Posts Tagged Risa Hontiveros

Hontiveros urges DA to focus on ramping up efforts vs ASF instead of price caps

Aileen Cerrudo   •   February 22, 2021

MANILA, Philippines—Senator Risa Hontiveros has urged the Department of Agriculture (DA) to focus its efforts on preventing the spread of African Swine Fever (ASF) instead of imposing price ceilings. “The...

BOC, PNP urged to ensure no fake COVID-19 vaccines will enter PHL

Robie de Guzman   •   February 4, 2021

MANILA, Philippines – Senator Risa Hontiveros on Wednesday called on the Bureau of Customs (BOC) and the Philippine National Police (PNP) to implement stringent measures to ensure that no smuggled...

Hontiveros wants Senate probe into alleged trafficking of Filipino women in Syria

Robie de Guzman   •   February 2, 2021

MANILA, Philippines – Senator Risa Hontiveros on Tuesday called on the Senate to launch an inquiry into the reported human trafficking of Filipino women allegedly recruited to work in the...

DA, NIA urged to prioritize recovery of typhoon-hit agri areas to address rising food costs

Robie de Guzman   •   January 26, 2021

MANILA, Philippines – Senator Risa Hontiveros on Tuesday called on concerned government agencies to make “a big push” for the recovery of agriculture “food baskets” that were devastated by calamities...

Meralco urged to extend installment payment scheme for customers

Robie de Guzman   •   January 12, 2021

MANILA, Philippines – Senator Risa Hontiveros on Tuesday called on power distributor Manila Electric Company (Meralco) to extend its installment-based payment scheme to help its customers cope with economic difficulties...

Hontiveros wants probe on retrenchment of nearly 500 Dole Philippines workers

Robie de Guzman   •   December 4, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – Senator Risa Hontiveros on Friday called on the government to look into the alleged irregularities in the mass retrenchment of nearly 500 regular workers of canned pineapple...

Bill seeking work benefits, incentives for Bantay Dagat volunteers filed at Senate

Robie de Guzman   •   November 23, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – A bill seeking to grant incentives and work benefits for Bantay Dagat volunteers or “sea wardens” in the country has been filed at the Senate. Senator Risa...

Hontiveros urges NBI, DOH to charge hospitals violating anti-hospital deposit law

Robie de Guzman   •   September 24, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – Senator Risa Hontiveros has called on the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) and the Department of Health (DOH) to file criminal charges against hospitals that violate the...

Resolution urging BIR to suspend tax memo on online sellers filed at Senate

Robie de Guzman   •   June 23, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – Senator Risa Hontiveros on Tuesday said she has filed a resolution seeking for the suspension of the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) memo that mandates online sellers...

BIR urged to review, re-write memo on online seller registration

Robie de Guzman   •   June 17, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – Senator Risa Hontiveros on Wednesday urged the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) to ‘withdraw, review, and re-write’ its memorandum circular on the registration and taxing of online...

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