Posts Tagged Risa Hontiveros

Hontiveros seeks audit on government’s use of funds, special powers under ‘Bayanihan’ Law

Robie de Guzman   •   June 4, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – Senator Risa Hontiveros has called for an audit on how the executive branch used the funds and the special powers granted by Congress to boost the government’s...

NBI urged to take down online pages promoting sexual exploitation of children

Robie de Guzman   •   May 15, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – Senator Risa Hontiveros has called on the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) to put a stop to social media pages that sexually exploit children following reports of...

Chinese Embassy slams Hontiveros over reparation claims for damages in West Philippine Sea

Marje Pelayo   •   April 23, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – The Chinese Embassy did not take kindly Senator Risa Hontiveros’ claims that China owes the Philippines at least P200-B in reparations for the ecological damage it has...

PNP, PCW urged to protect women, children from domestic abuse amid COVID-19 quarantine

Robie de Guzman   •   April 15, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – Senator Risa Hontiveros on Wednesday called on the Philippine National Police (PNP) and the Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) to be vigilant and keep their lines open...

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...

Bill granting hazard pay for health, service workers and other frontliners vs COVID-19 pushed at Senate

Robie de Guzman   •   March 16, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – Health and service workers, government employees, policemen, soldiers and other frontliners in the country’s fight to contain the spread of novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) should be granted...

Immigration chief orders probe on ‘pastillas’ scheme

Aileen Cerrudo   •   February 18, 2020

The Bureau of Immigration (BI) Commissioner Jaime Morente has ordered for an investigation on the alleged “pastillas” bribery scheme involving the entry of Chinese nationals into the country. “I have...

PH gov’t urged to impose temporary ban on visitors from China to stop nCoV spread

Robie de Guzman   •   January 30, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – Several lawmakers on Thursday called on the government to impose a temporary ban on the entry of visitors from China to avert the spread of the novel...

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...

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