Inday Sara more than qualified to be DepEd secretary — spox

Wenilyn Sabalo 05/14/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Outgoing Davao City Mayor and presumptive Vice President Sara Duterte-Carpio is more than qualified to be the next education secretary, a Cebu ally said. Liloan Mayor Cristina Garcia-Frasco, who is also Duterte-Carpio’s spokesperson,…

Senator fears increased China ‘cyberespionage attacks’ vs PH ahead of 2022 polls

Christia Marie Ramos 07/20/2021

MANILA, Philippines — Senator Risa Hontiveros on Tuesday warned of a possible increase in Chinese “cyberespionage attacks” against the Philippines, which she said can be used to influence the country’s national elections in 2022. “Hindi na ako…

Senate opens ‘historic’ discussion on divorce bill

Maila Ager - INQUIRER.net 09/17/2019

MANILA, Philippines—For the first time on Tuesday, the Senate conducted its hearing on the proposed divorce law in the Philippines. Senator Risa Hontiveros, who is presiding over the hearing of the Senate committee on women as chairperson,…

Hontiveros refiles divorce bill

07/10/2019

PASAY CITY, Philippines — Opposition Senator Risa Hontiveros said on Wednesday she has refiled the bill seeking to institute absolute divorce in the country. The Divorce Act of 2019 seeks to make psychological incapacity of either spouse,…

Minority senators want probe of Duterte proclamation

Inquirer.net 09/11/2018

The five opposition senators on Tuesday filed a resolution asking the Senate to look into the alleged fraudulent and erroneous basis of President Rodrigo Duterte’s proclamation that ordered the revocation of the amnesty granted to Senator Antonio…

When Martial Law tales are busted

Morexette Erram 09/20/2016

(FIRST OF TWO PARTS) Storytelling is often associated with childhood. The concept often illustrates an image of a child listening intently to an elder’s narration about a world filled with fairies, unicorns, dwarves and other mythical creatures…

Hontiveros: Illegal drugs is a medical concern

Dominic D. Yasay 09/10/2016

IN attacking the problem on illegal drugs that has long been plaguing the country, it is important to view the problem as a medical concern rather than just a law enforcement issue. Senator Risa Hontiveros, head of…

Hontiveros bats for accessible, responsive health care

Dominic Yasay 09/10/2016

SEN. Risa Hontiveros said the country’s health system must be accessible and responsive to the public’s welfare especially the poor and indigenous people. In a speech during the fifth Association of Phil. Medical Colleges-Student Network (AMPC-SN) Regional…

Hontiveros lobbies for health care reforms

Jose Santino S. Bunachita 12/18/2015

LIBERAL Party (LP) senatorial aspirant Risa Hontiveros met with health care reform advocates and urban poor groups in Cebu to seek their support and discuss her agenda yesterday. Hontiveros, who’s running for senator for the third time, …

Forum: Hontiveros lobbies for universal health care

Juli Ann M. Sibi 12/06/2015

LIBERAL Party senatorial candidate and former PhilHealth director Risa Hontiveros is lobbying for a four-point universal health care agenda, such as better doctors, cheaper medicine, empowerment of health workers, and proper health education during a forum last…

LP bet lobbies health programs, Bonifacio ideals

Juli Ann M. Sibi 11/30/2015

LIBERAL Party senatorial aspirant and former PhilHealth director Risa Hontiveros discussed the ideals of slain hero Andres Bonifacio during a forum held to commemorate Bonifacio Day on Nov. 30. “Bonifacio’s ideals were rooted in empowering locals, ordinary…

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