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Senator, broadcaster Eddie Ilarde, 85
by Cecille Suerte Felipe - August 5, 2020 - 12:00am
Former senator Eddie Ilarde, who became famous for his stint as a host of a noontime show in the ’80s, died yesterday at the age of 85.
‘PhilHealth not perfect, has wicked problems’
by Cecille Suerte Felipe - August 5, 2020 - 12:00am
Admitting that the Philippine Health Insurance Corp. is not perfect, the organization’s president said they have “wicked problems” which cannot be solved even by changing its leadership weekly...
Senate may pass coco levy bill by December
by Cecille Suerte Felipe - August 2, 2020 - 12:00am
After being vetoed by President Duterte last year, the Senate may pass the revised coco levy fund bill by December, Sen. Cynthia Villar said yesterday.
Promote, regularize frontliners, government urged
by Cecille Suerte Felipe - July 31, 2020 - 12:00am
Senate President Pro Tempore Ralph Recto yesterday urged the government to regularize and promote frontliners as their reward in leading the country’s fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.
Audit of COVID-19 -related spending sought
by Cecille Suerte Felipe - July 30, 2020 - 12:00am
Senators urged the Commission on Audit to conduct a special audit on all government spending related to the response to the coronavirus disease pandemic under the Bayanihan to Heal as One Act (Republic Act 11469)...
Senate to wait for DOJ report on Bilibid deaths
by Cecille Suerte Felipe - July 29, 2020 - 12:00am
The Senate Blue Ribbon committee is waiting for the report of the Department of Justice on the deaths of high-value drug convicts at the New Bilibid Prison supposedly due to COVID-19, Sen. Richard Gordon announced...
Drilon: I was defending press freedom
by Cecille Suerte Felipe - July 28, 2020 - 12:00am
Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon strongly denied yesterday that he was lawyering for the Lopez family, who owns ABS-CBN, or defending oligarchs in the country, saying President Duterte’s pronouncements...
No more queues: Duterte wants paperless government transactions
by Cecille Suerte Felipe - July 28, 2020 - 12:00am
As thousands of Filipinos turn to online banking and cashless transactions under a so-called new normal, President Duterte last night pitched the need to build trust in the digital divide.
PhilHealth on probes: We have nothing to hide
by Cecille Suerte Felipe - July 26, 2020 - 12:00am
Plagued by allegations of irregularities, the Philippine Health Insurance Corp. yesterday said it is open to separate investigations announced by Malacañang and the Senate since it has “nothing to ...
Senate may probe hospitals for overcharging — Go
by Cecille Suerte Felipe - July 21, 2020 - 12:00am
Sen. Bong Go said the Senate is ready to investigate reports that some hospitals are overcharging patients in their medical bills.
Senator seeks stronger mandatory face mask policy
by Cecille Suerte Felipe - July 19, 2020 - 12:00am
Sen. Bong Go is pushing for stricter implementation of the policy on the mandatory wearing of face masks in public to more effectively combat the spread of coronavirus disease 2019.
10 members of Gordon staff positive for COVID-19
by Cecille Suerte Felipe - July 19, 2020 - 12:00am
Ten staff members of Sen. Richard Gordon tested positive for coronavirus disease 2019 and were immediately sent to quarantine, the office of the senator announced yesterday.
Poe wants electronic governance institutionalized
by Cecille Suerte Felipe - July 19, 2020 - 12:00am
Sen. Grace Poe is pushing for a measure that would mandate the institutionalization of electronic governance for swift response concerns of citizens amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Government urged to allow use of Pinoy-made test kits
by Cecille Suerte Felipe - July 19, 2020 - 12:00am
Senators belonging to the minority bloc urged the government to allow the use of Filipino-made, world-class coronavirus disease 2019 test kits, especially at a time when resources are scarce.
Better immigration services pushed
by Cecille Suerte Felipe - July 17, 2020 - 12:00am
Sen. Christopher Go is pushing for the modernization of the Bureau of Immigration to improve the immigration services of the country and make these more responsive to new and increasing challenges.
‘No audience for Duterte’s SONA in Batasan’
by Cecille Suerte Felipe - July 17, 2020 - 12:00am
For the first time, President Duterte will deliver his fifth State of the Nation Address at the Batasang Pambansa with a limited number of lawmakers and an empty gallery in an effort to protect him from coronavirus...
Go to government: Prioritize transition to e-governance
by Cecille Suerte Felipe - July 16, 2020 - 12:00am
The government needs to prioritize the transition of applicable government processes to electronic governance with the use of available information and communications technology as perennial gaps in the delivery...
Study thoroughly proposals on back-riding – Go
by Cecille Suerte Felipe - July 14, 2020 - 12:00am
Sen. Bong Go has called on the Inter-Agency Task Force and the National Task Force for coronavirus disease 2019 to consider a thorough and scientific study of various proposals for motorcycle back-riding.
LGUs urged to conduct blended learning dry run
by Cecille Suerte Felipe - July 12, 2020 - 12:00am
Sen. Sherwin Gatchalian is urging local government units to initiate dry runs of their localized versions of the Department of Education Learning Continuity Plan with more than a month before classes reopen.
More benefits for work-from-home employees sought
by Cecille Suerte Felipe - July 10, 2020 - 12:00am
Sen. Francis Tolentino wants the National Internal Revenue Code and the Telecommuting Act amended to provide additional tax deduction benefits to workers forced to work from home during quarantine.
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