MANILA – Administration Senator Francis Tolentino has stressed that becoming a State Party to the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW) will help strengthen the Philippines’ territorial claim in the West Philippine Sea (WPS), as recognized and affirmed by the 2016 South China Sea Arbitral Ruling by the Permanent Court of Arbitration.
MANILA – Administration Senator Francis ‘Tol’ N. Tolentino believed that accelerating the establishment of pharmaceutical manufacturing zones under the Philippine Economic Zone Authority (PEZA) will not only give Filipinos better access to cheaper medicines but would also help stabilize the pandemic-stricken economy.
MANILA – Administration Senator Francis Tolentino is seeking the realignment of all allocations of various government agencies pertaining to housing and resettlement to the Department of Human Settlements and Urban Development (DHSUD).
MANILA – Amid uncertain times due to the coronavirus pandemic, Senator Francis “Tol” Tolentino has asked the Supreme Court (SC) whether or not it is feasible to conduct of the Bar Examination via online for the safety of the examinees.
Administration Senator Francis Tolentino has welcomed the inclusion of the ‘three-gives’ payment scheme of utilities in the Bayanihan to Recover As One Act or Bayanihan 2 law recently signed by President Rodrigo Duterte.
MANILA – Administration Senator Francis Tolentino has cautioned the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) over its supposed plan to sell a small portion of the country’s gold reserves, amid the current health crisis due to the global coronavirus pandemic.
Administration Senator Francis Tolentino hailed the decision of the Executive department to defer the start of the school year from August 24 to October 5 amid public health concerns and alleged lack of preparation for distance learning.
MANILA – Administration Senator Francis Tolentino is furious over the supposed promotion of several top executives of the state-run Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) despite being marred with several corruption allegations.
Administration Senator Francis Tolentino has thrown his support on a proposal to increase the quota requirement for female officers of the Philippine National Police (PNP), but emphasized the need to address over the issue of sexual discrimination.
The Court of Appeals dismissed the libel case of Sen. Francis Tolentino against ABS-CBN broadcaster Ted Failon. The case was filed while Tolentino was chair of the MMDA.
Administration Senator Francis Tolentino has lauded President Rodrigo Duterte for signing into law a proposed legislation which will give Malacañang authority to reschedule the date of school opening during times of calamities and emergencies.
Administration Senator Francis Tolentino has proposed a mandatory P1,000 electricity allowance for workers amid the new normal work scheme in many private firms due to the coronavirus pandemic.
As health protocols remain a top priority amid the coronavirus pandemic, President Rodrigo Duterte’s forthcoming State of the Nation Address later this month will be most likely limited to only members of Congress, administration Senator Francis Tolentino said.
Administration Senator Francis Tolentino is pushing for tax payment deductions for the additional expenses incurred by work-from-home employees, particularly on electricity consumption during the span of the pandemic period brought dreaded COVID-19 disease.
Administration Senator Francis Tolentino has urged government agencies to expedite the accreditation process of hotels to help jumpstart the country’s local tourism.
Senator Francis Tolentino on Monday urged the Department of Health (DOH) to authorize more than 1,500 medical school graduates to render medical services without having them finish their licensure examinations so that they can be immediately deployed as the country strengthens its fight against the coronavirus disease (Covid-19).
Netizens got enraged over the weekend After finding out that VIPs like politikos and celebrities skipped the long line of patients waiting to be tested for the novel coronavirus.
Senator Francis Tolentino wants to empower the Department of Health (DoH) to lock down and suspend classes in areas hit by coronavirus (Covid-19).
The proposed bill legalizing motorcycle taxis is a response to the “changing landscape” and demands of the commuting public.
Senator Francis Tolentino has called for creation of potable water supply system for each barangay following reports that over 455 municipalities are still waterless.
Amid the sudden spike and outbreak of diseases in the country, Senator Francis Tolentino on Thursday said he has filed a bill seeking the creation of the Office of the Surgeon General to handle all communications relating to public health in the Philippines.
The Department of Tourism (DOT) has expressed concern about the safety of tourists and employees in Tagaytay City as Senator Francis Tolentino called on business establishments there to reopen as soon as possible.
Senator Francis Tolentino has advised local and foreign tourists to temporarily avoid Tagaytay City following the eruption of Taal Volcano.
Senator Francis Tolentino on Tuesday said he is not a devotee of the Black Nazarene but he “felt honored” by the opportunity to participate in planning its route years ago.