Officials of the Bureau of Immigration (BI) earned as much as P15 billion since 2017 because of the scam that allowed Chinese nationals to stay in the Philippines without proper travel documents, Senator Risa Hontiveros said Tuesday (October 20).
Senator Risa Hontiveros on Tuesday revealed that masterminds of a notorious “business model” at the Bureau of Immigration have pocketed a total of P40 billion pesos since 2017 from facilitating the arrivals of Chinese nationals through the so-called visa upon arrival (VUA) and the “pastillas scam” (non-VUA transactions).
Senator Risa Hontiveros on Sunday said she was “cautiously optimistic” about reports that President Rodrigo Duterte has lifted the oil exploration moratorium in the West Philippine Sea (WPS).
Only the heartless can snatch a newborn baby away from her mother.
Senator Risa Hontiveros secured the commitment of officials from the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) that power distributors like the Manila Electric Company (MERALCO) will extend their “no disconnection policy” for customers who have failed to pay their bills until the end of 2020.
Senator Risa Hontiveros wants the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) and Department of Health (DOH) to explain why it bought five million sets of personal protective equipment (PPEs) from Chinese companies from April to May this year.
Senator Risa Hontiveros on gov’t probe into twin bombings in Jolo: ‘Siguruhing walang cover up’
Senator Risa Hontiveros appeals relief of Jolo police, suspension of cops tagged in soldier’s slay
Senator Risa Hontiveros says it is impossible DOH Sec. Francisco Duque III does not know alleged corruption in Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth).
Senator Risa Hontiveros called on the Clark Development Corporation (CDC) and the Philippine National Police (PNP) Thursday (August 13) to investigate the Fontana Leisure Parks and Casino following the arrest in the resort of Chinese nationals allegedly involved in prostitution.
Senator Risa Hontiveros is incensed over the “shoot to kill” threat issued by former Quezon City councilor Rannie Ludovica, who currently heads the city’s Task Force Disiplina.
MANILA – Opposition Senator Risa Hontiveros has urged state auditors to conduct a special audit of government spending for its response to the coronavirus pandemic under the Bayanihan to Heal as One Act.
Senator Risa Hontiveros: Singilin ang accountability ng gobyerno sa kanilang kapalpakan.
Senator Risa Hontiveros wants a thorough investigation over the reported death of convicted drug lord Jaybee Sebastian and other high profile inmates inside the national penitentiary.
Senator Risa Hontiveros has asked the government to rethink its overall strategy in battling the COVID-19 pandemic as infection rate has already surpassed the 50,000 level.
Senator Risa Hontiveros has urged the government to “use the full force of the law” to put an end to abusive and “anti-consumer” billing practices of Manny V. Pangilinan’s Manila Electric Company (Meralco) amid the series of quarantine lockdowns brought by the coronavirus pandemic.
Opposition Senator Risa Hontiveros has joined calls for an independent probe over the alleged misencounter between police and army personnel recently in Jolo, Sulu that led to the death of four intelligence operatives.
Opposition Senator Risa Hontiveros has appealed to the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) to reconsider its cease and desist order against the Lopez-owned Sky Cable and the broadcast of embattled broadcast giant ABS-CBN on TVPlus receivers.
Senator Risa Hontiveros said the sudden departure of major offshore gaming operators under the Philippine Offshore Gaming Operators (POGO) “should not allow them to escape accountability and justice.”
Senator Risa Hontiveros has called on the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR) to immediately revoke the license of tax-delinquent gaming hubs under the Philippine Offshore Gaming Operators (POGOs).
Senator Risa Hontiveros has reminded school administrators in both public and private institutions to comply with Republic Act No. 11313 or better known as the “Bawal Bastos Law”
Senator Risa Hontiveros has formalized her call for the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) to recall its recent memorandum circular on the supposed mandatory registration and imposition of new taxes on online sellers.
MANILA – Senator Risa Hontiveros has scored the Inter-Agency Task Force for supposedly blaming the public following the surged of coronavirus infection in the country.