A measure providing healthcare and services for persons with mental health problems has been signed into law by President Duterte. Senator Risa Hontiveros hailed the signing of the Philippine Mental Health Law or Republic Act 11036 that…
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With the Supreme Court's final ruling on the ouster of Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno, the chances of the Senate resolution challenging her removal getting adopted in the upper chamber has become nil.
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Senator Risa Hontiveros has hit back at President Duterte for clamping down on poor “tambays” but allowing China to loiter in the West Philippine Sea. “Yan ang mahirap kay Pangulong Duterte. Matapang lang siya sa mga mahihirap, walang…
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Opposition Senator Risa Hontiveros found the presence of Chinese ambassador Zhao Jinhua at the Independence Day celebration at Kawit, Cavite “very insensitive,” amid China’s expansion and militarization of the West Philippine Sea.
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Senator Bam Aquino have joined Senators Risa Hontiveros and Panfilo Lacson in wanting to reduce the value-added tax (VAT) from 12 % to 10%.
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Malacanang has been asked by the Supreme Court (SC) to respond to the appeals of several senators to stop the country's withdrawal from the Rome Statute, the treaty which created the International Criminal Court (ICC).
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Senator Risa Hontiveros on Monday expressed disgust over the "gimmick" employed by President Duterte before the Filipino community in Seoul calling it a despicable display of sexism and grave abuse of authority.
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Senator Risa Hontiveros: Umaalingasaw ang baho ni Calida
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Senators Leila de Lima and Risa Hontiveros on Tuesday joined forces in pressing for the resignation and prosecution of Solicitor General Jose Calida over alleged corruption.
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Senate President Vicente Sotto III on Thursday practically confirmed the impending “defection” of one of the members of the minority bloc to the 17-man majority in the upper chamber.
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Senate President Tito Sotto said more senators would approve of the proposed Senate resolution questioning the Supreme Court’s decision to oust Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno if it were worded weaker.
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To protect the public from rising consumer prices, Senator Risa Hontiveros has called for the passage of a bill seeking to cut the value added tax (VAT) on goods and services to 10 percent from the current 12 percent. Senate Bill No.…
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Senator Risa Hontiveros on Monday called on the Duterte government to bring China's nuclear threat before the United Nations General Assembly.
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At least one member of the Senate minority bloc wants to move over to the majority bloc, Sen. Panfilo Lacson said Saturday.
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At least 14 senators crossed partylines to defend the integrity of the Senate after the Supreme Court, in an unprecedented move, granted the Solicitor General’s quo warranto petition removing Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno.
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The Supreme Court has surrendered its judicial independence to the whim of President Duterte following its ouster of Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno, Senator Risa Hontiveros said. "This is a black day for justice and the rule of law.…
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Several lawmakers renewed their call to end contractualization or “endo” and for the increase of the national minimum wage ahead of Labor Day, where labor groups are expected to hold a massive protests in various areas in Metro Manila.
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Senator Nancy Binay said she would be seeking a probe on the posting of the Department of Foreign Affairs’ video of Philippine Embassy officials’ rescue of Filipino workers from Kuwaiti households when sessions in Congress resume next…
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Senators are butting heads over the Bureau of Immigration’s (BI) cancellation of an Australian nun’s missionary visa and her looming deportation, with those allied with the administration saying the government has all the right to revoke…