SENATOR Francis “Kiko” Pangilinan on Tuesday called out social media giants Facebook and Twitter for their absence in the Senate hearing on online abuse and exploitation of children, describing these platforms as a “crime scene” particularly of fake accounts committing criminal activities.
ALMOST one year since the suspension of classes at all levels due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the government needs to prepare for mass return to school by pilot-testing face-to-face classes in low-risk areas in the country, Senator Francis “Kiko” Pangilinan said.
AS Sinovac vaccines are expected to arrive in the country today (February 28), Senator Francis Pangilinan urged the Health Technology Assessment Council (HTAC) to fast-track its review and recommendation on the use of the China-made vaccines, the first anti-Covid-19 doses in the Philippines.
AFTER the Coconut Farmers and Industry Trust Fund Act was signed into law, continued vigilance is needed to ensure that the over P100 billion in cash and assets will benefit the country’s mostly impoverished 3.5 million coconut farmers, Senator Francis “Kiko” Pangilinan said Saturday.
CITING the need for immediate experience to help fine-tune the reopening of face-to-face classes, Senator Francis “Kiko” Pangilinan proposes that the Department of Education (DepEd) pilot an initial 100 schools instead of the suggested 1,065.
AS she marks her fourth year in detention today, four of Senator Leila de Lima’s colleagues have crossed party lines and moved to allow her to participate in plenary sessions and conduct committee hearings through teleconferencing or other forms of electronic communications.
THE Executive Department must give the Filipino people a definite timeline on the arrival of Covid-19 vaccines after Congress passed the law that would expedite their purchase and provide a P500-million indemnity fund, Senator Francis “Kiko” Pangilinan said Wednesday.
AS the country commemorates the four-day 35th year of Edsa People Power 1, Senator Francis “Kiko” Pangilinan on Tuesday recalled being part of the world’s first peaceful uprising during his time as a student leader at the University of the Philippines (UP).
THE difference of $1.35 per kilo on the projected price of imported pork from the Department of Agriculture (DA) and the Bureau of Customs (BoC) can cost the country P26 billion, Senator Francis “Kiko” Pangilinan said Monday after the Senate hearing on rising food prices.
ADEQUATE support must be given to local hog raisers who have reportedly lost P56-billion due to the African swine fever (ASF) as they bear the brunt of the Philippines’ ongoing battle against the “Covid” for pigs, said Senator Francis “Kiko” Pangilinan on Sunday.