Senator Grace Poe on Tuesday assured the public that her committee would be transparent and fair in dealing with telecommunications providers seeking a franchise, including Dito Telecommunity Corp., to ensure that they deliver on their commitments for the benefit of the people.
As she opened the hearing of the Senate public services panel on telco issues in the Philippines, Senator Grace Poe lamented the “sad state” of internet services in the Philippines, saying it is too slow, expensive and lacking.
Senator Grace Poe on Wednesday reiterated her call to the country’s telecommunication companies to improve their services, especially during the pandemic, with many Filipinos under work-from-home arrangements.
Senator Grace Poe on Tuesday warned that the easing of quarantine protocols should not lead to carelessness especially among mall administrators, who still need to ensure the safety of their patrons, especially children.
Senator Grace Poe on Thursday said the Senate version of the 2021 General Appropriations Bill (GAB) was “responsive” and “compassionate” as the country continues to grapple with the Covid-19 pandemic and the aftermath of consecutive natural disasters.
Senator Grace Poe on Monday urged her colleagues to reconsider increasing the budget for the Department of Information and Communications Technology’s (DICT) “Digital Learners Project,” which was slashed from P3.44 billion down to P100 million.
Senator Grace Poe on Friday made a strong push for funding of the state-owned broadband network in a bid to improve the internet quality in the country and expand its coverage to benefit the citizenry.
With the passage of the Financial Institutions Strategic Transfer Act (FIST) on third reading on Tuesday, Senator Grace Poe expressed hope that banks will be encouraged to lend to businesses and consumers to fuel the Philippine economy and pull it out of a recession.
Senator Grace Poe on Monday pressed for sufficient funding in the yearly national budget for disaster mitigation, recovery and rehabilitation amid the country’s longstanding vulnerability to natural calamities.
Senator Grace Poe on Thursday urged the Department of Transportation (DOTr) to examine the entire process of the cashless payment system on toll roads to “avoid any miscalculation that will shortchange motorists.”
Senator Grace Poe on Tuesday urged government officials to encourage discussion and free flow of ideas that are essential for democracy to flourish, instead of resorting to “red-tagging” by labeling critics as communists.
A joint Senate panel led by Senator Grace Poe will gather top officials to discuss amendments to the Anti-Money Laundering Act (AMLA) to bolster government’s efforts in combating the concealment and flow of illegal money in the country.
Senator Grace Poe on Wednesday said the Senate committee on banks, financial institutions and currencies will act with dispatch on the amendments to the Anti-Money Laundering Act (AMLA) “while ensuring thorough and transparent deliberation.”
Senator Grace Poe on Thursday weighed in on the proposal to shorten curfew hours during the quarantine period, saying the government should consider if the mass transport system could support the bigger number of people in public spaces.
MANILA – Senator Grace Poe has slammed the supposed double standards of the House of Representatives after junking the franchise renewal bid of embattled broadcast giant ABS-CBN due to alleged several violations it committed with its previous license.
Senator Grace Poe has urged the country’s transportation officials to finally allow traditional jeepneys that have passed the roadworthiness to ply their routes again to augment the transportation needs of commuters in Metro Manila as it expected to transition to a more relaxed quarantine policy.
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