Surigao Del Norte Rep. Robert Ace Barbers has warned the Philippine Red Cross (PRC) led by Senator Richard Gordon to stop “blackmailing” the government by stopping its COVID-19 testing due to Philhealth’s failure to pay its nearly P1-billion debt.
Surigao del Norte Rep. Robert Ace Barbers called Health Secretary Francisco Duque III a joke after the latter claimed the country had “flattened the curve” since April — a statement he later retracted.
Surigao del Norte Rep. Robert Ace Barbers has called out the Department of Labor and Employment and the Bureau of Immigration over the whereabouts of some 170,000 alleged “excess” Chinese off-shore gaming workers who entered the country since 2017.
Surigao del Norte Rep. Robert Ace Barbers on Wednesday sought an amendment to the Local Government Code limiting the population of every barangay to 15,000 inhabitants in all urban areas of the country as certified by the Philippine Statistics Authority.
Surgao del Norte Rep. Robert Ace Barbers has urged authorities to compel the more than 60 offshore gaming hubs under the Philippine Offshore Gaming Operators (POGO) to settle the more than P50-billion tax obligation which can be used to boost the much needed government against the COVID-19 virus.
Surigao del Norte Rep. Robert Ace Barbers on Tuesday called on the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (Pagcor) and the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) to account for and disclose in public the real revenues from Philippine Offshore Gaming Operators or POGOs.
Surigao del Norte 2nd district Rep. Robert Ace Barbers has expressed concern with the alleged inefficient policies of the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR) in regulating junket operators under the Philippine Offshore Gaming Operators (POGO).
Surigao del Norte Rep. Robert Ace Barbers on Sunday called for a legislative inquiry into power distribution firm Meralco’s basis in incorporating vague renewable energy, system loss and other charges that “seem redundant and add substantial burden to the consumers’ monthly electric bills.”
Surigao del Norte Rep. Robert Ace Barbers on Thursday urged his colleagues to help him craft and enact laws that would regulate and prevent offshore online gaming firms from being used as a money laundering tool by big-time drug syndicates and other crime groups.
A measure requiring mandatory roadworthy driving seminar and an actual driving test before the issuance or renewal of driver’s license has been filed in the Lower House.
Reelected Surigao del Norte Rep. Robert Ace Barbers urged the Duterte administration to continue pursuing the immediate ouster of elected officials implicated in the so-called narco-list even most of them got fresh mandates during last Monday’s midterm elections.
Surigao del Norte Rep. Robert Ace Barbers favors the release of the so-called
celebrity drug matrix.
SURIGAO CITY – Former Philippine National Police (PNP) chief and administration senatorial aspirant Ronald ‘Bato’ dela Rosa insisted that there is no cause for alarm following the retrieval cocaine bricks worth P257.4 million along the waters off Burgos town in Siargao Island on Monday.
SURIGAO CITY – Surigao del Norte Second district Rep. Robert Ace Barbers has committed to secure a landslide victory for the senatorial bets endorsed by Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte’s Hugpong ng Pagbabago (HNP) party.
Surigao del Norte Rep. Robert Ace Barbers has urged the Senate leadership to fast-track the passage of the restoration of death penalty on drug-related offenses.
Inosente si Isidro Lapeña – Rep. Robert Ace Barbers
Military takeover of Customs will ease corruption inside the agency – Rep. Robert Ace Barbers
The chairman of the House committee on dangerous drugs on Monday said former Bureau of Customs (BOC) commissioner Isidro Lapeña has no accountability for the entry of P11 billion shabu shipments into the country.
Surigao del Norte Rep. Robert Ace Barbers on Monday welcomed the military takeover of the Bureau of Customs (BOC) following the alleged P6.8 billion shabu shipment that slipped past authorities last August.
The House committee on dangerous drugs backed the mandatory physical examination by the Bureau of Customs of suspicious shipments to counter drug smuggling activities in the country.
Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte isn’t wasting any time in building alliances with other political parties to strengthen her own party, Hugpong ng Pagbabago.
Senator Win Gatchalian is open to the idea of subjecting lawmakers to a mandatory drug test, suggesting even to have all those holding elective position to be subjected to such a requirement.
A lawmaker from the House of Representatives urged candidates for the barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) elections next month to undergo a drug test and submit the results to the Commission on Elections (Comelec).
A lawmaker from the House of Representatives wants another term for President Rodrigo Duterte, as the “undisciplined people” of the Philippines need a ruler with an “iron fist.”