Posts Tagged Senator

Recto wants ‘Buy Filipino’ rule restored in national budget

Aileen Cerrudo   •   September 8, 2021

MANILA, Philippines — Senator Ralph Recto underscores the need to restore the “Buy Filipino” provision in the national budget. This is amid the controversy regarding the procurement of expensive personal...

Poe calls on PhilHealth, DBM to expedite release of funds to hospitals, health workers

Aileen Cerrudo   •   August 3, 2021

MANILA, Philippines — Senator Grace Poe has called on the Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth) and the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) to expedite the release of funds to...

Senators laud Diaz for winning PH’s first Olympic gold medal

Aileen Cerrudo   •   July 26, 2021

MANILA, Philippines—Senators congratulated Filipina weightlifter Hidilyn Diaz for winning the Philippines’ first Olympic gold medal on Monday (July 26). In separate statements, lawmakers including Senator Panfilo Lacson said Diaz has...

12 senators seek probe on troll farms spreading fake news on social media

Aileen Cerrudo   •   July 12, 2021

MANILA, Philippines — Twelve senators want to investigate reports that public funds are oiling the operation of troll farms that spread fake news and misinformation on social media. The 12...

Only one Estrada should run for office, Jinggoy says

Aileen Cerrudo   •   July 7, 2021

MANILA, Philippines —Former senator Jinggoy Estrada has signified his intent in running for a Senate seat in the 2022 national elections. In an interview on Wednesday (July 7), Estrada said...

Senator calls for reopening of schools

Aileen Cerrudo   •   November 27, 2020

MANILA, Philippines — Senator Imee Marcos is calling for the reopening of schools. The senator expressed her dismay that cockfighting activities have already been allowed to resume but students are...

Sotto: Duterte’s transfer of power to Robredo possible

Aileen Cerrudo   •   October 29, 2019

Senators on Tuesday (October 29) said it is possible for President Rodrigo Duterte to transfer powers to Vice President Leni Robredo for six months to lead the administration’s war on...

Zubiri calls for Alcatraz-like prisons for heinous crime convicts

Aileen Cerrudo   •   September 4, 2019

Senator Miguel Zubiri has filed Senate Bill 1004 to establish a separate prison facility across the region for heinous crime convicts. Zubiri filed the said bill in the wake of...

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