12, 2021

MANILA, Philippines — The Senate wants to look into the alleged mismanagement of funds of the Department of Health (DOH) allotted for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) response. After the recent...

Hontiveros urges COMELEC to extend voter registration period in areas under ECQ

Aileen Cerrudo   •   August 2, 2021

MANILA, Philippines — Senator Risa Hontiveros has called on the Commission on Elections (COMELEC) to extend the voter registration period in areas under enhanced community quarantine (ECQ). “It is only...

Hontiveros urges DOLE to address labor abuses reported by food delivery drivers

Aileen Cerrudo   •   July 19, 2021

MANILA, Philippines—Senator Risa Hontiveros is urging the Department of Labor and Employment to address the issue of labor abuses reported by food delivery drivers. The senator made the call after...

Hontiveros calls on the DFA to address fake passports used in human trafficking

Aileen Cerrudo   •   May 4, 2021

MANILA, Philippines—Senator Risa Hontiveros has called on the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) to take actions against fake passports being used in human trafficking. During a Senate Committee hearing on...

IATF, DOH urged to report expenditure for ‘pop up’ hospitals, isolation facilities

Robie de Guzman   •   April 6, 2021

MANILA, Philippines – Senator Risa Hontiveros on Tuesday called on the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF) and the Department of Health (DOH) to release...

Incentives eyed for firms helping in fight vs online sexual abuse of children

Robie de Guzman   •   March 9, 2021

MANILA, Philippines – Senator Risa Hontiveros is mulling the possibility of providing incentives to private companies assisting law enforcement agencies in clamping down on online sexual abuse and exploitation of...

Hontiveros urges DA to focus on ramping up efforts vs ASF instead of price caps

Aileen Cerrudo   •   February 22, 2021

MANILA, Philippines—Senator Risa Hontiveros has urged the Department of Agriculture (DA) to focus its efforts on preventing the spread of African Swine Fever (ASF) instead of imposing price ceilings. “The...

BOC, PNP urged to ensure no fake COVID-19 vaccines will enter PHL

Robie de Guzman   •   February 4, 2021

MANILA, Philippines – Senator Risa Hontiveros on Wednesday called on the Bureau of Customs (BOC) and the Philippine National Police (PNP) to implement stringent measures to ensure that no smuggled...

Hontiveros wants Senate probe into alleged trafficking of Filipino women in Syria

Robie de Guzman   •   February 2, 2021

MANILA, Philippines – Senator Risa Hontiveros on Tuesday called on the Senate to launch an inquiry into the reported human trafficking of Filipino women allegedly recruited to work in the...

DA, NIA urged to prioritize recovery of typhoon-hit agri areas to address rising food costs

Robie de Guzman   •   January 26, 2021

MANILA, Philippines – Senator Risa Hontiveros on Tuesday called on concerned government agencies to make “a big push” for the recovery of agriculture “food baskets” that were devastated by calamities...

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