Category Archives: Press Release

Pangilinan: Palace can transfer P33.4B ‘parked funds’ for COVID vaccines

AN EXECUTIVE order should be issued to transfer back to the National Treasury the P33.4 billion parked in the bank accounts of the Philippine International Trading Corp. (PITC) to buy a huge chunk of the COVID-19 vaccines for Filipinos, Senator Francis “Kiko” Pangilinan said Wednesday. “Since the PITC is under the Department of Trade and […]

Pangilinan: Stop perpetuating demeaning stereotypes of farmers

FARMERS who feed us should be treated with respect and portrayed as people of dignity, Senator Francis “Kiko” Pangilinan said reacting to a Department of Education (DepEd) module portraying farmers wearing tattered clothes. Raising the issue at the plenary debates for the budget of the DepEd late Thursday night, Pangilinan asked to be clarified who […]

Pangilinan: Hasten release and fund hazard pay for COVID frontline health workers

WITH 16,764 frontline health workers yet to receive their hazard pay and risk allowance worth P108.3 million under the Bayanihan to Heal as One Act (Bayanihan 1), Senator Francis “Kiko” Pangilinan said that the Senate needs to immediately figure out how to provide funding for the frontliners who continue to risk their life every day. […]

Pangilinan encourages focus on PH urgent problems, and help for fellow Filipinos

IN THE face of triple typhoons over the past three weeks amid a pandemic, Senator Francis “Kiko”Pangilinan on Wednesday encouraged everyone to stay focused on helping our kababayans who are still trying to get back on their feet.   Asked for his reaction on President Duterte’s rants against Vice President Leni Robredo on ANC’s “Headstart”, Pangilinan said: […]

Govt, private sector buying local will spur economic recovery: Pangilinan

GOVERNMENT and private sector buying local would be crucial for the economic recovery following the effects of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic as well as the successive typhoons, Senator Francis “Kiko” Pangilinan said Wednesday. “Again, during these trying times and the struggles that our enterprises and local industries are facing, we need to help […]

Pangilinan: Mass promotion should be considered; defunding UP is legally infirm

WITH all the gaps in online distance learning, Senator Francis “Kiko” Pangilinan said that mass promotion of students should be seriously considered. “I think the faculty of the UPD (University of the Philippines-Diliman) is considering this — at least a recommendation that there’ll be a mass promotion, if I understand it correctly, [that] is pass […]

Pangilinan bats for creation of integrated water resource management council post-Ulysses

SENATOR Francis “Kiko” Pangilinan on Wednesday called for the establishment of an agency that will oversee all water-related matters, such as release of water from dams during typhoons so as to avoid a repeat of the devastating floods that hit the provinces of Cagayan and Isabela at the height of Typhoon Ulysses. In an interview […]

Pangilinan bats for creation of integrated water resource management agency post-Ulysses

SENATOR Francis “Kiko” Pangilinan on Wednesday called for the establishment of an agency that will oversee all water-related matters, such as release of water from dams during typhoons so as to avoid a repeat of the devastating floods that hit the provinces of Cagayan and Isabela at the height of Typhoon Ulysses. In an interview […]