Magna Carta for Filipino seafarers and bullying  

ATTY. DENNIS R. GORECHO 09/13/2022

Seafarers are susceptible to mental health issues due to harassment and bullying that can take a wide variety of forms, ranging from physical or verbal aggression, ill-treatment, cyber-bullying or sexual discrimination. The pending bills on Magna Carta…

Call me ‘Robinhood,’ Robin Padilla tells Senate

Maila Ager 07/13/2022

MANILA, Philippines— His colleagues in the Senate may call him “Robinhood Padilla.” The neophyte senator himself has made known his preference to be addressed as “Robinhood Padilla” as shown in a letter addressed to Senate Secretary Myra…

Senator-elect Robin Padilla to debate in Filipino: ‘I won’t be facing Americans’

Neil Arwin Mercado 06/14/2022

MANILA, Philippines — Neophyte Senator-elect Robin Padilla said Tuesday he is “100 percent” ready to join the Senate, but will opt to debate in Filipino, saying he would be facing Filipino legislators, “not Americans.” Padilla, who topped…

Senate approves bill on permanent validity of birth, death, marriage certificates

Christia Marie Ramos 05/23/2022

MANILA, Philippines — The Senate on Monday approved on third and final reading a bill seeking the permanent validity of birth, death and marriage certificates issued and certified by the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) and the National Statistics Office…

Legarda’s trust rating soars – Pulse Asia

Doris C. Bongcac 05/05/2022

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu — Three term senator and House Deputy Speaker Loren Legarda remains one of the most trusted public officials in the country based on a recent survey by Pulse Asia Research, Inc. (Pulse Asia). Conducted…

Heart Evangelista kicks off Cebu campaign for Senate bid of husband, Chiz Escudero

Jewil Anne M. Tabiolo 04/04/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Celebrity and fashion icon Heart Evangelista-Escudero launched senatoriable Francis “Chiz” Escudero’s  campaign in Cebu City alongside mayoral candidate Margot Osmeña on Monday morning, April 4. Evangelista arrived for a press conference at a…

Eye doctor offers self as alternative to veteran politicians in May 2022 polls

Doris C. Bongcac 02/06/2022

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu — An ophthalmologist and health advocate is seeking the support of the Cebuanos in her bid for a Senate seat in the May 2022 elections. Dr. Minguita Padilla, president and chairperson of the Eye…

Let’s reduce the deaths

Peter Wallace - @inquirerdotnet 11/25/2021

The proposed Vaporized Nicotine Products Regulation Act should have two goals: Encourage inveterate smokers to switch to vaping and discourage the youth from starting. The Senate will be discussing what to do about vaping in the coming…

Existentialist threat to the Senate

Antonio T. Carpio - @inquirerdotnet 10/07/2021

Congress exists to enact laws. Congress cannot intelligently enact laws unless it has timely and accurate information from the departments and agencies of the Executive branch. To secure such timely and accurate information, the Constitution has empowered…

Senators debate over ‘Romeo and Juliet’ clause in bill raising statutory rape age

Christia Marie Ramos 09/21/2021

MANILA, Philippines — In tackling a bill raising the age of statutory rape from the current 12 to 16, senators engaged in a lengthy debate over the “Romeo and Juliet” provision that would exempt consensual sexual activity…

Senate panel OKs bill criminalizing ‘hoax ordering,’ order cancellations

Christia Marie Ramos 07/13/2021

MANILA, Philippines — A Senate panel has approved a bill seeking to criminalize “hoax ordering” in a bid to protect delivery riders. The bill was contained in the Committee Report No. 273, which was recently filed by…

Senate confirms first Muslim judge in U.S. history

INQUIRER.net US Bureau, Reuters 06/13/2021

The U.S. Senate on Thursday approved President Joe Biden’s nomination of Zahid Quraishi, a magistrate judge in New Jersey, to the federal bench, making him the first Muslim federal judge in U.S. history. The Democrat-controlled Senate voted…

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