Posts Tagged Senator Risa Hontiveros

Senators slam lack of funding for health worker benefits in 2022 national budget

Aileen Cerrudo   •   September 9, 2021

MANILA, Philippines—Several senators are questioning the lack of funding for healthcare worker benefits in the 2022 national budget. Senator Franklin Drilon, during the briefing of the Development Budget Coordination Committee...

Lawmaker calls on gov’t to scrap contracts with Chinese firms involved in militarization of WPS

Marje Pelayo   •   August 31, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – Senator Risa Hontiveros urges the government to scrap all contracts with Chinese companies that are involved in constructions of military structures and other establishments in the West...

Ban on use of plastic straw, stirrer urged in Senate

Marje Pelayo   •   July 6, 2018

  PASAY CITY, Philippines – A lawmaker wants the food service sector to prohibit the use of plastic straws and stirrers. Senator Risa Hontiveros on Friday (July 6) filed a...

10% value-added tax proposed

Marje Pelayo   •   June 13, 2018

PASAY City, Philippines – Senator Risa Hontiveros proposed the lowering of value-added tax (VAT) on products and services from the current 12 percent to 10 percent. Hontiveros argued that VAT...

Senators press Sanofi Pasteur over Dengvaxia controversy

UNTV News   •   December 6, 2017

MANILA, Philippines — Senator Ralph Recto demands the return of P3.5-billion paid to Sanofi Pasteur for the alleged defective anti-dengue vaccines. Recto reasoned that based on the Anti-Lemon Law, once...

Hontiveros faces criminal complaints

UNTV News   •   September 26, 2017

MANILA, Philippines — Among the complaints filed by the lawyers of the Volunteers Against Crime and Corruption (VACC) against Senator Risa Hontiveros are 3 counts of violation of the RA-4200 or...

Senate approves barangay and SK poll postponement bill

UNTV News   •   September 21, 2017

MANILA, Philippines — With a vote of 17 in favor, one opposition and zero abstention, the proposed postponement of October 23 local polls has been approved on the third and...

Senate urged to probe police ops against Ozamiz City mayor

UNTV News   •   August 2, 2017

MANILA, Philippines — Senator Risa Hontiveros called on her fellow senators to investigate the Ozamiz City Police raid against Mayor Reynaldo Parojinog and his men. “Nakakabahala talaga itong testimonya ng...

Duterte admin’s move vs Maute group in Marawi an overkill – Sen. Hontiveros

UNTV News   •   June 7, 2017

Liberal Party and Senate opposition member Senator Risa Hontiveros believes the government did not take the right approach to address the crisis in Marawi City. In an interview on the...


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