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  • Senate OKs resolution recommending resumption of face-to-face classes

    Senate OKs resolution recommending resumption of face-to-face classes

    MANILA - The Senate on Tuesday adopted a resolution recommending the conduct of face-to-face classes in areas where there are few or zero COVID-19 cases. "Distance learning has its advantages especially at a time of pandemic where health and safety...

    ABS-CBN NewsABS-CBN News • 2 March 2021, 9:29PM
  • Senate OKs reso recommending resumption of face-to-face classes through pilot testing

    Senate OKs reso recommending resumption of face-to-face classes through pilot testing

    The Senate on Tuesday adopted a resolution recommending the resumption of face-to-face classes in the country by immediately launching the pilot testing of localized limited physical classes. During its session, the chamber adopted Senate Resolution...

    GMA News OnlineGMA News Online • 2 March 2021, 8:39PM
  • Amend retail trade liberalization law instead of Constitution —Drilon

    Amend retail trade liberalization law instead of Constitution —Drilon

    Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon on Tuesday sought the amendment of the Retail Trade Liberalization Act instead of opening up the 1987 Constitution to change its "restrictive" economic provisions. "The immediate passage of this law will remove...

    GMA News OnlineGMA News Online • 2 March 2021, 7:13PM
  • Deferment of premium rate hike seen to shorten PhilHealth’s fund life to Feb. 2028 —Treasury

    Deferment of premium rate hike seen to shorten PhilHealth’s fund life to Feb. 2028 —Treasury

    The deferment of the scheduled increases in the PhilHealth premium rates is expected to shorten the fund life of the state health insurer from August 2028 to February 2028. National Treasurer Rosalia De Leon shared the observation with the Senate...

    GMA News OnlineGMA News Online • 2 March 2021, 4:41PM
  • Pangilinan expresses mixed feelings about new coco levy fund law

    Pangilinan expresses mixed feelings about new coco levy fund law

    MANILA - Sen. Kiko Pangilinan on Tuesday expressed reservations about the passage of a coco levy fund law that he said may run counter to farmers' interests. Interviewed on ANC, the principal author of the measure in the Senate said some provisions...

    ABS-CBN NewsABS-CBN News • 2 March 2021, 3:38PM
  • PhilHealth's IRM funds 95% liquidated, Gierran says

    PhilHealth's IRM funds 95% liquidated, Gierran says

    PhilHealth has already liquidated 95% of the P14.9 billion advanced payments to hospitals and other health facilities through its controversial interim reimbursement mechanism (IRM), according to its president, Dante Gierran, on Tuesday. Gierran...

    GMA News OnlineGMA News Online • 2 March 2021, 11:31AM
  • Makabayan Bloc should publicly denounce CPP-NPA –Lacson

    Makabayan Bloc should publicly denounce CPP-NPA –Lacson

    Senator Panfilo Lacson on Monday reiterated that the House Makabayan Bloc should publicly denounce the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) and its armed wing, the New People's Army (NPA). Lacson made the remark as he sponsored the report of the...

    GMA News OnlineGMA News Online • 1 March 2021, 9:06PM
  • Senate adopts report recommending repeal of DOTr order on PMVICs

    Senate adopts report recommending repeal of DOTr order on PMVICs

    The Senate on Monday approved the recommendation to repeal the Department of Transportation (DOTr) order and all other related issuances privatizing the motor vehicle inspection system (MVIS). During its session, the chamber adopted Committee Report...

    GMA News OnlineGMA News Online • 1 March 2021, 7:42PM
  • Senators tease Vico Sotto on his lovelife: 'I understand there are many applicants'

    Senators tease Vico Sotto on his lovelife: 'I understand there are many applicants'

    Senators on Monday teased Pasig City Mayor Vico Sotto on his lovelife as they adopted a resolution honoring him for being named among international anti-corruption champions. Mayor Vico was present in the Senate plenary hall when the chamber...

    GMA News OnlineGMA News Online • 1 March 2021, 7:19PM
  • Senators recommend pilot testing of limited face-to-face classes

    Senators recommend pilot testing of limited face-to-face classes

    MANILA - Several senators filed on Monday a resolution calling for a pilot testing of limited face-to-face classes in over 1,000 public schools in the country. At least 7 senators filed Senate Resolution No. 668, which recommended the "immediate...

    ABS-CBN NewsABS-CBN News • 1 March 2021, 7:02PM
  • Senators call for face-to-face classes pilot test in low-risk areas

    Senators call for face-to-face classes pilot test in low-risk areas

    Seven senators on Monday filed a resolution calling on the Department of Education (DepEd) to immediately launch pilot tests of localized and limited face-to-face classes in over 1,000 public schools nationwide. In Senate Resolution 668, Senators...

    GMA News OnlineGMA News Online • 1 March 2021, 5:24PM
  • Senate adopts reso honoring Vico Sotto for being named among int’l anti-corruption champions

    Senate adopts reso honoring Vico Sotto for being named among int’l anti-corruption champions

    The Senate on Monday adopted a resolution honoring Pasig City Mayor Vico Sotto for being named an international anti-corruption champion by the US State Department. Mayor Vico himself was present in the Senate as the chamber deliberated and approved...

    GMA News OnlineGMA News Online • 1 March 2021, 4:22PM
  • Senate OKs resolution lauding Vico Sotto for anti-corruption efforts

    Senate OKs resolution lauding Vico Sotto for anti-corruption efforts

    MANILA - The Senate on Monday approved a resolution commending Pasig City Mayor Vico Sotto after the United States named him as one of the 12 "Anti-Corruption Champions" and "the standard bearer for the new breed of politicians." Senate President...

    ABS-CBN NewsABS-CBN News • 1 March 2021, 4:00PM
  • Hontiveros wants inquiry into law enforcement protocols after PNP-PDEA 'misencounter'

    Hontiveros wants inquiry into law enforcement protocols after PNP-PDEA 'misencounter'

    Senator Risa Hontiveros is calling for an investigation into the current procedures and protocols being practiced by law enforcers to prevent a repeat of a "misencounter" similar to what transpired between police and agents of the Philippine Drug...

    GMA News OnlineGMA News Online • 1 March 2021, 2:39PM
  • Hontiveros files anti-online sexual exploitation of children bill

    Hontiveros files anti-online sexual exploitation of children bill

    Senator Risa Hontiveros is seeking an end to online sexual exploitation of children as she filed a measure strengthening the protection of minors against sexual abuse in the Internet. Senate Bill 2068, or the proposed Anti-Online Sexual Abuse and...

    GMA News OnlineGMA News Online • 1 March 2021, 1:21PM
  • DepEd urged to create panel of experts to guide proposed pilot tests on face-to-face classes

    DepEd urged to create panel of experts to guide proposed pilot tests on face-to-face classes

    Senator Sherwin Gatchalian is urging the Department of Education (DepEd) to create a panel of experts to guide the proposed pilot tests of face-to-face classes in low-risk areas. According to Gatchalian, who chairs the Senate Committee on Basic...

    GMA News OnlineGMA News Online • 1 March 2021, 12:00PM
  • 2 House leaders back Senate bid for 5-year, renewable VFA deal with US

    2 House leaders back Senate bid for 5-year, renewable VFA deal with US

    Key leaders of the House of Representatives have expressed their support for the Senate's recommendation to keep the country's Visiting Forces Agreement with the US under the new administration of President Joe Biden. "I think it would be in our...

    GMA News OnlineGMA News Online • 28 February 2021, 6:57PM
  • Senate panel defers probe into PNP-PDEA shootout

    Senate panel defers probe into PNP-PDEA shootout

    The Senate will not push through with its scheduled inquiry this week into the fatal shootout between police personnel and Philippine Drug Enforcement Authority (PDEA) agents in Quezon City. The Committee on Public Order and Dangerous Drugs, chaired...

    GMA News OnlineGMA News Online • 28 February 2021, 9:06AM
  • Public urged to disclose what medicines they are taking before getting COVID-19 shots

    Public urged to disclose what medicines they are taking before getting COVID-19 shots

    Senate President Vicente Sotto III on Sunday called on the public to disclose to the inoculator the medicines they are taking before receiving a vaccine against COVID-19 in order to identify the vaccine best suited for them. Sotto made the appeal...

    GMA News OnlineGMA News Online • 28 February 2021, 8:22AM
  • Proposed Senate resolution bats for resumption of face-to-face classes

    Proposed Senate resolution bats for resumption of face-to-face classes

    Senate President Vicente Sotto III said Saturday that he is rallying his colleagues to adopt his proposed resolution seeking to reopen the schools for in-person classes so that the country's educational system could catch up with our Asian...

    GMA News OnlineGMA News Online • 27 February 2021, 2:38PM
  • Poe to DOTr: Answer Senate panel report on private testing centers controversy

    Poe to DOTr: Answer Senate panel report on private testing centers controversy

    Senator Grace Poe said the Department of Transportation (DOTr) should not just shrug off questions raised in the Senate panel report on alleged controversies in the Private Motor Vehicle Inspection Centers (PMVICs). Poe, chairperson of the Senate...

    GMA News OnlineGMA News Online • 26 February 2021, 11:37PM
  • Senate to honor, commend Vico Sotto for anti-corruption recognition

    Senate to honor, commend Vico Sotto for anti-corruption recognition

    Senate President Vicente Sotto III and Senator Panfilo Lacson on Friday filed a resolution seeking to honor Pasig Mayor Vico Sotto after he was named an International Anticorruption champion. Senate Resolution No. 660 seeks to "honor and commend"...

    GMA News OnlineGMA News Online • 26 February 2021, 6:40PM
  • Makabayan bloc disputes Senate report on red tagging probe

    Makabayan bloc disputes Senate report on red tagging probe

    MANILA - Members of the Makabayan bloc in the House of Representatives disputed Friday the findings of a Senate panel that investigated the alleged policy of the state to link activists and dissenters to the communist movement. The more than 60-page...

    ABS-CBN NewsABS-CBN News • 26 February 2021, 5:55PM
  • Gov't giving vaccine makers shield from suits illegal, warns Drilon

    Gov't giving vaccine makers shield from suits illegal, warns Drilon

    The government cannot grant absolute and blanket immunity to vaccine makers for any injury to people caused by their vaccines, as it is against the law and contrary to public policy, Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon said on Thursday. Drilon...

    Inquirer.netInquirer.net • 26 February 2021, 5:42AM
  • Makabayan bloc on Senate panel report: Legal remedies on red-tagging 'defective, lacking'

    Makabayan bloc on Senate panel report: Legal remedies on red-tagging 'defective, lacking'

    MANILA, Philippines - The Makabayan bloc at the House of Representatives on Thursday expressed its belief that current legal remedies against red-tagging are "insufficient, defective and lacking" after the Senate committee on defense released its...

    Inquirer.netInquirer.net • 25 February 2021, 11:16PM
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