Senator Risa Hontiveros on Wednesday urged the Department of Health (DOH) and local government units (LGUs) to work closely with barangay health workers (BHWs) of indigent communities to create strategies to improve public confidence in vaccination.
Senator Risa Hontiveros on Monday said China-owned Dito Telecommunity’s presence in the country, as well as in our military camps, raises more concerns when the Philippines appears to be “unprepared to defend itself against cyberthreats and attacks.”
Senator Risa Hontiveros on Sunday called for the termination of the Visa Upon Arrival (VUA) scheme for Chinese nationals, after the Philippine National Police reported that the VUA boosted kidnappings related to Chinese casino players and workers of the Philippine Offshore Gaming Operators (POGO) industry.
Senator Risa Hontiveros on Tuesday urged the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) to fully enforce its mental health (MH) programs for typhoon survivors, even after they leave the evacuation centers.
Senator Risa Hontiveros on Friday urged the Department of Energy (DOE) to advise Filipino service contractors against entering into joint venture agreements with China-owned companies in their oil and gas exploration in the West Philippine Sea.
Senator Risa Hontiveros on Monday insisted that her call for a Senate investigation into possible irregularities surrounding the construction of the sport facilities used in the Southeast Asian (SEA) Games “tarnishes neither the achievements of our athletes nor the honor they have earned for the country.”
Senator Risa Hontiveros on Friday urged the Department of Health (DOH) and Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) to provide free face masks and alcohol at evacuation centers to help protect the survivors of Typhoon Ulysses from Covid-19.
Puro malisya, panghuhusga Senator Pia Cayetano angers over Senator Risa Hontiveros’ call for probe on Bases Conversion and Development Authority(BCDA) -Malaysian joint venture deal on SEA Games facilities.
Senator Risa Hontiveros on Tuesday called for a Senate inquiry into what she described as a questionable P9.5 billion loan facilitated by the Bases Conversion and Development Authority (BCDA) for the construction of sports facilities used during the 2019 Southeast Asian (SEA) Games.
Senate President Vicente “Tito” Sotto III has rejected the suggestion to add the National Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict’s (NTF-ELCAC’s) P19-billion budget for 2021 to the country’s calamity fund.
Senator Risa Hontiveros on Friday said she welcomed the filing of charges against those involved in the Bureau of Immigration’s “pastillas scam,” including alleged mastermind and former ports chief chief Marc Red Mariñas, along with 85 others.
In time for All Souls’ Day, Senator Risa Hontiveros, together with Catholic Church leaders, will spearhead an online prayer gathering dedicated to people adversely affected by Covid-19, as well as those coping with fear and uncertainty because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Cynthia Villar is still the No. 1 wealthiest senator while Leila de Lima remains the poorest Senate member, according to a summary listing of their statement of assets, liabilities and net worth (SALN) as of December 2019.
Senator Risa Hontiveros on Wednesday welcomed the decision of the Office of the Ombudsman imposing a six-month preventive suspension without pay on 44 Bureau of Immigration (BI) personnel and officials involved in the “pastillas” scam.
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 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.
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