Category Archives: Press Release

De Lima tells Duterte gov’t to stop ignoring concerns on EJKs, human rights

Detained opposition Senator Leila de Lima challenged the Duterte administration anew to resolve the country’s worsening human rights crisis, saying it cannot afford to ignore the mounting concerns over the spate of extrajudicial killings, the President’s attacks against human rights activists and Church leaders.

Sen. Aquino bats for expanded social, senior citizen pension

Senator Paolo Benigno “Bam” Aquino IV is now pushing for an increase in the social pension of senior citizens and expand the program’s coverage to include the more than three (3) million senior citizens who are not receiving any pension at all. Aquino, in filing Senate Bill No. 2142, seeks to amend provisions in the […]

Sen. Bam: Free college law not affected by re-enacted budget

Sen. Bam Aquino assured that the implementation of the free college law will not be hampered by the re-enacted budget. “Walang dapat ipangamba ang mga estudyante at mga magulang dahil tiniyak ng Kongreso na mayroong pondo ang libreng kolehiyo, kahit sa ilalim pa ng re-enacted budget o ng 2019 budget,”  said Sen. Bam, principal sponsor of […]